2009 WOUND HEALING RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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

2009
January
6 Cecelia Yates
Doctoral CandidateCarver Cancer Research FoundationTuskegee University
CXCR3 Signaling System Orchestrates the Continuation
and Termination of Skin Wound Repair.
20 Tim Maul, PhD
Hartwell Fellow
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Mechanobiology of Stem Cells: Implications forVascular Regenerative Medicine
February
3 Johnny Huard, PhD
Associate Professor, Henry J. Mankin
Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Surgery Research
University of Pittsburgh, MIRM
Regenerative Medicine based on muscle stem cells: Implication for tissue Regeneration and Repair.
17 Alex Chen, MD, PhD, FAHA
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of
VA Vascular Surgery Research
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Diabetic Wound Healing
March
3 Tom Gilbert, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery, MIRM
ECM Scaffolds for Repair of the Respiratory Tract
17 Claudette St. Croix, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and
Occupational Health, GSPH
University of Pittsburgh
A Novel Role for Zinc in Regulating Contractile Events in the Pulmonary Vasculature.
April
7 Ethan Block
Graduate Student
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular
Physiology
Mechanisms of EGF Receptor Activation after Epithelial Wounding
21 Alejandro Almarza, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh, MIRM
Tissue Engineering of the Temporomandibular joint
May
5 Ludovic Leloup, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Pathology
Regulation of m-calpain activity and localization by growth factors and CXCR3 chemokines during wound closure
19 Catherine Baty, DVM, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Filling a Gap: Lymphatic Endothelial Cell Function
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
1 Jeimei Wang PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Surgery
MicroRNA mir-27b Rescues Impaired Angiogenic Function of Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Accelerates Wound Healing in Type 2 Diabetes.
15 Ludovic Leloup PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Pathology
Regulation of m-calpain activity and localization by EGF and CXCR3 ligands during wound healing
October
6 Xuan Li PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Ophthalmology
Role for CD44 and Hyaluronan in TGFß Mediated Fibrosis
20 Arthur Huen MD, PhD
Resident
Department of Dermatology
Intermediate filament-membrane attachments function synergistically with actin-dependent contacts
to regulate intercellular adhesive strength.
November
3 Paul Sammak PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Chromatin Organization and Epigenetics in Human Embryonic Stem Cells
17 Xiaodong Mu PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Isolation and characterization of slow adhering stem cells from injured skeletal muscle
December
1 David Vorp PhD
Professor
Department of Surgery and
Bioengineering
Physical force-mediated Impairment of remodeling in abdominal aortic aneurysm
15 Tim Billiar MD
Professor/Chair
Department of Surgery
Understanding the role of Pattern Recognition Receptors in the Tissue Injury Response

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