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Register Now: 2nd Annual TennIRM Symposium


Friday, September 22, 2023, 9:00am – 3:00pm CT
Mooney Library and Zoom

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The second annual TennIRM Research Symposium will feature overviews of ongoing regenerative science research from TennIRM scientists, updates from affiliated organizations at the University of Memphis, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and industry partners. Poster presentation submissions are welcomed (see registration link).

Guest speakers include:

Instructional scripts to guide cell-based therapies for regenerative engineering.  Dr. Jonathan Brunger,  Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University.

Ultrasound in Cartilage Tissue Engineering: Modelling Analysis and Experimental Verification. Dr. Anuradha Subramanian, Professor of Chemical & Materials Engineering,  University of Alabama in Huntsville

Inflammation Control in Periodontal Regeneration. Dr. Thomas E. Van Dyke, Vice President of Clinical and Translational Research, Professor in Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine


Drug Discovery at Southern Research – An Overview. Dr. Corinne E. Augelli-Szafran, Vice President, Scientific Platforms, Southern Research, Birmingham AL

University of Tennessee Knoxville Orthopedics Innovation Update. Dr. David Anderson, Associate Dean for Research, College of Veterinary Medicine, University Tennessee, Knoxville 


Mechanobiology – A perspective on Carbon nanoparticle guided cell behavior for tissue engineering Dr. Madu Dhar,  Research Professor and Director of the Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville         


UTHSC researcher presentations include:

Mitochondria mediated skeletal muscle regeneration following acute injury.  Dr. Stephen Alway, Professor and Dean, Director-Center for Muscle, Metabolism & Neuropathology, College of Health Professions, UTHSC

Guardians of Cells: Vitamin-E Pretreatment of Stem Cells for Osteoarthritis.  Dr. Hongsik Cho, PhD, MBA,  Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, College of Medicine, UTHSC

Oral stem cells – under rated cells for medical and dental therapeutics and regeneration. Dr.  George T.J. Huang, DDS, MSD, DSc, Professor Bioscience Research, Director for Stem Cells and Regenerative Treatments, College of Dentistry, UT