BioInterfaces

The BioInterfaces Special Interest Group seeks to promote a better understanding of cell and protein interactions with biomaterial interfaces. To achieve these goals, the group organizes activities related to the evaluation of existing materials and the design of new materials to produce targeted responses by proteins and cells. Some of the topics related to proteins include: 1) relating surface chemistry to protein adsorption or specific binding and 2) studying the activation or inactivation of protein function at interfaces, including complement activation. Cell topics include: 1) the response of cells to differing chemistries and microstructures (roughness or porosity), 2) the evaluation of multiple cell and tissue response parameters (attachment, growth, migration, differentiation, inflammation, fibrosis), 3) the role of surface receptors in cell responses, and 4) all relevant cell types including bacteria. The group organizes workshops, symposia, and sessions at the annual meeting.

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  • Do you want to get more involved with the Society For Biomaterials?
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Officers

Chair: Felipe Garcia Quiroz, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University
1760 Haygood Dr NE
HSRB Room E184
Atlanta, GA 30322
t: (404) 251-5435
e: felipe.quiroz@emory.edu

Vice-Chair: Erik Dreaden, PhD
Assistant Professor
Emory University
1760 Haygood Dr NE
HSRB Room E108
Atlanta, GA 30322
t: (404) 778-3033
e: e.dreaden@emory.edu

Secretary/Treasurer: Stephanie Florczyk, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
12760 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2455
t: (407) 823-2738
e: Stephanie.Florczyk@ucf.edu

Program Chair: Nathan Gallant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave
ENB118
Tampa, FL 33620
t: (813) 974-5840
e:ngallant@usf.edu

Web Contact: TBD

Student Contact: TBD

Industry Representative: TBD

Biomaterials Forum Reporter: Stephanie Florczyk, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
12760 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2455
t: (407) 823-2738
e: Stephanie.Florczyk@ucf.edu

Past Chair: Stephanie Florczyk, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Central Florida
12760 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816-2455
t: (407) 823-2738
e: Stephanie.Florczyk@ucf.edu

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