Morning Session

BRI Atrium:
8:00 – 8:50 a.m.          Registration, Breakfast, Poster Set Up

Zadeck Conference Center:
8:50 – 9:00 a.m.          Opening Remarks
                                   Elizabeth Disbrow, Ph.D.
                                   Director, Center for Brain Health,
                                   Associate Professor,
                                   Department of Neurology,
                                   LSU Health Shreveport

Morning Session: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
9:00 – 9:15 a.m.          “ EphA2 transphosphorylation in cell-matrix adhesions promotes smooth muscle contractility to drive fibrillar adhesion formation and fibronectin deposition ”

                                   Matthew Scott, Ph.D.
                                   Department of Pathology and Translational Pathobiology
                                   LSU Health Shreveport

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.          “Testing Camptothecin Intermediates Generated By Transgenic Plant Lines for Inhibitory Effects on Cancerous Cell Lines”

                                   Casey L. Cocherell
                                   Department of Biological Sciences
                                   LSU-Shreveport

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.        “Development of 3-D printed biomatrices for tissue engineering”

                                   J. Steven Alexander, Ph.D. & J. Winny Yun, Ph.D.
                                   Professor; Postdoctoral Fellow
                                   Department of Molecular & Cellular Physiology
                                   LSU Health Shreveport

9:50 – 10:10 a.m.      “Mechanisms that Control Cell State”

                                    Jamie Newman, Ph.D.
                                   Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
                                   Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
                                   College of Applied and Natural Sciences
                                   Louisiana Tech University

10:10 – 10:30 a.m.      “Stem Cell-based Skeletal Tissue Regeneration”

                                    Yufeng Dong, M.D., Ph.D.
                                   Associate Professor
                                   Department of Orthopedics
                                   Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.      Panel Discussion – Commercial Development of Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine

                                    Chair: Jamie Newman, Ph.D.
                                   Members: Session speakers (Alexander, Yun, Dong)
                                   Yuping Wang, M.D., Ph.D. – Professor, LSU Health Shreveport
                                   Jared Fry, MT(ASCP)SBB – Technical Director, Laboratories, Lifeshare.

11:15 – 12:00 p.m.      Lunch.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.        Poster Session

Zadeck Conference Center:
Afternoon Session: Biotechnology, Innovation & Commercialization

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.          “Biosensor array to record glutamate and GABA peak frequencies associated with seizure behaviors”

                                    Kayla Ponder
                                   Center for Biomedical Engineering and Research
                                    Louisiana Tech University

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.          “Novel AAV mediated genetic sensor of CNS somatic mosaicism and post-mitotic DNA-instability at single neuron resolution – implications in sporadic Parkinsonism”

                                    Madison El-Saadi
                                   Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, & Neuroscience
                                   LSU Health Shreveport

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.          Future of Medicine: Bioprinting

                                   Chris Boyer, Ph.D.
                                   Senior Bioprinting Process Engineer
                                   CELLINK, LLC

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.          “Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks”

                                    Monica Kalvelage, MSTM, MT(ASCP)MB, SBB
                                   Chief Operations Officer
                                   LifeShare

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.          “Biotechnology, Innovation & Commercialization: Moving great science from the lab to the market”

                                    John Christie
                                   Executive Director
                                   Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development
                                   Tulane University

3:30 – 4.15 p.m.          Panel Discussion: “Logistics of product generation and marketing”

                                    Chair: Drew Mouton
                                   Members: Session speakers (Boyer, Kalvelage, Christie)
                                   Kevin Pavlick – Co-Founder & COO, Innolyzer LLC;
                                   Monique Larrieu, MCD, MHA, Vice President, Strategic Development, Louisiana Association for the Blind

4.15 – 4.30 p.m.          Poster Prize presentation

                                    Closing remarks
                                    Dr. Mark DeCoster, Ph.D.
                                    James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor of Engineering
                                    Associate Director of CBERS, Louisiana Tech University