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Hybrid Bioprinting for Multi-Functional Interface Engineering

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 pm

Join us at 10:00 AM in RUCH 103 for a presentation from Jiannan Li, the second of three research presentations in our seminar series.

Engineering tissues is a complex endeavor, and engineering multi-functional tissue interfaces presents even greater challenges. Tissues possess distinct mechanical, topographical, and biological properties, making the transition across their interfaces heterogeneous and sophisticated. Dr. Jiannan Li has been dedicated to developing advanced multi-functional manufacturing techniques to tackle these interfaces. The primary objective of the proposed research is to best recapitulate tissue interfaces using a novel hybrid bioprinter (Hybprinter), which integrates multiple printing mechanisms. The Hybprinter offers unprecedented capability to recreate the best biomimicking interfacial conditions, including graded topographical, mechanical and biological cues. The proposed research describes three potential applications based on hybprinting: multi-tissue engineering, human-machine interface engineering, as well as 3D drug screening and controlled drug delivery.

Speaker Bio
Dr. Jiannan Li is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He obtained PhD and MS at University of California, Davis, and BS at Tsinghua University. Jiannan dedicates himself to developing advanced bioprinting technologies. The printing system he developed was replicated and applied to 7 facilities worldwide for collaborations. He has published 20 peer-reviewed papers. His work was awarded Stanford MCHRI postdoctoral fellowship, and UC Davis ECE excellence in research award.