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Braint Mets Conference Presentation

I will be attending the Brain Mets 2017 Conference in Marseille, France October 6-7.  More information can be found at http://brain-mets.com/

If you are there I look forward to meeting you.  Abstract below:

Development of a blood brain niche microfluidic device and algorithms to aid diagnosis of brain metastatic potential

Brain metastasis is the most lethal complication from advanced cancer.  15% of breast cancers metastasize in the brain with a low one-year survival rate.  A critical step in reducing the lethality of brain metastasis is early detection of clones with high metastatic potential.  Models for characterizing metastatic potential include murine models and […]

Progress towards blood brain barrier chip to be presented at AACR 2017

We will be attending the annual AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) meeting in D.C. April 1-5 to present our progress towards an organ on a chip model to study breast cancer metastasis in the brain.

This work provides an important foundation to apply microfluidics in translational identification of breast cancer clones that may contribute to aggressive brain metastasis.  Please join us and I look forward to meeting you.

NIH T32 Cancer training fellowship awarded to Dr. Oliver

Dr. Oliver was awarded a T32 posdoctoral cancer training fellowship through the NIH at the University of Michigan Cancer Center.  This prestigious training grant will enable him to interact with and train under prominent cancer researchers and Bio-Engineers at the University of Michigan with collaborations aimed at preventing and treating breast cancer.

MBSTP Seminar Sept. 7 on additive manufacturing of cells and microbeads

Dr. C. Ryan Oliver
Department of Internal Medicine and Bioengineering, University of Michigan

Tuesday, 9/27/2016 at 11:30am
Boulevard Room at Pierpont Commons

 
An additive manufacturing approach to printing cells and microbeads within digitally addressed hydrogel matrices
 
Rapid prototyping of new hydrogel-based structures, including tissue scaffolds, organs-on-chip, and hybrid bioelectronic materials, requires flexible fabrication techniques capable of positioning multiple materials in 2D and 3D with micro-scale resolution and accuracy. Despite their impressive accomplishments, current methods for micro-scale additive manufacturing are limited to a single material (e.g. projection micro stereolithography) or require sequential or parallel use of multiple nozzles to deposit different materials.  An alternative approach would […]

Progress towards metastasis chip to be presented at AACR April 16-20

We will be attending the annual AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) meeting in New Orleans to present our progress towards an organ on a chip model to study breast cancer metastasis in the brain.

This work is being presented by Megan Altemus and was originally lead by Brendan Leung.  I hope to see you there or send me a message and I’ll be happy to discuss what we are working on.

 

 

New postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan

I’m pleased to announce I have taken a new position as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Michigan starting today.

 

I will be joining Prof. Shuichi Takayama and Prof. Sofia Merjever in developing organ on a chip tools to study breast cancer metastasis in the brain.  I’m excited to apply the skills and knowledge learned with Prof. Hart to develop an integrated manufacturing approach to developing organ on a chip devices.

 

 

 

Discrete Object Additive Manufacturing (DOAM): Digital Three-Dimensional Printing of Cells and Microbeads within Hydrogel Matrices

At the Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meeting (2015) I will be presenting my work titled: Discrete Object Additive Manufacturing (DOAM): Digital Three-Dimensional Printing of Cells and Microbeads within Hydrogel Matrices  

Authors: C. R. Oliver, A. J. Hart,

Symposium: C3.09

Location: Hynes Level 3, Room 305

Time: Dec 1 (Tuesday): 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM

 

I hope to see you there and have a lively discussion.

 

Scalable Fabrication of Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Polymer Microstructures by Replica Molding

At the Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meeting (2015) Hangbo Zhao will be presenting our work titled:  Scalable Fabrication of Stimuli-Responsive Liquid Crystalline Polymer Microstructures by Replica Molding.

Authors: Hangbo Zhao, Jeong Jae Wie, Davor Copic, C. Ryan Oliver, Alvin W. Orbaek, Sanha Kim, and A. John Hart

Presentation: Oral

Symposium: Y. Shape Programmable Materials  

Location: Hynes, Level 1, Room 105

Time: December 1, 2015 (Tuesday)  2:15-2:30 pm

 

I hope to see you there and have a lively discussion.

Join us at the 2015 C. elegans International Conference

Eleni Gourgou and I will be presenting “Real-time behavioral study of C. elegans by dynamic in situ photopatterning of hydrogel assays” at the 2015 C. elegans International Conference.  Hope to see you there June 24-28.

http://www.genetics-gsa.org/celegans/2015/

Abstract:

Real-time behavioral study of C. elegans by dynamic in situ photopatterning of hydrogel assays

Eleni Gourgou1, 2*, C. Ryan Oliver1, 3*, Daphne Bazopoulou1, Nikos Chronis1, 4, A. John Hart3

1Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics, Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

3Mechanical Engineering and Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

4Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

*Equal […]

Photopatterning of freeform surfaces using a modular robotic system.

We will be presenting our work entitled “Photopatterning of freeform surfaces using a modular robotic system.” at the SFF conference in August.