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The Bioenginering Seminar Series: Spring 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
January 28 No Seminar  
January 31 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, January 31
11:00 a.m.
Room 1105 Kim Engineering Building


Employing Genetically Modifiable Biological Supramacromolecules to Develop NanoBiotechnology and NanoMedicine
Chuanbin Mao
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Oklahoma
Shapiro
February 4

No Seminar

 
February 11 No Seminar  
February 16 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Wednesday, February 16
11:00 a.m.
Room 1105 Kim Engineering Building


Sensorimotor Neurorehabilitation through Human-Machine Interactions
Cara E. Stepp
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Departments of Computer Science & Engineering and Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Washington
Abstract »
Shapiro
February 24 SPECIAL JOINT BioE/ChBE SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Thursday, February 24
11:00 a.m.
Room 1105 Kim Engineering Building


Reverse Engineering Biological Membranes
Jeanne Stachowiak
Sandia National Laboratories
Abstract »
Bentley
February 25 Novel Approaches in Spectro-Polarimetry of Biological Tissue
Jessica Ramella-Roman
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University; Senior Research Scientist, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Abstract »
Chen
March 4 Regulation of Sprouting After Spinal Cord Injury
Avis Cohen
Professor
Department of Biology
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
Aranda-Espinoza
March 11

Development of Artificial Pump-Lung Technology: From Concept to Bedside
Zhongjun Wu
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Artificial Organs Laboratory
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Abstract »

Shapiro
March 15 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Tuesday, March 15
11:00 a.m.
Room 5112 Plant Sciences Building


Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Optical Biosensor Technologies
Daniel Heller
Damon Runyon Fellow
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract »
Shapiro
March 17 SPECIAL SEMINAR
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Thursday, March 17
11:00 a.m.
Room 1107 Kim Engineering Building


Engineering the Yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae for Drug Discovery and Bioenergy Applications
Michelle O'Malley
Department of Biology, MIT
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Abstract »
Shapiro
March 18 De Novo Design of Self-Assembled Peptide Hydrogels for Delivery: Manipulating Peptide Structure to Modulate Material Properties
Joel Schneider
Head, Peptide Design and Materials Section
National Cancer Institute
NIH
Abstract »
Payne
March 25 Spring Break—No Seminar  
April 1 Assembly and Reactivity of a Photoactivable Phospholipid in Lipid Bilayers: A Model System for on-Demand Drug Delivery Platform
Anu Puri
Membrane Structure and Function Section
Nanobiology Program
Center for Cancer Research, NCI
National Cancer Institute
Abstract »
Seog
April 8

Cellular Sensing and Actuation through Mechanical Interactions with Adhesive Materials
Yu-li Wang
Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Abstract »

Bentley
April 15 Mitotic Motors Co-Regulate Microtubule Organization in Axons and Dendrites
Peter Baas
Professor
Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University
Visit Professor Baas' web site for more information about this research »
Shah
April 22 Spreading Itself Thin: Biophysics of Cell Junctions in the Immune System
Arpita Upadhyaya
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
University of Maryland, College Park
Abstract »
Shah
April 29 Hemicentins: Ancient Structural Proteins with Novel Functions
Bruce Vogel
Assistant Professor
Center for Biomedical Engineering and Technology
University of Maryland, Baltimore
Abstract »
Shah
May 2 SPECIAL SEMINAR
Please note day, time and location.

Monday, May 2
11:00 a.m.
Room 1200 Kim Engineering Building


Self-Assembly of Membranes and the Influence of Chirality
Edward Barry
Department of Physics
Brandeis University
Abstract »
Aranda-Espinoza
May 6 Graduate Research: Hyland, Nacev, Wierwille and Yu

Chitosan and Alginate Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
Laura Hyland

Dynamic Magnetic Shifting: Simulating the Targeting of Insulated Breast Cancer Liver Metastases
Alek Nacev

In Vivo Imaging of Kidney Microcirculation Using Doppler Optical Coherence Tomography
Jeremiah Wierwille

Paper-based Biosensing with Surface Enhanced Resonance Spectroscopy
Veemoon Wei Yu

Abstracts »
Shah