BMES 2017

While you're in Phoenix for BMES 2017, stop by our booth in the exhibition hall and our reception on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix Maryvale A from 8:00 to 10:00pm.

Here is a list of the posters and presentations presented by The University of Texas at Austin faculty and students at the 2017 BMES Meeting. Please join us at one of our presentations or visit us at our booth to learn more about our programs.

Posters & Presentations

Thursday, October 12 — Presentations 

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Room 221C
Finding the Mechanical Properties of De Novo Engineered Tissue in Needled-Nonwoven Scaffolds
J. Soares, W. Zhang, M. Sacks.

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Room 222B
Investigating Valve Interstitial Cell Mechanics Using A Synthetic Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogel
A. Khang, A. Gonzalez-Rodriguez, M. Schroeder, K. Anseth, M. Sacks.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 229B
An Augmented Iterative Method for Identifying a Stress-free Reference Configuration in Image-based Biomechanical Modeling
M. Rausch, M. Genet, J. Humphrey.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 227C
Biomechanical Regulation of Breast Cancer Metastasis
A. Spencer, J. Lee, A. Baker.

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 221A
A Non-invasive Method to Estimate In Vivo Strains of the Mitral Valve
B. Rego, A. Khalighi, A. Drach, J. Gorman, R. Gorman, M. Sacks.

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Room 221A
The Three-Dimensional Microenvironment of the Mitral Valve: Insights into the Effects of Physiological Loads
S. Ayoub, K. Tsai, A. Khalighi, M. Sacks.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 228B
Increase in ECM Stiffness Results in a More Mesenchymal Phenotype in Murine Epithelial Cells
S. Allen, V. Rybalko, L. Suggs.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 226B
A Microfluidic Platform to Study the Effects of GDNF on Neuronal Axon Entrapment
Z. Wang, M. Wood, S. Mackinnon, S. Sakiyama-Elbert.

5:30 - 6:30 PM
Convention Center
NIBIB Lecture - Feng Zhang, PhD & BMES Fellows Presentation — Professor Andrew Dunn will be inducted.

Thursday, October 12 — Posters

Exhibit Hall 300 North

P-TH -117
Characterization of human female breast skin anisotropy using bulge test 
M. Diab, N. Kumaraswamy, G. Reece, M. Fingeret, M. Markey, K. Ravi-Chandar.

P-TH -199
Characterization of DNA Hybridization Kinetics in Solution Using 3D Single-Molecule Tracking Technique 
Y. Chen, C. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Chen, T. Yeh.

P-TH -216
Tumor Derived Exosomes Polarize Macrophages towards an Inflammatory Phenotype in vitro 
A. Datta, S. Allen, L. Suggs.

P-TH -343
Mimicking Embryological Vascular Development in Liposome-Laden Hydrogels 
C. Crosby, C. Wei, D. Shu, J. Zoldan.

P-TH -624
A Multi-state Population Model of Chemoresistance and Phenotypic Dynamics of Breast Cancer Cells 
G. Howard, K. Johnson, T. Yankeelov, A. Brock.

P-TH -625
Computational-experimental Approach to Model Tumor Development as a Function of Glucose Level 
J. Yang, J. Virostko, A. Jarrett , T. Yankeelov.

P-TH -652
Developing a Retrieval Method for a Case-Based Reasoning System for Predicting Appearance after Breast Reconstruction 
K. Nicklaus, G. Wen, J. Cho, A. Cheong, G. Reece, F. Merchant, M. Fingeret, S. Cantor, M. Markey.

P-TH -665
Continuous Improvement in Instruction in Responsible Conduct of Research 
J. Savoy, M. Markey, H. Rylander.

P-TH -666
Improvements on a Communication Intervention as a Part of a Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program 
M. Cousins, C. Sviatko, S. Young, L. Suggs, M. Markey, B. DeMont.


Friday, October 13 — Presentations 

1:15 PM - 2:45 PM

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 224B
Connectosomes with Chimeric Transmembrane Proteins for Cell-Specific Targeting and Drug Delivery
A. Meriwether, A. Gadok, C. Zhao, J. Stachowiak.

** CMBE YOUNG INNOVATORS SESSION with Jeanne Stachowiak **
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room 223
Phase-Separated Liposomes Enhance the Efficiency of Macromolecular Delivery to the Cellular Cytoplasm
Z. Imam, L. Kenyon, G. Ashby, F. Nagib, M. Mendicino, C. Zhao, A. Gadok, J. Stachowiak.

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Room 228A
Polymer Modified Silica-Gold Nanoshells for the Detection of Model Protein Biomarkers for Disease Diagnostic Applications
M. Wechsler, D. Spencer, J. Dang, H. Culver, N. Peppas.

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Room 229B
An Integrated Simulation-Experimental Approach to Determine Three-Dimensional Strain Energy Density Function Parameters: Application to Viable Myocardium
D. Li, R. Avazmohammadi, J. Soares, R. Gorman, M. Sacks.

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Room 229B
Putting on the Squeeze – Why You Need Compressibility to Model Actively Contracting Myocardium
J. Soares, D. Li, J. Gorman III, R. Gorman, M. Sacks.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 229B
In Silico Organ-Level Modeling of Murine Cardiac Function: Application to Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
R. Avaz, E. Mendiola, J. Soares, D. Li, J. Graves, R. Dixon, E. Hsu, M. Sacks.

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Room 226B
Chronic Tracking of Neuronal Clusters Using Ultraflexible Electrode Array
X. Li, H. Zhu, Z. Zhao, X. Wei, L. Luan, C. Xie.

Friday, October 13, 2017 — Posters

Exhibit Hall 300 North

Suppression of fibrosis in Glaucoma surgery using an innovate microfluidic meshwork 
F. He, B. Amoozgar, X. Wei, H. Lee, M. Bloomer, Z. Zhao, P. Coh, L. Luan, Y. Han, C. Xie.

A Gut Inflammation-on-a-chip Emulating Dextran Sodium Sulfate-induced Inflammation in Mice 
W. Shin, H. Kim.

A Physiologically-Driven Biaxial Bioreactor System to Investigate Valve Interstitial Cell Phenotypic State after Surgical Repair 
S. Ayoub, S. Potter, J. Graves, M. Sacks.

Mitral Valve Chordae Tendineae: Functional Characterization 
A. Khalighi, B. Rego, A. Drach, R. Gorman, J. Gorman, M. Sacks.

Patient-Specific In-Vitro and In-Vivo Simulations of Ovine Mitral Valve 
A. Drach, A. Khalighi, J. Gorman, R. Gorman, M. Sacks.

On the Dynamics of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve 
R. Zakerzadeh, M. Wu, M. Hsu, M. Sacks.

LV free wall 3D kinematics in healthy and infarcted hearts - adaptation and remodeling 
J. Soares, R. Desjardins, J. Gorman III, R. Gorman, M. Sacks.

Computational Verification of a Two-layer Inverse Monte Carlo Look-up Table Model Using Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy 
Y. Zhang, A. Pratapa, M. Markey, J. Tunnell.

Use of Polarized Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging for Dynamic Collagenous Tissue Strain Analysis 
S. Pottter, W. Goth, J. Tunnell, M. Sacks.

Emotional Arousal and the Perception of Facial Disfigurement 
J. Cho, M. Fingeret, S. Huang, G. Reece, M. Markey.

Conducting Polymer Nanoparticles for Laser-Mediated Photothermal Ablation of Cancer: Synthesis, Characterization, and In Vitro Evaluation 
T. Cantu, K. Walsh, V. Pattani, A. Moy, J. Tunnell, J. Irvin, T. Betancourt.

Redox-sensitive Multi-stage Albumin Nanoparticle for Drug Delivery 
J. Kim, D. Ghosh.

Mechanisms of Cell Death Caused by Photothermal Ablation of Cancer Cells Mediated by Conductive Polymer Nanoparticles 
M. Huff, E. Baykal-Caglar, J. Vela-Ross, J. Tunnell, J. Irvin, T. Betancourt.

Derivation of V0 Interneurons from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells 
J. Pardieck, S. Sakiyama-Elbert.


Saturday, October 14 — Presentations 

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Room 224A
Electrospun Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide)/Poly(caprolactone) Fibers to Generate Anisotropic Cell Sheets
A. Allen, E. Barone, C. Crosby, L. Suggs, J. Zoldan.

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Room 222B
Engineered T Regulatory Cells (Tregs) as a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapeutic
E. Leonard, J. Maynard.

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Room 226B
Ultra-flexible Brain Probes Form Reliable, Glial Scar Free Neural Integration
Z. Zhao, L. Luan, X. Wei, J. Siegel, S. Kazmi, R. Fowler, A. Dunn, R. Chitwood, C. Xie.

9:12 AM - 9:21 AM
Room 226C
A Hybrid Model of Tumor Angiogenesis: Theory and Simulations
C. Phillips, M. Gadde, T. Davis, T. Yankeelov, J. Oden, E. Lima.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Room 229B
Optimized Biomechanical And Pharmacological Conditioning Of Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Enhancing Therapeutic Angiogenesis
J. Lee, K. Henderson, P. Maceda, M. Armenta-Ochoa, E. Yoon, L. Samarneh, A. Veith, M. Wong, A. Baker.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Room 224B
Molecularly Imprinted Polymer-Peptide Hybrid Materials For the Recognition and Sequestration of Proteins
J. Clegg, J. Gu, M. Harger, P. Ren, N. Peppas.

3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Room 226B
Implantation Of An Astrocyte Extracelllular Matrix Containing Hydrogel Improves Neural Fiber Growth into a Spinal Cord Lesion
R. Thompson, J. Pardieck, L. Crawford, S. Sakiyama-Elbert.

Saturday, October 14 — Posters

Exhibit Hall 300 North

Design of Intraoperative Visualizations of Mastectomy Specimens for Breast Reconstruction Surgery
T. Lewis, K. Nicklaus, A. Naqvi, M. Bordes, A. Cheong, M. Fingeret, F. Merchant, G. Reece, M. Markey.

Exploration Of Variables For Use In A Retrieval Method For A Case Based Reasoning System For Predicting Appearance After Breast Reconstruction
Y. Garay, K. Nicklaus, G. Wen, J. Cho, A. Cheong, G. Reece, F. Merchant, M. Markey.

Injectable Hydrogels from Poly (ethylene glycol) and Synthetic Silicate Nanoparticles for 3D Printing
S. Shankar, C. Peak, A. Gaharwar.

Developing an Algorithm to Determine Protein Structure via X-Ray Free Electron Laser Diffraction sans Crystallization
E. Kwan, D. Saldin.

Synthesis of DNA-Antibody Constructs for Studying Nucleic Acid Hybridization Kinetics in Live Cells
J. Ortner, Y. Chen, Y. Chen, T. Yeh.

Microscopy with UV Surface Excitation (MUSE) for Imaging of Mohs Skin Cancer Samples
J. Park, J. Zhang, I. Kuang, M. Majid, J. Tunnell, M. Fox, J. Reichenberg, K. Sebastian.

MoleLens: Smartphone Based Polarized Imaging
O. Cordova Jr., W. Goth, J. Tunnell.

Synthesis Conditions of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Magnetic Hyperthermia Therapy
D. Kotilinek, L. Heersema, S. Hufnagel, Z. Cui, H. Smyth.

The Role of the Extracellular Matrix in the Breast Cancer Resistance to Paclitaxel
D. Murillo, H. Joyce , A. Brock.

Mechanical Strain Increases Yap/Taz Nuclear Localization and Chemoresistance in Breast Cancer Cells
G. Garcia, A. Spencer, A. Baker.

Macrophage Response to Stiffness is Environment Dependent
G. Perez-Lozano, S. Allen, A. Hernandez, A. Antequera, L. Suggs.

Internalization Of Near-Infrared-Absorbing Nanorods For The Photomechanical Ablation Of Cancer Cells
I. Davis, H. Nguyen, A. Moy, J. Tunnell.

Two-dimensional Micropipette Adhesion Assay for Measurement of TCR Affinity and Single Cell TCR Sequencing
S. Bang, C. Williams, S. Zhang, A. Schonnesen, N. Jiang.

Mechanical and Histological Characterization of Regurgitant Mitral Valve Anterior Leaflets
M. Lu, N. Ravi, J. Kim, B. Rego, S. Ayoub, M. Sacks.

Mitral Valve Leaflet Characterization under In Vivo Stresses Using a Novel Biaxial Bioreactor
N. Ravi, M. Lu, B. Rodriguez, J. Kim, J. Graves, S. Ayoub, M. Sacks.

Impact of Receptor-Receptor Interactions by Uptake by Endocytosis
D. Bentley, C. Zhao, A. Alpar, J. Stachowiak.

Constant Pressure Controlled Infusions in Agarose Gels
B. Montano, E. Elenes, C. Rylander.

Optimization of the Synthesis of Multi-Stage Albumin Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
E. Helou, J. Kim, D. Ghosh.

Study NanoCluster Beacons using NGS Platform
G. Beckmann, Y. Chen, T. Yeh.

Raman Spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy of SixGe1-x-Ge-Si Core-Double-Shell Nanowires
P. Perez, F. Wen, E. Tutuc.

MEG Signal Classification As A Model Free Assessment Of Hemispheric Language Dominance: Proof Of Principal And Preliminary Evidence
A. Singh, M. McManis, F. Perkins, D. Clarke, P. Ferrari.

Biological Signals Processing: Analyzing Neuronal Calcium Signals Using Continuous Wavelet Transform
L. Lehman, M. Perreault, B. LaPallo.

Effects of Increasing Ionic Concentrations of Media on Cell Viability and Calcium Transport of Mouse ESC Derived-Hb9+ Motor Neurons and C2C12 Myotubes.
A. Rios, J. Lee, S. Sakiyama-Elbert.