Full Time Post Doc Position
post doctoral position is immediately available for an aggressive individual to
focus on bioengineering of smooth muscle. The ultimate goal is to develop
a bioengineered functional gut in vitro that will simulate physiological
motility patterns observed in vivo. The work will be conducted in
conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Engineering (Takayama lab: www.bme.umich.edu/labs/takayama/index.html)
with the focus to move the research to the translational stage, i.e.
implantation of these bio-engineered tissues while maintaining functionality.
person will develop a bioreactor platform with microengineered substrates as
well as controlled perfusion and other physiologic stimuli to maintain
function. We envisage, for example, a need to simulate neural function, by
using electrical stimulation (microchips etc), and to develop bio-reactors in
order to simulate wear and tear and study the effect of stretch and aging on