2007-2008

WPI to Hold Symposium on Regenerative Biosciences and Engineering on Sept. 20

Presented by the WPI Bioengineering Institute and featuring world-renowned experts, the symposium will showcase research in regenerative medicine, which involves the use of cells and scaffolds to produce replacement parts for the human body.

What:

Presented by the WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Bioengineering Institute, the symposium will showcase research in regenerative medicine, which involves the use of cells and scaffolds to produce replacement parts for the human body. Featuring world-renowned experts in the field, many of whom collaborate with WPI faculty members on research, the symposium will cover

  • extracellular matrix-based tissue regeneration
  • the cell biology of tissue regeneration
  • early embryonic development and somatic cell nuclear transfer
  • cardiac regeneration
  • stem cells in cancer biology
  • somatic cell nuclear transfer and alteration of genomic potential

Who:

  • Stephen F. Badylak, research professor, Department of Surgery; director, Center for Pre-Clinical Tissue Engineering, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ken Muneoka, professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University
  • Charles Murry, professor, Department of Pathology; Director, Center for Cardiovascular Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
  • Stephen Doxsey, professor, Cell Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Keith Campbell, professor, School of Biosciences, Division of Animal Physiology, University of Nottingham
  • Raymond M. Dunn, professor and chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Marsha Rolle, assistant professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, WPI

When:

Thursday, September 20, 2007,
12:30 to 6 p.m.

Where:

Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Campus Center, Odeum
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.

Register:

For more information and to register, visit the symposium website.

More Info:

Contact BEI at bei@wpi.edu or 508-831-6800.

September 5, 2007

Contact: Lorraine U. Martinelle, Public Relations Specialist, +1-508-831-6425, lurbans@wpi.edu Eileen Brangan Mell, Director of Public Relations, +1-508-831-6785, ebmell@wpi.edu