Michael S. Kallos

University of CalgaryCanada

Dr. Michael S. Kallos, PhD, PEng is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering, and Associate Director of the Pharmaceutical Production Research Facility (PPRF), both at the University of Calgary. He is also the Director of the Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program and the Associate Director of the Center for Bioengineering Research and Education (CBRE), both at the University of Calgary. His research interests include stem cell bioprocess design, bioreactors, tissue engineering and mass transfer. He was awarded the Alberta Science and Technology (ASTech) “Leader of Tomorrow” Award in 2002, a Faculty of Engineering Service Award in 2005, and was named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2009. He has also won numerous Teaching Awards from his peers and students, including “Professor of the Year” and “Outstanding Excellence in Teaching”.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Michael S. Kallos

The ultimate clinical implementation of embryonic stem cells will require methods and protocols to turn these unspecialized cells into the fully functioning cell types found in a wide variety of tissues and organs. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to clearly understand the signals and cues that direct embryonic stem cell differentiation. This book provides a snapshot of current research on the differentiation of embryonic stem cells to a wide variety of cell types, including neural, cardiac, endothelial, osteogenic, and hepatic cells. In addition, induced pluripotent stem cells and other pluripotent stem cell sources are described. The book will serve as a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, and clinicians as well as students in a wide range of disciplines.

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