Description of field of research:

We are investigating the use of pluripotent stem cells to make blood vessels and blood. Our research has shown that the aorta and blood stem cells require a system that mimics the circulation of a human embryo. This project looks at design of a scalable microfluidic platform for manufacturing blood vessels and blood stem cells.

School

Biomedical Engineering

Research areas

Lab-on-a-chip, Microfluidics, Stem Cells, Blood

You will work closely with a post-doc that has developed microfluidic prototypes and the blood stem cell manufacturing process. The lab has ample resources for microfluidic manufacturing, simulation and modeling.

Developing a prototype microfluidic device for large scale manufacture of blood stem cells.