2022 Program


The four main focus areas of the 2022 Scientific Program will follow the work for these four pioneers.

The Preliminary Program follows (subject to change):

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Section I:  Bioglasses | Ceramics | Other Hard Materials

Session Chair – Osamu Suzuki, PhD - VIRTUAL

12:45 - 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the SFB/JSB Joint Symposium 

Nicholas P. Ziats, PhD and Tetsuji Yamaoka, PhD - VIRTUAL

Presentation of Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD Travel Fellowship Awards

Presentation of SFB Emerging Scholar Awards


1:00 - 1:05 p.m. Opening Remarks - Osamu Suzuki, PhD - VIRTUAL
1:05 - 1:52 p.m. 

Driving Force for Promoting Innovation of Biomaterials:  From Bioglass to Bioactive Metals

Honoree:  Tadashi Kokubo, PhD | Professor Emeritus,Kyoto University, Chubu University, Japan - VIRTUAL

1:52 - 2:07 p.m.

Carbonate Apatite Artificial Bone Fabricated from Vaterite Replaces to Bone Quickly

Kunio Ishikawa, PhD | Kyushu University - VIRTUAL

2:07 - 2:22 p.m.

A Novel Mechanism for Graft Resorption and Bone Regeneration through Inhibition of Human Osteoclast Activities and Induction of Osteoblast Osteogenic Differentiation by SCPC Bioactive Ceramic

Ahmed El-Ghannam PhD | UNC Charlotte

2:22 - 2:37 p.m.

Tooth Surface Functionalization via Laser-Assisted Pseudo-Biomineralization

Ayako Oyane, PhD | National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) - VIRTUAL

2:37 - 2:52 p.m.

Phage-Mimicking, Broad-Spectrum Antibacterial Nanoparticles Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria

Prakash Nallathamby, PhD | Berthaiume Institute for Precision Health – University of Notre Dame - VIRTUAL

2:52 - 3:22 p.m.   Poster Break
3:22 - 3:50 p.m.   

Invited Talk: Roles of Ceramics and Bioglasses in Absorbable Polymer Composites

G. Lawrence Thatcher, President and CEO | TESco Asssociates, Inc. USA - VIRTUAL

3:50 - 4:10 p.m.   

Effect of Octacalcium Phoshate on Enhancing Osteocyte Differentiation during Orthotopic Bone Regeneration

Osamu Suzuki, Ph.D. | Professor, Division of Craniofacial Function Engineering,Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan - VIRTUAL

4:10 - 4:25 p.m.

Bioabsorbable Carbonate Apatite Coating for Biodegradable Mg Alloy and Osteoclast and Osteoblast Response

Sachiko Hiromoto, PhD | National Institute of Materials Science - VIRTUAL

4:25 - 4:40 p.m.

Two-dimensional Arrangement of Cells by Light Irradiation

Masato Ueda, PhD | Kansai University - VIRTUAL

4:40 - 4:55 p.m.

Formation of Visible-light-Responsive TiO2 Layers on Practical Dental Titanium Alloys by Two-step Thermal Oxidation and their Antibacterial Properties

Kyosuke Ueda, PhD | Tohoku University - VIRTUAL

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks - Osamu Suzuki, PhD - VIRTUAL
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Opening Reception - Garden Gazebo


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Session 2:  Impant Pathology & The Foreign Body Reaction

Session Chairs – Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD and Nicholas P. Ziats, PhD

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. Opening RemarksNicholas P. Ziats, PhD
8:15 - 8:45 a.m

Invited Talk: Macrophages, Inflammation and Bone: From Wear Particle Disease to Tissue Regeneration

Stuart Goodman, MD, PhD | Stanford University Medical Center Outpatient Center - VIRTUAL

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. 

Design of Biomaterials to Modulate Inflammation

Kam Leong, PhD | Columbia University


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

M1 Macrophages Attenuate Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Progression

John Kao, PhD | The Univeristy of Hong Kong - VIRTUAL 

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

In Vivo Evaluation of Macrophage Polarization in Response to Raspberry Ketone-Loaded Chitosan Membranes                                                                                                           

Melika Rad, PhD | University of Memphis

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Succinate base Adjuvant-less Cancer Vaccine Modifies

Abhniav Acharya, PhD | Arizona State University

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Poster Break
10:15 - 10:35 a.m.

Invited Talk: Macrophage-mediated Degradation of Polyurethanes: Lessons in Predicting Biostability

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD | University of Texas at Austin

10:35 - 10:50 a.m

Controlling Microbial Infections by Submicron Textured Biomaterials Surfaces

Chris Siedlecki, PhD | Penn State University

10:50 - 11:05 a.m. 

Immune Response of Decellularized Arterial Scaffolds Implanted in Diabetic and Non Diabetic Rats

Bethany Lefeber, PhD | Clemson University - VIRTUAL

11:05 - 11:20 a.m.

Overview of the Biocompatibility of Tantalum Coatings with Various Tissues

Jessica DeBerardinis, PhD | Ultramet

11:20 - 11:35 a.m.

Initial Immune Responses to Silk Fibroin Hydrogels Modified with FRET-MMP sensor

Yusuke Kambe, PhD | National Agriculture and Food Research Organization - VIRTUAL

11:35 - 11:45 a.m.

Honoree Introduction 

Nicholas Peppas, ScD, University of Texas at Austin

11:45 - 12:00 noon   

Impant Pathology and the Foreign Body Reaction

Honoree:  James M. Anderson, MD, PhD

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Session II:  Tissue Engineering

Session Chair – Akihiko Kikuchi, PhD - VIRTUAL

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.  Opening Remarks Akihiko Kikuchi, PhD - VIRTUAL
1:05 - 1:20 p.m.

Synthetic Hydrogels for Islet Vascularization, Engraftment, and Immune Acceptance to Treat Type 1 Diabetes

Andres Garcia, PhD | Georgia Institute of Technology

1:20 - 2:00 p.m.

Design of Intelligent Surfaces for Cell Sheet Tissue

Honoree:  Teruo Okano, PhD | Director and Professor Emeritus, Center for Advanced Biomedical Science, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan | Director and Distinguished Adjunct Professor, Cell Sheet Tissue Engineering Center (CSTEC), University of Utah, USA - VIRTUAL

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Biomaterials Technology to Promote in vivo Cell Recruitment for Regenerative Therapy

Yasuhiko Tabata, PhD | Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences, Kyoto University - VIRTUAL

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Long Term Vocal Fold Augmentation with Microporous Annealed Particle (MAP) Hydrogel

Lauren Pruett, PhD | University of Virginia

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

“Navigator” Bearing Single-Chain Variable Fragment Switched Beta 2-microglobulin Metabolism to Liver

Akihisa Otaka, PhD | National Celebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute - VIRTUAL

2:45 - 3:15 p.m.   Poster Break
3:15 - 3:35 p.m.

Invited Talk: Clinical Application of Ultrahigh Hydrostatic Pressure Engineering

Tetsuji Yamaoka, PhD | Director, Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center Research Institute, Japan - VIRTUAL                                                                                                                                                

3:35 - 3:55 p.m.

Invited Talk: Rapid Bone Regeneration Using Biomimetic Cellular Membrane Biocomposite

Emilio S. Hara, DDS, PhD | Research Associate Professor, Department of Biomaterials, Okayama University, Japan - VIRTUAL

3:55 - 4:10 p.m.

Elucidating the Role of Hodgkin's Lymphoma Cells on Macrophage Invasion Using an Engineered Cryogel

Laura Bahlmann, BASc | Schoichet Lab, BME, University of Toronto - VIRTUAL                    

4:10 - 4:25 p.m.

Re-evaluation of Early Biomolecule Adsorption and Initial Osseointegration by an Engineering Perspective

Yaming Wang, PhD | Okayama University - VIRTUAL

4:25 - 4:40 p.m.

Tissue Engineering the Subarachnoid Space

Rachael Sirianni, PhD | McGovern Medical School/University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

4:40 - 4:55 p.m.

Modulation of Macrophage-Mediated Cardiac Inflammation via Targeted Anionic Liposomes

Tamer Elbayou, PhD | Midwestern University

4:55 - 5:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks - Akihiko Kikuchi, PhD - VIRTUAL
6:00 - 8:30 p.m. BASH/LUAU - Pool Deck

Monday, January 10, 2022

Session I:  Polymeric Biomaterials

          Session Chairs – Barbara D. Boyan, PhD and William R. Wagner, PhD


8:00 - 8:20 a.m. Opening Remarks - Patrick Cahalan | Ension, Inc. - VIRTUAL
8:20 - 8:45 a.m.

Invited Talk: Polyurethane Vascular Grafts: History, Hype and Healing

Buddy D. Ratner, PhD | University of Washington

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Invited Talk: Design and Procedure Optimization for Biomaterial Structural 

Supports in the Post-Infarct Heart

William R. Wagner, PhD | Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

New Polyphosphazene Biomaterials with Improved Resistance to Microbial Infection and Thromboses for Medical Device Coatings          

Lichong Xu, PhD | Penn State University

9:15 - 9:30 a.m.

Thermoresponsive Shear-Thinning Biomaterial for the Treatment of Infections Associated with External Hemorrhages

Marvin Mecwan, PhD | Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation

9:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Sliding Hydrogels with Tunable Molecular Mobility Enhance Cartilage formation by Chondrocytes and Stem Cells in a dose-dependent manner

Xinming Tong, PhD | Standford University

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. Poster Break
10:15 - 10:40 a.m. 

Invited Talk: Novel Biomaterials and Scaffolds with Unique Properties for the 

Engineering of Difference Tissues


Rui L. Reis, PhD | University of Minho

10:40 - 10:55 a.m.

Invited Talk: Developing Technologies that Improve Osseous Implant Success 

In Conditions that Exhibit Compromised Bone Quality


Barbara D. Boyan, PhD | Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering - VIRTUAL

10:55 - 11:10 a.m.

Novel Short Chain Fatty Acid Delivery Platform Poly (ethylene glycol)-b-poly(vinyl ester)s Attenuates Diabetic Pathology                                                                                                                                        

Babita Shahni, PhD | University of Tsukuba - VIRTUAL

11:10 - 11:25 a.m.

Low Temperature Plasma Processing for 3D printed Polymeric Biomaterials' Interfaces

Vinoy Thomas, PhD | University of Alabama, Birmingham

11:25 - 11:40 a.m.

Optimal Orientations for Exciting the L and TV Ultrasonic Waves in Polyvinylidene Fluoride

Guigen Zhang, PhD | University of Kentucky

11:40 - 12:00 noon

Biomaterials Evolution: Commercial to "Designer" Polymers - A 50 Year Perspective

Honoree:  Arthur J. Coury, PhD

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (lunch on your own)

Monday, January 10, 2022

Session II:  Women in Biomaterials

Session Chairs – Julianne Holloway, PhD and Ana Maria Porras, PhD

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.  Opening Remarks - Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
1:05 - 1:35 p.m.

Invited Talk: MAPing Principles, Properties and Applications to Tissue Regeneration

Tatiana Segura, PhD | Duke University - VIRTUAL

1:35 - 1:50 p.m.

Gut Microbiota an Degrade Human Extracelluar Matrix and Potentially Enhance Inflmation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Ana Maria Porras, PhD | University of Florida

1:50 - 2:05 p.m.

MMP Regulated Release of SDF-1α analog from Norbornene Hyaluronic Acid Microgels for TBI

Sarah Stabenfeldt, PhD | Arizona State University

2:05 - 2:20 p.m.

Wireless Charging-Mediated Agiogenesis and Nerve Repaire by Adaptable Microporous Hydrogels from Conductive Building Blocks

Ru-Siou (Alice) Hsu, PhD | Stanford University - VIRTUAL


2:20 - 2:35 p.m.

Immune-isolating Poly-ethylene Glycol-based Capsules Protect Human Ovarian Allo- and Xenografts from Immune Rejection

Margaret Brunette | University of Michigan


2:35 - 2:45 p.m. Coffee Break
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Invited Talk: Biofabrication via Green Electrospinning

Helen Lu, PhD | Columbia University

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.

An In Vitro Platform to Spatiotemporally Control Multiple Bioactive Peptides Using Reversible DNA Handles

Julianne Holloway, PhD | Arizona State University

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 - 4:00 p.m.

Adult Hepatocyte Organoids for Engineered Liver Tissues

Sarah Saxton | University of Washington - VIRTUAL


4:00 - 4:15 p.m

Synthesis of Hydrolytically Degradable Microgels Using Droplet Microfluidics

Maria Coronel, PhD | Georgia Institute of Technology


4:15 - 4:25 p.m. Coffee Break
4:25 - 4:30 p.m.

3D Bioprinted Patient-Specific Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel Patches for Volumetric Muscle Loss

Anne Behre, PhD | Carnegie Melon University

4:30 - 4:35 p.m.

Unraveling Vascularized Adipose Tissue Reconstruction by Using Collagen Microfibers Allows Multiple Applications from Breast Regeneration to Bioprinted Cell-Cultured Steak-Like Meat

Fiona Louis, PhD | Osaka University - VIRTUAL

4:35 - 4:40 p.m.

Cationic Nanogels for Oral Targeted siRNA Delivery to Macrophages for Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Olivia Lanier, PhD | University of Texas at Austin

4:40 - 4:45 p.m.

Engineered Implantable Vaccine Platform for Continuous Antigen-Specific Immunomodulation


Dixita Viswanath, PhD | Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Research Institute

4:45 - 4:50 p.m.

Synthesis of Hydrolytically Degradable Microgels Using Droplet Microfluidics

Marissa Wechsler, PhD | The University of Texas at San Antonio

4:50 - 4:55 p.m.


4:55 - 5:00 p.m.

Porcine vs. Bovine Pericardium Assessment as a Leaflet in Aortic Valves

Ekaterina Tkatchouk, PhD | Edwards LifeSciences

5:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks - Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD and Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD and Kazuhiko Ishihara, PhD