BME 216 Stem Cell Therapy (2017-2018)

BME 216 Stem Cell Therapy

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

BME 216 Stem Cell Therapy (Credit Units: 4) Introduces new paradigms in regenerative medicine particularly those that involve stem cells, and emerging molecular, nano- and micro-engineered tools for in vivo imaging that is critical for studying and monitoring regeneration. Graduate students only. Same as PHRMSCI 278. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0123821638.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1416045748.

Recommended Textbook:
Anna Grosberg
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. This course will build an interdisciplinary research group of graduate students working and training at the interface of stem cell biology, materials science, biomedical engineering and medicine.

2. Learn the most recent advances and tools in stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine.

3. Acquire the mindset in developing innovative technologies and tools to address major biomedical problems.

4. Be trained extensively in professional presentation and writing skills.

Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Presentation: Every student will present a selected research article in top journals in the past few years in the field of regenerative medicine (20 minute talk + 10 minute questions).
  • Grand Challenge: Assay to address a selected Grand Challenge (provided by Dr. Zhao) in the field of regenerative medicine (1 page).
  • Proposal: On any topic you like in the field of regenerative medicine (2 pages) according to the format: Title, Problem (20%), Approach (30%), Innovation (20%), Impact (20%), References, Approach and Feasibility (50%).
Class Schedule:

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

Computer Usage:

Personal electronic devices such as laptop computers can be used in the class for leading lectures/papers and making notes.

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Grand Challenge: 30%
  • Research Proposal: 50%
  • 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

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
April 25, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr