2018 Poster Presentations


(Poster #): (Presenter) | (Poster Title)

Morning Session (11:15 am - 12:15 pm)

1: Meghan Wright | Functional Engineered Microvessels in Degradable Synthetic Elastomeric Scaffolds

2: Hashem Taha | Ganoderma Lucidum Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth and Enhances Natural Killer Cell Cytotoxicity Against a Panel of Blood and Solid Tumors

3: Edwin Wong | Design of a Biaxial Mechanobioreactor for Engineering Pediatric Aortic Valves

4: Spencer Zhao | An Alternating Copolymer of Degradable Polar/Hydrophobic/Ionic Polyurethane for Improved Anti-Inflammatory Response

5: Pardis Pakshir | Mechansims of Macrophage Mechanosensation in Collagen Matrix

6: Kevin Robb | A Culture Engineering Strategy to Enhance the Therapeutic Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis

7: Elisa D'Arcangelo | Compartmentalized Hydrogel Assay as a tool for assessing tumor-stroma interactions

8: Michael Lagowski | Influence of Fillers & Fluorinated Divinyl Urethane Monomers on Resin Composite Physical Properties

9: Bella Xu | Withdrawn

10: Mohsen Afshar | A 3D model of human skeletal muscle innervated with stem cell-derived motor neurons enables epsilon-subunit targeted myasthenic syndrome studies

11: Sadegh Davoudi | MuSC expansion through EGFR activity inhibition

12: Jeremy Antonyshyn | Limited Endothelial Plasticity of Adipose-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Revealed by Quantitative Phenotypic Comparisons to Appropriate Controls

13: Mohammad Afshar | Development of a 96-well platform for human skeletal muscle tissue drug screening

14: Jasmine Chong | Development of an in vitro outer annulus fibrosus-cartilage endplate interface model

15: Xueting Mei | Microfluidic Platform for Investigation of Mechanoregulation of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis

16: Ronald Ireland | The development of a combinatorial matrix microarray to study the effect of extracellular matrix and substrate stiffness on cell fate

17: Anna Kobb | Cytoskeletal dynamics during collective cell migration in Drosophila embryos

18: Alba Elena Marin | Critical Shear Stress for Re-epithelialization of Tracheal Grafts

19: Trong Shen | Cardiomyocyte Shape Control Improves Contractility Tests in Drug Screening Applications

20: Amelie Chaboureau | Biomarker analyses reveals anti-inflammatory mechanism of action of Mesenchymal Stromal Cells (MSCs) in Osteoarthritis patients with improvements to pain and symptoms

21: Kevin Zuo | Low frequency brief electrical stimulation to enhance axon regeneration after transection and nerve grafting

22: Lindsey Peng | Three Dimensional Holographic Microscopy Using Convolution Neural Networks

23: Adriano Vissa | Septin Periodicity And Bundling Arrangements In Mammalian Cells Revealed By Single-Molecule Localization Microscopy

24: Abdullah Mosabbir | Genetically-encoded circuit for remote regulation of cell migration by magnetic fields

25: Aaron Au | High content live imaging on an inverted light-sheet microscope

26: Romario Regeenes | Design of a Multiparameter Islet-on-a-chip Device to Measure the Functional Variability of Individual Pancreatic Islets

27: Chris McFaul | Understanding Mechanisms of Coordinated Cardiac Tube Formation in Developing Drosophila Embryos using Light Sheet Microscopy and Pharmacological Inhibition``

28: Janice Wong | Engineered Ca2+ responsive protein enables cell detachment

29: Silviu Agotici | Computational study on spatially distributed sequential stimulation (SDSS)

30: Megan Kamachi | Training Personal Support Workers to Prevent Back Injuries

31: Jason Paquette | Amplitude-dependent modulation of bladder function with tibial nerve stimulation in an anesthetized rat model

32: Seyed Mohammad Amin Kamaleddin Ezabadi | Noise enables multiplexed coding of the amplitude & frequency of periodic signals in mouse primary somatosensory cortex

33: Parisa Sabetian | Recording Low-Noise Directionally Peripheral Nerve Activity with a Novel Nerve Cuff Electrode

34: Azin Ebrahim Amini | Modulating neocortical spatiotemporal potassium dynamics: effects on spreading depression

35: Jae Lee | Lower- and Upper-Body Control during standing for Individuals with SCI

36: Lazar Jovanovic | Recovery of upper-limb function six years after chronic severe hemiplegia using BCI-controlled FEST: a case report

37: Mark Aquilino | Contribution of Pannexin-1 to 4-AP Seizures in Mouse Neocortex

38: Prathima Sundaram | Response of retinal ganglion cells to electrical stimulation: from prosthesis to “seeing”

39: Stephanie Cheung | Preliminary steps to validate Audapter, a software application for online tracking of children’s formants

40: Thomas Cole | Development of a Novel Device for Non-invasive Leg Fluid Volume Measurement

41: Nasim Montazeri | Estimation of respiratory effort using tracheal sound and movement

42: Kevin Ai Xin Jue Luo | Designing Concentric Tube Manipulators for Stability Using Topology Optimization

43: Anna Kah | Design and development of a technology-assisted measure of functional mobility in individuals living with an acquired brain injury

44: Luke MacLean | Design of a Mechanical Tensioner Unit for Chest Suspension in Postoperative Cardiac Neonates

45: Rafael Nunez | A Wearable Biofeedback System to Improve Mobility of Above-Knee Amputees

46: Grant Gruenspan | Investigating the Effect of Mandibular Advancement Devices on Snoring in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patients

47: Ahnaf Rashik Hassan | Developing an Algorithm for High-Resolution Detection of Drowsiness Using Electroencephalogram

Afternoon Session (3:15 pm - 4:15 pm)

48: Mohammadali Ahmadipour | Recellularization of decellularized mouse lung airways using negative pressure directed cell delivery

49: Noosheen Walji | Assessing angiogenic potential of 3D tumour spheroids for in-vitro co-culture models

50: Sidrah Waseem | Optimization of Manufacturing Process for Mesenchymal Stromal Cells

51: Kenneth Kimmins | Oil-infused polydimethylsiloxane prevents zebra mussel attachment

52: Xiao Tong Li | Identification and Characterization of a Novel Freshwater Mussel Adhesive Protein

53: Hankyu Lee | An Improved Double-Chamber Bioreactor for De-epithelialization and Re-epithelialization of Trachea Scaffolds

54: Russel Gitalis | Degradative activities from human neutrophils toward dental composites and tooth dentin.

55: Aileen Zhong | Mechanical Strain-induced Reactive Oxygen Species and Their Role in Valve Interstitial Cell Calcification

56: Umalkhair Ahmed | Applied Electric Fields promote human neural precursor migration in a substrate dependent manner

57: Cameron Stewart | Preservation of Dental Restoration Bond Strength through Interfacial Delivery of Antidegradative Agents

58: Negar Balaghi | Alternating myosin polarity and cell migration during cardiac morphogenesis

59: Jeremy Wong | Microfluidic method for measuring endothelial permeability

60: Alejandro Gomez-Aristizabal | Monocyte/macrophages in osteoarthritic synovial fluid are correlated with patient-reported outcomes

61: Gyu-Tae Kim | High-throughput Drug-screening Using Human Cardiomyocytes in Mechanically Controlled Environments

62: Richard Cheng | Microfluidic bioprinter for in situ patterning of engineered skin grafts

63: Ratna Varma | Optimal Biomaterials for Tracheal Epithelial Grafts: A Systematic Comparative Analysis

64: Jennifer Chan | Investigation of an electrospun, degradable polar hydrophobic ionic polyurethane patch for cardiac tissue regeneration

65: Mable Wing Yan Chan | Functional evaluation of ex vivo polarized monocytes/macrophages in a human joint model of osteoarthritis

66: Agnes Soos | Human iPSC-derived endothelial cell responses to fluid flow-induced shear stress: arterial-venous identity and comparisons to primary endothelial cell types

67: Yu-Heng Ma | Mechanical Regulation of Breast Cancer Bone Metastasis via Osteocytes’ Signaling to Endothelial Cells

68: Vidhant Pal | Investigating the Role of FGFR5 in Modulating Beta-cell Metabolism

69: Amine Driouchi | Studying variations in CEACAM1 nanoscale organization, structure and dynamics, in different CEACAM1 isoforms and mutants

70: Huntley Chang | Development of genetically encoded sensors based on PKM2

71: William Cameron | Organelle-targeting of Apollo-NADP+ Makes Tracking NADPH/NADP+ Redox Possible Across Multiple Organelles

72: Marta Overchuk | Targeted Photodynamic Pre-Treatment: a Novel to Strategy to Enhance Tumor Accumulation of Nanomedicines

73: Cindy Bui | Apollo-NADP+ expressed in the living pancreatic beta cells of zebrafish responds to glucose to reveal NADPH dynamics

74: Sai Vemula | The investigation of fluctation scaling of stimuli in sensory systems

75: Zainab Moazzam | Effects of Saphenous Nerve Stimulation in an Irritation Induced Hyperactive Bladder Model – A Study in Anesthetized Rats

76: Farrokh Mansouri | Pulsed transcranial current stimulation: a new method of modulating networks of the brain

77: Luka Milosevic | Neurophysiological mechanisms of thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus stimulation for tremor suppression

78: Emerson Grabke | A Novel Tool for Standing Balance using Functional Electrical Stimulation with Visual Feedback Training

79: Rachel Reding | Designing a wearable sensor system to monitor the internal mechanism of a stance-phase control passive prosthetic knee

80: Becky Ng | Using Computer Vision for Automated Fall Risk Assessment

81: Daniel Tovbis | Evaluating the Performance of Segmentation Algorithms on Peripheral Nerve Histological Cross-Sections

82: Elana Sefton | Applied electric fields activates endogenous neural stem and progenitor cells

83: Thi Kieu Hanh Than | Design and development of a novel sensor system configuration for the assessment of upper limb mobility limitations in individuals living with a neurological or musculoskeletal condition

84: Ryan Visee | Effective and Efficient Hand Detection in Egocentric Videos

85: Jirapat Likitlersuang | Improving egocentric hand detection using convolutional neural networks (CNN) and a novel Haar-like feature

86: Daniel Eftekhari | The Automatic Differential Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and Small Vessel Disease

87: Karim Mithani | Phase I trial of MR-Guided focused ultrasound for refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder: Clinical and imaging correlates

88: Shumit Saha | Determine the Occurrence of Apneas and Hypopneas Using Drop in Oxygen Saturation and Breathing Sounds

89: Saba Sabetian | Self-collision Detection and Avoidance for Dual-Arm Concentric Tube Robots

90: Leslie Louvelle | Computational Fluid Dynamics in Tetralogy of Fallot: A Method to Generate Pseudo Patient-Specific Geometries