Coating insulin-producing cell-clusters with a thin protective layers may be a way to modify and use pig tissue to ultimately treat human diabetes. Testing in mice is the next step.
This is the second potential diagnostic application for an investigational biomarker, and discussions are underway with industry partners to develop an assay from this UAB technology.
The event will focus on security, strategy, sharing and support of big data.
Michalek also earned her doctorate at UAB.