Bioengineering 498 JRA. Bioreactor lab is a course that provides hands on experiences relating to tissue engineering and bioreactor design. Students will perform experiments that simulate a graduate experience by designing systems, running the experiments, performing analysis and reporting findings. Key areas of emphasis will be parametric design of experiments using bioreactors (control and systems design). Students will be given assignments relating to current literature and state of the art in the area of tissue engineering to be explored. Projects will be assigned for small teams, 2-3 students, to divide up workload needed for culture. Students will also keep a laboratory notebook and submit a report after completion of the project, including a presentation to the class.
Jennifer Amos currently holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Cell and Developmental Biology Concentration, from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University. Her research interests include tissue engineering and she holds academic positions within the BioEngineering department at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Her publications include topics such as Scanning Cheek Cells as well as documentation on her work with Atomic Microscopes.