IGERT - Stem Cell Biomanufacturing
The NSF funded Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program was awarded to Georgia Tech to educate and train Ph.D. students in engineering and science in stem cell biomanufacturing.
The current state of the field of stem cell research offers a unique opportunity for engineers to contribute significantly to the generation of robust, reproducible and scalable methods for phenotypic characterization, propagation, differentiation and bioprocessing of stem cells.
The Stem Cell Biomanufacturing IGERT awards 6 graduate students to their program per year and funding lasts for two years.
This interdisciplinary program funds six graduate students for two years to research and become experts in stem cell biomanufacturing of various types of cells for the development of cell-based therapies and diagnostics. These students will acquire a breadth of technical skills in stem cell research, as well as social science expertise from public policy and bioethics experts. This research is on the verge of broadly impacting the future of stem cell solutions for regenerative medicine, drug discovery and development, cell-based diagnostics, and cancer.
To learn more about this exciting new training program visit the program's website here.