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Monday, June 9Conference
9:00-9:45 AM Breakfast/Registration
9:45-10:00 AM Opening Remarks
10:00-10:40 AM William Wagner, University of Pittsburgh
Keynote Speaker: Mechanically Intervening with Biomaterials in Cardiovascular Disease
10:40-11:00 AM Stephen Igo, Methodist Hospital
Invited Speaker: Pumps & Pipes Program For Cross-Industry Materials Research
11:00-11:20 AM Robert Scott, Alcon Laboratories
Invited Speaker: Intraocular Lenses and Contact Lenses: Unique Biomaterials Solutions Addressing Unique Performance Requirements Inside and Outside the Eye
11:20-11:40 PM Student Rapid Fire Presentations I
Janet Xavier, Subhamoy Das, Laura Gaviria, Marc Rufin
11:40-12:20 PM Student Poster Viewing I
12:20-1:20 PM Luncheon
1:20-1:40 PM Mauli Agrawal, University of Texas at San Antonio
Invited Speaker: Cardiovascular Solutions: Aneurysm Repair, Hemorrhage Control and Pressure Sensors
1:40-2:00 PM Jay Schneider, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Invited Speaker: Seaweed Myocardial Regeneration
2:00-2:20 PM Akhilesh Gaharwar, Texas A&M University
Invited Speaker: 2D Nanomaterials for Stem Cells-based Tissue Engineering
2:20-2:40 PM Hubert Tseng, n3D Biosciences
Invited Speaker: Magnetic 3D Bioprinting: Applying Biomaterials to High-Throughput Compound Screening
2:40-3:00 PM Student Rapid Fire Presentations II
Prachi Desai, Anthony Monteforte, Stephanie Steichen, Lindsey Sharpe
3:00-3:40 PM Coffee Break & Student Poster Viewing II
3:40-4:00 PM Christopher Rathbone, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research
Invited Speaker: Applications for Microvascular Fragments in Orthopaedic Trauma
4:00-4:20 PM Jeffrey Hartgerink, Rice University
Invited Speaker: Self-assembling Multidomain Peptide Nanofiber Hydrogels for the Delivery of Cells and Proteins
4:20-4:40 PM Daniel Alge, Texas A&M University
Invited Speaker: Click chemistry: A Versatile Tool for Versatile Biomaterials
4:40-5:00 PM Janet Zoldan, The University of Texas at Austin
Invited Speaker: Engineering the Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
5:00-6:30 PM Awards Reception