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‘New Frontiers’ series continues Nov. 6 with ‘tissue remodeling’ presentation

Dr. Manu Platt

Manu O. Platt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Scholar
Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
at Georgia Tech and Emory University

Louisiana Tech’s “New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Series” continues Monday, Nov. 6, with a presentation from Manu Platt.

Presentation:

  • “Quantitative Dissection of Proteolytic Networks Governing Tissue Remodeling in Health and Disease.”
  • Monday, 3:30 p.m., University Hall; reception to follow.
  • The lecture is open to the public; members of the community are encouraged to attend.
  • Dr. Platt’s visit is sponsored by the College of Engineering and Science.

Platt is an Associate Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Diversity Director, STC on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS), and Georgia Research Alliance Distinguished Cancer Scholar at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Dr. Platt’s lab mission is “to fuse engineering, cell biology, and physiology to understand how cells sense, respond, and remodel their immediate mechanical and biochemical environments for repair and regeneration in health and disease, then to translate that knowledge to clinics domestically and internationally to address global health disparities.

Platt earned his BS in biology at Morehouse College and his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. Platt was a post-doctoral fellow in Biological Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

This is the fifth year of the New Frontiers in Biomedical Research Seminar Series, a series that brings internationally recognized scientists to Louisiana Tech to visit with students, faculty, and staff. The series has led to new collaborations for our faculty and summer research and graduate school opportunities for our students. The series has also demonstrated the interdisciplinary nature of research and has grown to include presentations on visual communication in the form of medical illustration. The series has created an opportunity to introduce Louisiana Tech and the surrounding community to faculty from other universities across the country, sharing and enhancing our resources.

— Mary Caldorera-Moore, biomedical engineering, mcmoore@latech.edu, 318-257-2207.