Headshot portrait of Monica Chin - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2015 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Bioengineering
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Michael Longaker, Surgery

Monica is studying the role of a specific population of stem cells on the retention of tissue transplants. In order for transplanted fat to maintain a sufficient blood supply as it integrates itself into the native tissue, new blood vessels must form at the wound site. To test the hypothesis that specifically-marked cells enhance the viability of tissue transplants in vivo, she is monitoring the growth of transplanted fat in the skulls of mice.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 26, 2015:

Defines a Subpopulation of Pro-Angiogenic Adipose Derived Stromal Cells

Monica C. Chin1, Stephanie M. Vistnes1, Elizabeth R. Zielins1, Elizabeth A. Brett1, Charles Blackshear1, Derrick C. Wan1, Michael T. Longaker1,2
[Department of Surgery (Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)1 and Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine2, Stanford University]