Tuesday, November 18, 2008: 3:15 PM-5:45 PM
Room 107-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science (15d)

#378 - Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering I (15D17)
Stem cells with their ability to self-renew extensively and their capacity for multilineage differentiation are an ideal, inexhaustible source of tissue for clinical applications. This session will focus on bioengineering approaches aiming at furthering our knowledge in the field of stem/progenitor cell biology and developing systems that will facilitate the realization of stem/progenitor cell-based biomedical and biotechnology applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: maintenance of stem cell self-renewal, directed functional differentiation of stem/progenitor cells, studies on stem cell-derived tissue development and morphogenesis, expansion and/or differentiation of stem/progenitor cells using tissue engineering scaffolds and scalable bioreactors.
Chair:Harihara Baskaran
CoChair:Manolis S. Tzanakakis
3:15 PMDirected Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells towards Insulin-Producing Pancreatic Cells
Ipsita Banerjee, Martin Yarmush
3:35 PMDirect Differentiation of Human Hair Follicle Stem Cells into Vascular Smooth Muscle Lineage for Cardiovascular Therapy
Jin Yu Liu, Hao Fan Peng, Jun Tian, Siddihita Goppinath, Stelios T. Andreadis
3:55 PMDifferential Regulation of p21 and p27 In cAMP Induced Differentiation and Apoptosis In Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Linxia Zhang, Linsey Seitz, Christina Chan
4:15 PMBreak
4:25 PMExpansion and Directed Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells In a Microcarrier Suspension Culture System
Lye T. Lock, Emmanuel S. Tzanakakis
4:45 PMA Pulsatile Flow Bioreactor and the Effect of Frequency on the Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Katherine D. Kavlock, Aaron S. Goldstein
5:05 PMRegulation of Smad2 Signaling In Self-Renewing Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Balaji Rao, Prasenjit Sarkar

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