Engineering Tissues with Immune Cells

Timeslot: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
Track: Immunomodulatory Biomaterials
Room: Virtual


The combination of biomaterials and tissue engineering with cells of the immune system offers a powerful opportunity to create next-generation, immune-competent tissues. This session will highlight recent advances at the intersection of tissue engineering and immune engineering. Abstracts are solicited in any of the following categories: * Immunomodulatory biomaterials for regenerative medicine, including wound healing and grafts * Materials that create in vivo immune niches, e.g. to modulate autoimmunity or cancer * Engineering of immune-competent in vitro tissue models, including organoids and organs-on-chip * Other means to leveraging tissue-immune cell interactions to enhance tissue engineering strategies.

Rebecca Pompano, PhD
Kara Spiller, PhD


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

  • 187. Mesenchymal Stem Cell Modulation of the Synthetic Biomaterial Immune Microenvironment, Karen Martin, Rebecca Schneider, Andres Garcia, PhDGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 188. Dynamic 3D Tracking of Pancreatic Islet and Immune Cell Interactions In Vitro, Magdalena Samojlik, MS1, Smit Patel1, Ying Li, PhD1,2, Scott Stimpson, PhD2, Leeana Peters2, Clayton Mathews, PhD2, Todd Brusko, PhD2, Edward Phelps, PhD1, Cherie Stabler, PhD11University of Florida, College of Engineering, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 189. Engineering a Synthetic Hydrogel Platform to Support Tolerogenic Trophoblast Organoids, Emily Slaby, Caitlin O'Brien, Jessica Weaver, PhDArizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

  • 190. Injectable T cell-loaded Hydrogel as a Localised Immunotherapy Reduces Tumour Growth in Mice, Nicholas Cunningham1,2, Tommy Malaret1,2, John Stagg3,4, Paméla Thébault3,4, Dominique Trudel3,4, Réjean Lapointe3,4, Sophie Lerouge1,2,41Centre de recherche du CHUM (CRCHUM), Montréal, QC, Canada, 2École de technologie supérieure (ETS), Montréal, QC, Canada, 3Institut du Cancer de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada, 4Université de Montréal, Montréal, QC, Canada

  • 191. In vitro Generation of Antibody Class-Switched Primary B cells using Liposome-Based Presentation of Antigen, Liana Kramer, ScM1, Hannah Song, PhD1, Ankur Singh, PhD1,2, Krishendu Roy, PhD11Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA, 2Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA