BioInterfaces SIG

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:45am to 12:15pm
Track: Functional Biomaterials and Surfaces
Room: Virtual


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.

Stephanie Florczyk, PhD


Abstracts will be available for download on April 20, 2021.

  • 9. Improved Biocompatibility of Polymer Biomaterials by Surface Texturing and Nitric Oxide Release, Christopher Siedlecki, PhD, Lichong Xu Xu, PhDPenn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, USA

  • 10. Advanced Glycation-End Product Cross-links on Collagen Regulates Myoblast Proliferation and Differentiation, Lucas Olson, BS1, Zvi Schwartz, DMD, PhD1,2, Barbara Boyan, PhD1,3, Michael McClure, PhD11Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA, 2University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA, 3Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 11. Dynamic Microgels for Expansion of Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Han Nguyen, MS1, Zhongliang Jiang, PhD2, Chun-Yi Chang, MS1, Chien-Chi Lin, PhD1,21Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA, 2Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, USA

  • 12. Variation of Chitosan-Hyaluronic Acid Scaffold Processing Parameters Produces In Vitro Breast Cancer Tumor Microenvironments That Promote Different Phenotypes, Zi Wang, PhD, Kailei Xu, PhD, Dana Rowley, BS, Minh-chau Le, PhD, Annette Khaled, PhD, Stephanie Florczyk, PhDUniversity of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

  • 13. Design Build and Validate Strategy to 3D Print Biomimetic Bioglass Gradient Matrices for ACL Reconstruction, Nilabh Kajave, Trevor Schmitt, Vipuil KishoreFlorida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA

  • 14. Gene Expression Analysis in Tissue-Microelectrode Interface of Cd14-/- and WT Mice Reveals Potential Secondary Molecular Target in Neuroinflammatory Pathway, Sydney Song1, Hillary Bedell1, Evon Ereifej2, Ricky Chan1, Jeffrey Capadona11Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, 2Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA