Tuesday, June 25

Day 1 Opening Plenary

Opening Plenary Symposia
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Dr. Shana Kelley
President of the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chicago
Neena B. Schwartz Professor at Northwestern in the Departments of Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, and Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics
Chicago, IL USA
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Wednesday, June 26

Day 2 Plenary Sessions

Plenary Session 1: Translational Strategies in TERM
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


NUS Society (NUSS) Chair Professor, Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Institute for Health Innovation and Technology (iHealthtech), Founding Principal Investigator, Mechanobiology Institute (MBI), Principal Investigator, Institute for Function Intelligent Materials (IFIM), Founding Director, Singapore Health Technologies, Consortium (HealthTEC)
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Translational Strategies in TERM: Panel Discussion on Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, and Scale Up
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Prof. Fergal J O’Brien PhD, CEng, FIEI, MRIA
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
Professor of Bioengineering & Regenerative Medicine
Dublin, Ireland
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Johnna Temenoff, PhD
Carol Ann and David D. Flanagan Professor
Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Tech/Emory University
Atlanta, GA, US
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Yasuhiko Tabata, PhD, DMed Sci, PharmD
Professor and Chairman, Laboratory of Biomaterials, Department of Regeneration Science and Engineering Institute for Life and Medical Sciences (LiMe), Kyoto University
Kyoto, Japan
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Karen L. Christman, PhD
Professor, Shu Chien-Gene Lay Department of Bioengineering
Pierre Galletti Endowed Chair for Bioengineering Innovation
Associate Dean for Faculty, Jacobs School of Engineering
Co-Director, Sanford Advanced Therapy Center
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA, US
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Debate Session: What Drives Transformative Progress in Regenerative Medicine: People or Technology
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Professor Molly Stevens, FREng, FRS
John Black Professor of Bionanoscience at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering
Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics Deputy Director of the Kavli Institute for Nanoscience Discovery
Oxford, England
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Professor Rocky Tuan

Moderator: Robert E. Guldberg, Ph.D.
Robert and Leona DeArmond Executive Director,
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact;
Professor, Department of Bioengineering;
Vice President, University of Oregon
Executive Assistant: Daphne Joubran
Eugene, OR, US

Thursday, June 27

Day 3 Plenary Sessions

Alyson J. McGregor, MD, MA, FACEP

Associate Dean of Clinical Faculty Affairs and Development
Professor of Emergency Medicine   
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Greenville, SC USA
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Panel Discussion: Inclusive Research Strategies in TERM
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Moderator: Brian Aguado, PhD
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
UC San Diego
San Diego, CA, USA
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Simone Andrea Douglas-Green, PhD
Assistant Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) Fellow
Hammond Lab
Atlanta, GA, USA
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Dr. Ana Maria Porras, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida, Tissue-Microbe Interactions lab
Gainesville, FL, US
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Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD
Professor and Director, Translational Tissue
Engineering Center
Wilmer Eye Institute and Departments of Biomedical
Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical and
Biological Engineering, and Materials Science and
Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
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Ariella Shikanov, PhD
Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Undergraduate Education (ACUE)
Department of Biomedical Engineering,Associate Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,University of Michigan
2126 Lurie Biomedical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI, US
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Friday, June 28

Day 4 Plenary Sessions

Philosophy and Ethics in TERM Panel Discussion
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Photo Credit:  Jenna Wakani

Molly S Shoichet, PhD, O.C., O. Ont., FRS
University Professor and Michael E. Charles Chair in Chemical Engineering,
TERMIS-AM, President
Scientific Director, PRiME – Next Gen Precision Medicine
Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry
Donnelly Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON M5S 3E1
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Tony Mikos, Ph.D.
Louis Calder Professor
Department of Bioengineering, MS-142
BioScience Research Collaborative
Rice University
6500 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
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Moderator: Maria Hudock
G3 MD-PhD Candidate
Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons
Columbia University
New York, NY, US