Engineered Biomaterials for Neural Applications 1

Timeslot: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Track: Sensory Biomaterials and Tissues
Room: Chelan 4


Researchers are constantly developing and applying new biomaterials to challenging problems of the peripheral and central nervous systems. Engineered biomaterials are uniquely positioned for use in creating, testing, and regenerating neural tissue for better in vitro models of injury and disease, therapeutic treatments, understanding neural development, and mapping the brain. This session will focus on cutting edge research in neural biomaterials including fundamental material development through pre-clinical studies. These include big questions surrounding diseases and injuries spanning neurons, astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, and Schwann cells. Presentations will be highly interdisciplinary at the interfaces of biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, and neuroscience. Target applications of these materials include neural injury, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke, diagnostics, brain-machine interfaces, and brain cancer.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 3, 2019.

  • 1:00:00 PM 41. Invited Speaker

  • 1:30:00 PM 43. Nanoparticle Delivery Precision Based on Sex-dependent Opening of the Blood-brain Barrier after Brain Injury, V. Bharadwaj*(1), C. Copeland(1), T. Anderson(2), J. Lifshitz(2,3), V. Kodibagkar(1), S. Stabenfeldt(1); (1)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA, (2)University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, USA, (3)Barrow Neurological Institute

  • 1:45:00 PM 44. Effect of HA Scaffolds on Transplantation of V2a Interneurons and Neural Progenitors after Spinal Cord Injury, S. Sakiyama-Elbert*(1), R. Thompson(1,2), L. Zholudeva(3), M. Lane(3); (1)The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA, (2)Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, (3)Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  • 2:00:00 PM 45. Rapidly Assembling Pentapeptides for Injectable Delivery (RAPID) Hydrogels as Cytocompatible Cell Carriers, J. Tang*, K. Lampe; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA

  • 2:15:00 PM 46. An Anti-Inflammatory Nanoscaffold for Enhanced Stem Cell Transplantation and Neuronal Differentiation Post-Spinal Cord Injury, L. Yang*(1), S. Cerqueira(2), J. Lee(2), K.-B. Lee(1); (1)Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, USA, (2)The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA

  • 2:30:00 PM 47. 3D Graphene Oxide Scaffolds as Pro-Regenerative Biomaterials in the Rat Injured Spinal Cord, M. Serrano*(1), A. Domínguez-Bajo(1), A. González-Mayorga(2), E. López-Dolado(2,3); (1)Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain, (2)Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Servicio de Salud de

  • 2:45:00 PM 48. Particle Hydrogels Lead to Decrease in Gliosis and Promote Axon and Vessel Formation After Stroke, E. Sideris*(1), S. Carmichael(1), T. Segura(2); (1)University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA, (2)Duke, Durham, NC, USA

Invited Speaker(s)