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Concurent Symposium Sessions
  Wednesday, September 26
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session III

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Rocky S. Tuan, NIAMS

Natcher Conference Center - Balcony B

Tissue engineering is an exciting, emerging research discipline that aims to develop replacement and/or regenerated tissues that will restore function and activity to damaged, injured, or diseased tissues. This Symposium will highlight intramural research activities that apply adult stem cell-based approaches for tissue regeneration. The talks will address: (1) in vivo analysis of functional properties of non-human primate hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells; (2) ex vivo expansion and analysis adult stem cells derived from bone marrow, blood and dental tissues, and their application for the regeneration of hard tissues; (3) the role of mechanoactivation in the differentiation of adult mesenchymal stem cells into functional tendon/ligament tissues; and (3) the application of nanofibrous biomaterials in cell-based skeletal tissue engineering. The Symposium aims to underscore the inter-disciplinary and translational nature of tissue engineering research, a platform that builds on collaborative interactions among biologists, engineers, and clinicians.


Stem Cell Dynamics in Non-Human Primates: Insights from Genetic Marking Studies
Cynthia E. Dunbar, NHLBI

Skeletal (aka Mesenchymal) Stem Cells: How Can We Make Them Work For Us?
Pamela G. Robey, NIDCR

Mechanoactive Tenogenesis of Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Catherine K. Kuo, NIAMS

Application of Nanomaterials for Cell-Based Tissue Engineering and Regeneration
Rocky S. Tuan, NIAMS

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