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Introducing Dr. Stephanie Willerth
Elsevier is pleased to introduce and congratulate Dr. Stephanie Willerth on her recent publication, Engineering Neural Tissue from Stem Cells.
Dr. Willerth is a biomedical engineer and professor at the University of Victoria. She currently holds a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Victoria where she is dually appointed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Division of Medical Sciences as an Associate Professor. Her honors include being named a Women of Innovation in 2017, a 2015 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Biology, a Star in Global Health by Grand Challenges Canada, and the 2014 Faculty of Engineering Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is an active member of the Stem Cell Network and the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries, who supported her 2016 sabbatical at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery where she authored this book.
Her book presents a broad range of topics related to the design requirements for engineering neural tissue from stem cells. It also provides readers with a strong basis of neural tissue engineering processes and real-world applications. Her book is set to publish July 19th. Below is a brief video describing some of her work where she explains her research on embryonic stem cells, studying their behavior to learn how to create replacement organs for those that are diseased and damaged:
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