BME 211 Microscale Tissue Engineering (2015-2016)

BME 211 Microscale Tissue Engineering

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

BME 211 Microscale Tissue Engineering (Credit Units: 4) Engineering of physiological function at the scale of individual cells. Topics include micropatterning, microfluidic tissue culture, engineering the cellular microenvironment, and microphysiological systems. Graduate students only. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
None
Recommended Textbook:
None
References:

No textbooks required. Copies of required journal articles will be posted on EEE website for this class.

Coordinator:
Elliot E. Hui
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of microtechnology tools relevant to cell culture and tissue engineering.

2. Design and interpret microscale cell biology experiments.

3. Design and communicate a research proposal utilizing the tools of microscale tissue engineering.

Prerequisites by Topic

Molecular and Cellular Engineering (BME 210)

Lecture Topics:
  • Soft lithography; microcontact printing; microfluidics
  • Cell micropatterning techniques in 2D and 3D
  • Microfluidic tissue culture
  • Engineering of cellular substrates
  • Engineering of the matrix environment
  • Engineering of soluble factor gradients
  • Engineering of the mechanical environment
  • Engineering of cell-cell interactions
  • Optogenetics
  • Microphysiological systems
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

None.

Laboratory Projects:

None.

Professional Component
Design Content Description
Approach:
Lectures:
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Research Proposal: 40%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 30%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

Prepared:
April 12, 2016
Senate Approved:
November 10, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Fall Qtr