Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Kearney will describe the development of ultrasound-triggered on-demand delivery technologies, and describe the modification of these systems for a wide range of therapeutics, as well as their integration within porous tissue engineering scaffolds. A novel technique for fabricating rejeuventated biomaterials using extracellular matrix from induced pluripotent stem cells will also be presented. Finally, the labs emerging efforts in unveiling the interplay between circadian rhythms, drug delivery, and tissue engineering will be discussed.
Bio: Dr. Cathal Kearney is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UMass Amherst. He received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology programme and completed his postdoctoral training at Harvard University. Prior to joining UMass Amherst, Dr. Kearney was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His research team focuses on engineering tools to understand and mimic natural biological cue timing to enhance tissue repair and regeneration. They apply these technologies to deliver therapeutics at specific time-points and to probe the role of timing in repair processes. They also think about timing in terms of age, and conduct research to understand the effects of aging on tissue, cells, and repair processes.
Meeting ID: 984 8271 3919