Black & LatinX Voices in Biomaterials

Timeslot: Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Room: Laurel C-D, 4th Floor


The purpose of this session is to highlight the research conducted by biomaterials scientists and engineers from historically excluded groups and marginalized communities, including but not limited to Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native/Indigenous groups.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 27, 2022.

  • 1:00:00 PM 174. INVITED TALK: Manu O. Platt, PhD, Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engi- neering at Georgia Tech and Emory University (30 Minutes)

  • 1:30:00 PM 175. Antimicrobial Effects of Piezoelectric Charges, Carolina Montoya, PhD*, Santiago Orrego, PhD, Temple Universi- ty, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 1:37:00 PM 176. Serologic Cross-Reactivity of SARS-CoV-2 with Bat Coronavirus in Cambodia, Andrea Lucia Alfonso, B.S.(1)*, Parinaz Fathi, PhD(1), Zoe Putman(2), Mattew Drew(2), Dominic Esposito, PhD(2), Luiz Fabiano Oliveira, PhD, MD(3), Jessica Manning, MD(3), Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD(1); (1)National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA, (2)Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, MD, USA, (3)National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • 1:43:00 PM 177. A Lysyl Oxidase Responsive Peptide Brush Polymer for Targeting Myocardial Infarction, Joshua Mesfin(1,2)*, Mary Cassidy(3), John-Paul Pham(1,2), Colin Luo(1,2), Nathan Gianneschi(3), Karen Christman(1,2); (1)Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA, (2)UC San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, (3)Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

  • 1:49:00 PM 178. Fusogenic Peptide-Mediated Delivery of siRNA in vivo to Treat Ovarian Cancer, Timothy Samec, Kharimat Alatise*, Jessica Boulos, Carleigh Coffin, Serena Gilmore, Anthony Hazleton, Angela Alexander-Bryant, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

  • 1:55:00 PM 179. Infusible Extracellular Matrix Derived Biomaterial Promotes Vascular Integrity After Traumatic Brain Injury, Miranda Diaz(1,2)*, Rebecca Kandell(1,2), Karen Christman, PhD(1,2), Ester Kwon, PhD(1,2); (1)University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA, (2)Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • 2:01:00 Pm 180. Protein Hydrophilicity Regulates Mechanical Properties in Engineered Hydrogels, Renato Navarro, PhD*, Michelle Huang, Julien Roth, Kelsea Hubka, PhD, Chris Long, Annika Enejder, PhD, Sarah Heilshorn, PhD, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

  • 2:07:00 PM 181. Control of Redox Diffusion-Mediated Crosslinking for Conformable Hydrogel Coatings, Abbey Nkansah*, Megan Wancura, Andrew Robinson, Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez, PhD, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA

  • 2:13:00 182. Pro-fibrotic biomaterials implanted after injury skew local and systemic monocyte expression profiles, Joshua Hooks, PhD*, Kavita Krishnan, Patricia Mensah, Christopher Cherry, PhD, Jin Han, PhD, Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 2:19:00 PM 183. Orthogonal Modes of Immunomodulatory Protein Release from Injectable Liposomal Nanocomposite Hydrogels, Santiago Correa, PhD*, Abigail Grosskopf, John Klich, Eric Appel, PhD, Stanford, Stanford, CA, USA

  • 2:25:00 PM 184. Immunomodulation in Volumetric Muscle Loss Repair Via a Microporous Scaffold, Areli Rodriguez*, Donald Griffin, George Christ, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

Invited Speaker(s)