Buenaventura IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology

Modelling a Wound Under Tension

Joshua Lee

November 15, 2006  Wednesday, 7 PM
CLU - Richter Hall Ahmanson Science Building

In wounds to the skin, the damage that spans several layers triggers a signaling cascade that results in the healing and reconstructive process. Cells receive an external mechanical signal, whether from their extracellular matrix (EXM) or other cells that results in an intercellular response.  On a larger scale, the wound is usually under tension which serves as an external applied force to underlying cells which, depending on the amount of tension, may lead to scarring if the threshold is surpassed.

Joshua Lee
Bioengineering Department
California Lutheran University

Joshua Lee is currently a junior at California Lutheran University and is pursuing a B.S. in Bioengineering, with Departmental Honors, and a minor in Chemistry. He recently presented a team research project at the 16th Annual Wound Healing Society meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona and 2006 Regenerate World Congress on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Upon graduation, he plans to attend medical school.

 


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