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Track D: Colloids & Macromolecules in Life Sciences

Monday, June 17

Morning

9:20 - 9:40NanWuMicrorheological characterization of covalent adaptable hydrogels for applications in oral delivery
9:40 - 10:00JoanneBeckwithViability, morphology, and dispersal of Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms: soft matter analysis of heat effects

10:00 - 10:40

Paul

Janmey

Non-linear elasticity and dissipation in fibrous networks, the cytoskeleton and soft tissues (Keynote)

10:40 - 11:00JenniferCurtisSelf-Regenerating Giant Hyaluronan Polymer Brushes
11:00 - 11:20YingnanZhangControlled small molecule release from dual-stimuli responsive microgels

Afternoon 1

1:30 - 1:50GraziaGonellaHow polymers affect protein adsorption
1:50 - 2:10ShohiniSen-BritainA multi-technique investigation into the role of HEMA copolymer surface chemistry on the receptor accessibility, spatial localization, and release of wound healing proteins
2:10 - 2:30AditiSharmaMathematical model for fibrillation kinetics of the yeast prion Sup35NM
2:30 - 2:50LauraPhilipsDistinguishing protein aggregates from contaminants in viscous mixtures with holographic video microscopy

Coffee Break

Afternoon 2

3:10 - 3:50

Anna

Balazs

Collaboration and competition between active sheets for self-propelled particles (Keynote)

3:50 - 4:10
SujitDattaBacterial hopping and trapping in porous media
4:10 - 4:30MaxwellSmithDynamics of filamentous phage in polymer solutions

Poster Session

Tuesday, June 18

Morning

9:20 - 9:40ShlomiCohenMegadalton polysaccharides at the cell-substratum physically regulate adhesion and migration
9:40 - 10:00KarthikNayaniStraining Red Blood Cells with Liquid Crystals

10:00 - 10:40

Khalid

Salaita

A measure of molecular muscle: Development and application of fluorescence-based probes to map piconewton forces in living systems (Keynote)

10:40 - 11:00JeffreyHornerUnderstanding interspecies blood variations through rheology and microfluidics
11:00 - 11:20RoseannaZiaModeling the Brownian hydrodynamics of intracellular motion

Afternoon 1

1:30 - 1:50SamanthaPustulkaProtein corona mediates protein nanoparticle-cellular interactions
1:50 - 2:10IvanDingControlling the cell culture microenvironment using growth factor eluting PEMs
2:10 - 2:30AnnieHebleEnzyme encapsulation in porous silica nanoparticles to eliminate immune response and extend functional half-life
2:30 - 2:50MahsaMoradipourInteraction of Eugenol and Lignin Dimer-Functionalized Silica Nanoparticles with Model Cell Membranes

Coffee Break

Afternoon 2

3:10 - 3:30JacquesLuxTargeted microbubbles for lymphatic bed and lymph nodes mapping
3:30 - 3:50ToddThorsonTissue response and integration in morphologically unique biomaterial implants derived from colloid-stabilized emulsions
3:50 - 4:10GeraldKastingMechanisms of anionic surfactant penetration into human skin: Investigating monomer, micelle, and submicellar aggregate penetration theories
4:10 - 4:30AnshulDhankherStructural Characterization and Control of a Drug Carrier for Intracellular Antibody Delivery

Wednesday, June 19

Morning

9:20 - 9:40ChristinaTangBiomolecule Encapsulation via Electrostatically Driven Flash NanoPrecipitation
9:40 - 10:00IstvanSzilagyiNanoclay-based enzyme cascade for decomposition of reactive oxygen species
10:00 - 10:20AndreinaChiu LamFormulation of Ultra-Stable Super Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Cryoprotecting Agent Solutions
10:20 - 10:40MichaelFlynnAcoustic Characterization of a Nested Voltage-Sensitive Ultrasound Enhancing Agent
10:40 - 11:00AngelieRivera-RodriguezMagnetic hyperthermia potentiates Paclitaxel treatment in breast cancer
11:00 - 11:20JosephZasadzinskiNear-IR one photon triggered liposome cages for calcium, ATP or your favorite small molecule

Afternoon 1

1:30 - 1:50JamesSchneiderDirect, PCR-less Detection of Viral RNA using Micelle Tagging Electrophoresis
1:50 - 2:10DavidLiSpontaneous nucleation of dual phase droplets for ultrasound contrast enhancement and drug delivery
2:10 - 2:30Carolinede Gracia LuxBubble inflation using perfluorocarbon nanodroplets: A new theranostic platform
2:30 - 2:50JosephZasadzinskiPerfluoroheptane loaded hollow gold nanoshells reduce nanobubble threshold fluence