Meeting Chair: Syam Nukavarapu
Symposium Dates: December 2-4, Boston, MA
Ongoing efforts to regenerate human tissues and organs warrant novel biomaterial development. Recently, there has been significant interest in developing novel composites and their three-dimensional structures for functional tissue regeneration. This symposium will focus on recent developments in the field of Composite Biomaterials and Advanced Structures for engineering musculoskeletal tissues. Leaders in biomaterials science and engineering, clinicians who has strong interest in clinical translation and the industry representatives will discuss the recent advances and the grand challenges to be met in order to develop the next generation biomaterials for tissue engineering.
Dr. Syam Nukavarapu, who is chairing this symposium, holds joint faculty appointments with Materials Science & Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Connecticut since 2008. His primary appointment is with Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and he is also a member of the Institute for Regenerative Engineering (IRE) and the Institute for Materials Science (IMS) at the University of Connecticut.