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Stevenson Biomaterials Lecture to Be Held March 4
Syracuse University Professor Jeremy L. Gilbert will present “Life on the Metal’s Edge: The interactions between metallic biomaterials and the living system” as the 2016 Stevenson Biomaterials Lecturer. The lecture will be held in the atrium of the Life Sciences Complex on March 4, 2016, at 1 p.m.
Gilbert is the founder of the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and was appointed in 2013 to the Medical Devices Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He is editor-in-chief of “Journal of Biomedical Materials Research – Part B: Applied Biomaterials,” and is a professor in the Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Metallic biomaterials are used in a wide array of medical devices to repair, replace or augment tissues, structures or organs of the human body. While these materials have been used for decades, and will continue to be used, there is still much that is not understood about the interfaces of these materials with the living system. In this lecture the nature of metal implant surfaces and the interaction of these surfaces with the biological system will be explored.
The lecture is open to the public. For more information visit http://biomaterials.syr.edu/2016stevensonlectureseries/.
Contact Person: Karen Low
Syracuse Biomaterials Institute