McGowan Institute Injury, Repair and Regenerative Medicine Seminar Series

Board Room – 5th Floor Eye and Ear Institute
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Lunch will be provided)
For information regarding the schedule, please contact Cecelia Yates, PhD at (412) 624-5728 / email: cecelia.yates@pitt.edu

2017
January
17 Latha Satish, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery
Role of Pericytes in Wound Healing
February
7 Jelena M Janjic, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics
Mylan School of Pharmacy
Duquesne University
Theranostic Pain Nanomedicine
21 Rami A Namas, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Emerging Biomarkers of Trauma-Induced Immune Dysregulation: Clinical Applications and Future Prospects
March
7 No Seminar
Spring Break
21 Ispita Banerjee, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Engineering Vascularized Islet Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
April
4 Kia Washington, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery
Second Sight: From Experimental Model to Clinical Translation of Whole-Eye Transplantation
18 Qiang Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
RNA Editing in Angiogenesis
May
2 Thomas Lozito, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering
Lizard Tail Regeneration as an Instructive Model of Enhanced Healing Capabilities in an Adult Amniote
16 TBA
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
19 Kacey Marra, PhD
Co-Director, The Adipose Stem Cell Research Laboratory
Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery,
University of PittsburghBenjamin Schilling, MS
Graduate Student
Peripheral nerve repair and prevention of muscle atrophy using conduits supplemented with adipose stem cells
October
3 Stephen Badylak, DVM, PhD, MD
Professor of Surgery
Deputy Director, McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Director, McGowan Institute of Preclinical Testing
University of PittsburghLindsey Saldin
Graduate student
ECM hydrogel for treatment of esophageal disease: Pre-clinical and human studies
17 Tzahi Cohen-Karni, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
and Materials Science & Engineering
Carnegie Mellon UniversitySahil Rastogi, MS
Graduate student
Fusing nanosensors with excitable tissues and cells
November
7 Brian N. Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering and
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
University of PittsburghSam LoPresti
Graduate student
Macrophages, Biomaterials, and Regenerative Medicine
21 Morgan Fedorchak, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Chemical Engineering
and Clinical & Translational Sciences
Ophthalmic Biomaterials Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration
University of PittsburghLiza Bruk
Graduate Student
Topical controlled release drug delivery to the middle ear
December
5 Adam Feinberg, PhD
Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon UniversityJacqueline Bliley
Graduate Student
Cardiac Tissue Engineering: From In Vitro Disease Models to 3D Bioprinted Heart Scaffolds

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