She’s innovative. She’s three-dimensional. She’s made out of human cells. She has a functional reproductive tract that includes an ovary, fallopian tube, uterus and cervix. She also has a liver, and the channels necessary to pump nutrients between her organs. She produces and responds to hormones, and has a normal 28-day hormone cycle. She can metabolize drugs. She can tell you how a drug may affect fertility in women, or if it is toxic to the liver. And she fits in the palm of your hand. She’s the future of drug testing in women and personalized medicine, and her name is Evatar. Just as Eve is thought to be the mother of all humans, Evatar is the mother of all microHumans. Continue reading
So proud to lead this team of wonderful women! Mentoring has become one of my favorite roles as a scientist, and I couldn’t ask for better mentees. While we’re sad to say goodbye to Jovanka Ravix today, we know she’s going to go on to do great things! Plus, once a member of Team Cervix, always a member of Team Cervix!