Advanced Materials for Cell Therapy
Several projects are on offer to design materials that enhance the isolation, expansion, quality and implantation of donor cells with therapeutic value. These include T cells (Treg CAR-T) with immunomodulatory properties, endothelial progenitor cells that form new vasculature and human islets that produce insulin. The student would become part of a team of materials scientists, cell biologists and clinicians working in collaboration. Our interests include scaffolds for T cell expansion, microcarriers for endothelial progenitor delivery and capsules for islet or beta cells transfer.