Venture Café Virtual – Jeffrey Millman, PhD and Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD Present: Novel Therapies for Diabetes and Kidney Disease

April 16, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Venture Café Virtual,

Precision Medicine Thursdays at Venture Café
Attendance is FREE.  Registration available at the event.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Precision Medicine Thursdays at Venture Café have moved online.


Jeffrey Millman, PhD  Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Improving Diabetes Healthcare with Stem Cell Technologies      Healthcare costs for treating diabetes are over $42 billion per year, with persistence of long-term complications still a remaining major challenge in patient care. This seminar will discuss how the generation of insulin-producing cells from stem cells for use in drug screening and cell replacement therapy can revolutionize next generation treatment for patients.

Click here to watch Dr. Millman’s talk.

Mohamed Zayed, MD, PhD, FACS  Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vascular Surgery Section, Washington University in St. Louis         

Novel Intra-Vascular Cell and Drug-Eluting Delivery Platform  Arteriovenous grafts have been used for decades to facilitate hemodialysis. They are directly attached to a person’s vasculature. So why not use them as a cell and drug-delivery platform?

For more information about Dr. Millman’s and Dr. Zayed’s work, please visit

They can also be emailed for more information (Dr. Millman –; Dr. Zayed –

On the third Thursday of every month, ICTS Precision Medicine hosts a session featuring WashU faculty working in translational genomics/precision medicine areas. Talks are typically oriented toward biotechnology, diagnostics, informatics, start-ups and precision interventions based on medical genomics innovations.