Interview with James Hickman

Our exclusive interview of James Hickman during the 2017 World Congress of organ on chip:

Dr. James Hickman’s lab involves the creation of new test-beds of functional cellular systems to investigate spinal cord repair, ALS and Alzheimer’s. James Hickman lab has also been heavily involved in integrating biological and cell-based systems with MEMS devices, primarily microelectronic devices. Dr. Hickman published the first serum-free, defined culture system for neuronal systems (Schaffner et al., 1995) and has now extended this from rat to mouse, both embryonic and adult, as well as to human and chimeric systems of human and rat constructs. These defined in-vitro systems can now be integrated with many cells and combinations of different cell types, which has culminated by the recent publication of multi-organ toxicity in a 4-organs on-chip system. He is also the funder and current Chief Scientific Officer of Hesperos.

Thanks to James Hickman:

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