Black and LatinX Voices in Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:45am to 12:15pm
Room: Virtual


The purpose of this session is to highlight the research conducted by Black and Latinx in biomaterials, and to provide a safe and inclusive space for attendees to learn about the experiences of minoritized early-career biomaterials scientists and engineers and freely ask questions. The Session will begin with a brief introduction to the mission and role communities followed by research presentations by the invited speakers. After the presentations, there will be a panel-style open Q&A and discussion, where attendees will be able to ask questions relevant to both the research and the personal struggles of the speakers.


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

  • Moderators:
    Brian Aguado, PhD
    Edward Botchwey, PhD
    Ana Maria Porras, PhD

  • 28. Controlling Multi-Peptide Organization in 3D-Printed Scaffolds to Drive Osteochondral Tissue Formation, Paula Camacho, Matthew Fainor, Anne Behre, Hannah Dailey, Lesley ChowLehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

  • 29. Nail Matrix Regenerative Engineering: In Vitro Evaluation of Poly(lactide-co-glycolide)/Gelatin Fibrous Substrates, Aundrya Montgomery, MS, Aneesah McClinton, MD, Lakshmi Nair, PhD, Cato Laurencin, MD, PhD, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA