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Georgia Tech-REMEDI Exchange Program

September 4th 2008

Links between REMEDI and the Georgia Institute of Technology strengthened during summer 2008.

In continuation of the strong alliance between REMEDI and Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) for the Engineering of Living Tissues, REMEDI hosted four graduate students from the research groups of leading international researchers from GTEC this summer.

Funded under the International Research and Education in Engineering (IREE) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), two graduate students, Chris Lee and Chris Dosier from the research groups of Dr. Barbara Boyan and Dr. Robert Guldberg visited the laboratories of Dr. Mary Murphy and Prof. Frank Barry in REMEDI.

Their successful project involved studying the differentiation of adult and amniotic fluid-derived stem cells for regenerative medicine applications.  Chris Erdman from the research group of Zvi Schwartz (GTEC) also investigated this area of interest under the UREKA program.

Also, Scott Robinson, a graduate student from the group of Professor W. Robert Taylor (GTEC) finished his four-month project in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas Ritter (REMEDI) in May 2008.

We wish all three Chris's and Scott well in their future research endeavours and look forward to future collaborations with GTEC.

The REMEDI-GTEC alliance has also been highlighted this summer by the visit of the Director of GTEC, Robert Nerem to REMEDI in May 2008.  To see details of Dr. Nerem's visit, click here