Pioneer in Tissue Bioengineering to Describe Dialysis Applications

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Human-Engineered Tissues for Dialysis Access” is the title of a state-of-the-art lecture to be given on Thursday, Nov. 2.

The speaker will be Laura E. Niklason, MD, PhD, the Nicholas M. Greene Professor in Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering at Yale University, where she has been on the faculty since 2006.

Dr. Niklason’s research focuses primarily on regenerative strategies for cardiovascular and lung tissues, but the first use of the new technology is likely to be grafts for use in hemodialysis. Dr. Niklason’s engineered blood vessels are currently in clinical trials, and are the first engineered tissues to be studied in