2020-2021
Date Speaker Title Seminar Series Speaker Information
8/13/2020 Ebony O. McGee Black, Brown, Bruised: How Racialized STEM Education Stifles Innovation Education, Engineering & Race Seminar Series Associate professor of diversity and STEM education and principal investigator at the Institute in Critical Quantitative, Computational, and Mixed Methodologies at Vanderbilt University
8/27/2020 Brian Jefferson  Encoding Values: Exploring Connections Between Cultural Norms and Scientific Research Education, Engineering & Race Seminar Series Associate Professor of Geography and Geographic InfoSci, O’Connell Scholar,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Affiliate, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
9/7/2020  Cory Berkland Drugs Should Be Designed with Delivery in Mind (and Vice Versa BME Seminar Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and in the Department of Chemical Engineering at The University of Kansas
9/24/2020 Evan A. Scott Engineering the Bio/Nano Interface for Enhanced Nano-Immunotherapy BME Seminar Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Microbiology-Immunology within the Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering and Feinberg School of Medicine
10/8/2020 Irina V. Larina Shining light on early development BME Seminar Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor
10/22/2020 Matthew O'Donnell Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics BME Seminar Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus in the College of Engineering and Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at University of Washington
10/29/2020 Evangelia Bellas Engineering Functional Adipose Tissue BME Seminar Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Temple University
11/12/2020 Sean P. Palecek Engineering Improvements in the Quality of Stem Cell-Derived Cardiovascular Cells BME Seminar Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison
11/19/2020 Allison King Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Study of Disparities BME Seminar Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine
12/3/2020 Geoffrey J. Goodhill Using neural engineering to understand brain development BME Seminar Professor, Queensland Brain Institute & School of Mathematics and Physics, The University of Queensland
12/8/2020 Karin Sipido Arrhythmias After Myocardial Infarction – of Myocytes and Fibroblasts CBAC Professor & Head of Experimental Cardiology at the University of Leuven, Belgium
12/15/2020 Elisabetta Cerbai Abnormalities in Sodium Current and Calcium Homeostasis as Drivers of Arrhythmogenesis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy CBAC Professor of Pharmacology and the Director of the Center for Molecular Medicine at the University of Florence, Italy
1/21/2021 Matthew A. Powell, MD Advances in gynecologic cancer: current advances and future needs Women's Health Technologies professor of obstetrics and gynecology and  division chief of gynecologic oncology, Washington University in St. Louis
1/21/2021 Nimmi Ramanujam Empowering women globally through health and educational innovation Women's Health Technologies Robert W. Carr Professor of Engineering, Professor of Cancer Pharmacology and Global Health at Duke University and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies (GWHT)
2/4/2021 Bruce J. Tromberg Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale Open BME Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
2/9/2021 W. Jonathan Lederer Mitochondrial ATP Production in Cardiac Cells CBAC Professor of Physiology & the Director of the Center For Biomedical Engineering & Technology, University of Maryland School of Medicine.
2/18/2021 Matthew Porteus Genome Editing to Create Curative Cellular Therapy Open BME M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics - Stem Cell Transplantation at Stanford
2/23/2021 David Eisner Control of Calcium in the Heart - Free and Beyond CBAC Professor of Cardiac Physiology from the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of General Physiology
2/25/2021 Adriana Velazquez As the World Gets Smaller, How Can We Expand the Biomedical Engineering Impact to Global Health? Open BME Group Lead Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics at the World Health Organization (WHO)
3/4/2021 David Boas The evolution of hemodynamics during stroke recovery: from early hours to subsequent weeks BME Seminar Director of the Neurophotonics Center at Boston University
3/4/2021 Danielle Bassett Systems Neuroscience Open BME J. Peter Skirkanich Professor of Bioengineering, Penn Engineering at University of Pennsylvania
3/9/2021 Barbara Casadei Atrial Fibrillation - Bridging the Gaps CBAC British Heart Foundation Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust where she leads the Cardiovascular Theme of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre
3/18/2021 Daniel Rueckert Learning Clinically Useful Information from Medical Images Open BME Professor of Visual Information Processing in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London
3/23/2021 Peter Kohl The Non-Textbook Heart - Structure, Electrics, Mechanics CBAC Professor and Director of the Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine, University Heart Center Freiburg - Bad Krozingen, Germany
3/25/2021 Stacey D. Finley Modeling immune cell activation in cancer: A tale of three scales BME Seminar Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Quantitative and Computational Biology at the University of Southern California
3/25/2021 Warren Grayson Advances in Regenerating Musculoskeletal Tissues Open BME Director, Laboratory for Craniofacial and Orthopaedic Tissue Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
4/1/2021 Timothy L. Downing Synthetic Genome Engineering for Cell and Tissue Engineering Open BME Assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of California, Irvine
4/8/2021 James J. Collins Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned Open BME Institute for Medical Engineering & Science in the Department of Biological Engineering at MIT
4/13/2021 Carol Ann Remme Sodium Channel Dysfunction and Cardiac Arrhythmias - Novel Mechanisms and Therapeutic Targets CBAC Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Cardiology of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4/22/2021 Arnold P. Advincula Perspectives on Needed Surgical Innovations from Bench to Bedside. Women's Health Technologies Levine Family Professor of Women’s Health; Vice-Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Chief of Gynecologic Specialty Surgery, Sloane Hospital for Women; Medical Director, Mary & Michael Jaharis Simulation Center; Columbia University Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
4/29/2021 Christine O'Brien Laser Focus on Women's Health BME Seminar Instructor of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis
5/4/2021 Michel Haïssaguerre New Insight on Unexplained Sudden Cardiac Death CBAC Professor at the Victor-Segalen Bordeaux 2 University and head of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Department at Bordeaux University Hospital (Haut-Lévêque Cardiology Hospital), France
2019-2020
Date Speaker  Title
8/29/2019 Christine Schmidt, PhD Engineering Natural-Based Materials for Functional Nerve Regeneration
9/12/2019 Vivek Jayaraman, PhD The Generation and Use of an Internal Representation of Heading That is Flexible Yet Stable
9/19/2019 Jianjie Ma, PhD Finding a Pixie Dust for Cell Membrane Repair and Regenerative Medicine
9/26/2019 Christine Hendon, PhD Monitoring and Guidance of Ablation Therapy with Optics
10/10/2019 Thi Nguyen, PhD and Michelle DeLaire, PhD Navigating Your PhD
10/24/2019 Gretchen Meyer, PhD Fat-muscle Signaling: The Good, The Bad and The Beige
10/31/2019 Qi Wang, PhD Reading and Writing the Neural Code: Initial Steps Towards Restoring and Enhancing Sensory Functions Using Brain-Machine Interfaces
11/14/2019 Yong Wang, PhD Electromyometrial Imaging (EMMI) of Uterine Contractions
11/18/2019 Victor H. Barocas How Can We Use the Ever-Increasing Supply of Information To Do Better Computational Biomechanics?
11/21/2019 Jason Burdick, PhD Engineering Hyaluronic Acid Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
12/5/2019 Lonnie Shea, PhD Tissue Engineering for Early Disease Detection and Monitoring Response
1/16/2020 Siyuan Rao, PhD Biomedical Engineering Platform for Neural Circuits Interrogation
1/21/2020 Tim Otchy, PhD 3D-printing at the micro- and nano-scale: a new approach to chronic neural-machine interfaces
1/28/2020 Helen Schwerdt, PhD Multi-Modal Interfaces for Probing Chemical and Electrical Neural Activity Long-Term
1/30/2020 Alexandra Rutz, PhD Materials and additive manufacturing for seamless bioelectronic-tissue interfaces
2/3/2020 Naren Vyavahare, PhD You Are Old as Your Elastin: Therapies to Extend Human Life
2/20/2020 Ismael Seáñez, PhD Body and brain-machine interfaces for personalized assistance and neurorehabilitation
2/27/2020 Chelsey Simmons, PhD Cellular Contributions to Tissue Mechanics: Case Studies in Cancer and Regeneration
3/5/2020 Brenda Ogle, PhD Strategies for 3D Printing Complex Cardiac Tissue Mimics
2018-2019
Date Speaker Title
9/6/2018 Aaron Seitz, PhD The Promise of Brain Training Games
9/13/2018 Sharona Gordon, PhD No Gain, No Pain: Phosphoinositide Regulation of TRPV1 Ion Channels
9/20/2018 Paula Hammond, PhD David H. Koch Chair, Professor of Engineering, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
9/21/2018 Milan Yager, PhD Falling Out of Love With Science
9/27/2018 Byron Yu, PhD Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Carnegie Mellon University
11/4/2018 Zhen Xu, PhD Histrotripsy: Imaging Guided Ultrasound Therapy for Non-invasive Surgery
11/5/2018 Mansoor A. Haider Development and Calibration of Mathematical Models for Matrix Accumulation and Remodeling in Biological Soft Tissues
11/15/2018 Craig J. Goergen, PhD Cardiovascular 4D Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Murine Imaging
11/29/2018 Kausik Si, PhD What Memories are Made Of
12/6/2018 Steven Poelzing, PhD Buffers and Biomedical Reproducibility: Lessons from the Heart
12/18/2018 Chao Zhou, PhD Ultrahigh-Speed Optical Coherence Tomography and its Biomedical Applications
1/10/2019 Ariel L. Furst, PhD Electrochemistry for Sensors and Energy
1/17/2019 Song Hu, PhD Multi-parametric Photoacoustic Microscopy: Auscultation of Hemodynamics and Energy Metabolism at the Microscopic Level
1/29/2019 Ahmet F. Coskun, PhD Multiplex Imaging of Spatial Biology in Single Cells
1/31/2019 Yonggang Shi, PhD Neuro Image Computing Research for Translational Brain Mapping and Beyond
2/5/2019 Jonathan T. Reeder, PhD Soft Biomedical Devices for Modulating, Measuring and Exploiting Thermal Physiology
2/7/2019 Laurel E. Hind, PhD Elucidating the Role of the Microenvironment in Directing Innate Immune Cell Motility
2/12/2019 Lingyan Shi, PhD High Resolution Optical Imaging of Metabolic Dynamics in Animals
2/21/2019 Ashutosh Agarwal, PhD Organ on Chip Platforms for Modeling Human Disease
2/25/2019 Heather Powell, PhD Biomaterial Strategies for Developing Biomimetic Engineered Skin
3/18/2019 Silviya Zustaik, PhD Hydrogels for Drug Screening and Protein Delivery Applications
3/21/2019 Michelle Repice, PhD Successful Networking: Making Meaningful Career Connections
3/22/2019 David Elad, DSc Biomechanics of the Female Reproductive Tract
4/11/2019 Thi Nguyen, Phd Leveraging LinkedIn
4/12/2019 Sumita Pennathur, PhD Development of Medical Devices Using MEMS and Electrokinetic Fluid Technology
4/18/2019 Janice L. Robertson, PhD Driving Forces of Greasy Protein Association in Greasy Membranes
4/29/2019 Kwabena Boahen Spike-Based Neuromorphic Computing
2017-2018
Date Speaker Speaker Information
9/7/2017 Kristen Myers, PhD Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
9/11/2017 Adam Engler, PhD Associate Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego
9/21/2017 Shawn Chen, PhD Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
9/28/2017 David Odde, PhD Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
10/31/2017 Manu Platt, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Diversity Director, STC on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems, GRA Distinguished Scholar, Georgia Tech
11/2/2017 James Fitzpatrick, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Cell Biology and Physiology, and Biomedical Engineering
Scientific Director, Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging, Washington University in St. Louis
11/6/2017 Elizabeth Wayne, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11/16/2017 Princess U II Imoukhuede, PhD Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
12/4/2017 Julie C. Liu Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering,Purdue University
1/18/2018 Jai Rudra, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Texas Medical Branch
1/25/2018 Jiahe Li, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and Department of Chemical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/1/2018 Blaine Christiansen, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of California, Davis
2/8/2018 Meng Cui, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biology, Purdue University
2/15/2018 Katharina Maisel, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Molecular Engineering,
University of Chicago
2/22/2018 Jia Liu, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering,
Stanford University
2/26/2018 Michele Marcolongo, PhD Department Head & Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University
2/27/2018 Audrey Fan, PhD Instructor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
3/8/2018 Samantha Santacruz, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
3/29/2018 Tamara Kinzer-Ursem, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue University
4/26/2018 Shulamit Levenberg, PhD Dean, Professor, Stanley and Sylvia Shirvan Chair in Cancer and Life Sciences Technion University, Haifa, Israel
5/1/2018 Scott Hollister, PhD Professor and Patsy and Alan Dorris Chair in Pediatric Technology, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical, Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
2016-2017
Date Speaker Speaker Title Speaker Information
1/19/2017 Nandan Nerurkar Molecular Control of Physical Forces during Morphogenesis of the Vertebrate Gut Harvard Medical School
1/24/2017 Marjan Rafat Deconstructing the Tumor and Tissue Microenvironment Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Radiation Physics, Stanford Medicine
1/26/2017 Michael Vahey Catching the Flu in the Act: Quantifying Influenza A Virus Assembly and Organization using Multispectral Viral Strains Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioengineering, University California, Berkeley
1/31/2017 Erik Dreaden A Tale of Two Particles: Engineering Rational Combination Therapies against Metastatic Tumors Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/2/2017 Nathaniel Huebsch Harnessing Mechanobiology to create better Disease Models and Therapies from Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Senior Scientist, Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley
2/9/2017 Christopher Nelson Delivery of Genome Engineering Technologies for Precision Gene Therapy Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
2/14/2017 Eduardo Reátegui Microfluidic Liquid Biopsy: seeking Particles Large and Small in Cancer Patient Blood Research Fellow, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital /Harvard Medical School
2/16/2017 Raiyan Zaman Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford Medicine
2/21/2017 Erica Jung High-speed neural imaging with a genetically encoded voltage sensor Postdoctoral Associate, Synthetic Neurobiology Lab at the Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2/28/2017 Michael Mitchell Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow, Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3/2/2017 Kshitiz The Stag Hunt Game in Cancer: How Cells Cooperate Within Cancer Populations and Stroma to Divide and Conquer Associate Research Scientist, Institute of Systems Biology, Yale University
3/9/2017 Abhinav K. Jha Objective Assessment of Image Quality-based Techniques to Advance Technologies for Quantitative Medical Imaging Instructor, Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
3/23/2017 Yoram Rudy Noninvasive Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias in the Intact Human Heart: Selected Examples The Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor
3/28/2017 Paul Wiseman Mesoscale Regulation of Podosome Turnover in Human Dendritic Cells Revealed with Image Correlation Methods Professor, Professor of Physics & Chemistry, Otto Maass Chair in Chemistry, McGill University
3/30/2017 Leslie M. Loew Signaling to the Actin Cytoskeleton Professor, Cell Biology and Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Engineering
4/13/2017 Andrea Califano Addressing the Precision Deficit Disorder: leveraging Genomic Data and Models in the Post-mutational Era Chair, Systems Biology, Professor, Chemical & Systems Biology, Columbia University
4/20/2017 Michel M. Maharbiz Recent Advances in Neural Dust, a Platform for Peripheral and Central Nervous System Recording Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of California - Berkeley
4/27/2017 David Eliezer Alpha-synuclein, Tau and Complexin: Disordered Proteins in Neurodegeneration and Neurotransmission Professor, Biochemistry, Weill Cornell Medical College
4/28/2017 Karin Wang Mechanobiology of Breast Tumorigenesis Research Fellow, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University School of Public Health