Julio César Alemán

Titulatură: Scientist in Biomedical Engineering

Ce înseamnă „Going Beyond”? It is moving from the realism into the imagination side of life. It is being the outcasts or the lawbreakers of the status quo. It is building the perfect machine but then completely ignoring the instruction label of your equipment and making a whole new thing. It is to follow your dream but to also inspire and pave the way for the coming generations that will one day carry on your (once thought) crazy revolution.

Despre: Julio César Alemán is a Scientist in Biomedical Engineering at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM). His experience starts in medical school with research associated in the surgical field. From there he found a high interest in the field of organ transplant. As a biochemist and microbiologists his first research experiences was in immune response during graft transplant at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center Clinical and Translational Research University of Louisville. In order to tackle down more efficiently the issues of graft transplant his line of research turned into stem cells. He helped develop human islet from IPS cells for type 1 diabetes surgical engraftment at the Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His latest experience goes hand in hand, one at Harvard-MIT Health Science and Technology and the second one at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Both programs collaborated in the development of a human-on-a-chip platform. He worked in both institutes in the microfabrication of the microfluidic chips, 3D bioprinting and hydrogels, where they have developed and fabricated liver, heart, lung, colon, brain blood barrier, blader and bone marrow like microfluidic bioreactor systems and also blood vessels mimicking structures.