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NextGen Discovery Series – October 2, 2024

“Bioengineering Solutions for Tomorrow's Healthcare Challenges”

A lab worker rotates a vial of blood

Speaker: Mark Towler, PhD, Linda & Bipin Doshi Professor, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, University of Missouri Science & Technology

Date: October 2, 2024, noon-1 p.m.

Location: Missouri S&T Campus 

*Zoom option available 

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About the Speaker

Mark Towler PortraitDr. Towler holds a bachelor’s degree in polymer science and technology from Victoria University of Manchester, England, a master’s degree in industrial materials Engineering from the University of Liverpool, England, and a Ph.D. in biomedical materials from the University of London. Towler was previously a professor of biomedical engineering at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). He was also an affiliate scientist with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and created two companies: Crescent Operations and Solas Operations. He invented a diagnostic device that can indicate a person’s risk of bone fracture by analyzing their nail clipping. Dr. Towler is recognized for publishing the first paper identifying the relationship between nail structure and bone and he holds ten patents in the medical devices space.


About the Discovery Series

The NextGen Precision Health Discovery Series provides learning opportunities for UM System faculty and staff across disciplines, the statewide community and our other partners to learn about the scope of precision health research and identify potential collaborative opportunities. The series consists of monthly lectures geared toward a broad multidisciplinary audience so all can participate and appreciate the spectrum of precision health efforts. 

For questions about this event or any others in the Discovery Series, please reach out to Veronica Lemme at