Immunomodulatory Biomaterials 1

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Room: Essex A-C, 4th Floor


This session will focus on engineered biomaterials for modulate and regulate immune functions in the settings of autoimmune diseases, allergies, transplantation, cancer immunotherapies, etc. Specifically, the session will cover topic ranging from biomaterials for drug delivery of immunomodulators and imaging agents, antigen delivery, scaffolds for immunomodulation, microbiome modulation, cell-based therapies, etc. Cutting-edge immunoengineering platforms will be included.


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

  • 1:00:00 PM 35. Nanoparticle-based Immunotherapy as a Multimodal Approach to Attenuate Severe Inflammation in Sepsis, Nhu Truong(1)*, Andrea Cottingham(1), Jacob Shaw(2), Shruti Dharmaraj(1), Jackline Lasola(2), Christopher Goodis(1), Steven Fletcher(1), Ryan Pearson(1,2); (1)University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD, USA, (2)University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 1:15:00 PM 36. Host-guest Nanoparticle System for Therapeutic Agent Co-delivery for Nitric Oxide-Potentiation of Cancer Immunotherapy, Jihoon Kim, PhD*, Susan Thomas, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

  • 1:30:00 PM 37. An Antigen-Specific Microparticle System Ameliorates Paralysis in a Mouse Model of Multiple Sclerosis, Alexander Kwiatkowski(1)*, Eric Helm(1), Joshua Stewart, PhD(1), Theodore Drashansky, PhD(1), Dorina Avram, PhD(1,2), Benjamin Keselowsky, PhD(1); (1)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, (2)Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA

  • 1:45:00 PM 38. An Anti-Phosphorylcholine Active Immunotherapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Elizabeth Curvino*, Emily Roe, Helena Freire Haddad, Mia Woodruff, Nicole Votaw, PhD, Joel Collier, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

  • 2:00:00 PM 39. Succinate based Adjuvant-less Cancer Vaccine Modifies Immunometabolism and Prevent Melanoma Growth in Mice, Sahil Inamdar(1)*, Joslyn Mangal, Abhirami Suresh, Nathan Ng, Alison Sundem, Marion Curtis, Abhinav Acharya, (1)arizona state university, tempe, AZ, USA

  • 2:15:00 PM 40. Regulation of Innate Inflammatory Gene Expression In Vivo Using a Library of Self-Assembled Therapeutics, Robert Oakes, PhD(1,2)*, Lisa Tostanoski, PhD(1), Senta Kapnick, PhD(1), Eugene Froimchuk(1), Sheneil Black(1), Xiangbin Zeng, PhD(1), Christopher Jewell, PhD(1,2,3,4,5); (1)University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, (2)United States Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD, USA, (3)Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, College Park, MD, USA, (4)University of Maryland Medical School, Baltimore, MD, USA, (5)Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD, USA