Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip
Geraldine Hamilton - Bio researcher
Geraldine Hamilton builds organs and body parts on a chip -- to test new, custom cures. Full bio
throw them in one of these dishes,
what will happen in humans
But it's pretty incredible.
little mini-organs in the lab.
inflammation due to infection,
so you can see them flowing through,
amount of information
and they can't clear that mucus out.
that we get in these chips,
a whole human in these chips,
a drug like an aerosol drug.
when you take your inhaler,
safe to put on your skin
from all those different populations,
that are doing this.
had a really bad headache,
"Well, I'll try something different."
About the speaker:Geraldine Hamilton - Bio researcher
Geraldine Hamilton builds organs and body parts on a chip -- to test new, custom cures.
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Geraldine Hamilton’s career spans from academic research to biotech start-ups to pharma. Her research focus has been on the development and application of human-relevant in-vitro models for drug discovery. She was one of the founding scientists, VP of Scientific Operations and Director of Cell Products, in a start-up biotech company (CellzDirect), that successfully translated and commercialized technology from academic research to supply the pharmaceutical industry with hepatic cell products and services for safety assessment and drug-metabolism studies.
Hamilton received her Ph.D. in cell biology/toxicology from the University of Hertfordshire (England) in conjunction with GlaxoSmithkline, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Her current research interests and prior experience include: organs on-a-chip, toxicology and drug metabolism, liver cell biology, mechanisms regulating gene expression and differentiation, regulation of nuclear receptors and transcriptional activation in hepatocytes by xenobiotics, human cell isolation and cryopreservation techniques.
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