Today at 4 p.m. ET, Dr. Lucie Low, scientific program manager at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), will join The Scientist magazine for a Facebook Live interview. In the interview, Low will discuss NCATS’ joint Tissue Chips in Space initiative with the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory. She also plans to talk about the tissue chip investigations that recently launched to the ISS National Lab on SpaceX’s 17th commercial resupply services mission.
How to View the Interview
What: Interview with Dr. Lucie Low of NIH's NCATS
Time: 4 p.m. ET
How to view: Go here for The Scientist's Facebook Live event
Tissue chips are small devices engineered to grow human cells on an artificial scaffold to model the structure and function of human tissues and organs. In microgravity, tissue chips have the potential to accelerate pathways for understanding the mechanisms behind disease and developing new treatments.
To learn more about tissue chips and the NCATS Tissue Chips in Space initiative, see the ISS360 article “Tissue Chips Will Soon Head to Space” and the related links below!