Wednesday, 25 May 2005: 9:15 AM-12:00 PM

Room 205 (Science & Engineering Resource Center)

Biomaterials and Polymers (BIOM)

Tissue Engineering and Cell-Material Interactions

This symposium will focus on the chemistry and architecture of the scaffold for improving cellular function and tissue formation. Topics will include, but are not limited to Biomaterials and soluble/insoluble cues for cell phenotype expression, stem and progenitor cell delivery, nanoscale architectures and chemistry for improved cell function.
Organizers:Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Michael Jaffe
9:15 AM Protein Biomaterial Communication with Stem Cells to Control Tissue Outcomes
David Kaplan
9:45 AM Substrate Elasticity Directs Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
Adam J. Engler, Mark F. Berry, H. Lee Sweeney, Dennis E. Discher
10:15 AM Conformational Behavior of Alanine-Rich Protein Polymers with Varying Functional Group Placement
Robin S. Farmer, Lindsey M. Argust, Jared A. Sharp, Kristi L. Kiick
10:45 AM Break
11:15 AM Reversible Binding of Collagen Mimetic Peptide Derivatives to Collagen Films Effects Cell Adhesion and Spreading Behaviors
Allen Y. Wang, Jared S. Hierman, Chang-Soo Yun, Michael S. Yu
11:30 AM Neuronal cell guidance and protein adsorption on a melt-crystallized binary polymer blend
Andrea Tuckett, Kalle Levon
11:45 AM Paper Withdrawn

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