Monday, November 17, 2008: 3:15 PM-5:45 PM
Room 107-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Biomaterials (08b)

#145 - Engineering the Stem Cell Niche (08B12)
This session describes the creation of controllable environments to direct stem cell function.
Chair:Andre F. Palmer
CoChair:Emmanuel (Manolis) S. Tzanakakis
CoSponsor(s):Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science (15d)
3:15 PMElastic Niches and Capillaries Tuned for 3D Matrix Control of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
Matthew Raab, Karthikan Rajagopal, Florian Rehfeldt, Manu Tewari, Chi Wang, Dennis E. Discher
3:35 PMCombinatorial Biomaterials as An Engineered Niche Platform for Inhibition of Stem Cell Transformation and Promotion of Stem Cell-Based Regeneration
Er Liu, Hiral Patel, Hak-Joon Sung, Joachim Kohn, Prabhas Moghe
3:55 PMTendon Tissue Engineering Using Mechanical Stimulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Rita Abousleiman, Peter S. McFetridge, Vassilios I. Sikavitsas
4:15 PMDirected Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells to Cardiomyocytes in a Bioreactor
Abhirath Parikh, Dong H. Jing, Daniel E. Kehoe, Emmanuel (Manolis) S. Tzanakakis
4:35 PMBreak
4:45 PMIntegrated Expansion and Differentiation of Embryonoic Stem Cells In Fibrous Bed Bioreactors
Ning Liu, Shang-Tian Yang
5:05 PMEffect of Organismal Aging on Bone Marrow Derived Smooth Muscle Progenitor Cells
Juhee Han, Jin Yu Liu, Daniel D. Swartz, Stelios T. Andreadis
5:25 PMEvoking a Mature Smc Phenotype in Mouse Embryonic Progenitor Cells
Paul Qu, Dany Munoz-Pinto, Mariah Hahn

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