Thank you for making SB3C2019 a success!

We had more than 700 attendees, a fantastic venue and a great program!

We look forward to seeing you at the next SB3C conference!

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Student Paper Competition Results:

BS Level:

Title Name Affiliation
Cardiovascular Systems
1st Hemodynamics Of Coronary Artery Aneurysms In Kawasaki Disease: An Idealized Aneurysm Model Alex Lu Stanford University
2nd A Study Of Pressure Dynamics Across A Stenotic Orifice Tori Burton Ohio State University
3rd A Computational Study of the Role of the Pericardium on Cardiac Function in Normal and Hypertensive Hearts Emilio Mendiola University of Texas at Austin
3rd Assessment of Pulmonary Arterial Structure and Its Association With Right Ventricular Function Frankangel Servin University of Arizona
Musculoskeletal, Respiratory, Ocular and Other Systems
1st The Influence of Radiographic Projection Angle on Visualization of the Subtalar Joint Kalebb Howell University of Utah
2nd Mechanical Influence Of Graphitic Carbon Nitride Filler On Poly(Vinyl Alcohol) Thin Film Hydrogels For Wound Healing Bradley Henderson Boise State
3rd Effects of Volumetric Boundary Conditions on the Compressive Mechanics and Modeling of Passive Skeletal Muscle Anurag Vaydia Bucknell University


Title Name Affiliation
Biotransport, Fluids, Tissue Engineering and Dynamics
1st Engineering Spatial Gradients of Diamagnetic Particles and Cells in Hydrogels Using Negative Magnetophoresis Hannah Zlotnick University of Pennsylvania
2nd An Intercalating Crosslinkable and Biocompatible Hydrogel System for Resurfacing Damaged Cartilage Brian Wise University of Pennsylvania
3rd Accelerometers Used To Measure Magnitude And Frequency Of Hand Movement For Children With Cerebral Palsy During Constraint Induced Movement Therapy Brianna Goodwin University of Washington
Solid Mechanics
1st Finite Element Simulation Framework For Investigating Pathological Effects on Organ-Level Tricuspid Valve Biomechanical Function Devin Laurence University of Oklahoma
2nd Repeated Non-Injurious Loading Induces Changes in Local Mechanics & Collagen Fiber Organization That May Be Injurious Travis Kotzur University of Pennsylvania
3rd An Integrated Opto-Mechanical System For Quantification Of Dynamic Microstructure and Mechanics Of Heart Valve Tissues Samuel Jett University of Oklahoma
3rd Characterization Of Shear Wave Speed-Stress Relationship In Collateral Ligaments Jonathan Blank University of Wisconsin-Madison


Title Name Affiliation
Cell & Tissue Engineering
1st High-Velocity Stretching Causes Mechanically-Induced Tau Pathology In Neurons Nicholas Braun University of Minnesota
2nd A Micropatterning Approach to Study Cellular Communication via Mechanical Forces in Fibrous Microenvironments Christopher Davidson University of Michigan
3rd Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase Glycosylation Is A Potential Target For Reducing Endothelial Dysfunction Sarah Basehore Drexel University
Imaging, Injury, and Biomedical Engineering Education
1st Decorin, Alone And In Tandem With Biglycan, Alters Viscoelasticity In Aged Tendons Ryan Leiphart University of Pennsylvania
2nd 3D Strain Gradients Correlate With Murine Myocardial Infarct Severity Arvin Soepriatna Purdue University
3rd Development of a Dual-VENC 4D Flow MRI Framework for the Generation of Patient Specific Aortic Finite Element Models Jamie Concannon National University of Ireland Galway
Extracellular Matrix Biomechanics
1st Failure Mechanisms In The Tendon Enthesis Under Quasistatic, Cyclical, And Pathological Loading Mikhail Golman Columbia University
2nd Collagen Fatigue Damage Evolves with Creep Strain and is Strain Rate Dependent Jared Zitnay University of Utah
3rd Inflammatory and Non-Inflammatory Synovial Fluids Exhibit Distinct Tribological Phenotypes Elizabeth Feeney Cornell University
3rd Collagen Denaturation Occurs Upon Tissue Failure In Energy Storing Tendons Allen Lin University of Utah
Computational Biomechanics and Diagnostic Models
1st A Combined MRI Arterial Spin Labeling And Computational Modeling Strategy To Quantify Patient-Specific Blood Flow And Perfusion In Cerebrovascular Occlusive Disease Jonas Schollenberger University of Michigan
2nd Designing Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Young and Aged Hosts: In Vivo, Ex Vivo and In Silico Study Piyusha Gade University of Pittsburgh
3rd Evaluation of Artificial Neural Networks as A Potential Rupture Discrimination Model Sricharn S Veeturi University of Buffalo
Morphogenesis, Development, Growth and Remodeling
1st Pregnancy And Lactation Impair Subchondral Bone Leading To Reduced Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Failure Properties Ashley Fung University of Pennsylvania
2nd Modeling Adaptive Remodeling of the Bladder Wall During Aging Fangzhou Cheng University of Pittsburgh
3rd Relating Bone Strain to Local Changes in Radius Microstructure Following 12 Months of Axial Forearm Loading in Women Megan Mancuso Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Cellular Mechanics, Drug Delivery, and Therapeutics
1st A Cold-Responsive Nanoparticle Enables Intracellular Delivery and Rapid Release of Trehalose For Fast Freezing of Stem Cells Samantha Stewart University of Maryland
2nd Engineering and Characterization of Collagenase-expressing Salmonella Typhimurium for Enhanced Interstitial Transport in Tissue Eric Leaman Virginia Tech
3rd Membrane Wrapping Efficiency of Elastic Nanoparticles During Endocytosis: Size and Shape Matter Zhiqiang Shen University of Connecticut

Undergraduate Design Competition:

Title Team Affiliation
1st Assistive Device for Stretching Exercise in Patients with Frozen Shoulder Syndrome Maria Owsiak, Mansour Al Awami, Ryan Daher, Scott Goeltz, Rebecca Gomezrueda, Russell Maurer, Andrew Saylor Widener University
2nd Wearable Robotic Wrist Orthosis for Stoke Rehabilitation Neshat Baset, Dona Antony, Seth Patterson University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute
3rd Design of 3D Printed Robotic Glove Augmenting Manual Manipulation of Humans Mason Araujo, Immanuel Ponminissery Texas A&M University