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

2016
January
5 Guangyi Zhao, BS
Graduate Student
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
HMGB1 Induces Sterile Inflammation in Rodent Tendons Subject to Excessive Mechanical Loading
19 Partha Roy, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
Yin and Yang of Profilin
February
2 Jacqueline (Jaci) Bliley, MS
Research Fellow
Department of Plastic Surgery
Regeneration of Long Gap Median Nerve Defects and Functional Reinnervation of the Abductor Pollicis Brevis Muscle Using Novel Tissue Engineered Nerve Guides in a Non-Human Primate Model
16 Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive Transplantation- Insights, Impediments and Innovation
March
1 Raman Venkataramanan, PhD
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Optimizing Dosing of Medications for First Chance in Life (Pregnancy) and Second Chance in Life (Organ Transplantation)
15 Kenichi Tamama MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Spheroidal Aggregates of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Maximization of MSC Therapeutics
April
5 Alejandro (Alex) J. Almarza, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Oral Biology and Bioengineering
TMJ Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering
19 Christopher Mahoney
Graduate Student
Department of Plastic Surgery
In Vitro Release and Cellular Bioactivity of a Composite Adipose-Derived Hydrogel Scaffold
May
3 Rob Hartman, PhD
PostDoctoral Fellow
Department of Orthopedics
Intervertebral Disc Cell Bioenergetics: Aging, Inflammation, and Survival
17 Cecelia C Yates, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Nursing and Pathology
Next Generation Wound Healing Strategies: “Smart Cell” Polymers to Improve Age and Excessive Scarring
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
6 Kari Nejak-Bowen, MBA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Role of Wnt-mediated Biliary Repair in Cholestatic Liver Injury
20 Michael Tsang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Developmental Biology
A Chemical Genetics Approach to Understanding Heart Regeneration
October
4 Yadong Wang, PhD
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Making Arteries from Plastics
18 Monte S. Willis, MD, PhD, MBA
Vice Chair of Academic Affairs-Department of Pathology
Professor-McAllister Heart Institute
Department of Pharmacology
University of North Carolina
 Therapeutic Targeting Proteotoxicity and Muscle-Specific Metabolism/Inflammation in Heart Failure: Two New Ideas
November
1 Michael Oertel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Cell-based Strategies to Restore Impaired Hepatic Function in Diseased Liver
15 Andy Duncan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Mechanisms and Function of Polyploidy in the Liver
December
6 Julie Phillipi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mechanisms of Matrix Remodeling and Signaling in Thoracic Aortic Disease

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