MAMNA Virtual Seminar: Ashley Chapin, UMD, Hybrid platform for in-situ gut-brain-axis monitoring

Thursday, July 23, 2020
3:00 p.m.

Hybrid platform development for in-situ monitoring of the gut-brain-axis

Ashley Chapin
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Maryland

Ashley Chapin is a Bioengineering Ph.D. candidate working under the advisement of Prof. Reza Ghodssi and Prof. William Bentley at the University of Maryland.  The gut-brain-axis is a strong neural communication pathway between the gut and the brain, in which serotonin plays a main role in communicating gastrointestinal conditions to the nervous system. In this seminar, Ashley will discuss her recent work developing a 3D-printed platform with integrated sensors for monitoring an in vitro model of the gut-brain-axis. Electrochemical sensors fabricated within the platform are characterized for their  sensitivity to serotonin and physical cell coverage, providing a measure of gut cell behavior with superior access to cellular information than would be possible in vivo.

About the The Mid-Atlantic Micro/Nano Alliance (MAMNA) virtual seminars
These virtual seminars are livestreamed on YouTube Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:30 pm, and feature speakers from the MAMNA community from across the Mid-Atlantic region. Each talk is approximately 20 minutes long with 10 minutes of Q&A. The talks are also archived for future viewing.

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