The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)

Interview with Stephanie Willerth, Bioprinting Brain and Axolotl Biosciences

April 27, 2020 Stephanie Willerth/ Axolotl Biosciences
The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)
Interview with Stephanie Willerth, Bioprinting Brain and Axolotl Biosciences
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The Lattice (Official 3DHEALS Podcast)
Interview with Stephanie Willerth, Bioprinting Brain and Axolotl Biosciences
Apr 27, 2020
Stephanie Willerth/ Axolotl Biosciences

A fascinating conversation with upcoming 3DHEALS2020 speaker Dr. Stephanie Willerth on where bioprinting and biofabrication technology is to help with drug development and screening of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease if we can create tissue replacements, "mini-brain", as well as her new bio-ink startup, Axolotl Biosciences.

See the full interview here.

Dr. Willerth holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she has dual appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences as an Associate Professor.

She serves as the Acting Director for the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria and on the steering committee of the B.C. Regenerative Medicine Initiative. She also served as the President of the Canadian Biomaterials Society from 2017-2018. Her honors include being named the 2018 REACH award winner for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-inspired Teaching, a Woman of Innovation in 2017, one of the 2015 Young Innovators in Cellular and Biological Engineering and a “Star in Global Health” by Grand Challenges Canada in 2014.  She spent Fall of 2016 on sabbatical at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery supported by the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries International Travel Award where she wrote her book “Engineering neural tissue using stem cells” published by Academic Press.

She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley after receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in Biology and Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Willerth will be speaking at the upcoming virtual 3DHEALS2020.

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Show Notes

A fascinating conversation with upcoming 3DHEALS2020 speaker Dr. Stephanie Willerth on where bioprinting and biofabrication technology is to help with drug development and screening of neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease if we can create tissue replacements, "mini-brain", as well as her new bio-ink startup, Axolotl Biosciences.

See the full interview here.

Dr. Willerth holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she has dual appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Medical Sciences as an Associate Professor.

She serves as the Acting Director for the Centre for Biomedical Research at the University of Victoria and on the steering committee of the B.C. Regenerative Medicine Initiative. She also served as the President of the Canadian Biomaterials Society from 2017-2018. Her honors include being named the 2018 REACH award winner for Excellence in Undergraduate Research-inspired Teaching, a Woman of Innovation in 2017, one of the 2015 Young Innovators in Cellular and Biological Engineering and a “Star in Global Health” by Grand Challenges Canada in 2014.  She spent Fall of 2016 on sabbatical at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery supported by the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries International Travel Award where she wrote her book “Engineering neural tissue using stem cells” published by Academic Press.

She completed her postdoctoral work at the University of California-Berkeley after receiving her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University. Her undergraduate degrees were in Biology and Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Willerth will be speaking at the upcoming virtual 3DHEALS2020.

Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=STF9STPYVE2GG&source=url)