Regenerative Engineering Symposium

How the convergence of engineering, life sciences, and translational medicine will transform patient care
October 27-28, 2018

We are pleased to announce that the Regenerative Engineering Society of AIChE presents this event that will cover a range of topics on regenerative engineering including Urological, Soft Tissue, Musculoskeletal, and Cardiovascular regenerative engineering.

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Session Topics (Regenerative Engineering)

  1. Urological
  2. Soft Tissue
  3. Musculoskeletal
  4. Cardiovascular

Opening Plenary Speakers:

Plenary Speakers:

Conference Co-Chairs

  • Guillermo Ameer, Northwestern University
  • MaCalus Hogan, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Organizing Committee

  • Josephine Allen, University of Florida
  • Eben Alsberg, Case Western Reserve University
  • Edward Botchwey, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Eunji Ji Chung, University of Southern California
  • Brendan Harley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Yusuf Khan, University of Connecticut
  • Prashant N. Kumta, University of Pittsburgh

Featured Speakers

Lawrence Bonassar

Dr. Bonassar joined Cornell University in 2003 after five years on the faculty of the Center for Tissue Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in the Center for Biomedical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Read more

Margot Damaser

Dr, Damaser is Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH and has joint appointments as Full Staff in the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Lerner Research Institute and the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. She also is a Senior Research Career Scientist in the Advanced Platform Technology Center of the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Cleveland, OH. For over 20 years, she has lead a research lab conducting research on the causes of and...Read more

Mariah Hahn

Mariah Hahn received her Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Texas, from which she graduated with highest honors. She conducted her doctoral work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Dr. Robert Langer.Read more

Johnny Huard

Dr. Johnny Huard is a Professor, Distinguished Chair for Orthopaedic Research, and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In addition, Dr. Huard is the Director for Tissue Engineering and Aging Research at The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases.Read more

David Kaplan

David Kaplan holds an Endowed Chair, the Stern Family Professor of Engineering, at Tufts University. He is Professor & Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and also holds faculty appointments in the School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.Read more

Milica Radisic

Dr. Milica Radisic is a Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Functional Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering and a Senior Scientist at the Toronto General Research Institute.Read more

Shilpa Sant

Shilpa Sant, PhD is an Assistant Professor at University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She holds secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering. She is a faculty member at UPMC-Hillman Cancer Center and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.Read more

Tatiana Segura

Professor Tatiana Segura received her BS degree in Bioengineering from the University of California Berkeley and her doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.Read more

Jan Stegemann

Jan P. Stegemann is Professor and Associate Chair for Master’s Programs in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.Read more

William Wagner

William R. Wagner is the Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and a Professor of Surgery, Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh.Read more

Jian Yang

Dr. Yang is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Dr. Yang’s research contributes to the innovation of citrate-based biomaterials and their applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, biosensing, and bioimaging.Read more