Biomedical Engineering Lecture Series

February 5th, 2010
Biomolecular Recognition and Imaging using Quantum Dots
Dr. Roger Leblanc
-Department of Chemistry, University of Miami Friday,
Friday, February 12th, 2010 1:00pm, EC 1115
A targeted nanoparticle-based platform for “Genetic Vaccination” and in vivo nucleic acids delivery
Dr. Pirouz Daftarian, University of Miami, director of the Biological Modifiers Core Facility (BMC) at the W. H. Coulter Center for Translational Research; Assistant Research Professor of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
March 29th, 2010
Neuromorphic Design & Neural Prostheses for Restoring Sensorimotor Function
Dr. Ranu Jung –  Co-Director of the Center for Adaptive Neural Systems and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ, USA. She received her B.Tech with Distinction in Electronics & Communication Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and her MS and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
March 31st, 2010
Quantifying Structures and Phenomena in Complex and Dynamic Biological Microenvironments from 4D/5D Optical Microscopy Data.
Dr. Badri Roysam –  Badri Roysam received his undergraduate degree in 1984 from the Indian Institute of Technology and his graduate degrees from Washington University in St. Louis in 1987, and 1989. Since then, he has been a faculty member at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
April 2nd, 2010
Mechanics Modeling of Shell Structures and Biological Cells
Dr. J N Reddy –  Dr. Reddy is a Distinguished Professor and inaugural holder of the Oscar S. Wyatt Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dr. Reddy is the author of nearly 400 journal papers and 16 text books on energy principles, variational methods, plates and shells, composite materials, and the finite element method and its applications to problems in solid and structural mechanics, composite materials, computational fluid dynamics, numerical heat transfer, and applied mathematics, and modeling of biological cells and nanosystems.
April 5th, 2010
A Bioengineering Model of Coronary Circulation
Dr. G S Kassab –  Dr. Kassab is the recipient of the NIH Young Investigator Award, the AHA Established Investigator Award, Farriborz Maseeh Best Research Award, Abraham M. Max Distinguished Professor Award and Eminent Engineer Award of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. He is also a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Physiological Society (Cardiovascular section). He serves on two NIH study sections (Systems Biology; and Hypertension and Microcirculation); and the Editorial Board of American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, Journal of Biomechanics, and has previously served as an Associate Editor of Mechanics and Chemistry of Biosystems.
April 13th, 2010
Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Molecular Imaging and Targeted Therapy
Dr. Shuming Nie–  Dr. Shuming Nie is the Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Chair Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, with joint appointments in chemistry, materials science and engineering, and hematology and oncology.
April 14th, 2010
Developing new methods for resolving and sorting multiple fluorescence decay from single cytometric events
Dr. Jessica Houston–  The projects and research efforts that are studied under the direction of Dr. Jessica P. Houston broadly include biomedical engineering with an emphasis on biophotonics, molecular imaging, and flow cytometry. Dr. Jessica Houston is from the Chemical Engineering Department at New Mexico State University.
April 15th, 2010
Photoacoustic Tomography: Breaking through the Optical Diffusion Limit
Dr. Lihong Wang studied for his Ph.D. degree at Rice University, Houston, Texas under the tutelage of Drs. Robert Curl, Richard Smalley and Frank Tittel. He currently holds the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professorship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.
April 19th, 2010
Analytical Methods for Glycoprotein Analysis
David M. Lubman, PhD received his degree in 1979 at Stanford University and joined the faculty at the University of Michigan where he is currently the Maude T Lane Professor of Surgery, Professor of Pathology and BioInformatics and Professor of Chemistry.
April 28th, 2010
Polymer structure: Influence on the interactions between nanoparticles and blood proteins
Christine Vauthier, PhD, is Director of Research at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Currently, her research focuses on the design of biodegradable polymer nanoparticles for mucosal and intravenous administration of drugs.
April 9th, 2010
Numerical modeling approaches for optimizing cardiovascular devices and for enhancing cardiovascular disease diagnostics
Danny Bluestein, Ph.D.
February 19, 2010
Photonic Microsystems on Silicon for Biomedicine From Genetic Regulation, Cell Manipulation to Cancer Imaging
John X.J. Zhang, PhD
Synthesis and characterization of quaternary ammonium functionalized dendrimers and dendritic copolymers for antimicrobial applications
Dr. Singh – Faculty at IIT Delhi in Biomedical Engineering
Fall 2009
Assessing dynamic changes in amyloid-β peptide and synaptic activity in living mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease
Dr. John Cirrito—
Department of Neurology, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Washington University School of Medicine
Biochemical reaction imaging for physiology and pathology of single bladder cells
Dr. Zhifeng Ding—Department of Chemistry at the University of Western Ontario (London, ON Canada)