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Joshua Zimmermann's Biography

Joshua Zimmermann, Senior Scientist, Stem Pharm, Inc.

Joshua Zimmermann, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at Stem Pharm Incorporated, has extensive experience in stem cell biology, biomaterials, neuroscience, and immunology. He received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University and postdoctoral training in Bioengineering at the University of California – Berkeley. Dr. Zimmermann has expertise in engineering biomaterials for stem cell applications and the development of three-dimensional, human stem cell-derived developmental and neural tissue models. He is currently working on Stem Pharm’s efforts to commercialize advanced biomaterials for cellular applications including advanced cellular assays and 3D organoid models.

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Biomaterials for Three-Dimensional Cellular Applications

Thursday, 9 September 2021 at 12:15

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Advances in three-dimensional culture systems have enabled the development of models that better capture the 3D nature of native tissue. Animal-derived extracellular-matrix products are commonly used for encapsulation or as scaffolds for these 3D models; however, these materials are generally undefined, variable, and have safety concerns due to their animal origin. Defined synthetic materials allow for more precise design and optimization of substrates for specific cellular applications that are free from animal derived components. Through control of properties such as substrate mechanical stiffness and adhesion ligand presentation, materials can be designed that enable more physiologically relevant extracellular environments and better direct cellular behaviors within 3D models. At Stem Pharm, we are applying these principles to design PEG-based hydrogels for the development of in vitro neural models.

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