Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
Director, Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology
University of California, Los Angeles

“Biomimetic Strategies for Bone Regeneration”

This talk will highlight two biomimetic strategies that are being utilized for tissue regeneration, including a promising strategy to deliver novel growth factors to induce bone formation with biomimetic apatites which self-assemble to form ordered calcium phosphate minerals under near-physiological conditions. Despite the vast interest in these materials, relatively little is known about its detailed formation mechanism, and even less is known about its precise biological interactions during wound repair. This talk will review some of our current knowledge.

Prof. Ben Wu received his residency training in prosthodontics from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prof. Wu is currently Professor and Chair of the UCLA Department of Bioengineering in the School of Engineering, and the Chairman of the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics in the School of Dentistry. He is Director for the Weintraub Center for Reconstructive Biotechnology, and maintains a specialty practice limited to advanced oral rehabilitation.

When: Thursday May 2, 2013 4:10 PM

Where: 1005 GBSF