Biomaterials-based Strategies for Endogenous Tissue Regeneration – 1

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Track: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


Large tissue defects are still challenging to be effectively repaired by using current methods. Instead of relying on a large number of exogenous cells and/or proteins-based tissue engineering approaches, the strategies that using biomaterials to promote tissue regeneration by activating and harnessing endogenous reparative cells and signaling pathways are more promising and translational. Interesting endogenous signaling pathways that contribute to tissue regeneration include but not limited to angiogenesis, inflammation, stem cell recruitment, and differentiation, etc. This session will focus on introducing the emerging concepts and strategies in the development of innovative biomaterials/drug/gene delivery/stem cell techniques for challenged tissue regeneration, e.g., cartilage, bone, teeth, skin, muscle, etc.  Long term goal for this session is to develop new biomaterials-based regenerative treatments by using the body's
innate ability through promoting the collaborations from the multidisciplinary filed.

Hongli Sun, PhD
Bin Duan, PhD



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

  • 77. Sulfated Hydrogels to Prolong Localized Availability of the Stromal Cell
    Secretome, Marissa Gionet-Gonzales1, Daphne Diloretto1, Clara Ginnell1, J.
    Kent Leach1,2, 1University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA, 2UC Davis
    Health, Sacramento, CA, USA

  • 78. Modifying Mineralized Collagen Scaffolds to Modulate the Inflammatory
    Response in Craniomaxillofacial Defects and Enhance Bone Regeneration,
    Vasiliki Kolliopoulos, Marley Dewey, Brendan Harley, PhD, Mai Ngo,
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  • 79. Single-step peptide functionalization for spatially organized 3D-printed
    scaffolds, Paula Camacho, Kelly Seims, Hafiz Busari, Hannah Dailey, Lesley

  • 80. Characterization of Highly Elastic, Biodegradable Citrate-based Elastomer for
    Tissue Engineering, Thao Nguyen, Madeleine Goedegebuure, Arun Sharma,
    PhD, Guillermo Ameer, PhD, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Invited Speaker(s)