McGowan Institute Wound Healing Research Conference 2013

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

2013
January
15 Alejandro Almarza, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Oral Biology and Bioengineering
Approaches for TMJ Tissue Engineering
February
5 Adam Feinberg, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Material Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Bottom-Up Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix
19 William Wagner, PhD
Professor
Department of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering
Biohybrid materials for soft tissue applications
March
5 Luisa Hiller, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biologic Sciences
Carnegie Mellon University
The Diversity and Plasticity of Bacterial Genomes in Chronic Infections.
19 Aaron Barchowsky, PhD
Professor
Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental arsenic exposure: impact and mechanisms in tissue remodeling and regeneration
April
2 Nam Vo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
The Role of Endothelial Cells and Their Microparticles in Intervertebral Disc Matrix Remodeling
16 Fabrisia Ambrosio, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mechanical stimulation for enhanced stem cell function and tissue repair
23 A. “Mani” Gnanamani, PhD
Details
Biotransformation of Soy Triglycerides and Understanding the Self Assembly and Self-Healing Mechanisms
May
7 Jillian Tengood Hillman, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Pediatrics
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Sequential Delivery of Angiogenic Growth Factors from Porous Hollow Fiber Membranes
21 tba tba
June
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
July
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
August
NO SEMINAR
SUMMER BREAK
September
17 James Funderburgh, PhD
Professor
Department of Ophthalmology
Autologous Stem Cell Therapy for Corneal Scarring
October
1 Neil Turner, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery and
McGowan Institute
Biologic Scaffolds for the Restoration of Skeletal Muscle
15 Justin Weinbaum, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Matrix Control of Cellular Behavior
November
5 Julie Phillppi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Reduced Neovascularization of the Vasa Vasorum is Sssociated with Aortic Disease
19 Alejandro Soto-Gutierrez, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
From Cell Therapy to Whole-organ Assembly: Moving Toward Liver Transplantation on Demand
December
3 David Cooper, MD, PhD
Professor
Hidetaka Hara, MD, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Progress Towards Clinical Corneal Xenotransplantation Using Genetically-Engineered Pigs
17 Austin Nuschke, BS
Doctoral Candidate
Department of Pathology
Surface-Tethered EGFR Signaling: Controlling EGFR Activation to Promote Mesenchymal Stem Cell Survival in Cell Therapies

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