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Vol. LXII, No. 18
September 3, 2010
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Longaker To Speak On Reparative, Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Michael Longaker

On Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m., Dr. Michael Longaker will deliver a talk titled “Reparative and Regenerative Medicine: A Surgeon’s Perspective,” in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. His is the third of four talks in this year’s NIDCR Seminar Series “From Basic Research to Therapy—The Latest Frontier.”

Longaker is a pediatric craniofacial surgeon at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research focuses on the development of new approaches for restoring craniofacial form and function using a combination of stem cell- and bioengineering-based technologies. He will present early clinical data on a new device he and his colleagues developed that helps build healthy tissue while optimizing wound-healing and minimizing scarring.

Longaker will also speak about efforts to use stem cells derived from a patient’s own adipose tissue for “bedside tissue engineering.” Such a strategy would involve harvesting cells from a patient, combining them with a biomimetic scaffold and placing them back in the same patient to restore deficient or dysfunctional tissues.

Finally, Longaker will talk about his recent work in a mouse model to repair cleft palate in utero.

Longaker is director of children’s surgical research at Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital and is also the Deane P. and Louise Mitchell professor. He is a member of the major academic surgery societies and is past president of the Society of University Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Council. Longaker is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He has more than 960 publications and currently holds several NIH grants.

Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information or reasonable accommodation, call Mary Daum, (301) 594-7559, and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). NIHRecord Icon


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