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Symposium SB12-Biomaterials for Regenerative Engineering

Regeneration of damaged tissues represents a major medical need. A promising approach for development of properly functioning tissue replacements is to utilize engineered biomaterials. Regenerative engineering aims to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased tissues and organs by converging materials science, developmental biology, stem cell incorporation, and clinical approaches. This symposium will cover interdisciplinary topics such as materials science, chemistry, cell biology, physics, engineering, and medicine. The sessions of this symposium will emphasize material properties and applications of biomaterials (polymers, hydrogels, ceramics, metals, elastomers, fibers, composites, gradients) for regenerative tissue engineering. Additionally, we will cover delivery of small molecules (proteins, peptides, growth factors, drugs, micro/nanoparticles, DNA, RNA), and applications of micro- nano-technologies to control cell behavior. We will also emphasize the importance of translation of bench information into patient care by facilitating discussions between engineers, clinicians, and medical device companies. Professionals from different areas of expertise including materials scientists, members of national laboratories, professors, students (undergraduate/gradate), early career scientists, industry members, biotechnology experts, and medical practitioners will be interested in this symposium. This multidisciplinary symposium will serve towards the objectives of the MRS by contributing to education and training of the next generation of materials researchers, providing opportunities for career and professional development of materials scientists, and helping broaden diversity.

Topics will include:

  • Hydrogels to control and direct cellular behavior
  • Synthetic biomaterials for fabrication of implantable scaffolds
  • Scaffolds from biomaterials of natural origin
  • Stimuli-responsive polymers and intelligent materials for regenerative medicine
  • Rapid prototyping and 3D bioprinting approaches to generate tissue-mimetics
  • Biomaterials as artificial tissue replacements
  • Cardiovascular biomaterials
  • Instructive materials to modulate stem cell behavior
  • Micro- nano- technologies for fabrication of tissue scaffolds
  • Clinical translation of bench information into bed-side care
  • High-throughput approaches for synthesis and screening of biomaterials
  • Biomaterials for musculoskeletal tissue engineering
  • Poster session: Biomaterials for regenerative engineering
  • Poster session: Hydrogel-based materials for tissue regeneration
  • Poster session: Synthesis and characterization of biomaterials

Invited Speakers:

  • Brian Aguado (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Ipsita Banarjee (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Danielle Benoit (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Carlos Estrada (Boston Children's Hospital, USA)
  • Eileen Gentleman (King's College London, United Kingdom)
  • Brendan Harley (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Sarah Heilshorn (Stanford University, USA)
  • Seda Kizilel (Koc University, Turkey)
  • Abigail Koppes (Northeastern University, USA)
  • Cato Laurencin (University of Connecticut Health Center, USA)
  • Chelsea Magin (University of Colorado Denver, USA)
  • Sedat Odabas (Ankara University, Turkey)
  • Murugan Ramalingam (Vellore Institute of Technology, India)
  • Kaushal Rege (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Rui Reis (University of Minho, Portugal)
  • Cherie Stabler (University of Florida, USA)
  • Joyce Wong (Boston University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Gulden Camci-Unal
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Department of Chemical Engineering

Richard Benninger
University of Colorado Denver

Natesh Parashurama
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Donghui Zhu
Stony Brook University, The State University of New York

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