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Talk title Intravital imaging and micromanipulation of stem cell niches in bone
Speaker Prof. Charles LIN
Associate Professor
Wellman Center for Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Havard Medical School
Date & Time 08 November 2018 (Thurs) 11:00am-12:00pm
Venue Room G004, E12 Building (University of Macau)
Abstract We are developing optical techniques to study the bone and the bone marrow, a rich source of stem cells including hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). HSCs are responsible for the sustained regeneration of all blood cells after bone marrow transplantation. In addition, the sutures between cranial bones contain a population of skeletal stem cells (SSCs) that are capable of bone regeneration. Intravital microscopy and laser micromanipulation are used to gain deeper insights into the biology of HSCs and SSCs in their native microenvironment.