Chantal MacLean, a Translational and Molecular Medicine student at the University of Ottawa, interviews Dr. Stephanie Willerth. Dr. Willerth is a Full Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria. She also currently serves as the Acting Director of the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria. In this episode, Dr. Willerth discusses her research using 3D bioprinting to print brain tissue and what inspired her to enter this exciting research field.
Learn more: https://www.engr.uvic.ca/~willerth/
Chantal MacLean (Voice), Alexandra Akman (Post-production and Content generation), Emma Dorfman (Producer)
0:30 - Background: science fiction to reality!
0:55 - Intro to Dr. Willerth
1:34 - Main research question
2:43 - What is a bioink?
3:40 - Benefits of 3D bioprinting
4:25 - Why is viability so important to tissue engineering?
6:00 - Properties of bioprinted tissues
8:03 - Applications of bioprinted tissues in clinic
9:29 - Future directions
10:10 - Bonus: inspiration behind Dr. Willerth's field of study
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