|Start Date / Time||December 12, 2018 at 9:00 AM|
|End Date / Time||December 12, 2018 at 9:55 AM|
|Location||206 Preston Research Building|
|Presenter Name||Matthew Ishahak (Univ of Miami)|
|Presentation Title||"Engineering Microphysiological Systems: A Robust Platform for Islet Research"|
|Status||This meeting has already occurred|
Microphysiological systems, also known as organs-on-chips, have emerged as a novel in vitro technology to model tissue level physiology and response to therapeutics. These devices utilize microfabrication and microfluidic technologies to recapitulate the human in vivo microenvironment. While many different devices have been developed to model various organs, there are still challenges in developing an optimal platform for pancreatic islets. Here, we present a robust platform that enables a variety of novel studies to explore the function of beta cells and the pathophysiology of diabetes.