Using cells to improve health

Did you know that researchers can treat diseases by changing the behaviour of human cells? Believe it or not, cells can also be given new abilities that they didn’t have before. Conducted with a strong ethical foundation, these developments can improve health — imagine cell therapies that could restore lost functions caused by diabetes or spinal cord injury. Award-winning UBC stem cell engineer and synthetic biologist Dr. Nika Shakiba leads a biomedical engineering lab that’s investigating this innovative area of research. Watch this webinar to learn more about the promising future of cell therapies, regenerative medicine, and our health.

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Recorded May 11, 2023.