Texas Tech University

Texas Tech Professor Develops Artificial Cornea Grown on a Chip

The Chronicle of Higher Education

October 29, 2018

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Technological medical advancements have enhanced our way of life in unprecedented ways, from leadless pacemakers to gene therapy treatments. Such breakthroughs continue to happen, thanks to professors in the Texas Tech University System.

Jungkyu (Jay) Kim, an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering at Texas Tech University and an adjunct professor in the School of Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), collaborated with Dr. Ted Reid, a professor in the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences in the School of Medicine, to develop an artificial, human cornea-on-a-chip. The findings were recently published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's scientific journal, "Lab on a Chip." 

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