Stanford Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences Seminar, "Computational Model-Driven Design of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts"

Apr 12, 2018 (Thu) | 12:15 PM -1:05 PM
James H. Clark Center, 318 Campus Drive, Seminar Room S360 : Stanford, CA

Lunch to be served at 12:00 PM; seminar begins at 12:15 PM. The Fontan surgical procedure is used to treat children born with particular congenital heart defects, namely to provide a direct connection between the inferior vena cava and the right pulmonary artery. This procedure has proven successful in better oxygenating and delivering blood despite the absence of one ventricle. Synthetic conduits are useful, but they can lead to diverse complications and they cannot grow with the child. Tissue engineering promises to enable an improved vascular conduit and is in clinical trials in the USA. There is a need, however, to find an optimal scaffold design that can minimize possible post-operative complications.

Department:  BioX

Contact: Cici Huber | 650-725-7472 |


  • Jay Humphrey John C. Malone Professor of Biomed Eng and Chair, Yale Univ.

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