Alumni gather to learn about regenerative medicine

November 9, 2012
By Bill Krueger

About 40 alumni and friends of the university gathered in Winston-Salem, N.C., last night to hear about collaborative work being done with regenerative medicine by faculty at NC State and Wake Forest University.

picture-011The group gathered at Bib’s Downtown to hear presentations from Jorge Piedrahita, director of the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine; Richard Wysk, the Dopaco Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering; and John Jackson, an assistant professor at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

The professors talked about advances that can be made when engineering experts work with researchers in veterinary medicine and human medicine. They responded to several questions from the audience, which was excited to learn about the work being done with kidneys, ears and skin.

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