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SELECTBIO Conferences Organoids & Organs-on-Chips 2021

Heather Branscome's Biography



Heather Branscome, Research Assistant, George Mason University

Heather Branscome earned both her M.S. and Ph.D. in Biosciences from George Mason University. Her primary research interests include the advanced purification of extracellular vesicles (EVs) and the functional analysis of stem cell EVs in the context of CNS repair. She began her career at the American Type Culture Collection in 2007 and has over 14 years of cross-functional experience in both cell and molecular biology. She is well-versed in large-scale biomanufacturing, exosomes/extracellular vesicles isolation, iPSCs and their derivatives, and cell-based assays.

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Generation of iPSC-derived 3D Neurospheres for Modeling Retroviral Infection and EV-mediated Repair

Wednesday, 15 December 2021 at 16:30

Add to Calendar ▼2021-12-15 16:30:002021-12-15 17:30:00Europe/LondonGeneration of iPSC-derived 3D Neurospheres for Modeling Retroviral Infection and EV-mediated RepairOrganoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

We report the generation of iPSC-derived neurospheres and show that these cultures are permissive to HIV-1 infection. In addition, we examine the functional effects of stem cell extracellular vesicles (EVs) on HIV-1 infected neurospheres. Our data demonstrates the feasibility of iPSC-derived neurospheres for modeling HIV-1 infection and highlights the potential of stem cell EVs for rescuing cellular damage.


Add to Calendar ▼2021-12-13 00:00:002021-12-15 00:00:00Europe/LondonOrganoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021Organoids and Organs-on-Chips 2021 in Coronado Island, CaliforniaCoronado Island, CaliforniaSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com