Program Agenda

Preliminary Program

8:30 – 8:40 am            Welcome by Karen Kashmanian Oates, PhD, WPI Dean of Arts & Sciences

8:40 – 8:50 am            Introduction of Keynote Speaker by Eric W. Overstrom, PhD, WPI Provost and Senior Vice President

Keynote Address

8:50 – 9:40 am            David Kaplan, PhD, Stern Family Professor of Engineering, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Professor, 
                                    Department of Chemical Engineering, Director, Bioengineering and Biotechnology Center

                                    Tufts University

 

Morning Session:  Tissue Constructs in Drug Screening
Topics include 3D tissue constructs, fluid flow in dynamic culture systems, and novel imaging modalities. 

Moderator:                 Ray Page, PhD, Assistant Professor
                                    
Department of Biomedical Engineering
                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

9:40 – 10:20 am          Myomics  –  Bob Valentini, MD, PhD, Co-Founder, Director

10:20 – 11:00 am        Hepregen  –  Jack McGeehan, Vice President, Operations

11:00 – 11:40 am        Addressing Challenges in Tissue Constructs for Drug Screening 

                                    Christopher Lambert, PhD, Associate Director, Research ad interim

                                    WPI Bioengineering Institute

                                    Marsha Rolle, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

                                    Arne Gericke, PhD, Department Head and Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

11:40 am – 12:00 pm  Topic Wrap-Up and Next Steps

12:00 – 1:00 pm          Lunch & Poster Session

Afternoon Session:  Commercializing Organ Regeneration and Cell Therapies

Topics include culture conditions for maintaining and triggering growth and differentiation, scaffolds, and tissue models. 

Moderator:                 Kris Billiar, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
                                    
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

1:00 – 1:40 pm            Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology – Joseph F. Consiglio, PhD, Director of Business Development

1:40 – 2:20 pm            Xcellerex / GE  –  Parrish Galliher, Founder & Chief Technology Officer

2:20 – 3:00 pm            Addressing Challenges in Commercializing Organ Regeneration and Cell Therapies

                                    Tanja Dominko, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Biotechnology

                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

                                    Glenn Gaudette, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

                                    George Pins, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering

                                    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

 

3:00 – 3:15 pm            Topic Wrap-Up and Next Steps

3:15 -3:30 pm             Break

3:30 – 4:15 pm            Panel Discussion

4:15 – 6:00 pm            Reception and Poster Session

 

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