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Graduate Student Seminar Series – Griffin Copp

April 11 @ 12:25 pm - 12:40 pm EDT

Graduate Student Seminar Series
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Location: WB116
Presentation Title: Evaluating Enhanced Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Extracellular Vesicles
Abstract: Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) have shown promise as multimodal therapeutics in mitigating disease symptoms and disease progression. Recently, lipid-bound nanoparticles secreted by MSCs; extracellular vesicles (EVs), have been indicated as a principal therapeutic agent responsible for MSCs efficacies. I am interested in how the therapeutic capacity of MSC-EVs are altered as a result of non-genetic enhancement. I hypothesize that enhanced MSCs will secrete EVs with enhanced properties capable of modulating the immune environment. Generating proof of concept data that will inform both MSC mechanisms of action as well as potential cell-free therapeutic strategies.
Supervisor Name: Sowmya Viswanathan
Year of Study: 2
Program of Study: MASc
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April 11
12:25 pm - 12:40 pm EDT
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