Regenerative Sciences Seminar: Sculpting Regeneration
Regenerative Sciences Seminar: Sculpting Regeneration

Please join us on Thursday, November 15th, for the next presentation in the 2018-19 Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series (RS3).  Dr. Jae-Won Shin, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology & Dept. of Bioengineering, UIC College of Medicine, will present a talk entitled “Encapsulating Mesenchymal Stromal Cells with Thin Gel Coating for Regenerative Medicine”. 

The seminar will begin at 12:30 in Lecture Hall South, 4th floor of the College of Dentistry, 801 S. Paulina St.   A light lunch will be served at 12:15PM.

Thursday, November 15th
UIC College of Dentistry, lecture hall

Encapsulating Mesenchymal Stromal Cells with Thin Gel Coating for Regenerative Medicine
Dr. Jae-Won Shin, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Pharmacology & Dept. of Bioengineering
UIC College of Medicine

Jae-Won-Shin.JPGJae-Won Shin is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioengineering at Harvard University. His key research contributions include the discovery that physical forces make and distribute blood cells, and the development of novel biomaterial and physical techniques to leverage this insight for stem cell engineering, therapeutic delivery, and drug discovery. He is a recipient of the Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, and was previously supported by the American Heart Association. His work has been published in various high impact journals, including Cell Stem Cell, PNAS, and Nature Materials. He has contributed to U.S. patent-pending inventions in blood engineering and biomaterial-based cell therapy.

About Dr. Shins' Laboratory

The laboratory aims to develop biophysical approaches to cell therapies. To achieve this goal, we are integrating methods from both biological and physical sciences to investigate how biophysical forces, such as fluid shear and matrix mechanics impact stem cell functions in the hematopoietic system and other systems derived from the mesoderm. To both manipulate and measure physical forces exerted on cells, we use various microtechnologies, including micropipetting, atomic force microscopy, and microfluidics. These methods are used in combination with molecular biology and protein biochemistry to reveal mechanobiological circuits underlying force-dependent regulation of stem cell trafficking and solube factor secretions. Fundamental insights from these efforts are aimed at developing biomaterial-based translational applications for blood and immune diseases by designing stem cell therapy products ex vivo, controlling cell delivery in vivo, and targeting cells in situ. 

Dr. Shin Lab website




UIC is a Leader in Regenerative Sciences Research

Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.


We are leading investigations into how materials interact with living tissues, and the building of tissue replacements for the growth of cells/tissues to replace lost tissues. The Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration (CWHTR) is a unique community of scientists and clinicians devoted to the study of injury, wound healing, and regeneration. The Laboratory of Applied Dental Biomaterials and Interfaces is a NIH funded center studying the properties of the tooth in order to develop reparative/regenerative biomaterials to replace lost tooth structure.


Research at the UIC College of Dentistry

Our investigators lead cutting-edge research to discover and translate new knowledge at the boundaries of science, transforming oral health care practice, social systems and related technologies for the benefit of individuals, families and communities.

 Craniofacial Pathobiology
Working to improve treatment of oral cancer, caries, peridontal and other oral diseases. 

Regenerative Science
Moving beyond tissue replacement, using materials to enable our bodies to regenerate damaged and failing tissues.

Clinical, Translational & Community
Leading transformative studies to improve oral health outcomes both in the clinic and the community. 


November 15, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St
Lecture Hall
Chicago , IL 60642
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