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Course Program

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
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8:15-8:30 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Rice University
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8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote Lecture: Adult Stem Cells, Tissue-Specific Extracellular Matrix, and Biomimetic Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Repair, Restore, and Re-create
Rocky S. Tuan, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
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9:40-10:20 a.m. Mesenchymal Stem Cells: The New Medicine
Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
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10:30-11:10 a.m. Morphogenetic Proteins and Growth Factors in Tissue Engineering 
A. Hari Reddi, Ph.D., University of California Davis
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11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Synthetic Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering 
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D., Rice University
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12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
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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
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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
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3:10-3:50 p.m. Computational Modeling for In Vitro Tissue Cultivation
Kyriacos Zygourakis, Ph.D., Rice University
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4:00-4:40 p.m. Computational Structural Biology and Systems Biology for Tissue Engineering
Lydia E. Kavraki, Ph.D., Rice University
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4:50-5:30 p.m. Research Challenges Associated with Creating a Marketable Polymer Technology
Steven Lu, Ph.D., Secant Medical, Inc.
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5:30 p.m. Gala Dinner

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
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8:00-8:40 a.m. 3D Printed Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
John P. Fisher, Ph.D., University of Maryland
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8:50-9:30 a.m. Cells and Viscoelasticity
David J. Mooney, Ph.D., Harvard University
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9:40-10:20 a.m. Microfluidics and Bioprinting Microchannels: Tissue Engineering Applications
Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D., Harvard University
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10:30-11:10 a.m. Tissue Engineering and Biomaterial Concepts for Cancer Modeling and Therapy
Molly S. Shoichet, Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada
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11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Interfacial Tissue Engineering
Johnna S. Temenoff, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
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12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session 
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1:30-2:10 p.m. Emulsion Inks for 3D Printing of High Porosity Scaffolds
Elizabeth M. Cosgriff-Hernández, Ph.D., Texas A&M University
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2:20-3:00 p.m. Bioprinting for Translational Applications
James J. Yoo, M.D., Ph.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine
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3:10-3:50 p.m. Strategic Considerations for Tissue Engineering
Anthony Ratcliffe, Ph.D., Synthasome, Inc.
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4:00-4:40 p.m. 3D Printing Concepts in Tissue Engineering Applications
Anthony J. Melchiorri, Ph.D., Rice University
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4:50-5:30 p.m. 3D Printing Demonstrations and Lab Tour
Anthony J. Melchiorri, Ph.D., Rice University

Friday, August 11, 2017

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
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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
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8:50-9:30 a.m. Self-Assembled Multidomain Peptides for Cell and Protein Delivery
Jeffrey D. Hartgerink, Ph.D., Rice University
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9:40-10:20 a.m. Regenerative Medicine and Soft Tissue Scaffolds: An Example of Commercial Success
Patrick Leamy, Ph.D., Allergan Corporation
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10:30-11:10 a.m. Tissue Engineering Strategies for Treatment of Infected Defects 
Joseph C. Wenke, Ph.D., United States Army Institute of Surgical Research
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11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Tissue Engineering in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mark E.K. Wong, D.D.S., University of Texas School of Dentistry
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12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
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1:30-2:10 p.m. Vascularization of Tissue Engineering Constructs
 Jordan S. Miller, Ph.D., Rice University
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2:20-3:00 p.m. Bioreactors for Tissue Engineering 
Vassilios Sikavitsas, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
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3:10-3:50 p.m. Tissue Engineered Tumor Models: Shedding New Light on Sarcoma Biology
Joseph A. Ludwig, M.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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4:00-4:40 p.m. Optogenetics and Tissue Engineering
Jeffrey J. Tabor, Ph.D.,
Rice University
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4:50-5:30 p.m. Understanding NIH: Drinking from the Fire-hose
Šeila Selimović, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Time Lecture and Speaker Information
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
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8:00-8:40 a.m. Nanotechnology Approaches for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Gang Bao, Ph.D., Rice University
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8:50-9:30 a.m. Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles and their Composites for Tissue Engineering
Shengmin Zhang, Ph.D., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
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9:40-10:20 a.m. On the Combination of Scaffolds and Cells for Bone Regenerative Constructs
Jeroen J.J.P. van den Beucken, Ph.D., Radboud University Medical Center, The Netherlands
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10:30-11:10 a.m. Trachea Tissue Engineering
James E. Dennis, Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
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11:20 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Virus Nanoparticles for Tissue Engineering 
Junghae Suh, Ph.D., Rice University
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12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
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1:30-2:10 p.m. Challenges to Commercialization of Tissue Engineering Products
Peter C. Johnson, M.D., MedSurgPI, LLC
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2:20-3:00 p.m. Tissue Engineering of Heart Valves
K. Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D., Rice University
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3:10-3:50 p.m. Immune Modulatory Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications
Omid Veiseh, Ph.D., Rice University
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4:00-4:40 p.m. Two Tales of Interactions of Antifungals with the Immune System: Implications in Tissue Engineering
Dimitrios P. Kontoyiannis, M.D., Sc.D., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
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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