Michael Kallos, PhD, PEngB Sc in Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering University of Calgary, Canada
PhD in Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering University of Calgary, Canada
Areas of Research
Development of robust bioprocesses to generate large numbers of stem cells and their differentiated progeny for clinical / therapeutic purposes – scaled up stem cell / tissue production in bioreactors.
Quantitative information about the proliferative characteristics of stem cells will allow more accurate stem cell computer models to be created, resulting in better predictions of bioreactor performance (essential for biomanufacturing reproducibility and regulatory approval). This will allow us to maximize proliferation while minimizing differentiation, resulting in production of more cells quickly - essential for large-scale expansion of these sparse populations.
Using commercially available biomaterials and developing new biomaterials for a number of different applications as part of an effort to expand our upstream bioprocess engineering towards downstream applications. This includes biomaterials for cell suspension in bioreactors, scaffolds for cell differentiation, and delivery systems for cell therapy.
I am interested in a number of related projects - for a full list see here: https://www.ucalgary.ca/research/scholars/kallos-michael
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I am always looking for bright, hard-working, motivated, independent and enthusiastic PhD and Post-doctoral (PDF) applicants for exciting work related to both embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells as well as adult stem cells including skin-derived precursors. We are working on projects with colleagues for application areas ranging from spinal cord repair to burns to cardiac ailments. If interested, please send by email (no phone calls please) a CV, summary of your undergraduate and graduate grades, contact information for references plus a statement of research interests (1 page). I will contact you if interested.
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