CBB CREATE Series: Interdisciplinary collaboration research in regenerative medicine
Speaker: Dr. Evelyn Yim
Collaborative research among engineers, clinicians, basic scientists, commercial partners is an essential component of regenerative medicine research and development of tissue-engineering applications. In the talk, I will be discussing examples on interdisciplinary research in vascular and corneal tissue engineering. Student researchers and trainees are instrumental for the interdisciplinary research. I will also talk about the potential (and important) roles of student researchers in interdisciplinary projects.
Evelyn Yim received her Ph.D. in the Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University before performing undergoing her post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. Between 2007 and 2015 Evelyn worked in Singapore, where she held a joint appointment from the National University of Singapore, as faculty in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery, and the Mechanobiology Institute Singapore, a Research Center of Excellence supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore, as a principle investigator studying how chemical and biomechanical cues influence stem cell behavior.
Evelyn joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Waterloo in 2016. Experienced with nanofabrication technologies and stem cell culture, Evelyn and her group are interested to apply the knowledge biomaterial-stem cell interaction to direct stem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration for vascular and corneal tissue engineering.