The application of fluid shear stress to ESCs enhances vascular differentiation . Current studies have assessed the effects of fluid shear stress immediately after application, but very few studies have assessed the effects of fluid shear stress on ESC vascular differentiation hours or days after applying fluid shear stress. My research investigates fluid shear stress preconditioning on long term ESC differentiation within embryoid bodies (EBs). Preconditioning ESCs with fluid shear stress can potentially lead to a new method for generating vascular cells and address challenges in vascular cell sourcing.
Georgia Tech President’s Fellowship (2008)
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2007 - 2010)
Georgia Tech/Emory Center (GTEC) Diversity Fellowship 2007