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Stem Cell and Biomaterial Interactions

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Room 213 D

Stem Cell and Biomaterial Interactions

Scope

It is now widely understood that stem cells respond to a wide range of biochemical and biophysical features of their microenvironment. These may be ligands for integrin binding, controlled presentation of growth factors, or the mechanical features of the surrounding matrix. Biomaterials are playing a major role in studies to identify the importance of such signals through mechanistic studies, as well as towards the translation of these signals into constructs towards applications in coatings and tissue engineering. This symposium will focus on how biomaterials instruct stem cells, including multipotent and pluripotent cells, particularly with respect to fate decisions.

Oral Presentations

Speaker(s)

University of California at Berkeley