BMEN 340 Cell and Tissue Engineering

This course addresses the complex interactions between living tissues, implant biomaterials, and the extracellular microenvironment, stressing the importance of cellular- and molecular-level phenomena in macroscopic, tissue-level events. After taking this course, students will be able to explain the roles of cells/tissues and biomaterials in coagulation and fibrinolysis, inflammation, wound healing, hypersensitivity and foreign-body responses, and carcinogenesis. In this class, students will also be exposed to current technologies of cell and molecular biology used to control the behavior of living cells and tissues. Current cell and tissue engineering research topics will be incorporated into class discussions and laboratory projects.

pre-rec: BMEN 260.