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Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop

Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop VII

Organized by Kayla Bayless, Texas A&M Health Science Center and Marlene Rabinovitch, Stanford University

 Co-organizers:  Christopher Breuer, Nationwide Children's Hospital and Linda Demer, University of California, Los Angeles

Intersection of Tissue Engineering and Computational Modeling
Alison Marsden, Stanford University
Personalized simulations of hemodynamics in tissue engineered vascular grafts
Stephen Chan, University of Pittsburgh
Leveraging systems biology to decipher ECM-driven pulmonary vascular metabolic reprogramming

Disease Modeling with Biomedical Engineering
Jay Humphrey, Yale University
From mouse to computational models of central artery diseases
Kurt Stenmark, University of Colorado
Tissue-informed engineering strategies for modeling human pulmonary diseases

Vascular Calcification and Valve Development 
Elena Aikawa, Brigham & Women’s Hospital/HMS
3D modeling to engineer and cure cardiovascular calcification
Raul Guzman, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Role of MMPs in arterial calcification

Extracellular Matrix and Disease
Sarah Heilshorn Stanford University
Extracellular matrix and 3-D printing: A combined approach to vascular regeneration
Suneel Apte, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Extracellular matrix and its proteolytic turnover in vascular wall disorders

Microphysiological Models of the Microcirculation
Sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Roger Kamm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Transport properties of a model blood-brain barrier
Jenny Munson, Virginia Tech
Therapeutic response models at tumor-lymphatic interface

Bioengineering Vascularized Tissues for Regenerative Medicine
Organized by: Ngan Huang
Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Sharon Gerecht, Johns Hopkins University
iPSC-derived vascular networks for therapeutics
Christopher S. Chen, Boston University
Engineering of vascular networks that induce therapeutic angiogenesis in ischemia
Ngan Huang, Stanford University
Induction of angiogenesis and endothelial fate differentiation using patterned nanofibrillar scaffolds

Co-sponsored by the Microcirculatory Society
Wayne Orr, LSU Health Sciences Center
A novel mechanism of flow-induced ER stress
Martin Schwartz, Yale School of Medicine
Molecular mechanisms of endothelial fluid shear stress sensing and signaling

Genetic Mechanisms Underlying Vascular Disease
Diana Milewicz, UTexas Health Sciences Center at Houston
Genes linked to thoracic aortic aneurysms implicate mechanotransduction as a primary disease driver
Beth Kozel, NHLBI/NIH
Elastic fiber disease, modifiers and mechanism


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Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1R13HL147502-01 from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the NIH; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.