3-D Bioprinting: Automating Biology

Saturday Speaker
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Science History Institute
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Biology exists in 3-D, but until recently scientists have been limited to studying it in 2-D. Three-dimensional bioprinting gives scientists the ability to build and design 3-D environments to study biology and to develop therapeutics. Join us as we explore the field of biofabrication and how bioprinting is being applied in research and medicine.

About the Speaker

Margaret Prendergast is a bioengineer with more than five years of laboratory experience in tissue engineering and cell culture. Her goal is to apply her experience to the discovery of therapeutics that will improve public health. Prendergast graduated with a BS in bioengineering from the University of Maryland in 2015. She then worked at Allevi (previously BioBots), founding and leading the wetware lab at the Philadelphia-based bioprinting company from 2015 to 2018. She is now pursuing a PhD in bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

About the Series

Our Saturday Speaker series features a short talk on an intriguing scientific topic, followed by a Q&A or discussion over complimentary tea and coffee. Afterward, feel free to mingle with other guests and the speaker, or spend time visiting our museum. Admission is free, and no reservations are necessary.

Image: “Every Fashion Needs a Stocking All Its Own!” 1960–1969. Science History Institute.