WPI and the UMass Medical School to Hold Joint Symposium on Orthopedic Tissue Regeneration on April 12

Showcase for Research Initiatives at WPI, UMMS, and Throughout the Region

Contact: WPI Media Relations, +1-508-831-5609


Presented by the WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Bioengineering Institute, the symposium will showcase research initiatives in orthopedic tissue regeneration at WPI, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and elsewhere in the Northeast. Scheduled to speak are:

David Kaplan, Tufts University (keynote)
"Directing Stem Cells Toward Functional Tissue Outcomes"
Lawrence Bonassar, Cornell University
"Giving Cells What They Want: Biomaterials as ECM Analogues for Skeletal Tissue Engineering"
Jie Song, UMMS
"Biomimetic composites for Bone Tissue Engineering"
George Pins, WPI
"Characterizing Cellular Responses to Bioactive Collagen Threads: Applications for Orthopedic Tissue Regeneration"
Paul Fanning UMMS
"Mechanotransduction Studies in Articular Cartilage Explants: What we've Learned and Potential Applications to Tissue Engineering Research"
Helen Lu, Columbia University
"Interface Tissue Engineering: The Bridge to Functional Tissue Systems"


Wednesday, April 12, 2006
1 to 6 p.m.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Kinnicutt Lecture Hall, Salisbury Labs, Room 115
100 Institute Road
Worcester, Mass.


For more information about the symposium and to register for the event, please visit the event Web site.

More Info

For further information, contact BEI at bei@wpi.edu or 508-831-6800.