Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Chemical and Biological Engineering

First Advisor

Surya K. Mallapragada

Second Advisor

Marit Nilsen-Hamilton

Third Advisor

Monica H. Lamm

Abstract

For stem and progenitor cells to become clinically useful, the factors that influence their differentiation must be better understood. The interaction between progenitor cells and their environment is thought to be one of the main influences on differentiation. This thesis examines the effects of media conditioned by primary astrocytes and extracellular matrix protein surface coatings on the differentiation of neural progenitor cells.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16626

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Erin Boote Jones

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1454705

OCLC Number

273879716

ISBN

9780549688631

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

62 pages

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