The Convergence of Advanced Materials with Developmental Biology

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Track: Tissue Engineering
Room: Grand Ballroom C


Regenerative Engineering is the convergence of advanced materials science, stem cell and developmental biology, physical sciences, and clinical translation to develop innovative, scalable tools to regenerate damaged or diseased complex tissues and organs. This symposium will include presentations that describe how biomaterials inspired from the fields of nanotechnology, cell and molecular biology, and medicine can improve health. The session will cover how clinical translation may/should drive biomaterial design by fostering discussion among clinician/scientists, engineers, and representatives from companies with interest in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.


  • 10:30 a.m. 175. Invited Speaker: Jennifer West, PhD, Duke University

  • 11:00 a.m. 176. Nonviral Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts to Neuronal Cells Using Polydopamine-coated Nanofibril scaffold, H Kim*(1), H Kim(2), K Leong(1); (1)Columbia University, New York, NY, (2)Dankook University, Cheonan, Republic of Korea

  • 11:15 a.m. 177. Controlling Osteogenic Differentiation of hMSCs Encapsulated in Thiol-Epoxy Crosslinked PEG-based Hydrogels, C Huynh*(1), F Liu(1), Y Cheng(1), K Coughlin(2), E Alsberg(1); (1)Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, (2)Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

  • 11:30 a.m. 178. Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Regenerative Medicine, J Dobson*; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • 12:00 noon 179. Tissue Origami for Regenerative Engineering, G. Camci-Unal*; University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA

  • 11:45 a.m. 180. Dynamic transcription factor activity networks in response to ovarian follicle culture environments, H. Zhou*, J. Decker, C. Tomaszewski, L. Shea, A. Shikanov; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 12:15 p.m. 181. Tunable synthetic PEG hydrogels for supporting lymphangion sprouting lymphangiogenesis, J Hooks*, R Cruz-Acuña, A García, J Dixon; Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Invited Speaker(s)