NCTERMS Agenda, November 10th 2017

7:45 am – 8:30 amAttendee Arrival and Registration/Poster/Exhibit Set Up
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:40 amWelcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Dr. John Jackson, President NCTERMS 2017
8:40 am – 9:30 amKeynote Speaker:
Dr. Pamela C. Yelick, Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine
“Strategies for Dental Tissue Engineering”
FOCUS SESSION 1Stem Cell Biology and Cell Therapy
Moderator: Scott Magness, PhD, University of North Carolina, and Ian Williamson, University of North Carolina
9:30 am – 9:50 amIntestinal and Colonic Organoid Platforms: A New Era for in Vitro Discovery. Magness, Scott. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:50 am – 10:00 amOptimization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels to Model the Cardiovascular Pheotype of Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Atchison, Leigh. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
10:00 am – 10:10 amMyocardial Extracellular Matrix Impregnated with Synthetic Cardiac Stem Cells for Cardiac Regeneration. Huang, Ke. Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill & North Carolina State University
10:10 am – 10:20 amImpaired Regenerative Potential of Exosomes Derived from Cardiac Cells of Heart Failure Patients. Qiao Li. North Carolina State University
10:20 am – 10:30 am3D Human Testis Organoid System from Immature Testicular Cells for in Vitro Spermatogenesis and Evaluation of Environmental Agents. Pourhabibi Zarandi, Nima. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
10:30 am – 11:00 pmRefreshment break
Poster Review and Exhibit Networking
FOCUS SESSION 2Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Moderator: Ashley Brown, North Carolina State University and Seema Nandi, North Carolina State University
11:00 am – 11:20 amPromoting Tissue Repair Through Platelet-Mimetic Materials. Brown, Ashley. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
11:20 am – 11:30 amPlatelet-Mimicking Therapeutic Nanoparticles for Targeted Repair of Injured Heart. Su, Teng. Joint Department of Biomedial Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
11:30 am – 11:40 amA Collagen-Based, Liver-Specific Bioink: Effective Modulation of ECM Components on Cell Phenotype Expression and Rheology. Huntwork, Richard. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
11:40 am – 11:50 amHesperidin Promotes Osteogenesis in Vitro and in Vivo in a Critical Defect Model. Tuin, Stephen. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:50 am – 12:00 pmAnalysis of Fibroblast Traction Forces on Colloidal Thin Films. Kathard, Rahul. Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
12:00 pm – 1:15 pmLunch, Poster Review, and Exhibit Networking
1:15 pm – 2:30 pmPANEL PRESENTATION: Intellectual Property and Commercialization
Moderator: Julie Watson, Wake Forest Institute for
Regenerative Medicine
Panelists: Brian Eller, JD, North Carolina State University, and Dennis Thomas, PhD, Duke University
FOCUS SESSION 3Translational Research in Regenerative Medicine
Moderator: Hooman Sadri-Ardekani, MD, PhD, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Guillermo Galdon, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2:30 pm – 2:50 pmMale Fertility Generation from Bench to Bedside and Back Again. Sadri-Ardekani, Hooman. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2:50 pm – 3:00 pmDeveloping Dual-Delivery Nanogels for Treatment of Myocardial Infarction. Mihalko, Emily P. Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel-Hill
3:00 pm – 3:10 pmPlatelet-Like Particles Modulate Fibrin Network Properties to Promote Wound Healing Events. Nandi, Seema. Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:10 pm – 3:20 pmDrug and Environmental Toxin Screening in Bioengineered Liver and Cardiac Tissue Analogs. Forsythe, Steven. Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
3:20 pm – 3:30 pmTissue Engineered Blood Vessel is a Model of Endothelial Radiation Injury. Bishawi, Muath. Department of Biomedial Engineering, Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University
3:30 pm – 3:45 pmRefreshment Break, Poster Review and Exhibit Networking
FOCUS SESSION 4Biofabrication in Regenerative Medicine
Moderator: Matthew Fisher, PhD, North Carolina State University, and Lewis Gaffney, North Carolina State University
3:45 pm – 4:05 pm3D Printing of Fibrous Musculoskeletal Soft Tissues. Fisher, Matthew. Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:05 pm – 4:15 pmDeveloping 3D Tumor Construct in Microfluidic Systems for Translational Applications. Rajan, Shiny. Virginia Tech-Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
4:15 pm – 4:25 pmEngineering Fibrin Nanoparticles to Enhance Wound Healing. Muhamed, Ismaeel. Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University
4:25 pm – 4:35 pmControlling Fiber Diameter by Varying Concentration and Stage Speed in Direct-Write Electrospinning. Warren, Paul. Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:35 pm – 4:45 pmSuccessful Transplantation of a Human Tissue Engineered Bowel (hTEB) in an Athymic Rat Model. Tamburrini, Riccardo. Department of Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine
4:45 pm – 5:00 pmAwards and Concluding Remarks
John D. Jackson

*WFIRM = Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine