726 Tissue Engineering Microenvironment I

Thursday, November 1, 2012: 12:30 PM
Somerset West (Westin )
Description:
The cellular microenvironment is critical for controlling cell and tissue function. This session explores the use of engineered microenvironments in the control of stem cell differentiation, biomimetic tissue development, and tissue repair and regeneration. Examples may include gradient patterns, spatially-localized cues, temporal signals, mechanical cues, and other design strategies for directing cellular response.

Sponsor:
Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science
Co-Sponsor(s):
Biomedical Applications of Chemical Engineering (T7)

Chair:
Elizabeth A. Lipke
Email: elipke@auburn.edu

Co-Chair:
Julie C. Liu
Email: julieliu@purdue.edu


2:00 PM
(726f) Sustained Release Systems to Locally Expand Regulatory T Cell Populations and Suppress Inflammation
Stephen C. Balmert, Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, Giorgio Raimondi, John R. Vu, Louis D. Falo, Angus W Thomson and Steven R. Little

2:18 PM
(726e) Wnt5a Conjugated Poly(ethylene glycol) - Gelatin Composite for Vascularized Tissue Engineering
Alpesh Patel, Akhilesh K. Gaharwar, Pinar Zorlutuna, Elif Karaca, Lina Schukar and Ali Khademhosseini