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Mechanical Behavior of Organ-on-Chip

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.C0401 Gaithersburg, MD

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Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hudson, Steven David steven.hudson@nist.gov 240.688.7883

Description

Organ on a chip aims to be a more efficient way to gather pharmacokinetic data. To more accurately monitor the performance and health of some organs, such as blood vessels and bone, we also need to develop a platform for in situ mechanical measurements, which may be achieved by measuring deformation under controlled stress and flow. 3D printing is used to construct custom geometries. Arthritic disease states are induced with lipopolysaccharide and glucose. Osteoporotic states are induced by knock out. Mechanisms of disease and repair will be assessed by biomarkers, in situ electrochemical sensors and tissue morphology.

Keywords:
Organ on chip; Biomechanics; Microfluidics; Bio tissue constructs; Bone; Vascular;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$72,030.00 $3,000.00
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