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CUNY Advanced Science Research Center
85 St Nicholas Terrace,
New York, NY 10031
June 23rd and 24th 2016

Thursday June 23rd

9:00Registration Opens
9:20Gillian M. Small
CUNY V.C. for Research, Excutive Director of the ASRC
Opening Remarks
Session 1: Bio|Med
9:35Rui Reis
University of Minho
Nano-tools and Bioinspired Tissue Engineering Approaches for the Regeneration of Different Tissues
10:20Lane Gilchrist
The City College of New York
Supported Biomembrane Microenvironments of Controlled Composition for Gamma-Secretase Substrate Cleavage Assays
10:40Robert Schwartz
Weill Medical College of Cornell
Engraftment and Function of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocyte-like Cells in Mice via 3D Co-aggregation and Encapsulation
11:00Duncan Graham
University of Strathclyde
Nanoparticle Based Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells and Tissue
Session 2: Nano|Med
12:00Michelle Bradbury
Title TBD
12:30Joseph Frezzo
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Traceable and Thermoresponsive Multifunctional Engineered Protein Drug Delivery Agents for Metastatic Breast Cancer
12:50Ricardo Pires
University of Minho
Influence of Surface Chemistry on the Response of Stem Cells via Distinct Fibronectin Adsorption
13:10Kevin D. Costa
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Myocardial Delivery of Lipidoid Nanoparticle Carrying modRNA Induces Rapid and Transient Expression
Session 3: Bio|Imaging
14:30Gail McConnell
University of Strathclyde
A New Microscope Objective for Imaging Large Biomedical Specimens with Sub-cellular 3D Resolution
15:00Amedee des Georges
CUNY Advanced Science Research Centre
Insights into Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Diseases: Cryo-electron Microscopy Uncovers the Atomic Structure of the Ryanodine Receptor and its Gating Mechanism
15:30Hyungsik Lim
Hunter College
Imaging Molecular Structure in Living Animals
Session 4: Bio|Materials
16:15David Kaplan
Tufts University
Fibrous Protein Biomaterials - Designs for Function
17:00Jacek Wychowaniec
The University of Manchester
Shear Thinning Properties of β-sheet Nano-fibrillar Peptide Hydrogels
17:20Joel Schneider
National Cancer Institute, National Institues of Health
Racemic hydrogels from enantiomeric peptides: Predictions from Linus Pauling
18:05Poster Session

Friday June 24th

Session 5: Bio|Nano
9:15Joanna Aizenberg
Harvard University
Towards Dynamic Hybrid Architectures: Or Can We Make Materials Adaptive?
10:00Cecilia Roque
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Designing Biomimetics and Smart-materials for Recognition and Capture of Biologics
10:20Adam Braunschweig
University of Miami
Cancer Carbohydrate Nanotechnology: Understanding and Targeting Cell Surface Glycosylation in Disease Therapy and Diagnosis
10:40Alan Lyons
College of Staten Island
3D Cell Culture in Anchored Hydrogel Droplets for High Throughput Drug Screening
11:30Yosi Shamay
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
P-Selectin is a Nanotherapeutic Delivery Target to the Tumor Microenvironment
11:50Samuel K. Sia
Columbia University
Microfluidics for 3D Tissue Engineering and Personal Health Diagnostics
12:20Closing Remarks
Sponsor: Biogelx Sponsor: Hunter College Sponsor: Fisher Scientific Sponsor: ACS Biomaterials Sponsor: Gilson Sponsor: Eppendorf Sponsor: ThermoFisher Sponsor: Chem by Cell Press Sponsor: Practichem