Spring 2024 Seminars

Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm, Horizon Hall 1008, Fairfax Campus 
and live-streamed to KJH 248 SciTech campus

February 1
Ryan Beams, PhD
Physicist, Division of Imaging, Diagnostics and Software Reliability
and Program Coordinator, Medical Extended Reality research program
Title: Medical Extended Reality: Applications and Challenges
Watch recorded seminar here

February 8 
Stella Alimperti, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Regenerative Medicine
Georgetown University
Organ-on-a-chip and 3D Printing: Emerging paradigms in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Watch recorded seminar here

February 15 *no speaker*
Please attend our Networking Force Event, 4-6:30pm, Center for the Arts

February 22
Chris Rhea, PhD

Assoc. Dean, College of Health Sciences
Old Dominion University
Title: Utilizing Smartphone Apps and Virtual Reality in Health Sciences Research
Watch recorded seminar here

February 29
Ketul Popat, PhD

Chair and Professor, Bioengineering
George Mason University
Title: Engineering Material Surfaces for Modulating Cell Adhesion
Watch recorded seminar here

March 14
Ozlem Dilek, PhD

Asst. Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry
George Mason University
Title: Tunable Fluorescent Probes for Biomedical Imaging  
Watch recorded seminar here

March 28
Larissa Albantakis, PhD

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Title: Of Causal Structures and Causal Borders and Why They Matter for Agency, Autonomy, and Consciousness
Watch recorded seminar here

April 4
Gianluca Pegoraro, PhD

Head, High-Throughput Imaging Facility, Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute
Title: Systematic Dissection of Cellular Pathways with Imaging-based, CRISPR-KO Functional Genomics Screens

April 11
Ningshi Yao, PhD

Assistant Professor, ECE
George Mason University
Title: Artificial Muscle-Driven Robotic Eyes for Studying Coordinated and Uncoordinated Human Eye Movement

April 18
Brian Baum, PhD

Research Director, STRIVE Center
Title: Human Health & Performance Systems Research at MIT Lincoln Laboratory: the STRIVE Center and AI-enabled Ultrasound

April 25
Ann Saterbak, PhD

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
Title: Examining Project-Based Learning as a Means to Develop Student Self-Efficacy and Professional Skills



Previous Seminars

Rapid Emergence of Latent Knowledge Drives Learning
Kishore Kuchibhotla
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychological & Brain Sciences
Johns Hopkins University
Find recorded seminar here

Bioengineering Strategies for Understanding the Synovium Rule in Joint Health, Disease and Repair
Clark Hung, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Professor of Orthopedic Science (in Orthopedic Surgery)
Columbia University
Find recorded seminar here

Translational Biomedical Technologies for Infectious Disease Stratification
Umer Hassan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Global Health
Rutgers University
Find recorded seminar here

Engineering Health Equity from the Ivory Tower
Mykel Green, PhD
Provost Early Career Fellow, Department of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Find recorded seminar here

Understanding the Relationship Between Design and Yield for DNA Nanostructures
Jacob Majikes, PhD
Research Scientist in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division
Find recorded seminar here

From Clinic to Everywhere: Using Robot Technology to Advance Neuromotor Rehabilitation
Meghan Huber, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering,
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Find recorded seminar here

Local and Long-range Disinhibitory Circuits to Gate Cortico-hippocampal Information Processing and Compartment-specific Activity
Jayeeta Basu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Neuroscience Institute at New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Find recorded seminar here

Tissue mechanics and its role in pattern formation
Rich Carthew, PhD
Northwestern University
Watch recorded seminar here

Brain rhythms drive neural information processing: convergent evidence from in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches
Ehren Newman, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Indiana University Bloomington
Watch recorded seminar here

Lifelong learning - Temporal aspects and theoretical foundations
Hava Siegelmann, PhD
Provost Professor of Computer Science
UMass Amherst
Watch recorded seminar here

Listening to the sound of light to guide surgeries
Muyinatu Bell, PhD
John C. Malone Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Watch recorded seminar here

Advanced analytical methods for assessing the efficacy of regenerative medicine cellular products
Kyung Sung and Johnny Lam, Senior Investigator
Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research
Watch recorded seminar here

A bidirectional neuroprosthesis for individuals with lower limb loss: technology development and functional impacts
Hamid Charkhkar, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Watch recorded seminar here

Integrative approaches to elucidate mechanisms of neurological disorders
Tamara Kinzer-Ursen, PhD
Marta E. Gross Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
Purdue University
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From research to reality: translating Neurotechnology research into real-world solutions
Andres Pena, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Institute for Integrative and Innovative Research
University of Arkansas
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Localizing epileptic seizures using electrical stimulation
Rachel Smith, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alabama Birmingham
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From Microbial Networks to Microbiome Engineering
Daniel Segre, PhD
Professor of Biology, Biomedical Engineering and Physics
Boston University
Watch recorded Seminar here

A Novel Framework for the Role of Dopamine in Learning and Memory
Erin Calipari, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Associate Director, Vanderbilt Brain Institute, Vanderbilt Center for Addiction Research
Vanderbilt University
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Injectable Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications
Sebastian Vega, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chair of Outreach and Community Engagement
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Rowan University
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Instructive Biomaterials for Skeletal Muscle Tissue Engineering
Steven Caliari, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virginia
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Histotripsy: A Focused Ultrasound Therapy for More Than Just Tissue Ablation
Kenneth B. Bader, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Chicago
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Understanding the Utility of Haptic Feedback in Telerobotic Devices
Jeremy Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
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