Harvard University, Knafel Center (formerly Radcliffe Gymnasium), 10 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA
"Biomaterials for the 21st Century and How They Will Change Our Lives"
Guest speaker: Robert S. Langer David H. Koch Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In this lecture, Robert Langer will examine the enormous impact of biomaterials and biomaterial-based drug delivery systems on human health and how these new technologies might develop and be applied in the future. For example, he will detail how mammalian cells, including stem cells, may be combined with synthetic polymers to create a new approach...
Harvard Medical School, Cannon Room, Building C, 240 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA
"Ciliogenesis and Human Disease"
Cilia are present on almost every cell type in the human body. Many key processes that occur during development are coordinated by the cilium. These include cell migration, differentiation, and/or re-‐entry into the cell cycle, specification of the plane of cell division, and apoptosis. Defects in cilia assembly and function lead to a wide range of human diseases, including polycystic kidney disease, hydrocephalus and retinal degeneration, collectively known as ciliopathies. This Nanocourse will highlight the recent advances in understanding the molecular biology of both primary and motile cilia and ciliopathies.... Read more about Nanocourse of the HMS Department of Cell Biology