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BioE Seminar Series: Engineering Stem Cell Development and Differentiation

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Thursday, February 01, 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Peter Zandstra, PhD
BioE Seminar Series

Seminar by Peter Zandstra

Dr. Peter Zandstra focuses his work on the progression of regenerative medicine and immunotherapy. His education includes a BEng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, a PhD in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of British Columbia, and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Bioengineering from MIT.

Dr. Zandstra's research, which incorporates engineering design principles, computational modeling, and stem cell biology, is geared towards understanding cell fate control mechanisms and developing new therapeutic strategies for diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity. His lab has produced 172 publications, garnered nearly 22,000 citations, and developed commercially applicable technologies for cell and gene therapies.

Recognized with over 30 awards, including as a Member of the Order of Canada, Dr. Zandstra's influence is seen in his students and post-doctoral fellows who have achieved success in various sectors. Beyond his academic contributions, he co-founded the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine (CCRM), Medicine by Design (MbD), and helped establish UBC's School of Biomedical Engineering, demonstrating his commitment to interdisciplinary research and promoting Canadian Science and Engineering globally.