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2012 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit

April 9-13, 2012 | San Francisco
Meeting Chairs: Lara A. Estroff, Jun Liu, Kornelius Nielsch, Kazumi Wada

Symposium PP : Manipulating Cellular Microenvironments

2012-04-10   Show All Abstracts

Symposium Organizers

Michael Schwartz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Todd C. McDevitt, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthias P. Lutolf, EPFL-SV-IBI-LSCB
Joel P. Schneider, National Cancer Institute-Frederick

Symposium Support

Glycosan Biosystems, Inc. A Division of Orthocyte Corp.
National Science Foundation

PP2: Engineering Platforms for Dynamic or Spatial Control Over the Microenvironment
Session Chairs
Michael Schwartz
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Marriott, Yerba Buena, Salons 10-11

2:30 AM - *PP2.1
3-D Biofabrication for Development of Cellular Systems

Piyush Bajaj 1 2 Vincent Chan 1 2 Jae H Jeong 4 5 Pinar Zorlutuna 1 2 Chaenyung Cha 4 Hyun J Kong 4 2 5 Rashid Bashir 3 1 2

1UIUC Urbana USA2UIUC Urbana USA3UIUC Urbana USA4UIUC Urbana USA5UIUC Urbana USA

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3:00 AM - PP2.2
Microfluidic Cell Culture Chambers with Nanoporous Walls for Chemical Communication

Zhifei Ge 1 Peter R Girguis 2 Cullen R Buie 1

1Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge USA2Harvard University Cambridge USA

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3:15 AM - PP2.3
Deconstructing the Effects of Matrix Stiffness and Confinement on Cell Migration

Amit Pathak 1 Sanjay Kumar 1

1University of California, Berkeley Berkeley USA

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3:30 AM - PP2.4
Flipping the Switch: Engineering Cell-instructive Microenvironments with Photo-activatable ``Caged'' Peptides

Daniel L Alge 2 Kristi S Anseth 1 2

1University of Colorado Boulder USA2Howard Hughes Medical Institute Boulder USA

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3:45 AM -

4:15 AM - *PP2.5
Dynamic Cell Niches through Bioorthogonal Photochemical Reactions

Cole DeForest 1 Mark Tibbitt 1 Kristi Anseth 1 2

1University of Colorado Boulder USA2Howard Hughes Medical Institute Boulder USA

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4:45 AM - PP2.6
Engineering Stem Cell Microenvironment with Independently Tunable Biochemical and Mechanical Properties

Xinming Tong 1 Fan Yang 1 2

1Stanford University Stanford USA2Stanford University Stanford USA

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5:00 AM - PP2.7
Manipulating Thiol-ene Hydrogel Degradation for Controlling 3D Cell Morphogenesis

Han Shih 1 Chien-Chi Lin 1

1Indiana-University Purdue-University Indianapolis Indianapolis USA

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5:15 AM - PP2.8
Influence of a Zwitterionic Polymer Brush on Stem Cell Morphology and Function

Aftin Monique Ross 1 Thomas Eyster 2 Luis G Villa-Diaz 3 Jonathan Oh 4 Priya Moni 4 Domenic Kratzer 5 Paul H Kresbach 1 3 Joerg Lahann 1 2 4

1Univ Michigan Ann Arbor USA2University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA3University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA4University of Michigan Ann Arbor USA5Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Karlsruhe Germany

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5:30 AM - PP2.9
Nano-bottlebrush Electrospun Fibres for Investigation of Cell-substrate Interactions

Andrew E Rodda 1 2 3 David R Nisbet 4 1 Laurence Meagher 2 3 Kevin E Healy 5 John S Forsythe 1 3

1Monash University Clayton Australia2CSIRO Clayton Australia3Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers Notting Hill Australia4The Australian National University Canberra Australia5University of California Berkeley USA

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5:45 AM - PP2.10
Elastic Conductive Polymer Nanofiber Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

Craig A. Milroy 1 Christopher Ellison 1 Christine E Schmidt 1 2

1University of Texas, Austin Austin USA2University of Texas, Austin Austin USA

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PP3: Poster Session: Manipulating Cellular Micronevirnoments
Session Chairs
Joel Schneider
Tuesday PM, April 10, 2012
Moscone West, Level 1, Exhibit Hall

6:00 AM - PP3.1
Influence of Hydrogel Matrix Properties on Proliferation of Pancreatic beta;-cells in 3D

Asad Raza 1 Chien-Chi Lin 1

1Indiana University Purdue Univeristy Indianapolis Indianapolis USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.10
Fabrication of Alginate Microstrands for 3D Mimicking of the Stem Cell Microenvironment

Andrea Unser 1 Bridget Mooney 1 Christopher Bowman 1 Dennis Pu 1 Nurazhani Abdul Raof 1 Magnus Bergkvist 1 Yubing Xie 1

1University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering Albany USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.11
Tailoring Supramolecular Interactions to Control Cell Response: From Viability to Proliferation to Morphogenesis

Christina Jane Newcomb 1 Shantanu Sur 2 Samuel I Stupp 1 2 3

1Northwestern University Evanston USA2Northwestern University Chicago USA3Northwestern University Evanston USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.12
Natural Polymers Based Scaffolds for Chondrogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Nandita Singh 1 Sameer S Rahatekar 2 Krzysztof Koziol 3 Avinash Patil 4 Sky Ng 1 Stephen Mann 4 Anthony Hollander 1 Wael Kafienah 1

1University of Bristol Bristol United Kingdom2University of Bristol Bristol United Kingdom3University of Cambridge Cambridge United Kingdom4University of Bristol Bristol United Kingdom

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6:00 AM - PP3.13
Identification of Neural Crest-like Synovial Stem Cells

Fang Huang 1 Zhenyu Tang 1 Song Li 1

1University of California, Berkeley Berkeley USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.15
Direct Printing of 3D Microscaffolds for the Study of Interstitial Cell Migration

Julian Roman Schneider 1 Patrick Galliker 1 Tobias Bachmann 1 Aldo Ferrari 1 Manish K Tiwari 1 Dimos Poulikakos 1

1ETH Zurich Zurich Switzerland

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6:00 AM - PP3.17
Cancer Adaptation to Drug Gradient in Microfluidic Microenvironments

Amy Wu 1 3 Guillaume Lambert 2 3 Robert H Austin 2 3 James C Sturm 1 3 Chira Chen-Tanyolac 4 Thea D Tlsty 4

1Princeton University Princeton USA2Princeton University Princeton USA3Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM) Princeton USA4University of California, San Francisco San Francisco USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.19
Cellulose Nanowhiskers: Nanoscale Cues for Directing Skeletal Muscle Myogenesis

James M Dugan 1 Julie E Gough 1 Stephen J Eichhorn 2

1The University of Manchester Manchester United Kingdom2University of Exeter Exeter United Kingdom

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6:00 AM - PP3.2
Engineering Intestinal Microenvironments: Progress towards a New Preclinical Drug Screening Platform

Rebecca Snyder 1 James Su 2 Calvin Kuo 3 Sarah Heilshorn 2

1Stanford University Stanford USA2Stanford University Stanford USA3Stanford University Stanford USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.20
A Completely Synthetic, Micro-patterned Culture Surface for Human Embryonic Stem Cells

Felicia L Svedlund 1 Colleen Courtney 2 Elizabeth Irwin 1 Albert Lin 1 Kevin E Healy 1

1UC Berkeley Berkeley USA2UMBC Baltimore USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.21
Characterization of a Functionalized Nanoneedle Array for Protein Detection as a High Throughput Biomarker Discovery Platform

Rahim Esfandyarpour 1 Hesaam Esfandyarpour 1 Mehdi Javanmard 1 Ronald W Davis 1

1Stanford University Stanford USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.23
Photoswitchable block copolymer for micropatterning different cell types

Kyu-Shik Mun 1 Ross Andrews 1 Carlos C Co 1 Chia-Chi Ho 1

1University of Cincinnati Cincinnati USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.4
Engineering Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogel Microenvironments to Promote Mesenchymal Stem Cell Proliferation

Michael Hoffman 1 2 Danielle Benoit 1 2 3

1University of Rochester Rochester USA2University of Rochester Medical Center Rochester USA3University of Rochester Rochester USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.5
Photo-sensitive Biocompatible Hydrogels Structuring Extracellular Environments by Two Photon Polymerisation

Jurgen Stampfl 1 Jan Torgersen 1 Aleksandr Ovsianikov 1 Xiaohua Qin 2 Zhiquan Li 2 Vladimir Mironov 1 Robert Liska 2

1TU Wien Vienna Austria2TU Wien Vienna Austria

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6:00 AM - PP3.6
Dual-crosslinked Alginate for Spatial Control of Hydrogel Material Properties

Julia E. Samorezov 1 Eben Alsberg 1 2

1Case Western Reserve University Cleveland USA2Case Western Reserve University Cleveland USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.7
Nanotopography-based Gene Delivery and ECM Protein Patterns for Neuro-differentiation of Stem Cells

Aniruddh Solanki 1 Shreyas Shah 1 Ki-Bum Lee 1

1Rutgers University Piscataway USA

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6:00 AM - PP3.9
Micropatterning and Covalent Immobilization of Multiple Bioactive Molecules for Regenerative Medicine Applications

Pascal Jonkheijm 1

1Mesa Institute for Nanotechnology Enschede Netherlands

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