2008 WOUND HEALING RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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

2008
January
15 Ethan Block
Graduate Student
Departments of Cell Biology and Molecular Physiology, and Ophthalmology
Mechanisms of EGF receptor activation after epithelial wounding
February
5 Vlad Sandulache, PhD
Senior Medical Student
Independent Research Rotation
Department of Otolaryngology
Targeting inflammation to control upper airway stenosis
19 Richard J. Bodnar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Veterans Affairs Medical Center Research & Development and Department of Pathology
Vessel dissociation: The role of chemokine CXC receptor 3
Updated Location: Room S123, Biomedical Science Tower South
March
4 Newell Washburn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
Development of materials that regulate inflammation locally
18 Naftali Kaminski, MD
Director, Dorothy P. & Richard P. Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease
Associate Professor of Medicine
Depts of Pathology and Human Genetics
Regulatory networks in pulmonary fibrosis
April
1 Nicole Li, BSc., MPhil.
Doctoral Student
Department of Communication Science and Disorders, School of Health Science and Rehabilitation
Biosimulation of vocal fold wound healing in acute phonotrauma
15 Bridget M Deasy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioengineering
TBA
20 Newell Washburn, PhD
Department of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Cytokine Dynamics and Hyaluronate-Based Biomaterials
May
6 Priya Krishna, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Otolaryngology
Cell and ECM biology of vocal fold wound healing and scarring
20 Siuwah Tang
Graduate Student
Department of Bioengineering
Modulating macrophages to enhance wound healing
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September

2

Rick Koepsel, PhD
Research Associate Professor
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemical Engineering and
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Matrix Metalloprotienase I as an Agent for Remediation of Muscle Scarring

16

 Latha Satish, PhD
Research Assistant Professor,
Center for Genomic Sciences
Allegheny General Hospital
Functional Role of Chaperonin Containing T -Complex Polypeptide-eta in Palmar Fascia Fibrosis
October

7

Newell Washburn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
Geometric effects in regulating cytokine activities with materials

21

 Rajaie Namas, MD
Post Doctoral Asscociate
Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Activation of TGF-b1 by NO and NAD+ in Macrophages
November

4

 Partha Roy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Profilin-1:  A molecular target for breast cancer

18

Bridget Deasy, PhD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery
And Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells and Cartilage Repair
December

2

David J. Hackam MD, PhD, FACS
Roberta Simmons Associate Professor
Of Pediatric Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Attending Pediatric Surgeon
Co-Director Fetal & Diagnostic Treatment Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
The Intersection of the Innate Immune System and Autophagy in the Regulation of Intestinal Inflammation

16

Ha-Sheng Li-Korotky, MD, PhD
Research Associate Professor
of Otolaryngology and
Communication Science and Disorders
University of Pittsburgh
Dose-Dependent Regulation of Fibronectin Spliced Variants in Laser-Injured Vocal Folds

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