Tissue Engineering SIG Quarterly Newsletter

Society For Biomaterials - Tissue Engineering SIG Newsletter [Fall 2022]

From your Tissue Engineering SIG Leadership

Welcome to the first TE SIG Quarterly Newsletter! We are excited to launch this new newsletter to improve communications and foster community within our SIG. As the school year begins, we are excited to host TWO webinars this month in recognition of the SIG Poster Award winners from this past annual meeting. Please show your support to these promising young trainees by attending the webinars on Sept 2rd and Sept 30 at 1pm EST. Registration for the webinars are below.

Another news item to share is that we are now planning for next year's conference (San Diego, April 19-22, 2023). We are delighted that our SIG was invited to submit a number of full proposals for consideration. More information regarding the approved abstract session categories will come later this year.

News from Our SIG Members

Ritu Raman, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
Dr. Raman Awarded DOD Grant

As part of the Department of Defense Young Investigator Program (YIP), Ritu Raman has received funding from the Army Research Office Early Career Program. This grant will support her lab's work on leveraging neuromuscular tissue engineering for applications in robotics.

Ruogang Zhao, Associate Professor, University at Buffalo
Dr. Zhao Awarded NIH R01 Grant

Dr. Ruogang Zhao's group was recently awarded a NIH R01 grant titled "Modeling pulmonary fibrosis progression caused by differential mechanical stretch" to study the effect of lung stretch gradient on the spatial progression of pulmonary fibrosis.

Marian Hettiaratchi, Assistant Professor, Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, University of Oregon
Dr. Hettiaratchi Awarded Three Grants for New Projects

Knight Campus assistant professor Marian Hettiaratchi will lead three new projects funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (R35 MIRA), the Department of Defense (Discovery Award), and the Donald and Delia Baxter Foundation.

Upcoming TE SIG Activities

Tissue Engineering SIG Webinars

Part 1 - 9/23/2022 at 1 PM EDT
Part 2 - 9/30/2022 at 1 PM EDT

Make plans to join the Tissue Engineering Special Interest Group for their upcoming webinars on Friday, September 23rd and Friday, September 30th at 1 PM Eastern. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think may be interested!

Register for one or both sessions!

We will hear talks from the Tissue Engineering SIG's 2022 Annual Meeting poster award winners. The following will be sharing their research:

September 23rd - Moderator: Ngan F. Huang
- Sophia Letcher: "Decellularized Mycelium as An Edible 3D Scaffold for Cultured Insect Fat"
- Mary Lowrey: "Bioprinting Ultrasound-Responsive Particles for Remote-Controlled Cellular Manipulation in Tissue Constructs"- Haoyuan Shi: "Molecular Mechanisms of a Thermo- and Ion-responsive Silk-elastin-like Protein"
Register HERE for Part 1 on September 23rd at 1 PM EDT

September 30th - Moderator: Qun Wang
- Katelyn Mistretta: "Three-Dimensional Cancer-Immune Co-culture Model Using Lyophilized Silk Fibroin Scaffolds"
- Justin Harvell: "Stem Cell-Laden Microspheres as Building Blocks for Large Cardiac Tissue Production Through Secondary Encapsulation in Poly(ethylene glycol)-Fibrinogen"
- Victor Quiroz: "Hydrogel System for Improved Cell Graft Viability and Function in Treating Type 1 Diabetes"
Register HERE for Part 2 on September 30th at 1 PM EDT


Submit your news for the upcoming Tissue Engineering SIG newsletter 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 TE SIG Leadership,
Ngan F. Huang, Chair (ngantina@stanford.edu)
Jeannine Coburn, Vice Chair (jmcoburn@wpi.edu)
Qun Wang, Secretary/Treasurer (qunwang@iastate.edu)
Gulden Camci-Unal, Program Chair (Gulden_CamciUnal@uml.edu)

Newsletter designed by Suh Hee Cook

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