Engineered Biomaterials for Neural Applications - 1

Timeslot: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Track: Sensory Biomaterials and Tissues
Room: Virtual


Engineered biomaterials are uniquely positioned for use in creating, testing, and regenerating neural tissue with applications like in vitro models of injury and disease, therapeutic treatments, understanding neural development, and mapping the brain. This session will focus on cutting edge research in neural biomaterials including fundamental material development through pre-clinical studies.  These include big questions surrounding diseases and injuries of the peripheral and central nervous systems spanning neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, and Schwann cells.

Sarah Stabenfeldt, PhD
Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD
Kyle Lampe, PhD


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

  • 145. Bioengineered Tissue Mimetic Hydrogels to Study Brain Tumor Biology, Sara Pedron, PhD, Brendan HarleyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA

  • 146. Neurotrophin-3 Loaded Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels Promote Axonal Growth In Vitro, Pablo Ramos Ferrer, Shelly Sakiyama-ElbertThe University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA|

  • 147. Understanding the role of subcutaneous priming for improving tissue engineered scaffolds for spinal cord injury treatment, Mohammad Hamrangsekachaee, Hannah Baumann, PhD, Dipak Pukale, Leah Shriver, PhD, Nic Leipzig, PhDThe University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA|

  • 148. Guiding Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cell Fate via Urokinase Plasminogen Activator-degradable Hydrogels, Edi Meco, PhD, W. Sharon Zheng, Anahita Sharma, Kyle Lampe, PhDUniversity of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  • 149. Combination Therapeutics for Neural Injury Using Natural-based Hydrogels and Chondroitinase ABC-Galectin-3, Nora Hlavac, PhD, Dillon Seroski, PhD, Nik Agrawal, PhD, Leilani Astrab, Gregory Hudalla, PhD, Christine Schmidt, PhDUniversity of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA|

  • Assessing the Potential of a Decellularized Peripheral Nerve-based Hydrogel as a Spinal Cord Injury Therapeutic Delivery Vehicle Deanna Bousalis1 , Michaela McCrary1 , Nora Hlavac1 , Ashley Evering1 , Natalie Vaughn1 , Christine E. Schmidt1 . 1 J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida.