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The Bioengineering Seminar Series: Fall 2011

You can find all of these seminars, as well as others of potential interest, on our events calendar.

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Date
Speaker
Host
September 9 Ligand-Targeted Therapeutic and Imaging Agents for Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases
Philip S. Low
Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor
Department of Chemistry
Purdue University
Abstract »
Muro
September 16 Engineering Approaches for Functional Nerve Regeneration
Christine E. Schmidt
B.F. Goodrich Endowed Professor in Materials Engineering
Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering
Texas Materials Institute
University of Texas at Austin
Abstract »
Fisher
September 23 Current Investigations in Biophotonics
Israel Gannot
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tel-Aviv University
Abstract »
Chen
September 30 Preparing for the Research Aptitude Exam
Peter Kofinas
Keystone Professor and Graduate Program Director
Fischell Department of Bioengineering
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland
Kofinas
October 7 The Role of Surfaces in the Formation of Disease-Related Protein Aggregates
Justin Legleiter
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
West Virginia University
Abstract »
Solares
October 14 OxLDL Regulation of Endothelial Biomechanics
Irena Levitan
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Illinois, Chicago
Aranda
October 21 Engineering of Vectors for Gene Therapy
James Wilson
Director, Gene Therapy Program
Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Division of Transfusion Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
About the Speaker »
Muro
October 28 The Molecular Analysis of Tissue Specimens: Past, Present and Future
Michael Tangrea
Staff Scientist
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute
Abstract »
Shapiro
November 4 Intersections of Bioengineering and Medical Imaging
Irving Weinberg M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Radiologist, Maryland Radiology Associates; and
President, Weinberg Medical Physics
Abstract »
Shapiro
November 11 Search Databases, Patent Databases, and E-Journals
Jim Miller
Senior Reference Librarian
College Park Patent & Trademark Depository Library Representative
Engineering & Physical Sciences Library
University of Maryland

This seminar is for first-year bioengineering graduate students only.
Kofinas
November 17 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, November 17
11:00 a.m.
Room 1107, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Molecular Engineering of Biotherapeutics: Guiding Proteins Down the Road Not Taken
Dr. Steven M. Jay
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and
Harvard Medical School
Abstract »
Aranda
November 18 How to Write an Effective Research Proposal
Silvia Muro
Assistant Professor
Fischell Department of Bioengineering and IBBR
A. James Clark School of Engineering
University of Maryland

This seminar is for first-year bioengineering graduate students only.
Muro
November 25 Thanksgiving—No Seminar  
December 2 CANCELED
Daniel Hammer
Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Aranda
December 5 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, December 5
11:00 a.m.
Room 1105, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Engineering Stimulus-Responsive Materials for Medicine
Andrew Goodwin
Department of Nanoengineering and
UCSD Moores Cancer Center
University of California, San Diego
Abstract »
Aranda
December 9 Synthetic Strategies for Engineering Biological Response
Christopher M. Jewell
Departments of Materials Science Engineering and Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Abstract »
Aranda
December 12 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, December 12
11:00 a.m.
Room 1111, Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building


Giving Genes the Silent Treatment: Lipid-Like Materials for siRNA Delivery
Kathryn A. Whitehead
The Koch Institute for Integrated Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract »
Aranda