Siyona Kassel, a Translational and Molecular Medicine student at the University of Ottawa, interviews Dr. Juan Valerio Cauich-Rodriguez. Dr. Cauich-Rodriguez is a researcher at the Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán in Mexico, possessing a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry, a Masters in Polymer Science & Technology, and a PhD in Biomedical Materials. He is currently engaged in the development and assessment of new materials for their role in Regenerative Medicine, with a specific focus on the use of synthesized polymers. In this episode, Dr. Cauich-Rodriguez discusses his research using a unique and innovative polymer blend to advance the field of vascular grafts for medical application.
Learn more: https://www.cicy.mx/unidad-de-materiales/investigador/juan-valerio-cauich-rodriguez
0:21 I Introduction: Cardiovascular grafts
0:49 I Intro to Dr. Juan Valerio Cauich-Rodriguez
1:29 I Dr. Cauich-Rodriguez's science background and current research
3:08 I Polymers for biomedical applications in Mexico
4:21 I What are polyurethanes?
6:39 I Biomaterials as a treatment for cardiovascular disease
8:40 I Designing synthetic vascular grafts with polymer blends
10:40 I Staying on top of the latest advancements in the field of regenerative materials
12:05 I Personalized medicine and biomaterials
13:29 I Dr. Cauich-Rodriguez's future directions
Podcast by Siyona Kassel (Voice), Caleb Lakhani (Content Generation), Paul Nguyen (Producer and Post-Production)
Credits for music: Soundtrack provided by the Underground Drive all rights reserved.