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Seminar Series: 21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals

Friday, Jan. 31 - Friday, April 24, 2020  |  Arizona State University Biodesign Institute, 727 East Tyler Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

Join us for a four part seminar series on 21st Century Research: Moving Beyond Animals at Arizona State University.

This series will educate undergraduate and graduate students about human-relevant research techniques and the benefits of using non-animal research methods in their careers.

Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Networking reception to follow with light hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided

Seminar Schedule

January 31, 2020
21st Century Research – Moving Beyond Animals with Microphysiological Systems and 3D Bioprinting
Expert Speakers
Thomas Neumann, M.D., Nortis Bio
Begum Alaybeyoglu, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mark Skylar-Scott, PhD, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University

February 28, 2020
21st Century Research – Moving Beyond Animals through Bioengineering
Expert Speakers               
Mehdi Nikkhah, PhD, Arizona State University
Brian Niemeyer, PhD, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical School

March 27, 2020
21st Century Research – Moving Beyond Animals through In Vitro and In Silico Toxicity Testing
Expert Speaker
Erin Hill, Institute for In Vitro Sciences

April 24, 2020
21st Century Research – Moving Beyond Animals in the Neurosciences and Cancer Research
Expert Speaker
Lena Smirnova, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

Description

Advances in 3D and in vitro models have led to fundamental improvements in human disease modeling,  drug development, toxicology testing, and more. As technology rapidly advances scientists are integrating human-relevant methods such as tissue-on-a-chip, 3D bioprinting, organoids, and in vitro and in silico models to produce more reliable results. This seminar series will create awareness of new research and its applications utilizing 21st century approaches.

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