Con-current Rapid Fire Sessions  3 & 4

Biomimetic Materials


Using Nucleic Acid Aptamers to Develop Artificial Antibodies for Drug Delivery

Y. Wang, J. Zhou;

Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.


Fluorescent quantification of osteogenesis of GFP-transgenic mouse calvarial osteoblasts on biomimetic coatings

L. T. Kuhn, Y. Liu, M. Advincula, Y-H. Wang, P. Maye, A. J. Goldberg;

Univ. of Connecticut Hlth.Ctr., Farmington, CT.


Fibrous Biomimetic Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering

J. S. Altus1, P. Sundelacruz2, M. L. Rowland1, J. L. West1;

1Rice Univ., Houston, TX, 2Rice Unveristy, Houston, TX.


Peptide-Induced Self-Assembly of Synthetic Poly(lactide fumarate) Macromer

A. E. Mercado, E. Jabbari;

Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.


Cell-Responsive Polyurethanes: Synthesis of Peptide-Based Polyol Soft Segments

H. Benhardt, T. Wilems, N. Sears, E. Cosgriff-Hernandez;

Texas A&M Univ., College Station, TX.


Fibrin-knob Peptide Variants for Targeting Delivery to Fibrin Matrices

S. E. Stabenfeldt, W. Brown, A. Soon, T. H. Barker;

Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA.


Effect of Hydroxyapatite Content in Biomimetic Composite Scaffolds on Bone Marrow Stromal Cell Differentiation

I. O. Smith, H. Sun, P. X. Ma;

Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Development of Biomimetic Alendronate Sodium loaded CDHA coating

H. Zhou, A. Touny, J. Lawrence, D. Wagner, S. Bhaduri;

The Univeristy of Toledo, Toledo, OH.


Solid phase organic synthesis of a morpholine-2,5-dione library for polydepsipeptide synthesis

M. Abdelmelek, V. Bradford, M. Nguyen, P. Ren, B. Iverson, L. Suggs;

Univ. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.


Nano Architecture Formation from Novel Poly(L-lactic acid)-based Biomaterials

X. Liu, P. X. Ma;

Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Cellular Responses to Their Microenvironments


Tendon Tissue Engineering Using the Human Umbilical Vein and Mesenchymal Stem Cells

R. Abousleiman, P. McFetridge, V. Sikavitsas;

Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


Evaluation of a monocyte/vascular endothelial cell co-culture on a vinyl-based polyurethane designed for vascular graft generation

S. M. McDonald1, L. A. Matheson1, J. E. McBane2, S. Sharifpoor2, P. Santerre2, R. S. Labow1;

1Univ. of Ottawa Heart Inst., Ottawa, ON, CANADA, 2Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, ON, CANADA.


Integrin Alpha2 and Beta1 Subunits Mediate Osteoblast Response to Surface Roughness and Chemistry

R. Olivares-Navarrete1, A. Almaguer-Flores2, S. E. Rodil2, M. Wieland3, Z. Schwartz1, B. D. Boyan1;

1Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA, 2Univ. Natl. Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, MEXICO, 3Inst. Straumann, Basel, SWITZERLAND.


Rigidity-dependent Costimulation of Naïve CD4+ T cells

K. Shen, L. C. Kam;

Columbia Univ., New York, NY.


Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation by Controlling Moduli of Core-Shell Electrospun Fibers

J. Nam, J. Johnson, J. Lannutti, S. Agarwal;

The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH.


A Study in the Stimulation of Chondrocytes seeded in 3D Matrices by Continuous Ultrasound

A. Subramanian;

Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.


Spontaneous Formation of Stable Wrinkling Patterns in Hydrogels to Control Cellular Morphology

M. Guvendiren, S. Yang, J. A. Burdick;

Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.


Realignment of Cells and Matrix Following Release from Constrained Compaction for Neural Engineering

D. G. DeWitt1, J. P. Stegemann2, D. M. Thompson1;

1Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY, 2Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.


Hyaluronic Acid Interferes with Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Signaling Among Alginate Embedded Chondrocytes

D. M. Yoon1, A. H. Reddi2, J. P. Fisher3;

1Univ. of Maryland - Coll. Park, College Park, MD, 2Ctr. for Tissue Regeneration and Repair, Univ. of California Davis Med. Ctr., Sacramento, CA, 3Univ. of Maryland - Fischell Dept. of Bioengineering, College Park, MD.


Effects of mechanical stimulation on the matrix synthesis of bone marrow derived stem cells in fibrous elastomeric scaffolds

J. A. Stella, W. D. Merryman, N. J. Amoroso, W. R. Wagner, M. S. Sacks;

Univ. of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.