Cytocentric Blog

Cytocentric Visionary: Budd Tucker, University of Iowa

Part 2: Modularity is Key to Cell Therapy Process Flexibility

Dr. Budd Tucker is the Stephen A. Wynn Associate Professor of Regenerative Ophthalmology at the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research, University of Iowa, where his lab is working on developing cGMP-compliant production of patient-specific retinal cell regenerative medicine using Xvivo Systems from BioSpherix. The transcript was edited for length.

See Part 1 of Alicia Henn’s interview with Dr. Tucker “With iPSC and CRISPR, Leave Nobody Behind, Leave Nobody Blind” here

Cytocentric Visionary: Budd Tucker, University of Iowa

With iPSC and CRISPR, Leave Nobody Behind, Leave Nobody Blind

Dr. Budd Tucker is the Stephen A. Wynn Associate Professor of Regenerative Ophthalmology at the Stephen A. Wynn Institute for Vision Research, University of Iowa, where his lab is working on developing cGMP-compliant production of patient-specific retinal cell regenerative medicine using Xvivo Systems from BioSpherix. The transcript was edited for length.

Top 5 Cytocentric Publications of 2017

With the first approvals of CAR-T, 2017 was a big year for cell-based research and therapies. Some scientific publications stood out from the rest as far as Cytocentric™ advancement. These publications not only encompass cutting-edge cell therapies, but also discoveries that were only made because researchers provided physiologically-relevant conditions for their cells in vitro.

 

Cytocentric Visionaries: Sausan Jaber and Evan Bordt

Do You Know? Oxygen and the Sex of Your Cultured Cells

Sausan Jaber and Evan Bordt are co-first-authors of a recent publication, “Sex differences in the mitochondrial bioenergetics of astrocytes but not microglia at a physiologically relevant brain oxygen tension”, in Neurochemistry International [1]. To control atmospheric conditions for their cells, they used an Xvivo System made by BioSpherix for research.

Sausan Jaber is working on a PhD at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Evan Bordt recently started a post-doc at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Here, Dr. Alicia Henn interviews these young researchers about their recent paper. The conversation was edited for length.

Cytocentric Visionary: Jeffrey A. Stuart, Brock University

Oxygen: A Big Uncontrolled Variable in Cell Culture

Dr. Jeffrey A. Stuart is an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Brock University in St. Catherine’s, Canada. Dr. Alicia Henn interviews him here about his recent publication in BBRC, “Hydrogen peroxide production is affected by oxygen levels in mammalian cell culture. The transcript was edited for length.