Engineering Cells and Their Microenvironments

Timeslot: Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:15pm to 6:15pm
Track: Wound Healing and Cellular Microenvironment
Room: 208/209


The Engineering Cells & Their Microenvironments Special Interest Group concentrates on technologies and approaches focused at the single cell level and encompassing engineering cell microenvironments, biomaterial-induced cell signaling, stem cell manufacturing and differentiation, immunoengineering, and biomaterials for cell-based detection and diagnosis.


  • 4:15 p.m. 290. Recapitulating Physical Changes in the Extracellular Matrix with Dynamic Hydrogels, A. Rosales*(1), S. Vega(2), F. DelRio(3), J. Burdick(2), K. Anseth(4); (1)The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, (2)University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, (3)National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO, (4)University of Colo

  • 4:30 p.m. 291. Fabrication of a Vascularized Tumor Microenvironment for Immunotherapy, M Dey*(1), E Karhan(2), C Tastan(2), D Unutmaz(2), I Ozbolat(1); (1)Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, (2)Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Farmington, CT

  • 4:45 p.m. 292. A MMP7-sensitive photoclickable biomimetic hydrogel for MSC encapsulation and engineering human cartilage, E Aisenbrey*, S Bryant; University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

  • 5:00 p.m. 293. Dynamics of autocrine and paracrine domains in hematopoietic stem cell culture, A. Gilchrist*(1), B. Mahadik(2), S. Lee(1), Y. Hu(1), B. Harley(1); (1)University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, (2)National Institute of Health, Urbana, IL

  • 5:15 p.m. 294. Measuring Three-Dimensional Shape of Bone Marrow Stromal Cells Cultured in Tissue Engineering Scaffolds, C. Simon*, M. Simon, D. Juba, P. Pine, S. Sarkar, D. Chen, P. Baker, S. Bodhak, A. Cardone, M. Brady, P. Bajcsy, B. Pazmino, J. Douglas, W. Keyrouz, C. Lee, S. Florczyk; NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

  • 5:30 p.m. 295. Riboflavin as a visible light photoinitiator for dynamic stiffening of cell-laden hydrogels, H Nguyen*(1), H Liu(2), C Lin(1); (1)Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, (2)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • 5:45 p.m. 296. Oxygenating microparticles for localized oxygenation to 3D tissue environments, P Patil*, N Leipzig; The University of Akron, akron, OH

  • 6:00 p.m. 297. Anticancer Efficacy of Tannic Acid is Dependent on the Stiffness of the Underlying Matrix, C. Bridgeman, T. Nguyen, V. Kishore*; Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL