​Past Seminar Series

2016-20172014-20152013-20142012-2013

2016-2017

January 19, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Nandan Nerurkar
Research Fellow
Genetics
Harvard Medical School
Title: Molecular Control of Physical Forces during Morphogenesis of the Vertebrate Gut
Focus Area: Regenerative Engineering in Medicine and/or Biomechanics

January 24, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Marjan Rafat
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Radiation Physics
Stanford Medicine
Title: Deconstructing the Tumor and Tissue Microenvironment
Focus Area: Biomaterials; Tumor Microenvironment

January 26, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate
Michael Vahey
Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioengineering
University California, Berkeley
Title: Catching the Flu in the Act: Quantifying Influenza A Virus Assembly and Organization using Multispectral Viral Strains
Focus Area: Molecular & Cellular Systems Engineering

January 31, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Erik Dreaden
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: A Tale of Two Particles: Engineering Rational Combination Therapies against Metastatic Tumors
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

February 2, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Nathaniel Huebsch
Senior Scientist
Bioengineering
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Harnessing Mechanobiology to create better Disease Models and Therapies from Mesenchymal and Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Focus Area: Stem Cells and Biomaterials

February 9, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Christopher Nelson
Postdoctoral Scholar
Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Title: Delivery of Genome Engineering Technologies for Precision Gene Therapy
Focus Area: Genome Engineering

February 14, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Eduardo Reátegui
Research Fellow
Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital /
Harvard Medical School

Title: Microfluidic Liquid Biopsy: seeking Particles Large and Small in Cancer Patient Blood
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

February 16, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate - Imaging
Raiyan Zaman
Instructor
Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Stanford Medicine
Title:
Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications
Focus Area:
Biomedical/Biological Quantitative Molecular Imaging

February 21, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Erica Jung
Postdoctoral Associate
Synthetic Neurobiology Lab at the Media Lab
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: High-speed neural imaging with a genetically encoded voltage sensor
Focus Area: Neural Engineering


CANCELED - February 23, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Thomas Gaj
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Bioengineering
University of California, Berkeley
Title: Therapeutic Genome Editing using CRISPR-Cas9
Focus Area: Molecular & Cellular Systems Engineering

February 28, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Michael Mitchell
Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow
Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow
Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Engineering Blood and Marrow for Cancer Therapy
Focus Area: Cancer Technologies

March 2, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate
Kshitiz
Associate Research Scientist
Institute of Systems Biology
Yale University
Title: The Stag Hunt Game in Cancer: How Cells Cooperate Within Cancer Populations and Stroma to Divide and Conquer
Focus Area: Cancer Metastasis, Intercellular Communication, Integrative Biology

March 9, 2016

BME Faculty Candidate - Imaging Search
Abhinav K. Jha
Instructor
Radiology
Johns Hopkins University
Title: Objective Assessment of Image Quality-based Techniques to Advance Technologies for Quantitative Medical Imaging
Focus Area: Computational imaging, imaging informatics

March 23, 2017

Yoram Rudy
The Fred Saigh Distinguished Professor
Title: Noninvasive Imaging of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Arrhythmias in the Intact Human Heart: Selected Examples
Focus Area: Cardiovascular Engineering

March 28, 2017

Paul Wiseman
Professor
Professor of Physics & Chemistry
Otto Maass Chair in Chemistry
McGill University
Title: Mesoscale Regulation of Podosome Turnover in Human Dendritic Cells Revealed with Image Correlation Methods
Focus Area: Biomedical and Biological Imaging
Host: Dr. Steve George

March 30, 2017

Leslie M. Loew
Professor
Cell Biology and Computer Science & Engineering
University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Engineering
Title: Signaling to the Actin Cytoskeleton
Virtual Cell (V-Cell) demonstration to follow in Whitaker 318.
Focus Area: Cell Biophysics
Host: Drs. Kristen Naegle and Jonathan Silva

April 13, 2017 in Whitaker 100

co-sponsored by The Institute for Informatics

Andrea Califano
Chair, Systems Biology
Professor, Chemical & Systems Biology
Columbia University
Title: Addressing the Precision Deficit Disorder: leveraging Genomic Data and Models in the Post-mutational Era
Focus Area: Systems biology, cancer, neurodegeneration
Host: Drs. Kristen Naegle & Philip Payne

April 20, 2017

Michel M. Maharbiz
Professor
Electrical Engineering
University of California - Berkeley
Title: Recent Advances in Neural Dust, a Platform for Peripheral and Central Nervous System Recording
Focus Area: Biosystems & Computational Biology
Host: Dr. Barani Raman

April 28, 2017

BME Faculty Candidate
Karin Wang
Research Fellow
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard University School of Public Health

Title: Mechanobiology of Breast Tumorigenesis

Host: Prof. Lori Setton

April 27, 2017

David Eliezer
Professor
Biochemistry
Weill Cornell Medical College
Title: Alpha-synuclein, Tau and Complexin: Disordered Proteins in Neurodegeneration and Neurotransmission
Focus Area: Disease-related proteins
Host: Prof. Jan Bieschke







2014-2015

Seminar Date

Speaker

University/Organization

Seminar Title

9/12/2014

Alaa Ahmed, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado

Metabolic cost in movement decision making: a neuroeconomic framework

9/19/2014

Steve George, MD, PhD

Elvera and William Stuckenberg Professor and Chair, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, WUSTL

InVitro Modeling of Vascularized Cardiac and Tumor Tissue

9/26/2014

Nenad Bursac, PhD

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Engineering of Functional Skeletal Muscle: from Rats to Humans

10/3/2014

Patrick Rousche, PhD

Founding Director, Ensis Scientific Consulting

Commercializing Academic Research: What students and faculty in Biomedical Engineering need to know about the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR).

10/10/2014

Neb Duric, PhD

Kamanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ.

Ultrasound Tomography: from Laboratory Promise to Clinical Realization

11/7/2014

Johanna Temenoff, PhD

Associate Professor, Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech/Emory

Tunable GAG-based Biomaterials for Sequestration and Delivery of Therapeutic Proteins

11/14/2014

Henry Colecraft, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics, Columbia Univ.

Calcium Channel Engineering

11/21/2014

Roland Kaunas, PhD

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M

Mechanobiology of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Blood Vessels and Bone

12/5/2014

Chris Xu, PhD

Professor, School of Applied and Engineering Physics, Cornell

In VivoMultiphoton Imaging of Mouse Brain

1/7/2015

Elizabeth Nance, PhD

PD Fellow, Johns Hopkins University

Nanotherapeutics for Neurological Disorders

1/14/2015

Samuel Senyo, PhD

PD Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Direct Evidence for Cardiac Proliferation in the Mammalian Heart

1/21/2015

Ashley Brown, PhD

Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology

Development of Microgel Systems for Evaluation and Modulation of Biological Responses

1/23/2015

Heather Duffy, PhD

Student Attorney, Suffolk Law School Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic

Science and the Law: Protecting and Commercializing Scientific Discoveries

2/10/2015

Lori Setton, PhD

Professor, Duke University

Advancing Regenerative Medicine Approaches to Treat Intervertebral Disc Disorders

2/12/2015

Eun Ji Chung, PhD

Research Associate, Tirrell Research Group, The University of Chicago

Molecular Engineering for Regenerative Medicine and Theranostic Applications

2/13/2015

Mounir Tarek, PhD

Research Director, CNRS Nancy University, Cedex, France

Synergic use of Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Experiments Reveal Key Aspects of Lipid Membranes Electroporation

2/18/2015

Corin Williams, PhD

Postdoctoral Scholar, Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University

Cardiac Extracellular Matrix as a 'Regenerative Biomaterial for the Young Heart

2/20/2015

Crystal Ripplinger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology, UC, Davis

Novel Approaches for Calcium Imaging in the Intact Heart

3/3/2015

Muyinatu Bell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Engineering Research Center for Computer - Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, Johns Hopkins University

Toward Clinical Implementation of Photoacoustic Imaging Systems with Short-lag Spatial Coherence Beamforming

3/5/2015

Ying Hu, PhD

CIRM Postdoctoral Fellow, Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center, Salk Institute

Seeing through Light: unveilling new biological structures by Manipulating and Resolving Light in the Sub-diffraction Regime

3/16/2015

Hong Chen, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Ultrasound Therapy and Imaging: applications in Brain Drug Delivery and Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

3/18/2015

Kai Wang, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate, Janelia Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Hi Resolution Subcellular Imaging throughout Whole Living Organisms

3/23/2015

Liang Gao, PhD

Advisory Research Scientist Computational Optical Imaging Group, RIC

Developing Next Generation Multidimensional Optical Imaging Devices

4/3/2015

Garrett Stanley, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology/Emory University

Reading and Writing the Neural Code: Challenges in Neuroengineering

4/10/2015

Shu Chien, MD, PhD

Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine; Director, Institute of Engineering in Medicine, UC-San Diego

Role of microRNA in Endothelial Mechanotransduction in Health and Disease

4/24/2015

Pamela Kreeger, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Impact of Cellular Network and Microenvironmental Variations in Disease

5/20/2015

Quing Zhu, PhD

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Connecticut

Ultrasound-guded Difuse Light Imaging/Co-registered Ultrasound & Photoacoustic Imaging: Matching the tool to the Cancer Site

2013-2014

Seminar Date

Speaker

University/Organization

Seminar Title

9/6/2013

Jessica Wagenseil, DSc

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, WUSTL

Elastin in arterial growth and remodeling

9/13/2013

Frederic Theunissen, PhD

Director, Auditory Science Lab, Psychology & Neuroscience, UC, Berkley

Neural representation of a complete vocal repertoire in a songbird: from sound to meaning

9/20/2013

Ira Cohen, MD, PhD

Leading Professor, Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics, Stony Brook University

Acquired Long Q-T Syndrome: Block of IKr or Inhibition of PI3- Kinase?

10/4/2013

Sandor Kovacs, PhD

Professor, IM-Cardiovascular Division, WUSTL

How the Heart Works when it Fills: an Engineering Perspective

10/11/2013

Spencer Lake, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, WUSTL

Structure-Function Relationships of Orthopaedic Soft Tissues

10/25/2013

Jeffrey Jacot, PhD

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Director of the Pediatric Cardiac Bioengineering Lab TX Childrens Hosp., Rice University

Engineering Heart Tissue for Pediatric Applications

11/1/2013

Shuming Nie, PhD

Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Chair Professor, Georgia Tech / Emory

Nanomedicine: New Opportunities in Targeted Cancer Therapy and Image-guided Surgery

11/8/2013

Johannes Reisert, PhD

Associate Member, Monell Chemical Senses Center

Dynamics and basal activity of olfactory receptor neurons

11/22/2013

Bastiaan Boukens, PhD

Research Scientist, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, WUSTL

The Origin of Electrophysiological Heterogeneities in the Heart: a developmental and evolutionary view

12/6/2013

Stacey Rentschler, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, IM-Cardiovascular Division, WUSTL

Developmental Paradigms in Cardiovascular Regeneration

1/17/2014

Andrew McCulloch, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Jacobs Distinguished Scholar, Department of Bioengineering, UC, San Diego

Multi-Scale Modeling of the Failing Heart

1/24/2014

Emilia Entcheva, PhD

Professor of BME, Physiology and Biophysics, SUNY at Stony Brook

Towards All-optical Cardiac Electrophysiology via Optogenetics

1/31/2014

Zachary Pincus, PhD

Assistant Professor, Developmental Biology and Genetics, WUSTL

Variability in Longevity and the Origins of Individuality

2/7/2014

Gerald Dorn, MD

Philip & Sima K Needleman Professor of Medicine, IM-Pharmacogenomics, WUSTL

Mitochondrial Fission/Fusion and Qualilty Control in Development and Disease

2/28/2014

Venkatesh Murthy, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University

Algorithms and neural circuits in odor-guided behaviors in mice

4/4/2014

Vincent Christoffels, PhD

Professor of Developmental Biology, University of Amsterdam

Transcriptional regulation of cardiac conduction system development

4/25/2014

H. Peter Larsson, PhD

Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at the Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

KCNE1 divides the voltage sensor movement in cardiac Iks channels into two steps

5/2/2014

Chris Gemmiti, PhD

Founder & Managing Director, Ridgewood Consulting LLC, Organogenesis, Inc.

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Failure and Success

2012-2013

Seminar Date

Speaker

University/Organization

Seminar Title

9/14/2012

Mark Stopfer, PhD

Investigator, NIH

Neural codes for odor and taste

9/20/2012

Kathy Miller, PhD Gina Frey, PhD

Professor & Chair, Dept. of Biology
Executive Director of The Teaching Center and co-Director of CIRCLE WUSTL

Washington University’s CIRTL Program for Future Faculty in STEM

9/27/2012

Roger Markwald, PhD

Professor & Chair, Medical University of South Carolina

Veni, vidi, vici: from fibroblast origin, through visualization to defeating pathological valve and myocardial remodeling

10/5/2012

Simon Tang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, BME, MEMS, WUSTL

The Biological Regulation of Matrix Quality in Skeletal Tissues

10/12/2012

John Cunningham, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, WUSTL

Understanding Computation in Neural Populations

10/19/2012

Yongping Zheng, PhD

Acting Head & Professor, Interdisciplinary Division of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical and Engineering, Department of Health Technology & Informatics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Techniques for Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity: From Innovation to Application

11/2/2012

Brenda Schulman, PhD

Member , HHMI/St. Judes Research Hospital

Twists and Turns in Ubiquitin Conjugation Cascades

11/16/2012

Kevin Janes, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

A systems perspective on signaling networks perturbed by viruses, small molecules, and RNAi

11/30/2012

Lori Setton, PhD

Professor , Duke University

Engineering Injectable Depots for Intra-Articular and Peri-Neural Drug Delivery

1/18/2013

Megan McCain, PhD

Disease Biophysics Group, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University

From Womb to Doom: Mechanical Regulation of Cardiac Tissue Assembly in Morphogenesis and Pathogenesis

1/25/2013

Jan Bieschke, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, WUSTL

Protein Misfolding: Mechanisms and Intervention Strategies

2/1/2013

Kristen Naegle, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, WUSTL

Predicting novel protein interactions and the case for ensemble clustering

2/8/2013

Robin Dowell-Deen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology , University of Colorado, Boulder

Coping Strategies: Adaptation and Aneuploidy

2/15/2013

Craig Goergen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering , Purdue University

Cardiac and Vascular In Vivo Imaging in Health and Disease

3/1/2013

Pat Alford, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Engineered Tissues for Studying Vascular Mechano-Adaptation

3/22/2013

Jim Havranek, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Genetics, WUSTL

Computational Protein Design: Algorithms and Applications

3/29/2013

Stephanie Willerth, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Victoria

Engineering reproducible neural tissue from pluripotent stem cells

4/5/2013

Karen Troy, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

Quantifying the input/output relationship between in vivo mechanical loads and bone adaptation in women

4/12/2013

Matt Kupinski, PhD

Associate Professor, University of Arizona

Image Science and Adaptive Imaging

4/19/2013

Robi Mitra, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Genetics, WUSTL

Recording transcription factor binding using transposon 'Calling Cards'

4/26/2013

Regina Murphy, PhD

Smith-Bascom Professor, Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering , University of Wisconsin, Madison

Transthyretin: A natural anti-Alzheimer’s agent?

5/3/2013

Jordan Taylor, PhD

Assistant Professor, Princeton University

The Role of Cognitive Strategies in Motor Learning