International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology Technical Program

*Please note this schedule is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates. Last updated: 5.27.19

Tuesday, May 28


1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration
2:55 PM - 3:00 PM Introductory Remarks
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Keynote Speaker - Jeffrey Hubbell, University of Chicago
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM Session 1: Immunoengineering
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Invited Speaker - Janet Zoldan, UT Austin
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Engineering anti-Tumor Immunity for Cancer Immunotherapy

Invited Speaker: Jonathan Schneck, Johns Hopkins University
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Engineering Immunomodulatory Cytokine Mimetics for Targeted Disease Therapy

Jamie B. Spangler, Johns Hopkins University
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Biomaterial Immune Niches for Generating Strong and Persistent Humoral Immune Responses

Luo Gu, Johns Hopkins University
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Local Delivery of Immuno-Modulating Agents By Drug-Based Supramolecular Hydrogels to Elicit Tumor Regression

Feihu Wang, Johns Hopkins University
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM A Pumpless Fluidic Device for Culture of Primary Human Lymphatic Endothelial Cells Under High Shear Flow

Parinaz Fathi, University of Illinois

Wednesday, May 29


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Morning Coffee
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Engineering human tissues

Keynote Speaker - Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Columbia University
9:15 AM - 11:30 AM Session 2: Cell engineering
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Invited Speaker - Sharon Gerecht, Johns Hopkins University
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Invited Speaker - Claudia Fischbach, Cornell University
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Delivering Therapeutic Drugs to Rejuvenate Progenitor Cells and Control Thrombosis

Donny Hanjaya-Putra, University of Notre Dame
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Decellularization of Fetal Porcine Epidermal and Amniotic Membranes for the Development of Regenerative Bioinks

Carolina Muñoz Camargo, Universidad de los Andes
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Formulation, Characterization and Evaluation of a Photocrosslinkable Bioink for Skin Bioprinting Based on Decellularized SIS

Julian Andres Serna, Universidad de los Andes
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Session 3: Translational medicine (I)
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Invited Speaker - Adam Feinberg, Carnegie Mellon University
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Single-Cell Microchip Technologies for Monitoring Cancer Immunotherapy

Invited Speaker - Rong Fan, Yale University
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Emerging Catheter Biomaterials for Translational Medicine

Samuel Lum, Rochester Institute of Technology
2:15 PM - 4:45 PM Session 4: Biomolecular Engineering (I)
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM DNA Nanotechnology, a Promising Tool to Target Cancer

Invited Speaker - Efie Kokkoli, Johns Hopkins University
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Designing Mucin-Based Hydrogels

Gregg Duncan, University of Maryland
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Additive Phase Considerations in Exposure Modeling for Biocompatibility Assessment of Medical Device Polymers

Vaishnavi Chandrasekar, FDA
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Selection and Development of DNA Aptamers Against FokI Nuclease Domain for Genome Editing Applications

Maui Nishio, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Physiochemical Characterization, Antioxidative, Anticancer Cells Proliferation and Food Pathogens Antibacterial Activity of Chitosan Nanoparticles Loaded with Cyperus Articulatus Rhizome Essential Oils

Confidence U. Onyebuchi, Cyprus International University
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Multifunctional Magnetoliposomes As Drug Delivery Vehicles for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease

Juan C Cruz, Universidad de los Andes
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Immobilization of BUF2 on Pegylated Magnetite Nanoparticles for the Development of Antimicrobial Topical Treatments

Laura Natalia Muñoz, Universidad de los Andes

Thursday, May 30


7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Morning Coffee
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM DNA Damage & Repair Is Modulated By Extracellular Matrix, Contractility, and Motility -- Affecting Cell Cycle in Development and Genome Variation in Cancer

Keynote Speaker - Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania
9:15 AM - 12:15 PM Session 5: Mechanobiology
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM Invited Speaker - Celeste Nelson, Princeton University
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Cell-Matrix Interactions in Cancer and Fibrosis: Multiscale Chemo-Mechanical Models

Invited Speaker - Vivek Shenoy, University of Pennsylvania
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Transcriptional feedback control of motility and morphogenesis

Invited Speaker - Joel Boerckel, University of Pennsylvania
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Elucidating the Interplay between Matrix Remodeling and Breast Cancer Progression Using Dynamic Light Scattering Microrheology

Audrey W. Zhu, Stanford University
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Cancer Derived Extracellular Vesicles Generated at Physiological Stiffnesses Impact the Formation of Metastasis

Alexandra Sneider, Johns Hopkins University
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Confinement Induces Nuclear Volume Expansion and Blebbing By Triggering RhoA-Mediated Nuclear Influx

Emily Wisniewski, Johns Hopkins University
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Cell Sensing and Decision-Making in Confinement: The Role of TRPM7 in a Tug of War between Hydraulic Pressure and Cross-Sectional Area

Runchen Zhao, Johns Hopkins University
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Networking Lunch - Lunch on your own
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Session 6: Biomolecular Engineering (II)
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM Emerin Is Required for Cell Shape, F-Actin Organization, Fibronectin Production and Stretch-Induced Polarity in Fetal Lung Fibroblasts

Qianru Jin, Johns Hopkins University
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM Engineering Functionalized Virus like Particles for Circulating Tumor Cell Enumeration

James R Swartz, Stanford University
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Simultaneous Bim Expression and Mcl-1 Silencing I Combination with Dasatinib for Improved Therapy of Ph+ Leukemia

Margaret Lugin, University of California, Irvine
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Protein a-Inspired Supramolecular Engineering of Co-Assembling Immunofibers for Effective Purification of Monoclonal Antibodies

Yi Li, Johns Hopkins University
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Coffee Break
3:15 PM - 5:30 PM Session 7: Translational Medicine (II)
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Translation of Nanotech-Enabled Pharmaceuticals

Invited Speaker - Justin Hanes, Johns Hopkins University
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Evolution of a Modular, Multi-Functional Targeted Delivery Nanoparticle

James R Swartz, Stanford University
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Statistical Classification of Dynamic Bacterial Growth with Sub-Inhibitory Concentrations of Nanoparticles

A-Andrew Jones, Northeastern University
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Supramolecular Engineering of a Reverse Bolaamphiphile for Controlled Release of paclitaxel By MMP

Rami Chakroun, Johns Hopkins University
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM A Microfluidic Assay for the Quantification of the Metastatic Propensity of Breast Cancer Specimens

Christopher L. Yankaskas, Johns Hopkins University
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM 3D-Printed Self-Adaptive Right Ventricle-to-Pulmonary Artery Conduits with Growth Potential

Sung Hoon Kang, Johns Hopkins University
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Invited Speaker - Andre Palmer, Ohio State University
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session + Reception

Friday, May 31


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Morning Coffee
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Coupling of shape and mechanotransduction in model microtissues

Invited Speaker - Alexander Dunn, Stanford University
9:30 AM - 12:15 PM Session 8: Biomolecular Engineering (III)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Invited Speaker - Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Supramolecular Filaments As Inhalable Drug Carriers

Caleb Anderson, Johns Hopkins University
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Coffee Break
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Miniaturized Optical Fibers Theranostic Devices for Cancer Treatment

Invited Speaker - Rong Tong, Virginia Tech
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Self-Assembling Tubustecans for Supramolecular Chemotherapy

Hao Su, Johns Hopkins University
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM ssDNA-Amphiphile Architecture Used to Control Dimensions of DNA Nanotubes, Huihui Kuang, Johns Hopkins University
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Graphene skin sensors for 3D live cell chemical imaging

Weinan Xu, Johns Hopkins University
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM A Direct Podocalyxin-Dynamin-2 Interaction Promotes Pancreatic Cancer Cell Migration and Metastasis By Altering Cytoskeletal Dynamics

Bin Sheng Wong, Johns Hopkins University
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks