Anh Nguyen

Department: Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering

Graduate Program: BioEngineering

Advisor: Todd McDevitt, PhD

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Research Summary:

My research involves the incorporation of biomaterial microparticles (MPs) with different degradation rates within embryonic stem cell aggregates, termed embryoid bodies (EBs), to enable the study of the temporal release of potent morphogens on differentiation. Incorporation of MPs composed of extracellular matrix (ECM) facilitates the study of ECM-cleavable proteases present in EBs and potentially the development of a biomaterial platform for cell-mediated growth factor delivery.
 

Biosketch:

I graduated with a B.S. in biomedical engineering with highest honors from Georgia Tech. My undergraduate research in Dr. Yadong Wang's lab focused on developing a biocompatible cationic polymer for the controlled release of growth factors to promote angiogenesis. Part of my undergraduate studies involved participation in the intensive Language for Business and Technology (LBAT) program in Paris, France. After graduation, I worked at the University of Texas at Austin for Dr. Nicholas Peppas on developing pH-sensitive microparticles and nanoparticles for the oral delivery of chemotherapeutics for the treatment of colorectal cancer.
 

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