Webinar By Samuel Grant, National MagLab


Title: Using High Fields to Combat Ischemic Stroke with Cell Therapy

Seminar Overview: In this webinar, Prof. Samuel Grant, researcher at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and FAMU-FSU College of Engineering in Florida, will give insight into his group’s innovative approach to monitor stroke recovery using cell therapy. Working with cellular engineers, adult human mesenchymal stem cells of bone marrow and fat tissue are used to treat ischemic stroke. To monitor the efficacy of cell therapy, Grant directly visualizes sodium, an indicator of tissue vitality. The key to this visualization lies in their 21.1 Tesla instrument run on ParaVision. This ultra-high field strength provides the sensitivity needed to investigate this promising stroke treatment.