Cardiovascular Biomaterials SIG Quarterly Newsletter

Society For Biomaterials - Cardiovascular Biomaterials SIG Newsletter [Fall 2022]

From your Cardiovascular SIG Leadership

Welcome to the first Cardiovascular SIG Quarterly Newsletter! We are excited to launch this new newsletter to improve communications and foster community within our SIG. 

The Society For Biomaterials invites you to submit your research for an in-person oral or poster presentation at the SFB 2023 Annual Meeting, to be held in San Diego, California, April 19-22, 2023. The early bird submission period will end on October 14, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET, and abstracts will close on November 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET.  Click here to submit your abstracts:  

We encourage you to submit your abstracts to these cardiovascular-related session categories:

SIG Member Spotlight

Spotlight on Jessica Gluck!
Assistant Professor, Textile Chemistry, Engineering, and Science, North Carolina State University

Dr. Gluck completed her B.S. in Textile Technology at NC State University, M.S. in Biomedical Engineering and Biomedical Textiles at UCLA, Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, and Integrative Physiology at UCLA, and postdoctoral fellowship at UC Davis. She then worked as the Health Content Manager at Discovery Place Science and Research Scientist at Precise Bio before returning to NC State as an Assistant Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science. Her lab, The Gluck Tissue Engineering Lab within Wilson College of Textiles, focuses on the use of biomaterials as scaffolds for cardiac and corneal tissue engineering. Specifically, her lab's research investigates the role of the microenvironment on induced pluripotent stem cell differentiation and function, and how to use this knowledge to fabricate tissue engineering scaffolds. One project in her lab focuses on the fabrication of carbon nanotube-based conductive scaffolds to electrophysiologically mature induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes, and her lab recently published a materials characterization paper on these scaffolds. The Society for Biomaterials advances Dr. Gluck's research by giving her the opportunity to share her lab's work and establish new collaborations. Also, it allows her students to engage in outreach; they placed 3rd in the Biomaterials Education Challenge at the 2022 SFB Annual Meeting with their poster "Where do your cells grow?" Dr. Gluck also organizes a virtual tissue engineering seminar that meets every alternate Thursday at 4pm eastern.

News from our SIG

1) Review paper authored by SIG members.  SIG members Astha Khanna and Ngan Huang collaborated to publish a paper related to bioprinting tools and approaches for cardiovascular regeneration.  Please read about it here:

2) SIG Chair Ngan Huang recently published an article in Advanced Functional Materials related to the direct role of substrate stiffness on endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition, along with the molecular underpinnings through single cell RNA SequencingPlease read about it here:

Submit your news for the upcoming CV SIG newsletter by 11/31/22 here! News can include publications, fellowships, job postings, events, conferences, calls for abstracts, calls for collaboration, awards, or anything exciting going on in your lab/institution/etc.


From your Cardiovascular Biomaterials SIG Leadership,
Ngan F. Huang, Chair (
LaShan Simpson, Vice Chair (
Chris Bashur, Secretary/Treasurer (
Yi Hong, Program Chair (

Newsletter designed by Suh Hee Cook

SFB News

Workshop on Measurement Needs for Biofabrication for Tissue Engineered Medical Products to be held on December 1, 2022