Headshot portrait of Nnaoma Oji - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2014 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

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

In his second year in the Plant lab, Nnaoma's research is part of an interdisciplinary project in biomaterials and regenerative medicine. He is investigating the structural and biological properties of hydogel delivery mechanisms that encapsulate various types of stem cells and may serve as an optimal form of treatment for spinal cord injuries.

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

Biomaterial Scaffolds & Regenerative Medicine: Novel Methods for Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation in Spinal Cord Injuries

Nnaoma Oji1, Jim Weimann1, Karen Dubbin2, Sarah Heilshorn2, Giles Plant1
[Departments of Neurology1 and Materials Science & Engineering2, Stanford University]