Seminars & Conferences

UIC Center for Wound Healing & Tissue Regeneration

Research Day


Friday, September 25, 2015 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Molecular Biology Research Building Auditorium

900 S. Marshfield Ave., Chicago, IL.



7:45 - 8:20 AM     Continental Breakfast

8:25 AM               Welcome - Luisa DiPietro, Director, Center for Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration

8:30 - 9:00 AM     Jie Liang PhD, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, UIC

                          "Multiscale Spatial and Temporal Modeling of Tissue Pattern Formation during Wound

                           Healing: Integrating Signaling Networks, Mechanical Forces, and Cell-Cell Interactions"

9:00 - 9:10 AM     Discussion

9:10 - 9:40 AM     Katherine Radek PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Loyola University

                          "Mechanisms of Impaired Wound Healing and Antimicrobial Responses by Epidermal

                          Nicotinic Receptors"

9:40 - 9:50 AM     Discussion

9:50 - 10:15 AM   Coffee Break

10:15 - 11:00 AM  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Panagiotis Tsonis, Professor; Director of the Center for Tissue

                          Regeneration and Engineering, University of Dayton

                          "Regenerative Biology According to the Newt" 

11:00 - 11:15 AM   Discussion

11:15 - 12: 15       "Next Gen" Investigator Award Winners

                             Arkaprava Dan, UIUC, Dept of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

                            "A High Throughput Assay Reveals Impaired Endothelial Wound Healing by Disease-

                            Linked Cortactin Variant"

                            Joon-Il Jun, UIC, Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

                            "The Matricellular Protein CCN1 Mediates Neutrophil Efferocytosis in Cutaneous

                            Wound Healing"

                            Fernando Magdaleno, UIC, Dept of Pathology

                            "Cartilage Oligomeric Matrix Protein Participates in the Pathogenesis of Liver Fibrosis"

                            Jooyeon Park, UIUC, Dept of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering

                            "Graphene Potentiates the Myocardial Repair Efficacy of Mesenchymal Stem Cells by

                            Stimulating the Expression of Angiogenic Growth Factors and Gap Junction Protein"





Regenerative Sciences Seminar Series

CWHTR seminars will be held on the 2nd Thursday (unless noted) of each month from 12:30 - 1:30 in Lecture Hall North (4th floor) (unless noted) of the College of Dentistry (801 South Paulina). A light lunch will be served. The series will feature presentations related to the basic science and clinical aspects of wound repair and tissue regeneration.


Thursday, October 8, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Friday, January 15, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Thursday, April 14, 2016