Event Title

Novel In-Vitro Epilepsy iPSC Model

Department

Biomedical Engineering

Faculty Advisor

Wei-Chang Lin

Location

East and Center Ballrooms

Start Date

17-3-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

17-3-2015 11:00 AM

Session

Session 1

Session Topic

Poster

Abstract

The main focus of this ARCH research project is to create a novel in-vitro epilepsy model will using iPSC techniques. Neural tissue will be collected from both epileptic and control rats and then the neural tissue will be induced to pluripotent stem cells and regrown in a petri dish. It has been hypothesized that the regrown stem cells will have the same genetic characteristics as the host cells they come from. To confirm this both Western Blot and RTPCR will be performed on both the host tissue and the newly grown astrocytes and neurons (of both epileptic and control rats) to see if they share the same genetic/protein expression characteristics. This new epilepsy model, once established, will be used to facilitate the investigation of the correlation between epilepsy and genetic abnormalities in both neurons and astrocyte cells, critical to the development of better treatments of epilepsy.

Comments

**Abstract Only**

File Type

Poster

 
Mar 17th, 10:00 AM Mar 17th, 11:00 AM

Novel In-Vitro Epilepsy iPSC Model

East and Center Ballrooms

The main focus of this ARCH research project is to create a novel in-vitro epilepsy model will using iPSC techniques. Neural tissue will be collected from both epileptic and control rats and then the neural tissue will be induced to pluripotent stem cells and regrown in a petri dish. It has been hypothesized that the regrown stem cells will have the same genetic characteristics as the host cells they come from. To confirm this both Western Blot and RTPCR will be performed on both the host tissue and the newly grown astrocytes and neurons (of both epileptic and control rats) to see if they share the same genetic/protein expression characteristics. This new epilepsy model, once established, will be used to facilitate the investigation of the correlation between epilepsy and genetic abnormalities in both neurons and astrocyte cells, critical to the development of better treatments of epilepsy.

Rights Statement

Rights Statement

In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).