Platt Lab Mission:

To fuse engineering, cell biology, and physiology to understand how cells sense, respond, and remodel their immediate mechanical and biochemical environments for repair and regeneration in health and disease, then to translate that knowledge to clinics domestically and internationally to address global health disparities.

Australian Health and Medical Research Congress on Transdisciplinary Science invites Dr. Platt as one of its international invited speakers!

Dr. Platt just presented work from the lab on Proteolytic Profiles as a part of Personalized Medicine strategies, work that involves nurses, clinicians, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, and systems biologists! The AHMR conference was held in Melbourne, Australia and the Australian researchers were excellent hosts. Dr. Platt also participated on the opening panel discussion about scientists paths to and through transdisciplinary research which he shared with Dr. Tanya Brown, director of the Biophotonics Center at Adelaide and Dr. Jozef Penninger of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Austria, moderated by Dr. Sarah Meachem of Prince Henry’s Institute. Great science happening in Australia and cannot wait to return! (November 2014).

New publication in Circulation Research from collaboration with Dr. Mike Davis!

" Identification of Therapeutic Covariant microRNA Clusters in Hypoxia Treated Cardiac Progenitor Cell Exosomes using Systems Biology "

Gray WD, French KM, Ghosh-Choudhary SK, Maxwell JT, Brown ME, Platt MO, Searles CD, Davis ME.

We contributed with the systems biology analysis of the microRNAs contained in the exosomes from the cardiac progenitor cells. (October 2014).

Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting 2014

Meghan Ferrall and Suhaas Anbazhakan both presented posters on their work at BMES this year. Suhaas won a special Reviewers Choice award for his abstract being in the top 5% of those submitted! Also, at the meeting, Dr. Platt received surprise recognition for his service on the BMES Diversity Committee as the chair of the annual Celebration of Minorities in BME luncheon for the last 5 years. (October 2014).