8:00-9:00 am Breakfast and Symposium Registration (Prefunction Space)
9:00-9:05 am Opening Remarks (BRC Auditorium)
Omid Veiseh and Jordan Miller, Rice University
9:05-9:40 am Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. William Cohn, M.D., Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
9:40-10:15 am Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. Jacob Robinson Ph.D., Rice University
10:15-10:30 am Rapid Fire Presentations (BRC Auditorium)

Engineered Extracellular Vesicles via Lipid Hybridization and Layer-by-Layer Approaches for the Co-delivery of Doxorubicin and siRNA in Lung Cancer Cells
Yong-Yu Jhan, Texas A&M University

Quantifying the vasculogenic potential of iPSC-derived endothelial progenitors in collagen hydrogels
Cody Crosby, The University of Texas at Austin

Shape-changing anisotropic hydrogels as anti-fouling coatings
Suitu Wang, University of Texas at Dallas

10:30-10:45 am Break
10:45-11:20 am Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. Rachel Sirianna Ph.D., UT Health Science Center
11:20-11:55 am Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. Renita Horton Ph.D., University of Houston
11:55 am-12:10 pm Rapid Fire Presentations (BRC Auditorium)

Development of Electrospun Decellularized Muscle-derived Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications
Mollie Smoak, Rice University

Stimulus-responsive drug delivery from PEGylated Polyvinylidene Fluoride- Polypyrrole Core-Shell Fibers
Solaleh Miar, University of Texas at San Antonio

Creating physicochemical gradients in microgel scaffolds to gain insight on cell-material interactions
Shangjing Xin, Texas A&M University

12:10-2:20 pm Luncheon & Poster Session (Event Space)
2:20-2:55 pm Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. Akhilesh Gaharwar Ph.D., Texas A&M University
2:55-3:30 pm Invited Speaker (BRC Auditorium)
Dr. Omid Veiseh Ph.D., Rice University
3:30-3:45 pm Break
3:45-4:45 pm Keynote PresentationĀ (BRC Auditorium)
Adam Feinberg Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
4:45-5:15 pm Tour of Biomaterials Lab
Special registration required. Please meet at the registration table.
4:45-6:30 pm Reception & Awards (Event Space)
6:30-9:00 pm Valhalla Social
Hosted by the Bioengineering Graduate Student Association


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