Monitoring and Managing Cell Cultures webinar with Phacilitate Exchange

[WEBINAR] Goldilocks and the Three Cells: the Art of Monitoring and Managing Cell Cultures

A walk through the cell culture woods with Dr Derek C. Lenz, Beckman Coulter
Too acidic? Overly alkaline? Or just right?

Culturing cells is a subtle, dynamic process that requires constant monitoring and adjustment to maintain a “biological Goldilocks zone (BGZ).” i.e. the zone that represents the delicate balance between cells, cell media, reagents and growth conditions.

In this on-demand webinar, Dr Lenz explains how cell volume data can be used as a surrogate means of monitoring other aspects of cell viability related to the “BGZ.” In particular, he examines how monitoring cell volume can be helpful for assessing cell activation and proliferation – a critical factor in CAR-T cell research.

After concluding his remarks, Dr Lenz participates in a brief but informative Q&A with webinar attendees. (Total time: 37:35)

Phacilitate webinar with Beckman Coulter - managing cell culture

Dr Derek C. Lenz, Biopharma Specialist, Beckman CoulterDr Derek C. Lenz currently serves as a biopharma specialist at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, where he assists with implementing the innovative, automated analytical solutions provided by Beckman Coulter to application workflows critical in the research and application of biopharma solutions to life science endeavours.
Prior to Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Derek spent eight years at Mettler Toledo, initially as an analytical instrument specialist for the Midwest and later as a biopharma specialist, supporting operations in North America and Europe. Prior to that, he served as Product Manager for Accuri Cytometers. Dr Lenz has also held faculty positions at several different universities and colleges, where he taught a range of biological and medical courses and managed research grants and projects, with a number of scientific observations published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Lenz holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He earned his doctorate in Immunology, Microbiology & Virology under Dr Robert Swanborg at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI, and he completed Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Immunology both at Wayne State University under Dr Swanborg and under Dr Jonathan Sprent at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. 

Published Research:
  1. Lenz, D.C., Kurz, S.K., Lemmens, E., Schoenberger, S.P., Sprent, J., Oldstone, M.B.A., and Homann, D. Interleukin-7 Regulates Homeostasis of Antviral CD4+ T Cell Memory. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2004, 101(25):9357-9362.
  2. Lenz, D.C., Lu, L., Conant, S.B., Wolf, N.A., Gérard, H.C., Whittum-Hudson, J.A., Hudson A.P., and Swanborg, R.H. A Chlamydia pneumoniae-Specific Peptide Induces Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis in Rats. The Journal of Immunology, 2001, 167:1803-180.
  3. Lenz, D.C., Wolf, N.A., and Swanborg, R.H. Parental genes do not codominantly confer susceptibility to experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in F1 rats. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 2001, 114:181-187.
  4. Lenz, D.C. and Swanborg, R.H. Suppressor cells in demyelinating diseases: a new paradigm for the new millennium. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 1999, 100:53-57. 
  5. Lenz, D.C., Wolf, N.A., and Swanborg, R.H. Strain Variation in Autoimmunity: Attempted Tolerization of DA Rats Results in the Induction of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. The Journal of Immunology, 1999, 163:1763-1768.

Phacilitate webinar with Beckman Coulter - managing cell culture