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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Measuring Stem Cell Differentiation for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Applications

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division

RO# Location
50.64.41.B6518 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Chiang, Martin Y.M. martin.chiang@nist.gov 301.975.5186
Cicerone, Marcus T. marcus.cicerone@nist.gov 301.975.8104
Simon, Carl George carl.simon@nist.gov 301.975.8574

Description

The use of 3D scaffolds for tissue generation serves as the basis for the field of tissue engineering. Scaffold properties and composition can strongly influence cell behavior. In this project, new methods for measuring stem cell differentiation in 3D scaffolds will be developed. Effects of scaffold topology, mechanical properties, material composition, pore size, or biofunctionalization will be explored. These measurements will enable identification of specific material properties that can be used to guide cell function and direct stem cell differentiation.

 

Keywords:
Cell differentiation; Stem cell; Tissue engineering; Regenerative medicine; Scaffold; 3D cell culture;

Eligibility

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