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 Latha Satish, PhD at (412) 383-8082 / email: las238@pitt.edu

2015
January
6 William Chen, MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery
Pericytes for Tissue Repair and Regeneration
20 Alicia Mathers, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
Signaling Through the P2X7 Receptor for ATP Induces Psoriasis-Like Inflammation: A Model for Wounding Induced Koebner Phenomenon
February
3 Yoram Vodovotz, PhD
Professor
Department of Surgery
From Data Patterns to Knowledge: Applications of Computational Modeling to Wound Healing
17 Rubin Zamora, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Data-driven Modeling for Precision Medicine in Pediatric Acute Liver Failure
March
3 Newell Washburn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Reducing Burn Progression with anti-TNF Conjugates
17 Melis Hazar, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
3D Wound Healing Explored with Chemical Etching
April
7 Bryan Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Extracellular Matrix at the Intersections of Aging, Immunity, and Regenerative Medicine
21 Andrew Hertsenberg
Graduate Candidate
Department of Ophthalmology
University of Pittsburgh
Stem Cells for the Treatment of Corneal Fibrosis
May
5 Roger Esteban, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Skin Adult Progenitor Cells for Regenerative Medicine Cell-Based Therapy in Burns
19 Kimberly Brothers, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Ophthalmology
Bacterial Inhibition of Corneal Wound Healing
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
8 Marie Bilaud, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Cell-mediated pathways of thoracic aortic disease in patients with bicuspid aortic valve
22 Akhil Patel
Graduate Student
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Harnessing Native Microenvironmental Cues Endows Bioactivity to Biomaterials
October
6 Ellen Gawalt, PhD
Associate Professor
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Duquesne University
Biofilm mitigation through surface chemistry
20 Yu-li Wang PhD
R. Mehrabian Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Dissecting the control circuit for cell migration
November
3 David Vorp, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean
Department of Bioengineering
Adipose-derived stem cell-based autologous tissue engineered blood vessels: Effect of donor demographics
17 Lisa Kasiewicz BS
Graduate Student
Department of Chemical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
siRNA loaded lipidoid nanoparticles for improved diabetic wound healing
December
8 Lauren Kokai, PhD
Research Instructor
Department of Plastic Surgery
Adipose Stem Cells: Biology and Clinical Applications

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