Board Room – 5th Floor Eye and Ear Institute
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
(Lunch will be provided)



4 Vlad Sandulache
MD-PhD Student, MIRM/CATER Fellow
Departments of Otolaryngology and Pathology
PGE2 regulation of fibroblast migration: inflammatory control of wound healing
18 Sandeep Kathju, MD, PhD
Director of Wound Healing Research
Center for Genomic Sciences
Allegheny Singer Research Institute
Expressomic analyses of scarless wound healing


1 Yiqin Du MD, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Ophthalmology
Upregulation of hyaluronan synthase in corneal wounds
15 Priya Kulasekaran
(Master’s candidate University of Madras, Chennai, India)
Visiting Fellow, Department of Pathology
Role of the receptor cxcr3 and its ligand in wound healing


1 James H-C Wang, PhD
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopedic Surgery
Decreasing inflammation in injured patellar tendons increases collagen fibril diameter
15 James Funderburgh, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
Spheroid formation by keratocytes of the corneal stroma


5 Ranjith Babu, MD
Visiting Fellow, Department of Pathology
DOPA-containing curable prepolymer as a potential wound healing matrix
19 Ha-sheng Li-Korotky, MD,PhD
Departments of Otolaryngology and Medicine
What we have learned from differential gene expression in scarless wound healing


3 Priya Krishna, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology
Fibroblast Transplantation for Vocal Fold Repair
17 Donna Beer-Stolz, PhD
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Assistant Director, Center for Biologic Imaging
Angiogenic events in injured liver


6 Wei Shen, MS
Graduate student
Departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Bioengineering
NS-398, a COX-2-specific inhibitor, that delays skeletal muscle healing


Aron Parekh, PhD
PTEI postdoctoral fellow
Department of Otolaryngology
Differential regulation of collagen gel contraction by fetal fibroblasts in response to PGE2


4 Newell Washburn, PhD
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Development of biointeractive polymers for wound healing applications
18 Wendy Mars, PhD
Department of Pathology
Hepatocyte growth factor as a mediator of hepatic cellular interactions during tissue repair


1 David Hackam, MD, PhD
Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology & Physiology
The role of toll-like receptor-4 in the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis
15 Bin Li, PhD
Postdoctoral associate
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Characterization of differential effects of TGF-β1 and TGF-β3 on fibroblasts — a novel micro-force sensor array study
29 Ramin Lotfi, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow, specializing in Transfusion Medicine
Department of Surgery
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and its role in recruitment of inflammatory cells and possible importance in wound healing


13 Vlad Sandulache
Pre-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Otolaryngology and Cellular and Molecular Pathology Program
Fetal vs Adult Fibroblast Morphological Dynamics: Development of a Novel Analytical Paradigm

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