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Biomaterials Day, Rice University
 

Program


9:00-10:00 am Breakfast and Symposium Registration
Prefunction Space
 

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10:00-10:15 Opening Remarks
Jeffrey Jacot, Rice University
 

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10:15-11:00 Keynote Speaker
Kristi Anseth, University of Colorado, Boulder
Engineering hydrogel matrices: from tissue engineering to 4-D cell biology
 

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11:00-11:40 Invited Speakers
 

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11:00-11:20 William Cohn, Texas Heart Institute
The evolving role of additive manufacturing in the prototyping of complex medical devices
 

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11:20-11:40 Gang Bao, Rice University
Engineering imaging probes and molecular machines for nanomedicine
 

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11:40-12:00 pm Student Rapid Fires I
 

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12:00-1:00 Luncheon
 

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1:00-1:40 Student Poster Competition I
Prefunction Space
 

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1:40-2:40 Invited Speakers
 

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1:40-2:00 Tania Betancourt, Texas State University
Polymer-enabled nanomedicine: engineering nanostructures for diagnostic
and therapeutic applications
 

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2:00-2:20 Matteo Pasquali, Rice University
Biomedical applications of carbon nanotube fibers
 

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2:20-2:40 Ennio Tasciotti, Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Biomimetic nanomaterials to overcome biological barriers in drug delivery and tissue engineering
 

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2:40-3:00 Student Rapid Fires II
 

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3:00-3:40 Coffee Break and Student Poster Competition II
 

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3:40-5:00 Invited Speakers
 

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3:40-4:00 Kytai Nguyen, University of Texas at Arlington
Nanoscaffolds for drug delivery and vascular tissue engineering applications
 

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4:00-4:20 Stefanie Biechler, Bose Corporation
Design of an MRI-compatible bioreactor for mechanical stimulation and non-invasive imaging
 

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4:20-4:40 Chong Xie, University of Texas at Austin
Towards minimally invasive neural probes
 

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4:40-5:00 Sergey Shevkoplyas, University of Houston
Rapid, low-cost, paper-based assay for diagnosis of sickle cell disease
 

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5:00-7:00 Awards Reception

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