Agenda & Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Dennis Discher
Robert D. Bent Professor
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE)
Bioengineering (BE)
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM)
University of Pennsylvania

Farshid Guilak
Professor, Departments of Orthopedic Surgery, Developmental Biology, and Biomedical Engineering
Director of Research, Shriners Hospitals for Children - St. Louis
Co-Director, Center of Regenerative Medicine
Washington University, St. Louis


Cato Laurencin
University Professor, UConn
Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS)
Director, Institute for Regenerative Engineering
Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
Tenured Professor, School of Engineering
University of Connecticut

Todd McDevitt
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California

Molly Stevens
Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials
Professor of Biomedical Materials, & Regenerative Medicine
Imperial College, London

Melody Swartz
William B. Ogden Professor, Institute for Molecular Engineering
Professor, Committee on Immunology
The University of Chicago