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Matthias Lutolf is an Assistant Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Bioengineering at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL). He was trained as a Materials Engineer at ETH Zurich where he also carried out his Ph.D. studies on the development of a novel class of biomaterials for tissue engineering and cell biology (awarded with ETH medal, 2004). In 2005, with fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Lutolf joined the Baxter Laboratory in Stem Cell Biology at Stanford University to study microenvironmental (‘niche’) regulation of adult stem cells. In 2007, Lutolf received a European Young Investigator (EURYI) award to start up his independent research group at EPFL. By interfacing advanced biomaterials engineering, microtechnology and stem cell biology, a major goal in his lab is to uncover mechanisms of stem cell fate regulation by developing and applying ‘artificial niches’ which allow probing stem cell biology at the single cell level under well-defined biochemical and biophysical conditions.
The Stem Cell Engineering Center welcomes keynote speakers to Georgia Tech to discuss current advances in the stem cell engineering field. The center's mission is to cultivate researchers from the basic sciences along with investigators from various engineering disciplines to address key hurdles and technological challenges currently impeding the development of stem cell therapeutics and diagnostics. These seminars are open to all faculty or trainees interested in stem cell research.Related Links Lutolf Profile Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience Stem Cell Engineering Center Stem Cell Biomanufacturing - NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT)