Giles Plant Lab News Center


Gel Smooths Cells’ Ride Through Syringes in Regenerative Therapy

A new study by Stanford neurosurgical researcher Giles Plant, PhD, reports that a customized gel developed at Stanford acts as a shock absorber for regenerative cells during and after their perilous journey through the tip of a syringe to the targeted tissue.

Abstracts and Invited Lectures


  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Adelaide, Australia, 2014
    • Ho J. Zou D, Smith N.M., Hodgetts S.I, Plant G.W, Harvey A.R, Luzinov I. and Iyer Swaminathan K. (2014). Linear Arrays of Multifunctional Nanoparticles via Capillary Force Lithography as Biomaterial Platforms.
  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Montreal, Canada, 2013
    • Czisch C, Lim A, Voon-Lee S, Plant GW (2013). Inhibition of Pericyte Migration in Spinal Cord Injury Creates a Window For Cervical Contusion Treatment: a Pilot Study.
  • Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SFN), San Diego, California, USA 2013
    • Bowes C, Li J, Klukinov M, Yeomans D and Plant GW (2013). AYX1 Improves Locomotion and Reduces Neuropathic Pain after Spinal Cord Injury.
    • Plant GW, Czisch C, Voon-Lee S, Hodgetts S, Plant C (2013). Endogenous Cell Responses to Spinal Cord Injury and after Mesenchymal Precursor Transplantation.
  • Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM), Asilomar, CA, USA 2012
    • Czisch C, Voon-Lee S, Plant GW (2012). Endogenous Cell Response to Spinal Cord Injury and Mesenchymal Precursor Transplantation.
  • 8th World Congress of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), Florence, Italy, 2011
    • Plant C.D, Lee S.V, Ryan M, Harvey AR, Plant GW (2011). Olfactory Ensheathing Glia and Schwann Cell Expression of Myelin-Related Genes Under Differing Media Conditions.
    • Plant G.W., Lovett S., Lee S.V. S. Hodgetts, P. Simmons (2011). Human Mesenchymal Precursor Cells (hMPC) From Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) Patients Transplanted into Rat Spinal Cords after Complete Transection.
  • BIT’s 3rd Annual World Congress of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cells, Shanghai, China, 2010
    • Plant GW, Lovett S, Lee SV, Buckley A, Simmons PJ, & Hodgetts S (2010). Human Bone Marrow Stromal Stem Cells (hBMSCs) From Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) Patients Transplanted Into Rat Spinal Cords After Complete Transection.