1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Arrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome from the GRS Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Engineered Matrices for Probing Cellular Function
Tian Zhu (Vanderbilt University, United States) and Magdalene Ho (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Iksung Cho (University of Illinois at Chicago, United States) "Directed Symmetry Breaking of Single Cells to Control Cell Fate in Three-Dimensional Matrices"
4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
4:05 pm - 4:20 pm
Vina Putra (University of New South Wales, Australia) "Mechanomics Engineering of Stem Cell Structure and Function – Spatiotemporal Adaptation of Cytoskeleton to Volume and Shape Changing Stresses"
4:20 pm - 4:25 pm
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Engineered Matrices for Controlling Morphogenesis
Michael Blatchley (University of Colorado Boulder, United States) and Bonnie Danqing Zhu (University of California Berkeley, United States)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pm
Marina Uroz (Boston University, United States) "The brain physical microenvironment as a regulator of metastatic dissemination"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 8:20 pm
Aashrith Saraswathibhatla (Stanford University, United States) "Role of Mechanical Plasticity of Stromal Matrix in Mediating Collective Invasion in Ductal Carcinoma"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pm
8:30 pm - 8:50 pm
Xufeng Xue (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States) "Stem cell-derived neural tube tissues for understanding human neurodevelopment and diseases"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pm
9:00 pm - 9:20 pm
Ricardo Cruz-Acuña (Columbia University Irving Medical Center, United States) "Engineered Hydrogel Elucidates Contributions of Matrix Biomechanics to Esophageal Cancer Pathogenesis"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Engineered Matrices for Regenerative Medicine
Holly Lewis (Duke Surgery / Biomedical Engineering, United States) and Aidan Gilchrist (Stanford University, United States)
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Sydney Conner (Tufts University, United States) "Investigating the Role of Obesity-Dependent Changes in the Mammary ECM on TNBC Invasion Using Decellularized Whole Mammary Adipose Tissue"
9:20 am - 9:30 am
9:30 am - 9:50 am
Michelle Huang (Stanford University, United States) "Spatially Controlled Construction of Multi-Organoid Neural Tissues within 3D Hydrogels"
9:50 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 10:20 am
Beverly Miller (University of Virginia, United States) "Guest-host Supramolecular Assembly of Injectable Hydrogel Nanofibers for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair"
10:20 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 10:50 am
Nhi Phan (Duke University, United States) "Hydrogels with Astrocyte Secreted Small Vesicles to Promote Ischemic Stroke Repair"
10:50 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mentorship Component: Career Panel Discussion
Mai Ngo (Boston University, United States)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kent Leach (UC Davis Health, United States)
Uta Goebel (Wiley-VCH GmbH, Germany)
Adrianne Rosales (University of Texas at Austin, United States)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Complete the GRS Evaluation Forms; Election of Future Chair(s)