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Keynote - David Kaplan, Ph.D. Tufts University


Directing Stem Cells Toward Functional Tissue Outcomes

Registration and Reception: 12:30 – 1:00 pm
Program 1:00 – 6:00 pm 

1:00 pm Welcome and Introductions
W. Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D. – Director and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, WPI Bioengineering Institute

1:05pm Opening Remarks
Dennis D. Berkey, Ph,D. – President, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

David C. Ayers MD – The Arthur Pappas Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School

1:15 pm Moderator
George Pins, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Speakers
1:20 pm Giving Cells What They Want: Biomaterials as ECM Analogues for Skeletal Tissue Engineering
Lawrence Bonassar, Ph.D. – Associate Professor and Associate Chair, 
Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanical Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University

2:05 pm Biomimetic composites for Bone Tissue Engineering
Jie Song, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation/Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

2:50 pm Characterizing Cellular Responses to Bioactive Collagen Threads: Applications for Orthopedic Tissue Regeneration
George Pins, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

3:15 pm Break

3:50 pm Mechanotransduction Studies in Articular Cartilage Explants: What we’ve Learned and Potential Applications to Tissue Engineering Research
Paul Fanning, Ph.D. – Research Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics/Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

4:15 pm Interface Tissue Engineering: the Bridge to Functional Tissue Systems
Helen Lu, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Keynote Speaker
5:00 pm Directing Stem Cells Toward Functional Tissue Outcomes

David Kaplan, Ph.D. – Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

6:00 pm Adjourn

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