Stefanek, Evan

Project title: 3D Bioprinting of cell-laden hydrogel microfibres

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Mohsen Akbari

"3D bioprinting has the potential to develop human tissues in vitro for drug screening and implantation applications. This project will investigate bioprinting of cell-laden hydrogel microfibers for disease modelling and drug discovery. Different compositions of hydrogels will be evaluated for their cytocompatibility and ability to maintain cellular function after printing. We will also perform a holistic study on the effect of printing conditions on cellular function and viability. Overall, this approach should allow for the engineered tissue construct to mimic the mechanical properties of physiological tissue."