CBE/ENGR 225 Faculty Seminar: Galen D. Stucky, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Materials Department, and Biomolecular Science & Engineering Program, UCSB
Galen D. Stucky, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry,
Materials Department, and Biomolecular Science & Engineering Program
E. Khashoggi Industries, LLC - Professor in Letters and Science
University of California, Santa Barbara
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
*Cookies and Coffee will be provided*
Learning about the Blood Coagulations System from the
Outside and Inside With Simple, Low-Cost Inorganic Materials
This talk will describe our efforts and what we have learned over the past ten years to develop simple, low-cost inorganic remedial agents, including layered clays and polyphosphates, to amplify the blood-clotting cascade and for point-of-care therapeutic treatment of the external and internal bleeding that results from traumatic injury. The story began with the need to quickly stop major external arterial bleeding and has expanded to our current attempts, using a systems approach and simple inorganic materials, to direct the therapeutic trajectory over longer periods in a manner that gives the body an opportunity to deal with the lethal triad of hypothermia, dilution, and acidemia; and, a life-ending coagulopathic condition.