672 Biomimetic Materials

Thursday, November 17, 2016: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Continental 1 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
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. Graduate Students: By applying to this session you may be eligible for the Biomaterials Graduate Student Award Session established to honor the best graduate student submissions through recognition and cash awards. See the session titled “Biomaterials: Graduate Student Award Session” for details.


Sarah L. Perry
Email: perrys@engin.umass.edu

Scott A. Guelcher
Email: scott.guelcher@vanderbilt.edu

12:30 PM
(672a) Zwitterionic-Containing Triblock Peptide Amphiphiles Self-Assemble into Unique Higher-Order Micellar Structures
Rui Zhang, Logan Morton, Josiah Smith, Fabio Gallazzi, Tommi White and Bret Ulery

1:06 PM
(672c) Enhancing Epoxy Network Toughness and Recoverability with Mussel-Inspired Catechol-Iron Crosslinks
Thomas R. Cristiani, Emmanouela Filippidi, J. N. Israelachvili, J. Herbert Waite, Megan T. Valentine and B. Kollbe Ahn

1:24 PM
(672d) Maintenance of Neural Progenitor Cell Stemness in 3D Hydrogels Requires Matrix Remodeling
Christopher M. Madl, Ruby E. Dewi, Cong Dinh, Kyle Lampe, Duong Nguyen, Annika Enejder and Sarah C. Heilshorn

1:42 PM
(672e) Formation of Biomimetic Hybrid Materials Using Macromolecular Templates
Marina Tsianou, Gopichand Mallam, Pi Jeng Khor, Benjamin Mozg and Christine Moore

2:00 PM

2:18 PM
(672g) Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Peptide Hybrid Materials for Engineered Protein Recognition
John R. Clegg, Afshan Irani, Matthew Harger, Justin Zhong, Caroline Kung, Pengyu Ren and Nicholas A. Peppas
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