Keynotes

  • Prof. Seth Cohen, Univ of California, San Diego, "Polymer MOF Hybrid Materials"

  • Prof. Rae Robertson-Anderson, University of San Diego, "Untangling the Dynamics of Entangled Biopolymers"

 

Talks

  • James Neal, University of California Irvine, "Controlling Metallopolymer Properties via Monodentate Metal-Ligand Interactions"

  • Dr. Olivier Cochet-Escartin, University of California San Diego, "Mechanisms of Cell Sorting in Hydra Regeneration"

  • Asher Preska Steinberg, California Institute of Technology, "Polymers Compress Colonic Mucus Hydrogel in Vitro and in Vivo"

  • Devynn Wulstein, University of San Diego, "New microscopy techniques for probing soft materials"

  • Dr. Gina Policastro, University of California San Diego, "Bio-Inspired Oxime Crosslinked Hydrogels for Anti-Postsurgical Pericardial Adhesions"

  • Dan Nguyen, University of California Santa Barbara, "Tuning phase and aging in dna hydrogels through molecular design"

  • Dimitri Bikos, University of California Los Angeles, "Customizable 3d-printed tool geometries for rheometry of soft matter"

  • Matthew Naticchia, University of California San Diego, "Promoting mesodermal Differentiation using glycocalyx engineering"

 

Posters

  • Shea Ricketts, University of San Diego, "Microscale Force Response And Morphology Of Co-polymerized Cytoskeleton Networks"

  • Alex Eldredge, University of California Irvine, "Focused Library Approach To Discover Discrete Dipeptide Bolaamphiphiles For Sirna Delivery"

  • Dan Nguyen, University of California Santa Barbara,  "Dna Droplets: Design, Characterization, And Manipulation"

  • Gerardo Mendoza, San Diego State University, "Effect Of The Π-π Interactions On The Glass Transition Temperature Of Nanometer Thin Polystyrene"

  • Dr. Bekele Gurmessa, University of San Diego,, "Measuring Microscale Mechanics Of Active Actomyosin Networks"

  • Rui Wang, University of California San Diego "Mechanisms Of Symmetry Breaking In Hydra"

  • Robert Fitzpatrick, University of San Diego, "Active Microrheology Of Entangled Biopolymer Composites Link Biopolymer Length And Flexibility To Molecular Force"

  • Kathryn Regan, University of San Diego,  "Mobility And Conformational Dynamics Of Large Dna Diffusing Through Cytoskeletal Networks"

  • Grayson Lang, University of San Diego,  "Micropollutant Adsorption Using Networked Starch Materials"

  • Candace Pham, University of San Diego, "End-functionalized Starches As Macromolecular Reagents For Polymeric Materials"

  • Ashley Matsushita, San Diego State University, "Using Bacterial Artificial Chromosome To Detect Dna Strand Breaks From Ionizing Radiation"

  • Nathan Lorentz And Tintin Luu, University of San Diego, “Synthesis Of Starch-functionalized Dibromomaleimide For Peptide Delivery"

  • Jonathan Tran And Amanda Ennis, University of San Diego,  “Green Synthesis Of Peptide-based Polymers Via Microwave-assisted Raft Polymerization”

  • Jason Clapp, University of San Diego, "Force Distribution In 2d Networks Using Conductive Fabric"