678 Biomimetic Materials

Thursday, November 1, 2012: 12:30 PM
Westmoreland Central (Westin )
This session will highlight recent activities in the field of biomimetic materials and systems. Topics include coordinating molecular recognition and interactions to design biological, biohybrid, and artificial materials that are structurally or functionally similar to biological structures. Further examples use biology in the rational design and engineering of materials. In particular, the focus of this session is on systems that mimic processes where the underlying biology and biomolecular principles are well understood. We invite topics with emphasis in drug delivery; cell adhesion, signaling, differentiation, and stimulation; tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; interfacial science and engineering; and materials science that involve materials consisting of (i) natural biological molecules such as proteins, oligonucleotides and polynucleotides, and/or unnatural biomolecules that have been assembled/synthesized by biological systems; (ii) hybrid structures of synthetic (e.g., polymeric chains, metal particles, etc.) and natural biological molecules (i.e., conjugated biomaterials); or (iii) materials consisting of man-made and/or in-vitro building blocks, such as synthetic polymers, unnatural amino acids and aptamers, templated materials, polymerosomes, etc.


Lakeshia Taite
Email: lakeshia.taite@chbe.gatech.edu

Pankaj Karande
Email: karanp@rpi.edu

12:30 PM
(678a) Collagen-Mimetic Hydrogels for Elucidating Mesenchymal Stem Cell Fate Decisions
Silvia Becerra, Dany Munoz-Pinto, Jose Rivera, Brooke Russell, Magnus Hook and Mariah S. Hahn

12:45 PM
(678b) Fabrication of Micropatterned Biomaterials From Silk Proteins
Nicholas Kurland, Subhas C. Kundu and Vamsi K. Yadavalli

1:00 PM

1:30 PM
(678e) Biomimetic Sustained Release Systems for Regulating Inflammation in Composite Tissue Transplant Rejection
James D. Fisher, Steven R. Little, Angus W Thomson and Siddharth Jhunjhunwala

1:45 PM
(678f) In-Situ Biofabrication of Spatially Programmed Biofilm Mimics for Direct Observation of Bacterial Signaling
Xiaolong Luo, Chen-Yu Tsao, Hsuan-Chen Wu, Gary W. Rubloff and William E. Bentley

2:00 PM
(678g) Tunable, Aligned Electrospun Nanofiber White Matter Mimetics for Investigating Tumor Cell Migration
Shreyas S. Rao, Tyler Nelson, Ruipeng Xue, Jessica DeJesus, Mariano S. Viapiano, John J. Lannutti, Atom Sarkar and Jessica O. Winter

2:15 PM
(678h) Synthesis and Characterization of Biomimetic Echogenic Microparticles for Use As Ultrasound Contrast Agents
Jess Earl, Hedieh Saffari, Anne Kennedy, Kathryn Peterson, Gerald Gleich and Leonard F. Pease III

2:30 PM
(678i) Synthesis and Characterization of Bioinspired Hierarchically Self-Assembling Organic-Inorganic Nanocomposites
Xunpei Liu, Qinwen Ge, Tanya Prozorov, Mufit Akinc, Klaus Schmidt-Rohr, Marit Nilsen-Hamilton and Surya K. Mallapragada

2:45 PM
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