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Course Program

Wednesday, August 8

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:15-8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Rice University
8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote Lecture: Imaging in Tissue Engineering
Katja Schenke-Layland, Ph.D., University of Tübingen, Germany
9:40-10:20 a.m. Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering
Rocky S. Tuan, Ph.D., The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
10:30-11:10 a.m. Morphogens and Growth Factors in Tissue Engineering 
A. Hari Reddi, Ph.D., University of California Davis
11:20 a.m.-12:00 noon Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering 
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Rice University
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:10 p.m. Extracellular Matrix: Structure and Function; Applications to Tissue Engineering
Mary C. Farach-Carson, Ph.D., University of Texas School of Dentistry
2:20-3:00 p.m. Materials-Related Approaches to Promote Cell Functions Pertinent to New Tissue Formation 
Rena Bizios, Ph.D., University of Texas San Antonio
3:10-3:50 p.m. Computational Modeling for In Vitro Tissue Cultivation
Kyriacos Zygourakis, Ph.D., Rice University
4:00-4:40 p.m. Computational Structural Biology and Systems Biology for Tissue Engineering
Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D., Rice University
4:50-5:30 p.m. Strategic Considerations for Tissue Engineering
Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D., Synthasome, Inc.
5:30 p.m. Dinner

Thursday, August 9

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-8:40 a.m. Mesenchymal Stem Cells: The New Medicine
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
8:50-9:30 a.m. Surface Modification of Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering
Heungsoo Shin, Ph.D., Hanyang University, Korea
9:40-10:20 a.m. Designing Inks for Extrusion-based 3D Printing
Jason A. Burdick, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
10:30-11:10 a.m. Nano- and Microfabricated Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering
Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles
11:20 a.m.-12:00 noon Interfacial Tissue Engineering
Johnna S. Temenoff, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session
1:30-2:10 p.m. Emulsion Inks for 3D Printing of High Porosity Scaffolds
Elizabeth M. Cosgriff-Hernandez, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
2:20-3:00 p.m. Bioprinting for Translational Applications
James J. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine
3:10-3:50 p.m. Vascularization of Tissue Engineering Constructs
Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D., Rice University
4:00-4:40 p.m. 3D Printing Concepts in Tissue Engineering Applications
Anthony J. Melchiorri, Ph.D., Rice University
4:50-5:30 p.m. 3D Printing Demonstrations and Lab Tour
Anthony J. Melchiorri, Ph.D., Rice University

Friday, August 10

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-8:40 a.m. Drug Delivery Systems for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Yasuhiko Tabata, Ph.D., D.Med.Sci., D.Pharm., Kyoto University, Japan
8:50-9:30 a.m. Self-Assembling Multidomain Peptide Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine
Jeffrey D. Hartgerink, Ph.D., Rice University
9:40-10:20 a.m. Biodegradable Metals for Tissue Engineering
William R. Wagner, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
10:30-11:10 a.m. Research Challenges with Creating a Marketable Polymer Technology
Steven Lu, Ph.D., Secant Group, LLC
11:20 a.m.-12:00 noon Tissue Engineering in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mark E.K. Wong, D.D.S., University of Texas School of Dentistry
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:10 p.m. Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering 
Vassilios Sikavitsas, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
2:20-3:00 p.m. Tissue Engineered Tumor Models
Joseph A. Ludwig, M.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
3:10-3:50 p.m. Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles and Their Composite Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
Shengmin Zhang, Ph.D., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
4:00-4:40 p.m. Tissue Engineering Strategies for Treatment of Infected Defects 
Joseph C. Wenke, Ph.D., United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
4:50-5:30 p.m. Novel Therapeutics for Dental Tissue Regeneration
Rena N. D’Souza, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Saturday, August 11

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-8:40 a.m. Nanotechnology Approaches for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Gang Bao, Ph.D., Rice University
8:50-9:30 a.m. Clinical Concepts of Infectious Diseases in Relevance to Tissue Engineering
Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, M.D., Sc.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
9:40-10:20 a.m. Adeno-Associated Viral Vectors for Regenerative Medicine
Junghae Suh, Ph.D., Rice University
10:30-11:10 a.m. Immune Modulatory Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications
Omid Veiseh, Ph.D., Rice University
11:20 a.m.-12:00 noon Succeeding at the NIH – Drinking from the Firehose
Šeila Selimović, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health
12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:10 p.m. Synthetic Biology and Tissue Engineering
Caleb J. Bashor, Ph.D., Rice University
2:20-3:00 p.m. An Optogenetic Approach to Bone Tissue Engineering
Jeffrey J. Tabor, Ph.D.,
Rice University
3:10-3:50 p.m. Tissue Engineering of Heart Valves
K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Rice University
4:00-4:40 p.m. Trachea Tissue Engineering
James E. Dennis, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
4:50-5:30 p.m. Animal Models for Evaluation of Tissue Engineered Devices 
Michael J. Yaszemski, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic College of Medicine