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2nd International Symposium on Mechanomedicine: In Memory of Christopher R. Jacobs

October 23, 2018
7:30 AM - 8:15 PM
Davis Auditorium, 4th Floor, CEPSR Building (530 West 120th Street)

Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science invites you to the 2nd International Symposium on Mechanomedicine: In Memory of Christopher R. Jacobs, to celebrate Dr. Christopher R. Jacobs' life and contributions to engineering.

The day's event will feature 17 prominent engineers, basic scientists, and clinicians reviewing their unique approaches to detecting and treating human disease using mechanobiological approaches. Hosted by Columbia University and Columbia Engineering, and with pivotal contributions from faculty across leading domestic and international research institutions, this Symposium will develop a far-reaching community of mechanomedicine researchers, with the ultimate goal of pursuing federal support.

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Introduction

Mary C. Boyce, PhD
Dean, Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
Columbia University

X. Edward Guo, PhD
Stanley Dicker Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Session 1

8:15 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Cell-Matrix Interactions in Fibrosis and Cancer: Multiscale mechano-chemical models
Vivek Shenoy, PhD
Eduardo D. Glandt President's Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

8:40 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
The growth and remodeling of the murine cervix during pregnancy

Kristin Myers, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University

9:05 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Mechanobiology of macrophages in wound healing

Wendy Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California at Irvine

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.
Superheroes of the human microbiota: mechanics of bacterial interactions

Nicolas Biais, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Brooklyn College CUNY

9:55 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
Coffee Break

Session 2

10:05 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Mechanogenomics in Health and Disease

GV Shivashankar, PhD
Deputy Director, Mechanobiology Institute
National University of Singapore

10:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
Mechnaobiology of hiPSC cardiomyocytes for cardiac disease modeling

Beth Pruitt, PhD
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of California at Santa Barbara

10:55 a.m. – 11:20 p.m.
Stem Cell and Cancer Cell Mechanobiology and Mechanomedicine

Ning Wang, ScD
Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                   

11:20 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Optical Imaging for Applications in Cardiac Electrophysiology

Christine Hendon, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

11:45 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.
Welcome Back Remarks

G. Michael Purdy, PhD
Executive Vice President for Research
Columbia University

Session 3

12:55 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Title TBD

Mitch Schaffler, PhD
Wallace H. Coulter and Presidential Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
City College CUNY

1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Bone and Stress

Gerard Karsenty, MD, PhD
Paul A. Marks Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics and Development
Columbia University

1:45 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
MechanoMedicine: Therapeutic Targeting of Leaky Ryanodine Receptor Channels

Andrew Marks, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics
Columbia University

2:10 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Aging, Senescence, and Nuclear Mechanosensing to Protect the Genome

Dennis Discher, PhD
Robert D. Bent Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania

2:35 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Coffee Break

Session 4

2:50 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mechanogenetics for the remote control of cellular functions in cancer immunotherapy

Yingxiao (Peter) Wang, PhD
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of California at San Diego                                   

3:15 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Mechanics for translational applications: from miniaturized soft machines to mobile diagnostics

Samuel Sia, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University                                    

3:40 p.m. – 4:05 p.m.
Engineering adaptive immunity through mechanobiology

Lance Kam, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

4:05 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Mechanics of morphogenesis: spatiotemporal control of the forces that shape epithelial tissues

Karen Kasza, PhD
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University

4:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
Engineering mechanically responsive human tissue for medical impact

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, PhD
University Professor and Mikati Foundation Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University                                    

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks

X. Edward Guo, PhD
Stanley Dicker Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University

Reception

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Travel

5:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Reception and Celebration of Christopher R. Jacobs' Life

Arts and Crafts Beer Parlor - Morningside Heights
1135 Amsterdam Avenue (at West 116th Street)

Contact Information

Marley Bauce
(212) 854-7836