Institute for NanoBioTechnology Summer Seminar Series: Warren Grayson

July 15, 2019
12 - 1pm
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The Institute for NanoBioTechnology and Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center are pleased to welcome the next guest speaker in their Summer Seminar Series, Warren Grayson, PhD, a researcher at the institute and associate professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department. Dr. Grayson will be presenting, "Traveling the Long Road to Clinical Translation of Tissue Engineered Bone Grafts."

Treating large craniofacial bone loss due to congenital defects, trauma, or cancer resection remains a huge clinical challenge. Approximately 200,000 fractures require bone transplantation annually in the US at the cost of $2 billion. Tissue engineering, where the patient's own cells are combined with porous scaffolds to guide their development into new bone tissue, provides a viable means of obtaining 'autologous' bone grafts for the treatment of large bone defects. Successfully applying tissue-engineered grafts, however, requires overcoming key scientific, regulatory, and practical hurdles. To address these, Warren Grayson's lab has focused on the development of a point-of-care stem cell-biomaterial based strategy for treating massive craniomaxillofacial bone loss. In his talk, Dr. Grayson will outline novel technologies and strategies his lab is developing to advance the bone-tissue engineering field with consideration for the regulatory and practical concerns. He will also describe ongoing studies intended to move us closer to realizing human clinical trials.

Who can attend?

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • General public

Contact

Institute for NanoBioTechnology
410-516-5634