Agenda

2nd Annual Symposium on Regenerative Biosciences & Engineering

October 8, 2008

Campus Center, Odeum

Registration                          12:00 – 1:00 pm

Invited talks                            1:00 – 5:00 pm

Poster Session & Reception    5:00 – 6:15 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks

W. Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies ad interim, Director, Bioengineering Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Scientific Program I

Moderators    
Marsha Rolle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
 Joseph Duffy, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biotechnology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 Presentations

“Gene Expression in Nuclear Microenvironments”
Gary S. Stein, PhD, Gerald L. Haidak and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), Chair of the Department of Cell Biology, Deputy Director, UMASS Memorial Cancer Center

“Optimization of Growth and Cardiomyocyte Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells for Cell Transplantation Application”
Chunhui Xu, PhD, Group Leader, Cell Biology, Geron Corporation

"Engineering Embryonic Stem Cell Technologies for Regenerative Medicine"
Todd C. McDevitt, PhD, Assistant Professor, The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University

Break

Scientific Program II

Moderators    
Marsha Rolle, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Glenn Gaudette, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Presentations

“Exploring the Potential of Fibroblasts for Regenerative Medicine”
Tanja Dominko, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology & Biotechnology and Bioengineering Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute             

“Bone Reform:  Challenges and Obstacles Associated with Cell-based Tissue Engineered Bone Products"
Julie Rice O'Connell, PhD, Senior Research Scientist II, Zimmer Biologics

Adjourn - Poster Session & Reception

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