Term: Spring 2022 - UNHM Credit (15 weeks) (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||MW||6:15pm - 7:45pm||PANDRA P504|
This course aims to provide students with both the physiological foundation and fabrication background required for designing microphysiological systems. Microphysiological systems are in vitro engineered models of tissues and organs designed to study how biology interacts with its biochemical and mechanical environments. Popularized as “Organs on Chips,” these systems have grown and diversified, and are now being commercialized for pharmaceutical testing - a rapid evolution from their laboratory-scale beginnings just over a decade ago. In this course, students will gain a scientific background of the fabrication techniques used to build microphysiological systems, from soft lithography to 3D printing. By studying distinct organs and tissues, the class will learn how to apply these fabrication techniques to specific physiology for modeling tissue behavior in vitro. Students will learn the principles necessary for engineering, assessing, and applying microphysiological systems to real-world problems. This course seeks creative and motivated students with a desire to grab the reins of this new and continually evolving field.