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To your colleagues, you’re a collaborator. To the world of science, you’re helping drive innovation. To us, you’re a hero.

Cell Culture Heroes is the scientist recognition program where connections are made and researchers like you are brought into the spotlight and celebrated. No matter what your stage of career or learning might be, our goal is to elevate you and the science you are doing right now, every single day.


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Leonardo Ferreira

Post Doctoral Scholar
Medical University of South Carolina

In this webinar, learn how the engineering of human regulatory T Cells (Tregs) with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) targeting donor-derived human leukocyte antigen (HLA) is a promising strategy to induce immune tolerance to pancreatic islet transplants, a procedure available for type 1 diabetes.

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Meet the Heroes and learn about their research

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Natalia Herrera

Generating protein reagents to evaluate the antibody and CD8+ T Cell responses to SARS COV-2

  • Discuss and lean about glycosylated proteins and discuss different expression platforms for glycoproteins
  • Describe how SARS-CoV-2 antigens have been used to study antibody responses to COVID-19
  • Demonstrate how synTac protein biologics activate T cells in an antigen specific manner and compare synTac proteins with current immunotherapies
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Rukia Henry

The regulation of ALC1 by TRIM33 during the DNA damage response

  • Understanding the mechanisms of DNA repair 
  • Understand how the PARP dependent DNA damage response pathway is regulated 
  • Understand how key proteins involved in DDR including TRIM33 and ALC1 can serve as actionable targets in the study of certain cancers
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Rachana Vaidya

Investigating the effect of diabetes on bone quality via changes in gene expression of glycation and bone remodelling markers in osteocytes

  • Understanding how diabetes affect bone health
  • Understanding advance glycation end products and their harmful effects on health
  • Discuss and learn about osteocytes
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Claudia Miranda, PhD

Human pluripotent stem cells as a model for neurodevelopmental toxicity

  • Understand the use of three-dimensional microwells to generate human pluripotent stem cell-derived neural spheroid cell models.
  • Use microwells as a platform to analyze the effects of drug exposure during neural development.
  • Establish a neurodevelopmental model of prenatal exposure to cannabinoids.
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Ernesto Goulart

Using iPS-derived cells to generate a functional human liver through 3D bioprinting

  • Discuss iPS cell culture and quality control
  • Describe differentiation and functional analysis of relevant liver cells phenotype (ie. hepatocytes, endothelial and MSC)
  • Discuss 3D bioprinting human iPS-derived liver grafts in combination of 3D cultured hepatocyte-like cells
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Amal Hassan Ali

From Protein Structures to Drug Discovery: novel therapeutic opportunities

  • Discuss membrane proteins, protein complexes, and structural biology
  • Discuss X-ray Crystallography, and Cryo-EM
  • Discuss nanobody, GPCRs, and adhesion GPCRs

Why should you become a Hero?

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Join our inclusive global community and connect with scientists at similar career stages, as well as industry innovators and the Gibco team.

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Interact with and learn from your peers and others around the world, develop new skills and hone existing ones to build your confidence in the lab.

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We’re here to grow with you and your career as you progress as a researcher. We’ll not only support your science now, but be there with you for all your successes to come.

Join scientists around the world

We want you to join our global community of PhD and postdoc researchers to inspire your work and excite innovation and ambition in others. Share your story and interact with those at similar stages of their career or learning, and help build a bond of better and more connected scientists around the world.

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