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Fall 2009

Date
Speaker
Host
September 4 Control of Small Things: From Steering Cells on Chips to Targeting Drugs to Deep Tumors
Benjamin Shapiro
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Hsieh
September 11 Profitable, Critical Research Via Our Own UM Library Resources
Robert Kackley and Jim Miller
University of Maryland Libraries
Abstract »
Attendance is required for first year students, optional for others.
Hsieh
October 9 An Introduction to Cochlear Implants
Monita Chatterjee
Associate Professor, Hearing and Speech Sciences
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Hsieh
October 14 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, October 14
11:00 a.m.
Kay Boardrooms, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Hydrodynamic Focusing for Sensing and Micro/Nano-Fabrication
Frances Ligler
Senior Scientist for Biosensors and Biomaterials
Center for Bio/Molecular Science and Engineering
Naval Research Laboratories
Abstract »
Bentley
October 30 Visual Prostheses for the Blind: Development of New Methods for Assessment of Safe and Effective Retinal Stimulation
Ethan Cohen
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Abstract »
Shah
November 6 New Technologies for Directing and Analyzing Cell Response to Engineered 3D Environments
Jennie Leach
Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
University of Maryland—Baltimore County
Abstract »
Fisher
November 13 Engineering Proteins with Switchable Functions
Philip Bryan
Professor, Structural Biology
Center for Advanced Research in Biotechnology
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Abstract »
Hsieh
November 20 Research Aptitude Exam (RAE) Preparation
Peter Kofinas
Keystone Professor and Graduate Program Director
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
First year students only.
Hsieh
December 4 Understanding Biological Mechanisms Using High Resolution Force Spectroscopy
Joonil Seog
Assistant Professor, Fischell Department of Bioengineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Hsieh
December 11 Blueprinting Self-Assembled Soft Matter: An ‘Easy’ Approach to Advanced Biomaterial Synthesis in Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering
Matthew Dowling
Fischell Fellow
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Dandin

 

Spring 2009

Date
Speaker
Host
February 20 Endovascular Bypass of Cerebral Aneurysms by Flow Diverters: A Case Study from Concept to Clinical Implementation.
B. Barry Lieber
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami, Coral Gables
Abstract »
Balaras
February 23 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, February 23
11:00 a.m.
Room 1107, Jeong H. Kim Building


Systems Biology Approaches for Analyzing Virus-Induced Cell Fate Decisions
Kathryn Miller-Jensen
University of California—Berkeley
Balaras
February 27 Strategies for Studying Disease at the Molecular Level Using Microfluidic-Based Biosensors On-Chip
Ian White
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Hsieh
March 9 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, March 9
4:00 p.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


Understanding Large-scale Interactome Networks
Haiyuan Yu
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cancer Biology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Abstract »
Balaras
April 2 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, April 2
11:00 a.m.
Room 1107, Jeong H. Kim Building


Multi-Scale Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology: Dynamic Heterogeneity, Conduction Block, and Reentry
Jeffrey Fox
Visiting Scientist
Center for Applied Mathematics
Cornell University
Abstract »
Balaras
April 7 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Tuesday, April 7
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building


Intelligent Design of Chemically Selective Displacers and Multimodal Chromatographic Systems Using Protein Libraries, NMR, SPR and Multi-Scale Simulations
Steven M. Cramer
William Weightman Walker Professor
Howard P. Isermann Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Abstract »
This seminar is co-sponsored by the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.
Schork, Bentley
April 17 MicroRNA Maestros of Hematopoiesis and Leukemia:  Different MicroRNAs Can Positively or Negatively Regulate Differentiation, Proliferation, Apoptosis, and Drug Resistance of Human Leukemia Cells and Normal Hematopoietic Cells
Curt Civin
Professor
Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine
Applied Science Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Abstract »
Fisher
April 24 TBA. Topic: Collagen scaffold modification.
Michael Yu
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Seog

 

Fall 2008

Date
Speaker
Host
September 5 No Seminar  
September 12 Controlled Subcellular Delivery of Therapeutics by Endocytic Transport
Silvia Muro
Fischell Department of Bioengineering, UMD and
Center for Biosystems Research (CBR)
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI)
Abstract »
Hsieh
September 19 Chitosan: Bridging the Bio-Device Communication Gap
Gregory Payne
Professor
Center for Biosystems Research (CBR)
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI)
Abstract »
Bentley
September 26 Predicting Water Table Fluctuations Using Artificial Neural Networks
John Chung-Yu Wu
Graduate student, Biological Resources Engineering
University of Maryland/NASA
Abstract »
Shirmohammadi
October 3 Life in the Biotech Industry: One Terrapin's Perspective
Audrey Chang
Principal Investigator, NIAID Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Fisher BioServices There will be pre-seminar refreshments from 10-11 a.m. in Room 2237 of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.
Kofinas
October 10 Transport of Nutrients in the Intervertebral Disc
Weiyong Gu
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
University of Miami
Abstract »
Hsieh
October 17 Orthopaedic Interface Tissue Engineering and the Formation of Complex Musculoskeletal Tissues
Helen Lu
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
Abstract »
Hsieh
October 24 Regulating Skeletal Repair by Mechanical Stimulation
Elise Morgan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Boston University
Abstract »
Hsieh
October 31 Analyzing the Assembly and Mechanics of the Molecular Building Blocks of Life
Wonmuk Hwang
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Abstract »
Seog
November 5 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, November 5
Pepco Room, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


TBA (Topic: An overview of the literature resources on campus)
University of Maryland Reference Librarians
Hsieh
November 7 Controlled Nanostructured Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Melik Demirel
Pearce Assistant Professor of Engineering
Penn State University
Abstract »
Kofinas
November 14 Force Regulation of Leukocyte and Platelet Adhesion Under Flow
Rodger McEver
Eli Lilly Distinguished Chair
Cardiovascular Biology Research Program
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
University of Oklahoma
Abstract »
Aranda-Espinoza
November 19 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, November 19
2:00 p.m.
Pepco Room, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Untangling the Coding of Complex Sounds in Auditory Cortex
Didier Depireux
Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
University of Maryland Baltimore
Abstract »
Bentley
November 21 RAE Prep Session—No Guest  
November 28 Thanksgiving Holiday—No Seminar  
December 5 TBA (Topic: environmental microbial safety)
Dan Shelton
Chief, Animal Pathogen Lab
Agricultural Research Service, USDA
(Abstract forthcoming.) There will be post-seminar refreshments from 12-1 p.m. in Room 2237 of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building.
Shirmohammadi
December 10 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, December 10
2:00 p.m.
Room 5112 Plant Sciences Building


Exploiting Quality Control Mechanisms that Regulate Protein Folding and Transport
Matt DeLisa (Ph.D. '00, chemical engineering)
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Cornell University
Abstract »
Bentley

 

Spring 2008

Date
Speaker
Host
February 13 From Charcot to Lou Gehrig: Mechanisms and Treatment of ALS
Don W. Cleveland
University of California, San Diego
Abstract »
Shah
February 25 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Monday, February 25

Understanding a Killer: A Multiscale Model of Cancer Development
Yi Jiang
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Abstract »
Tao
February 27 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Wednesday, February 27

Jumping scales: How 3D structures and Molecular Genetics Meet in Protein Networks
Philip Kim
Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Yale University
Abstract »
Tao
March 4 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Tuesday, March 4

A New Optofluidic Ring Resonator Biosensor for the Study of Disease at the Molecular Level
Ian White
Biological Engineering Department
University of Missouri
Abstract »
Tao
March 5 Neural Engineering: Challenges and Opportunities
Joseph Pancrazio
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
Shah
March 12 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Wednesday, March 12

Decoding Targeted Muscle Reinnervation for Improved Myoelectric Prosthesis Control
Ping Zhou
Research Scientist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Research Asst. Professor, Northwestern University
Abstract »
Tao
March 26 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Wednesday, March 26

Making Sense of Genome-Scale Data
James Taylor
Visiting Member/Courant Instructor
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
New York University
Abstract »
Tao
March 27 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Thursday, March 27

Short Term Memory and Nonlinear Dynamics of the Heart
Alena Talkachova
Department of Pharmacology
Institute for Cardiovascular Research
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Abstract »
Tao
April 2 Molecular Imaging Using Fluorescent Light
Ching H. Tung
Department of Radiology
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medical College
Abstract »
Chen
April 3 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day. Time and location are as usual.

Thursday, April 3

Decoding Splicing—Systems Biology of Splicing Regulation
Xio Grace Xinshu
Department of Biology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract »
Tao
April 9 Nervous System Slight of Hand: How the respiratory control system retains information while losing accuracy
Robert Rogers
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Delaware
Abstract »
Shapiro
April 16 Current Concepts and Future Directions in Virtual Colonoscopy: Computer-Aided Detection
Ronald M. Summers
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
Chen
April 30 Neural Crest Cell Migration in the Chick Embryo
Lisa Taneyhill
Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Aranda
May 7 Molecular Beacons and Nano-Beacons for Cancer Imaging and Therapy
Gang Zheng
Associate Professor of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Associate Professor, IBBME (cross appointment), University of Toronto
Associate Professor of Radiology (adjunct), University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
Chen
May 14 Dynamic Organization and Mobility of Actin and Scaffolds at Living Synapses
Thomas Blanpied
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract »
Aranda

 

Fall 2007

Date
Speaker
Host
September 5 Enzymatic Symmetry Breaking: How Does Topoisomerase IV Distinguish Left from Right?
Keir Neuman
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
Seog
September 12 Designing Biological Systems–Harnessing Ion Transport
David LaVan
Yale University
Abstract »
Bentley
September 19 Magnetically Guided Navigation of Catheters within the Body: The Development of a Clinical Tool for Cardiology and Neurosurgery 
George T. Gillies
University of Virginia
Abstract »
Aranda
September 26 Identification and Characterization of Regulatory Structures in the Human Genome
Zhiping Weng
Boston University
Abstract »
Salzberg
October 3 Biomaterials and Molecular Signaling in Engineered Tissues
John Fisher
University of Maryland
Abstract »
Kofinas
October 10 Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Rhythms in Neuronal Activity
Andrea Meredith
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract »
Aranda
October 17 Gliogenesis and Glial Regeneration in the Developing and Injured Brain
Vittorio Gallo
Children’s National Medical Center
Abstract »
Aranda
October 24 Bacteriophage DNA Packaging Nanomotor
Lindsay Black
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract »
Kofinas
October 31 Repairing Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies and Challenges
Herbert Geller
National Institutes of Health
Abstract »
Aranda
November 7 Intermediate Filaments: Structure and Function in Striated Muscle
Robert Bloch
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract »
Shah
November 14 Hemodynamics, Atherosclerosis Susceptibility, and Endothelial Phenotype In Vivo
Peter Davies
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract »
Aranda
November 21

Microarrays: Hybridization and Application
Stefan Bekiranov
University of Virginia
Abstract »

Aranda
November 28 Regenerative Medicine in the Musculoskeletal System
Jennifer Elisseeff
Johns Hopkins University
Absract »
Hsieh