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A Harrisburg University of Science and Technology professor is ending 2022 by achieving the “hat trick” of book chapter writing.

The publishing company Elsevier invited Dr. Leena Pattarkine to contribute a chapter in 2022 to a third book.

Pattarkine is writing a chapter on ‘Hybrid polymeric scaffolds for potential applications in nerve and muscle regeneration’ for the book Hybrid Polymeric Systems for Biomedical Applications to be published in 2023 by Elsevier The book editors are Rotimi Sadiku and Blessing Aderibigbe.

Pattarkine teaches Regenerative Medicine (BTEC 640) course in the MS BTEC program.

In 2022, Pattarkine was invited to contribute two chapters for the Elsevier published book, Bioreactor Design Concepts for Viral Vaccine Production.

She co-authored a chapter on Membrane Filtration Technologies for Viral Vaccine Production. with Dr. Wei-Chien Hun, a biotechnology professor. Additionally, she co-authored the chapter Emerging Trends in Biomanufacturing Process Management with Dr. Dennis Gross, of the Biotechnology corporate faculty.

Dr. Pattarkine leads the University’s undergraduate and graduate Biotechnology programs, as well as the Capital Area Biotechnology Partnership and hosts the annual Pennsylvania BioGENEius Challenge. Additionally, Harrisburg University offers graduate-level biotechnology certificates to prepare working professionals with workforce and leadership skills within the biotechnology industry: Certificate in Biomanufacturing in Biotechnology; Certificate in Regulatory Affairs in Biotechnology; and a Certificate in Medical Biotechnology.

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