Optimization of segregated cell patterns in the study of cancer
Chemical Engineering
Our lab developed a device for generating 3D in vitro tissue models for the study of different types of cancer. We currently use a platform called TRACER, which can be optimized to contain segregated regions containing different cell types (i.e. cell patterning), which are embedded in hydrogel. The objective is to optimize this device and to create reproducible cell patterns which can be cultured and observed over time to help elucidate cell-cell interactions which contribute to cancer progression.
Expectations
See project description.
Time commitment
5-8 or 9-12 hour(s) per week
Credentials
General experience with building devices, experience with CAD software (ex. AutoCAD) is an advantage. Fluorescent microscopy experience is an advantage. Background in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering is preferred.
Positions available
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