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The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) welcomes Dr. Todd McDevitt, Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University; and Petit Faculty Fellow in the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience, who will speak on "Stem cell biomanufacturing - current practices and future options," on Monday, March 4, 2013. The seminar begins at Noon in Room 114 of the Callaway Manufacturing Research building.
The McDevitt Laboratory for the Engineering of Stem Cell Technologies (http://mcdevitt.bme.gatech.edu/) is focused on developing enabling technologies for the directed differentiation and morphogenesis of stem cells for regenerative medicine therapies and in vitro diagnostic applications. In 2009, Dr. McDevitt was appointed the founding Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Center at Georgia Tech (http://scec.gatech.edu/), an interdisciplinary group of ~20 investigators working on novel methods to control and assay stem cell phenotype. Dr. McDevitt has garnered funding from the NIH, NSF, and American Heart Association, including a Transformative R01 award from the NIH and an NSF IGERT on Stem Cell Biomanufacturing (http://stemcelligert.gatech.edu).
Dr. McDevitt graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) from Duke University in 1997 double majoring in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering and he received the Howard Clark Award for undergraduate research. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2001 where he worked for Dr. Patrick S. Stayton, and conducted post-doctoral research in Dr. Charles E. Murry’s laboratory in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington from 2002-04. Dr. McDevitt started his current faculty position at Georgia Tech in 2004.