Keynote Speaker: Dr. James J. Yoo

JAMES J. YOO, MD, PhD

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Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer
Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Biography

Dr. Yoo is a surgeon and researcher. He is currently a Professor, Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and is cross-appointed to the Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Yoo's research efforts have been directed toward the clinical translation of tissue engineering technologies and cell-based therapies. Dr. Yoo's background in cell biology and medicine has facilitated the transfer of several cell-based technologies from the bench-top to the bedside. A few notable examples of successful clinical translation include the bladder, urethra, vagina, and muscle cell therapy for incontinence. Dr. Yoo has been a lead scientist in the bioprinting program at WFIRM, and has been instrumental in developing skin bioprinting and integrated organ printing systems for preclinical and clinical applications.

Session Title

Organ and Tissue Regeneration: Recent Advances and Future Perspectives

Outline

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine has emerged as an innovative scientific field that focuses on developing new approaches to repairing cells, tissues and organs. Over the years, various engineering strategies have been developed to build functional tissues and organs for clinical applications. One strategy we have followed involves the use of biocompatible matrices either with or without cells. In this session novel and versatile approaches to building complex tissues and organs will be discussed.

Brief CV

1996-2000   Instructor of Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School
2001-2003

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Urology), Harvard Medical School

2004-2010 Associate Professor of Surgical Sciences (Urology) and Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
2007-2009

Assistant Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

2009-

Associate Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

2010-   Professor with Tenure, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine
2010-

Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and the WFU Translational Science Institute, Wake Forest School of Medicine

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