Blood Substitutes and Safety - A Collaboration with OXYVITA, Inc.
MSMC LIBRARY WEEK 2020
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Up next: James Moran, MSMC Associate Professor of Biology
Blood transfusions save lives every day, but are associated with significant risks and potential side effects. Researchers and biotech companies have developed artificial oxygen carriers (AOCs) as a substitute for red blood cell transfusions, but these are not yet approved for human use. Learn about the research done by MSMC students to test AOCs from OXYVITA and what they’ve discovered about these potential lifesavers.
This work was initiated at MSMC in 2012, following an invited presentation on campus by scientists from OXYVITA, Inc. Over the years, Dr. Moran has taken a number of undergraduate students to visit the OXYVITA, Inc. production facility, which is currently located on the Horton campus of the Touro College of Osterpathic Medicine in Middletown, NY. Students have conducted research with the OxyVita product through participation in the Mount’s SURE Program, as Honors or independent study research projects.
James Moran holds a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo and earned his PhD in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the SPIRE Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which included a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor of biology at UNC-Pembroke.
Dr. Moran has been a member of the MSMC faculty since 2008 and currently teaches courses in microbiology and immunology. His research interests include the immune safety of synthetic blood substitutes and developments in cancer immunotherapy.
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