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HST 535
Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration

Term: Fall

Course Director(s): Myron Spector, Ioannis V. Yannas
Time:
T/Th 11am-12.30pm
Location:
MIT: 1-371
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
(Biology (GIR), Chemistry (GIR), and Physics I (GIR) or permission of instructor
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
3-0-9 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
Unknown
Principles and practice of tissue engineering (TE) and organ regeneration (OR). Topics include factors that prevent the spontaneous regeneration of tissues/organs in the adult (following traumatic injury, surgical excision, disease, and aging), and molecular and cell-biological mechanisms that can be harnessed for induced regeneration. Presents the basic science of organ regeneration. Principles underlying strategies for employing select biomaterial scaffolds, exogenous cells, soluble regulators, and physical stimuli, for the formation of tissue in vitro (TE) and regeneration of tissues/organs in vivo (OR). Describes the methodologies for producing biomaterial scaffolds and for incorporating cells and regulatory molecules into workable devices. Examples of clinical successes and failures of regenerative devices are analyzed as case studies.