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 Symposium / Mon Oct 24


 Plenary Welcome Session: Breakthroughs in Biomaterials

Session Chair: Joachim Kohn

9:00 - 9:20 am Christopher J. Molloy, Senior Vice President for Research and Economic Development - Rutgers University Welcome
9:20 - 10:00 am Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Biomaterials and Biotechnology:  From the Discovery of the First Angiogenesis Inhibitors to the Development of Controlled Drug Delivery Systems and the Foundation of Tissue Engineering"
10:00 - 10:30 am
Jennifer ElisseeffMorton Goldberg Professor and Director of Translational Tissue Engineering Center, Biomedical Enginnering and Wilmer Eye Institute - Johns Hopkins University, "Discovery of Regenerative Biomaterials Through Bench to Bedside Translation"
10:30 - 11:00 am
11:00 - 11:30 am Kam Leong, Samuel Y Sheng Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Systems Biology - Columbia University, "Bioengineering Strategies to Advance Biomanufacturing of Cell and Tissue Therapeutics"
11:30 - 12:00 pm Jason BurdickProfessor, Department of Bioengineering - University of Pennsylvania "Injectable Shear-Thinning and Self-Healing Hydrogels for Tissue Repair and Biomedical Applications"

12:00 - 1:15 pm   LUNCH

The talks with red titles are links to PDF's

1:15 -2:35 pm 1A Nanotechnology
(Session Chair Kaiming Ye) 
2A Tissue Engineering
 (Session Chair Antonio Merolli) 
3A Standards and Regulatory Science
(Session Chair Joseph Rosen) 
4A Biofabrication
(Session Chair Ibrahim Ozbolat) 
1:15 - 1:40 pm Justin Hanes, Lewis J. Ort Professor of Ophthalmology Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, Neurosurgery, and Oncology- Johns Hopkins University - "Drug and Nucleic Acid Delivery to the Brain"

Paul Falkowski, Board of Governors' Professor Rutgers University - "How Corals Make Rocks"


Carl G. Simon, Biologist, Biosystems & Biomaterials Division - National Institute of Standards and Technology, "Measurement Assurance Strategies for Tissue Engineering Research" Wei Sun, Albert Soffa Chair Professor Drexel University and National "Thousand-Talent" Distinguished Professor Tsinghua University - "From 3D Printing to Bio-3D Printing- Challenges and Opportunities"

1:40 - 2:05 pm

Liisa Kuhn, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences- University of Connecticut Health Center, "Turn To The Left, Then Turn To The Right: Nanostructured Drug Delivery Systems For Guiding Multiple Steps Of Tissue Regeneration"  

Hasan Erbil Abaci, Postdoctoral Researcher Columbia University - "Recapitulating Hair Follicle Neogenesis in Human Skin Equivalents"

Michael Drues, Regulatory Consultant, Vascular Sciences- "Communication with FDA: What Do We Say and How Do We Say It?" David Dean, Associate Professor, Ohio State University- "Problems Facing the Current Spectrum of 3D Printable Biomedical Materials"
2:05 - 2:20 pm Christopher Jewell, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland - "Design of Nanostructured Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Vaccines Assembled from Polyionic Immune Signals" Sebastian L. Vega, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Pennsylvania, "A Combinatorial Hydrogel Platform to Probe Stem Cell Chondrogenesis in 3D" Becky Robinson-Zeigler, Team Leader and Biomedical Engineer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration - "The Not-So-Odd Couple-Regenerative Medicine and Regulatory Science"
K.B. Rodenhausen, Field Appplication Scientist, Biolin Scientific- "Functionalized Three-Dimentsional Spatially Coherent Thin Films for Biomaterial Applications"
2:20 - 2:35 pm Sijia Yi, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University "Engineering Nanomaterial Morphology for Targeting Immune Cells in Naïve and Atherosclerotic Mice" Syam Nukavarapu, Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center - "Unique Matrix Platform for an Integrated Bone-Cartilage Interface Regeneration" Ying Mei, Assistant Professor Clemson University- "Peptide-functionalized Polymer Microarrays for Stem Cell Manufacturing"
2:35 - 3:30 pm POSTER SESSION: Full Details Here
3:30 - 5:00 pm 1B Nanotechnology
(Session Chair Kaiming Ye)
2B Tissue Engineering
(Session Chair Hilton Kaplan)
3B Translational Science
(Session Chair Joseph Rosen)
4B New Polymer Designs
(Session Chair Ophir Ortiz)
3:30 - 3:45 pm Bozena Michniak-Kohn- Professor - Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Director - Center for Dermal Research, Rutgers University "Drug-Loaded Tyrospheres for Dermal Delivery" Alexandra Pastino, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Rutgers University, “Development of a Hybrid Scaffold with a Cell-Deposited Extracellular Matrix within a Synthetic Polymeric Fiber Mat”
Abhijit Vijay Salvekar, Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health and Medicine - "Bioabsorbable Water-responsive Shape Memory Polymer-hydrogel Plug for Temporary Vascular Embolization in Liver Cancer Treatment" Mariagemiliana Dessì, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Rutgers University - "Expanding the Frontiers of Smart Anti-inflammatory Biomaterials: Leveraging Heat-shock Protein Analogues to Increase the Expression of Interleukin 10 for Therapeutic Application"
3:45 - 4:00 pm Jeoung Soo Lee, Assistant Professor, Clemson University - "The Effect of Rolipram-Loaded Polymeric Micelle Nanoparticle on cAMP Level in Hypoxia Condition and in Rat SCI Model" Aaron Morris, Yale University -"Genetically Engineered Acellular ECM Scaffolds for Enhanced Tissue Integration" Daniel S. Oh, Assistant Professor, Columbia University - "Bone Regeneration in Segmental Defect via Biogenic Microenvironment Scaffold" David Brennan, Rowan University - "Enhancing Macromolecular Orientation and Mechanical Properties of Electrospun Nanofibers Through Post-stretching"
4:00 - 4:15 pm Panos G. Georgopoulos, Professor Rutgers University - "Multiscale Computational Modeling of Pulmonary Responses to Engineered Nanomaterials " Brooke McClarren, Rutgers University - "Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to Static Tension, Cyclic Tension, and Vibration" Michael G. Dunn, Associate Professor, Rutgers University- "MeniscoFix: A New Approach for Meniscus Reconstruction" Murat Guvendiren, Assistant Professor, New Jersey Institute of Technology - "Designing Biomaterial Inks for 3D Printing of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Medical Devices"
4:15 - 4:30 pm

Stavroula Sofou, Associate Professor, Rutgers University"Triggered Ligand Clustering on Lipid Nanoparticles for Selective Targeting and Killing of Untargetable Cancer Cells: The Case for 'Sticky Patches"

Beatriz Quinones-Colon, University of Puerto Rico - "Engineering Biopolymeric Nanostructured Fibers and Films for Tissue Engineering Applications" Angana Kharge, Scientist, Integra Life Sciences- Development of a Porcine Model of Delayed Wound Healing James Posillico, Chairman and CEO, Polymer Therapeutics, LLC - "Broad-Spectrum Anti-infective Biomaterials With Osteogenic Activity"
4:30 - 4:45 pm

Special Keynote:

Chun Li,  MD Anderson - "Nano Solutions for Overcoming Stromal Barriers in Pancreatic Cancer"

Jay C. Sy, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University "The Injectrode: A Next Generation Probe for Chronic Neural Interfaces" Philip Brudnicki, Columbia University "Bioactive Ceramic-Polymer Composites Regulate Mineralization Potential of Periodontal Ligament Derived Cells" Christopher Baker, Brown University- "Morphological Manipulation of poly-L-Lactic Acid"
4:45 - 5:00 pm Corina White, Rutgers University - "The Effects of Scaffold Rigidity on Retinal Pigment Epithelial Cells"  Tyler Hoffman Rutgers University "Antimicrobial Peptides in Human Cryopreserved Viable Amniotic Membrane" Robert Latour, Mc-Queen-Quattlebaum Professor Clemson University - "Design Optimization of PEG-Based Peptide-Conjugated Hydrogels Through Multiscale Molecular Modeling Methods"
 5:30 - 6:30 pm RECEPTION  
Symposium / Tue Oct 25
9:00 - 10:15am 5A Biofabrication
(Session Chair Wei Sun)
6A Neuro Engineering

7A Drug Delivery
(Session Chair Mirka El Fray)
9:00 - 9:25 am

Keynote by:

Ibrahim Ozbolat, Associate Professor, Penn State University, "Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs: From Perfusable Tissues to In Situ Printing"

Keynote by:

Antonio Merolli, Visiting Research Scholar - NJCBM at Rutgers University "A Physical Basis for Peripheral Nerve Regeneration"

Keynote by:

Narendra Vyavahare, Hunter Endowed Chair and Professor Clemson University - "Targeting Nanoparticles to Degenerated Elastin: A New Pathway To Deliver Drugs for Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Diseases"

9:25 - 9:50 am David Shreiber, Professor, Rutgers University, "Free-Form Fabrication of a Thermo-reversible, Methacrylated Collagen for Regenerative Medicine" Omar Khan, Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "An Implantable Elastic Multielectrode Array for Muscle Conditioning and Epimysial Recording During Peripheral Nerve Repair" Curtis Cetrulo, Assistant Professor, Harvard University - "Application of Topical FK506-TyroSpheresTM to Vascularized Composite Allografts in a Non-Human Primate Model"
9:50 - 10:15 am Thanh D. Nguyen, Assistant Professor, University of Conneticut, "A novel three-dimensional microfabrication method of polymeric biomaterials for controlled drug delivery"  Rick Cohen, Assistant Research Professor - Rutgers University "Simplified Dopaminergic Neuron and Cardiac Differentiation of Single Episome Reprogrammed Fibroblasts" Wilson S. Meng, Associate Professor, Duquesne University - "Antibody-Armed In Situ-Forming Film for Attenuating allo-T Cell Response in a Murine Skin Transplant Model"
10:15 - 11:10 am POSTER SESSION: Full Details Here
11:10 am - 11:55 am 5B Biofabrication
(Session Chair Wei Sun)
6B Neuro Engineering

7B Drug and Gene Delivery
(Session Chair Mirka El Fray)
11:00 - 11:25 am

Keynote by:

Warren C. Ruder, Assistant Professor Virginia Polytechnic and State University "Engineered Cells Direct Cell-free Synthetic Biology via Programmable Microparticles" 

Keynote by:

Alex A. Aimetti, Senior Director - Medical Evaluation and Scientific Support InVivo Therapeutics Corporation, "Translation of Biomaterial-based Therapies for the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury: The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ and Bioengineered Neural Trails" 

Keynote by:

Marko Boskov, University of Munich, "Gene Therapy with a Modified SNIM-RNA combined with Stem Cell Therapy as Alternative to Gene Trnsfer with DNA or Recombinant Protein in Bone Regeneration"  

11:25 am - 11:40 pm Lesley W. Chow, Assistant Professor, Lehigh University - "Modular Materials for Fabricating Hierarchical Scaffolds" Reva M. Street, Drexel University "Growth of Spinal Cord Explants on Electrospun Polyethylenimine-blended Fibers" Steven Lu, Senior Scientist, Secant Group - "Innate Antibacterial Activity of Bioelastomer Poly(glycerol sebacate)"
11:40 - 11:55 am Verida J. Leandre,  Brown University- "Encapsulated Proteins Recruit Progenitor Cell Populations Via Localized Delivery of Implanted Mesh Constructs" Hilton Kaplan, Associate Director - NJCBM at Rutgers University, "Regeneration of Decellularized Neurovascular Bundles to Support Large-Scale Tissue Engineering and Hybrid Synthetic Scaffolds"        Mohammad Izadifar, University of Saskatchewan - "Core-Shell Polymeric Nanoparticles for Temporal Control of Growth Factor Release in Fibrin Cardiac Patch"
12:00 - 1:15 pm LUNCH



Closing Plenary Session: Innovative Directions in Biomaterials Research

1:15 - 1:45 pm Pamela Yelick, Professor of Oral Pathology - Tufts University, "Regenerating Alveolar Bone and Teeth"
1:45 - 2:15 pm Prabhas Moghe, Distinguished Professor Biomedical Engineering - Rutgers University, "3D Scaffolds for Neuron Regrowth"
2:15 - 2:45 pm BREAK
2:45 - 3:15 pm Catherine K. Kuo, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedics - University of Rochester "Embryonically Inspired Microenvironments for Tissue Regeneration"
3:15 - 3:45 pm  William Welsh, Professor Department of Pharmacology - Rutgers University, "Power of Computational Modeling of Biomaterials"
3:45 - 4:15 pm Kacy Cullen, Research Assistant Professor of  Neurosurgery - University of Pennsylvania, "Tissue Engineered Nerve Grafts Facilitate Regeneration and Promote Functional Recovery Following Major Nervous System Injury."
4:15 - 4:45 pm Joachim Kohn, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry - Rutgers University Concluding Remarks: "From Tissue Engineering to Synthetic Biology"