PSRS 2016 meeting – November 4, 2016

PSRS 2016 - Iatridis Lab
Spine Research Lab at Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium (PSRS) in Philadelphia, PA held November 4, 2016.

PSRS 2016 - Olivia and Rose
Olivia Torre (left) and Rose Long (right) after winning first and third prize in podium presentations at the Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium (PSRS) in Philadelphia, PA held November 4, 2016.

On November 4, 2016, the Iatridis Lab attended the 2016 Philadelphia Spine Research Symposium (PSRS) held at Drexel University in Philadelphia.  The meeting aimed to “cover all areas of spine research spanning from basic to clinical, and encompass the broad areas of development, pathophysiology, aging, pain, therapeutics and diagnostics.”

Dr. James Iatridis served as one of the organizers of the upcoming symposium while 4 podium presentations and 1 poster was presented from Mount Sinai.  Rose Long present her podium presentation entitled,  “TGF-β1 Induces a Contractile CD146+ Phenotype of Human Annulus Fibrosus Cells with Affinity to Collagen Scaffold for Annulus Fibrosus Repair and won 3rd prize in podium presentations while Olivia Torre presented her podium presentation entitled, “Development of an In Vivo Model of Neonatal Intervertebral Disc Injury and Regeneration” and won first prize in podium presentations.  In addition, Tom Evashwick-Rogler presented his podium presentation entitled,  “Disc Height Loss, But Not Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine or Substance P Expression, Predicts Intervertebral Disc Degeneration-Related Pain in a Rat Model” and Huizi Anna Lin presented her podium presentation entitiled,  “Injectable Cellulosic Hydrogels as Nucleus Pulposus Replacements: Assessment of Herniation Risk, Fatigue Behavior, and In Vivo Biocompatibility”.   Finally, Warren Hom presented his poster entitled, Cell-Seeded Adhesive Biomaterial for Repair of Annulus Fibrosus Defects in Intervertebral Discs”.

More information about the symposium can be found here: