Plenary Panelists

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 as this diverse panel of experts discuss “Reflecting on the Past, Living in the Present, and Envisioning the Future of Tissue Engineering for human health and longevity

Catherine Whittington
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Heather Prichard, PhD
Chief Operating Officer

Joseph P. Vacanti MD
John Homans Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Sangeeta Bhatia MD PhD
John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Health Sciences and Technology and of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT
Christopher Chen MD PhD
Professor (BME, MSE)
Boston University College of Engineering

Dr. Marianne Ellis, University of Bath, UK

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Dr Ellis will present “Cellular Agriculture and Food Tissue Engineering People”.

Marianne Ellis, BEng, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, is a Professor of BioProcess & Tissue Engineering at the University of Bath, UK. Her research is focused on bioprocess design for tissue engineering applications. She staryed her career focused on the scale up of regenerative medicine and cell therapies, moved into non-animal technologies for in vitro models, and is now focused on cellular agriculture and in particular cultured meat. Marianne is CTO of Cellular Agriculture Ltd, and a co-founder of Cellesce Ltd.

Dr. Mayana Zatz, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Zatz will present “Regenerative Approaches for Genetic Disorders” on April 13, 2023.

Mayana Zatz is professor of genetics and Director of the Human genome and stem-cell research center ( Hug-Cell) at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her research is focused on neuromuscular disorders, aging, zika virus and cancer and more recently the search for resistant genetic variants  against COVID19. She has published about 400 peer reviewed articles which were cited  13,392  , h= 56, publons and ~22,300 h=73, google scholar