Dr. Rukmani Sridharan – Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Editor, Medgadget

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    • Dr. Rukmani Sridharan – Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Anatomy, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; Editor, Medgadget's presentations

    Rukmani is a postdoctoral researcher in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), where she is developing novel biomaterials to promote wound healing. She recently completed her PhD in RCSI where she identified several properties of biomaterials that promote successful tissue regeneration. She completed her master’s in biomedical engineering (from Czech Republic and Ireland) and has expertise in diverse biomedical solutions such as immune engineering, nerve regeneration and stem cell therapy. She is also an editor of Medgadget, a medical technology website that reports on the latest advancements in biomedical research and technologies.

     

     

    Title: A bottom’s-up approach to biomaterial design

    Synopsis: Biomaterials are materials that are implanted into the body in order to repair or regenerate damaged tissues. While biomaterials were traditionally designed to avoid interactions with the immune system, recent research suggests that material properties can be tuned in order to promote favourable immune responses that aid in successful integration of the material into the body. In this talk, I introduce the idea of modifying physical properties of materials in order to tune the immune response, which was the focus of my PhD work. I also briefly mention opportunities available to graduate students and early career researchers looking to communicate their science to the public that make research more accessible.

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