Come learn about undergrad and grad research opportunities at UCSF!
Professor Todd McDevitt, Ph.D., UCSF
Cell and Tissue Engineering Research Opportunities at UCSF
Wednesday, November 7th
12:00-1:30PM, Elings Hall 1601
Speaker Bio: Todd McDevitt, Ph.D. is a Sr. Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the UC San Francisco, and Program Director for the UCSF/UC Berkeley Bioengineering Graduate Program.
Dr. McDevitt has 20 years of experience in biomaterials and tissue engineering research and for the past 15 years has focused primarily on stem cell and tissue engineering. The primary objective of Dr. McDevitt’s research is to engineer stem cell technologies capable of directing differentiation and morphogenesis more effectively in order to create new models of development and disease, novel drug screening platforms, and regenerative medicine therapies. The McDevitt laboratory has been a leader in the development of novel 3D suspension culture platforms for stem cell morphogenesis and scalable biomanufacturing. In addition to stem cell tissue engineering efforts, the McDevitt laboratory has also innovated several parallel approaches to develop stem cell-derived molecular therapies for immunomodulation, tissue repair and regeneration, and anti-aging applications.
Dr. McDevitt has received several honors and awards, including a New Investigator Award from the American Heart Association (2004), the Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award (2010), “40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend magazine (2013), and was inducted in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows (2014).