2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Biology
Supported by: Dean of Research
Mentor: Giles Plant, Neurosurgery

Larry Ge in Dr. Plant's lab is investigating Schwann cell delivery within an injectable peptide hydrogel as a potential regenerative therapy for spinal cord injuries. He is optimizing hydrogel injection properties and evaluating the biocompatibility, bioresorption, and biodistribution of the hydrogel/Schwann cell construct within a rat cervical contusion spinal cord injury model.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 27, 2014:

Schwann Cell Delivery Within a Hydrogel for Spinal Cord Injuries

Larry Ge1, Sarah Heilshorn2, Giles Plant3
[Departments of Biology1, Materials Science & Engineering2, and Neurosurgery3, Stanford University]