McGowan Institute Wound Healing Research Conference 2012

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

2012
January
10 Johnny Huard, PhD
Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Regenerative Medicine based on Adult
Stem Cells for Musculoskeletal Tissue
Regeneration & Repair
24 Katherine Verdolini Abbott, PhD
Professor
Department of Communication Science and Disorders
Role of Tissue Mobilization and
Meditation in Vocal Fold Wound Healing
February
7 Melanie Scott, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Caspase-1 in Trauma and Hemorrhage
21 Sandeep Kathju, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Plastic Surgery
Role of Bacterial Biofilms in Surgical and
Chronic Wounds
March
6 No Seminar
Spring Break
20 Richard Koepsel, PhD
Research Professor
Department of Surgery and McGowan Institute
MMP-1 Mitigation of Muscle Scars in
Rats.
April
3 Tianbing Yang, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Otolaryngology
Cell-Based Therapy to Reduce Scarring
and Improve Healing in the Wound Bed.
17 Qingde Wang, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Introduction to the Preparation of
Genetically Modified Mouse Models
May
1 Rob Hartman, BS
PhD Candidate
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Intervertebral Disc Mechanobiology:
Informing Motion for Improved Quality
of Life
15 Jeremy Kelly, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
McGowan Institute
Porcine Derived Extracellular Matrix
Alters the Proliferation and Chemotaxis
of Multiple Stem Cell Populations in a
Tissue Specific Manner
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
18 Alkiviadis Tsamis, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Multi-Photon Interrogation and Quantification
of Fiber Architecture in Soft, Fibrous Tissues
October
2 Thomas Lozito, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Cross-talk Between Mesenchymal Stem Cells
and Endothelial Cells by Matrix, Soluble
Factors, and Microparticles
16 Partha Roy PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh
Role of Profilin-1 in Beast Cancer Metastasis
November
6 Philip LeDuc, PhD
Professor
Department of Mechanical
Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Planes, Trains, Automobiles….and Cells?
20 Mauricio Rojas, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
Cell Therapy in the Lung
December
4 Aaron Bell, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
The Liver: an Organ Under Siege by a Variety
of Insults
18 Joshua Jamisa, MS
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Pathology
University of Pittsburgh
PKC Localization at the Membrane Increases
Matrix Traction Force Dependent on
PLC/EGFR Signaling

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