School of Medicine & Dentistry

Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences




Principal Investigator

Hani A. Awad, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 665 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 1-8543 p (585) 273-5268 f (585) 273-4746

Courses

BME 262/462 - Cell and Tissue Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

Spring Semester, 4 Cr.

Course Instructor

Course Description: This course teaches the principles of modern cell and tissue engineering with a focus on understanding the fundamental interactions between cells and their environment and an emphasis on the concepts relevant to the practice of cell and tissue engineering. The course covers the following modules: Elements of Embryonic Development and Tissue Healing in Tissue Engineering; Mammalian Cells (growth, differentiation, gene transcription and translation; and in vitro culture); Cell-Tissue Interactions (types of tissues and extracellular matrix constituents); Biomaterials (classification, properties, surface treatment, and host-induced foreign body response); Diffusion & Mass Transport Issues in Tissue Engineering (Drug delivery and Oxygenation); Cell Signaling and Signal Transduction Pathways; Cell and Tissue Mechanics; and Novel Concepts in Tissue Engineering (Bioreactor Technologies, Gene Therapy, and Stem Cells).

More info and to access the course material can be found on the URMC Blackboard.

BME 101 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester

Guest Lecturer

Topic: Introduction to Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Lecture Description: This lecture serves as a first introduction of the BME freshman class to the field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The lecture reviews the principles of tissue engineering and provides exciting examples of advances in stem cells and biomaterials in creating viable artificial tissues and treating hereditary diseases. The lectures are complemented with illustrative schematics and video animations.

Orthopaedic Residents Basic Science Conference

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Guest Lecturer

Topic: Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Applications

Lecture Description: As part of the basic science education of Orthopaedic residents, this lecture is an introduction to the basics of biomaterial science and mechanics of materials as it applies to commonly used materials for orthopaedic prosthesis.

Orthopaedic Residents Basic Science Conference

Department of Orthopaedics, University of Rochester Medical Center

Guest Lecturer

Topic: Basic Orthopaedic Biomechanics

Lecture Description: As part of the basic science education of Orthopaedic residents, this lecture is an introduction to the basics of biomechanics of joints and mechanics of materials as it applies to biological tissues such as bone and cartilage.

PTH 510 – Pathways of Human Disease

Department of Pathology, University of Rochester Medical Center

Guest Lecturer

Topic: Cartilage and Bone Biomechanics

Lecture Description: This 90 minute lecture and laboratory demonstration is designed to educate non-engineering graduate students about structure-function relationships in load bearing skeletal tissues such as cartilage and bone, and basic biomechanical principles as they apply to these tissues in the context of common diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, respectively.