2023 Program

Biomaterials Day promises to bring together specialists from universities, industry and research institutes to increase our understanding about the latest advances in biomaterials used in healthcare and medical applications.

We are excited to discover the upcoming advances in biomaterials as an interdisciplinary group of students, researchers, and professionals meets to educate our community.

2023 Guest speakers:

Dr. Sang Jin Lee, PhD

Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Lee and his team have been working on the development and fabrication of 3D biomaterial systems for tissue-engineered constructs, which include cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and urological tissues. To work on that, his research team has focused on the development of novel smart scaffolding systems that support regenerative medicine approaches. The novel scaffolding systems combined with drug/protein delivery systems, nano/micro-scaled topographical features, and hybrid materials could actively participate in functional tissue regeneration. Recently, his research team has focused on 3D bioprinting strategy that can manufacture complex, multi-cellular living tissue constructs. To establish a clinically relevant bioprinting workflow, his team has developed multiple biomaterial formulations as bioinks that provide the tissue-specific biological microenvironment needed for the successful delivery of cells to discrete locations within the 3D tissue architectures. Because of these previous works, he has authored more than 150 scientific publications and reviews, has edited 2 textbooks, and has written 35 chapters in several books. As PI or co-investigator on NIH- and DOD-funded grants, his team performed the fundamental works for the proposed study by developing functional tissue scaffolds that possess biological and biomechanical properties and provide a favorable microenvironment that supports the growth of cells. Since 2004, Dr. Lee has mentored 176 trainees at all career levels which include 19 graduate students, 33 postdoctoral fellows, 8 research trainees, 36 visiting scholars, 8 laboratory technicians, 13 undergraduate students, 30 summer internship undergraduate students, 2 high school internship students, and 27 international graduate students. To learn more about Dr. Lee, visit: https://school.wakehealth.edu/faculty/l/sang-jin-lee.

Dr. Seth D. Goldstein, MD, MPhil

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgeon | Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Assistant Professor of Surgery | Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Associate Program Director | Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center

Dr. Goldstein treats newborns, infants, and children with conditions including congenital and acquired diseases of the neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, traumatic injuries, hernias, gastroesophageal malformations, intestinal disease, and anorectal malformations.  His research interests center around developing medical technologies that can benefit children with these serious conditions. Dr. Goldstein has also authored over 50 journal publications and 10 book chapters. To learn more about Dr. Goldstein visit: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en/doctors/goldstein-seth-d/.

Dr. Adam Van Dyke, PhD 

Chief Operating Officer, Early Charm Ventures

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