NEW on 3/22/18: we will be broadcasting Dr. Shinoka’s seminar by Zoom!
Join URL: https://psu.zoom.us/j/955257613
Quoting original invitation from Irina (SCRBP’s organizer)…
We are pleased to announce our next speaker, Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka, a pediatric thoracic and cardiac surgeon who works in the field of regenerative medicine.
Dr. Toshiharu Shinoka is a Professor of Surgery and a Co-Director of Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Program at the Heart Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital located in Columbus, Ohio.
The title of Dr. Shinoka’s presentation is “History and Current Status of Vascular Tissue Engineering in Pediatric Heart Surgery”. The lecture will take place on Friday, March 23, at noon, room C3621.
Dr. Shinoka’s research interests are focused on developing the vascular grafts that have the ability to grow and remodel. These grafts are composed of a woven fabric and seeded with autologous bone marrow mononuclear cells. Dr. Shinoka and colleagues were among the first scientists who begun a human clinical trial evaluating vascular grafts in patients with a univentricular physiology. In his lecture, Dr. Shinoka will review the long-term results of patients who underwent implantation of tissue-engineered vascular grafts and discuss the feasibility of tissue-engineered vascular grafts in pediatric cardiovascular surgery.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dr. Shinoka is my long time friend from Yale University. He is not only an extraordinary cardiothoratic surgeon, but also runs groundbreaking research in the field of vascular tissue engineering. Thank you sooooooooo much, Irina, SCRBP, JFDP (Junior Faculty Development Program) and Four Diamonds to support this super exciting event! Can’t wait to see you at the seminar!!!
(from below two videos you can see how Dr. Shinoka and his team are contributing/changing/touching our lives!)