786 Engineering the Tissue and Cell Microenvironment

Friday, November 18, 2016: 3:15 PM - 5:45 PM
Continental 6 (Hilton San Francisco Union Square)
The extracellular 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, tissue repair and regeneration, as well as the importance of the microenvironment in disease progression. Examples may include gradient patterns, dynamic mechanical properties, spatially-localized soluble and insoluble factors, temporal signals, as well as heterotypic cell-cell interactions that contribute to the microenvironment.

Engineering Fundamentals in Life Science
Biomaterials (08B)

Srivatsan Kidambi
Email: skidambi2@unl.edu

Ian Schneider
Email: ians@iastate.edu

3:15 PM

3:33 PM
(786b) Hemica-Hydrogel Encapsylated Micro-Channel Array in Cancer Metastasis
Alexandros Afthinos, Runchen Zhao, Adam Suppes, Pavlos Pachidis and Konstantinos Konstantopoulos

3:51 PM

4:09 PM
(786d) Engineering the Gut-Liver-Brain Axis to Investigate Chemical Toxicity
Anjaney Kothari, Rebekah Less and Padmavathy Rajagopalan

4:27 PM
(786e) Modulation of Lipid Composition As a Therapy in Alcohol Injured Liver Cells
Ardic O. Arikal, Amranul Haque, Gulnaz Stybayeva, Alexander Revzin and David E. Block

5:03 PM
(786g) NANOG Restores the Impaired Contractile Function of Senescent Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Aref Shahini, Panagiotis Mistriotis, Mohammadnabi Asmani, Ruogang Zhao and Stelios T. Andreadis
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