Lonnie Shea, PhD
Lonnie Shea here. I am the bioengineer that runs the biomaterials core and have been collaborating with Teresa Woodruff for the past 8 years on the development of the culture system for ovarian follicles. This culture system is the technology that can enable frozen tissue to produce mature eggs for use with in vitro fertilization.
This culture system is being highlighted by the bioengineering institute at NIH – NIBIB is the acronym – in an upcoming newsletter to the bioengineering community. This culture system is a success stories in the broad field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine – and, I expect, will raise awareness among another group of researchers.