Presenting on "Biofabrication of Artificial Ovary Microenvironments".
Ramille Shah, PhD, associate professor in Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois-Chicago, will speak.
Women who suffer harsh consequences of gonadal toxicity and dysfunction that arise from cancer treatments and developmental disorders have limited options for treating infertility, hormone insufficiency, and the inability to go through puberty. The female ovary consists of follicles or cell spheroids possessing the oocyte and somatic cells responsible for hormone production and cycling. In this talk I will discuss our work over the past several years in developing bioengineered microenvironments for growing and maturing ovarian follicles that could be used to expand fertility and hormone restoration options for patients, including childhood cancer survivors.
Host: Alexandra Rutz, PhD at Washington University in St. Louis
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