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Past Events: BMES Annual Meeting - 2011


The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2011 Annual Meeting was held at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Conn., on October 12–15, 2011. Researchers from Tufts University School of Engineering and the Tissue Engineering Resource Center (TERC) were in attendance and participated with the following presentations and posters.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2011
Poster Session - 9:30 AM

Direct Printing of Frequency Tunable RFID Antennas on Shrinkable Substrates
M. Yang, H. Tao, M. Khine, and F. Omenetto
Biosensors, Bio-Interfaces and Implantable Devices

Monitoring the relative phase of oscillations of cerebral oxy-hemoglobin and deoxy-hemoglobin
concentrations during sleep in human subjects
M. L. Pierro, A. Sassaroli, P. R. Bergethon, and S. Fantini
Novel Biomedical Imaging and Microscopy

Morning Platform Session

The Effect of Varying Frequency of Mechanical Stimulation on Engineered Myocardium Twitch Force
K. Y. Ye, and L. D. Black III
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering - I
10:45 AM
Room 23

A Novel Securable Hyaluronic Acid-Silk Hydrogel Composite for Controlled Drug Release
R. Elia, D. R. Newhide, P. D. Pedevillano, G. R. Reiss, M. A. Firpo, E. W. Hsu, D. L. Kaplan, G. D. Prestwich, and R. A. Peattie
New Concepts and Applications in Drug Delivery
11:15 AM
Room 12

Poster Session - 1:30 PM

Recombinant silk fibronectin fragment fusion peptides for growth factor binding to silk fibroin hydrogel for engineering extracellular matrices
A. M. Hopkins, F. Tortelli, D. L. Kaplan, and J. A. Hubbell
Molecular Engineering

In vivo cartilage tissue engineering with lysozyme susceptible bacterial cellulose as a scaffold
V. Yadav, L. Sun, B. Panilaitis, and D. Kaplan
Novel Biomaterials and Scaffolds

Silk as an alternative biomaterial for microneedles system
W. K. Raja, K. Tsioris, E. M. Pritchard, B. Panilaitis, F. G. Omenetto, and D. L. Kaplan
Drug Delivery Technologies: Nano to Micro Devices

Afternoon Platform Session

Quantification of Engineered Adipose Tissue Development Using Multi-Photon Microscopy
K. P. Quinn, E. Bellas, N. Fourligas, D. L. Kaplan, and I. Georgakoudi
Imaging in the Enhancement or Assessment of Therapeutic Delivery
2:00 PM
Room 17

Effect of the Scaffold Architecture on Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
I. Marcos-Campos, D. Marolt, P. Petridis, S. Bhumiratana, X. E. Guo, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering – II
4:15 PM
Room 22

Doxorubicin loaded silk films for local breast cancer therapy
P. F. Seib, and D. L. Kaplan
Novel Materials and Self Assembly: Cancer Applications
4:30 PM
Room 13

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011
Poster Session - 9:30 AM

An automated algorithm for the quantitative analysis of nerve cell alignment on anisotropic silk films
A. R. Nectow, M. E. Kilmer, and D. L. Kaplan
Neural Tissue Engineering

A 3D Tissue Model of Human Kidney for the Study of Disease Progression
T. M. DesRochers, B. Subramanian, W-C. Ko, and D. L. Kaplan
Engineered Tissue Models for Drug Discovery and Disease

The Development of a Fibrin Gel Based Engineered Myocardium Model of Myocardial Infarction
K. E. Sullivan, K. Y. Ye, and L. D. Black
Engineered Tissue Models for Drug Discovery and Disease

Portable Nanoimprinting of Silk Fibroin Films
A. N. Mitropoulos, M. Paquette, and F. Omenetto
Micro and Nanostructured Biomaterials

Morning Platform Session

Micropatterned Mammalian Cells Exhibit Phenotype-Specific Left-Right Asymmetry
L. Q. Wan, K. Ronaldson, M. Park, G. Taylor, Y. Zhang, J. Gimble, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Cell-Cell Interactions
10:45 AM
Room 12
SHREDing a Biochemical Network into Functional Modules
G. V. Sridharan, S. Hassoun, and K. Lee
Methodology and Applications in Computational Bioengineering and Bioinformatics
11:15 AM
Room 14

Capacity of Cardiac Fibroblasts to Serve as Support Cells for Vacularization of Engineered Myocardium
R. L. Twardowski, and L. D. Black
Vascular Permeability, Microvasculature, and Angiogenesis - I
10:30 AM
Room 26

Poster Session - 1:30 PM

Nonmonocytes Regulate Myocytes Maturation and Contractility Through Functional Gap Junction
Y. Duan, J. Dhuldhoya, I. Marcos, L. Q. Wan, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Cell-Cell Interactions

Fabrication of Silk Films via Electrogelation
J. E. Bressner, G. Qin, L. E. Klinker, Y. Zhang, D. L. Kaplan, and F. G. Omenetto
Bridging Medicine and Materials and Biomedical Imaging

Inhibition of TRPV1 in Osteogenic Differentiated hMSCs Increases Mineralization
A. E. Thurber, S. Sundelacruz, M. Levin, and D. L. Kaplan
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

Synergistic Effects of Mechanical and Soluble Cues on Embryonic Tendon Cell Gene Expression
V. G. Finley, J. P. Brown, and C. K. Kuo
Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering

Biomechanical Response of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Tissues Based on Planar Biaxial Testing
F. Q. Pancheri, C. M. Margossian, W. Lin, M. D. Iafrati, L. Dorfmann, and R. A. Peattie
Cardiovascular Modeling and Measurement

Homogenization Theory Analysis of Patient-based Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Wall Stress
W. Lin, F. Q. Pancheri, M. D. Iafrati, L. Dorfmann, and R. A. Peattie
Cardiovascular Modeling and Measurement

Synthetic Composite Materials Emulating Patient Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Wall Material Properties
C. M. Margossian, E. Golden, F. Pancheri, M. D. Iafrati, L. Dorfmann, and R. A. Peattie
Cardiovascular Modeling and Measurement

Development of a thermally programmable biomaterial substrate for cell cultures
B. O'Donoghue, H. Tao, and F. G. Omenetto
Lasers in Medicine

Manipulation of Silk Film Refractive Index through Doping and Annealing Treatments
Y. Zhang, J. Bressner, G. Qin, D. L. Kaplan, and F. G. Omenetto
Nanotechnology for Biomedical Optics

The Diagnostic Utility of Fourier-Based Metrics for Assessing Cellular Organization
J. Xylas, K. Quinn, M. Hunter, and I. Georgakoudi
 Nanotechnology for Biomedical Optics

Afternoon Platform Session

Collagen crosslinking contributes significantly to the mechanical properties of developing tendon
J. E. Marturano, and C. K. Kuo
Orthopedic Tissue Biomechanics – I
1:45 PM
Room 16

RNAi-Mediated Knockdown of Metabolic Proteins in 3D Coculture of Adipocytes and Endothelial Cells
J. K. Sims-Wright, K. Choi, A. Jayaraman, and K. Lee
Engineered Tissue Models for Drug Discovery and Disease 
5:00 PM
Room 23

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2011
Poster Session - 9:30 AM

Effect of Cytokines Associated with Polarized Macrophages on Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
J. W. Kang, D. O. Freytes, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Growth of Kidney Stem Cells on Tissue-Specific Extracellular Matrix
J. O'Neill, D. O. Freytes, J. A. Oliver, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Inkjet Printing of Self-assembling Biopolymer Gels and Cells
P. Calvert, S. Limem, M. in het Panhuis, D. McCallum, and D. Kaplan
Printing and Patterning in Tissue Engineering

The Effects of Infarcted Cardiac Extracellular Environment on MSC Growth and Differentiation
K. M. Tang, J. I. Resnikoff, and L. D. Black
Undergraduate Posters - Cardiovascular Engineering

Modulating Cytoskeletal Tension Regulates the Effects of Hypoxia on Adipogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Z. A. Schiller, and C. K. Kuo
Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering

Afternoon Platform Session

Endothelial Cells Enhance Migration of Meniscus Cells in a Three-Dimensional Hydrogel System
X. Yuan, G. M. Eng, D. E. Arkonac, C. T. Hung, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Cell Motility - II
1:30 PM
Room 11

Silk based stabilization and immobilization of FRET protein glucose nano sensors
K. Tsioris, D. Kaplan, and F. Omenetto
Biosensors, Bio-Interfaces and Implantable Devices – II
2:00 PM
Room 24

Controlling cardiac differentiation of stem cells via changes in stiffness and composition of ECM
J. I. Resnikoff, C. Williams, and L. D. Black
Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology
3:15 PM
Room 22

hMSCs change pattern of mechanically induced ATP release during chondrogenesis
I. I. Gadjanski, and G. Vunjak-Novakovic
Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology
4:15 PM
Room 22

Embryonic Ligament and Tendon Cell Response to Mechanical Loading Varies with Developmental Stage
J. P. Brown, V. Finley, and C. Kuo
Tissue Engineering and Mechanobiology
4:30 PM
Room 22