Prof. Nisar wins the International Catalyst Research Award by the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and AMED, Japan
News Engineering 2020.12.07
Prof. Nisar, with his collaborators from Italy and Singapore, aims to develop novel techniques to enhance the functionality of aged human hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs)— important because they can transform into blood cells—for applications in regenerative medicine, immune reconstitution, and cancer prevention. By employing advanced robot-assisted 3-D models to create a cell environment similar to the real human body, they will study the reasons for dysfunction in aged-HSCs and try to boost their functionality. Their research is expected to be one of the first molecular studies to provide a meaningful outline of the aging process in the HSCs, with the final goal being to recover and enhance the health and longevity of the aging human hematopoietic system.
(Tadayuki Imai, Professor, Faculty of Engineering)
Project description: https://healthylongevitychallenge.org/winners/dissecting-the-role-of-cellular-senescence-in-hematopoietic-stem-cells-during-aging/
HLGC Webpage: https://healthylongevitychallenge.org/