BME511

BME 511 Stem Cell Engineering 

This course will give an overview of the stem cell biology and biomedical applications. Topics will include biological aspects of stem cells, environmental factors and signals that are implicated in regulating stem cell fate, the practical use of stem cells for tissue engineering and cellular therapies. The course will highlight techniques for engineering of stem cells and their micro-environments. The ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that accompany current and emerging stem cell engineering applications will be also discussed. This course is designed for upper undergraduates and graduate students with a strong interest in stem cell biology and stem cell engineering, and the desire to actively contribute to discussions in the class (3 credits).

Prerequisite: BME 320 or consent of instructor.