Spring 2022 Seminar Speakers

Thursdays at noon
In-person at Horizon Hall 2010; live streamed to KJH 258 SciTech (unless noted otherwise)

April 21
3D Printing Technology to Enhance clinical Efficacy and Research for Neurovascular Diseases

Naoki Kaneko, PhD

Assistant Professor, Radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Watch recorded seminar here


April 14   
Small Extracellular Vesicles as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Tools

Yuan Wan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering at Bighamton University, NY

Watch recorded seminar here


March 31
Applications of Echogenic Nanobubbles for Personalized Cancer Medicine - From Diagnosis to Precision Therapy

Agata Exner, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Basic Research, Dept. of Radiology; Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH

Watch recorded seminar here


March 24
Time as a Continuous Dimension in Natural and Artificial Networks

Marc Howard, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dept. of Physics, Center for Systems Neuroscience,
Boston University, Boston, MA

Watch recorded seminar here


February 24
Sensors, Emotions, and Well-being

Vania Neris, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Computing, Federal University of Sao Carlos

Watch recorded seminar here


February 17
The Role of Estradiol in Sex Differences in Addiction

Jill Becker, PhD

Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology, Research Professor
Michigan Neuroscience Institute Biopsychology Area Chair
Editor-in-Chief Biology of Sex Differences
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Watch recorded seminar here


February 10
Advancing the Design and Control of Assistive Robotics: Incorporating Patient Perception

Max Shepherd, PhD

Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering and  Physical Therapy, Human Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Watch recorded seminar here


Previous Seminars

The assay of spatial cognition in models of pediatric encephalopathy
Jeremy Barry, PhD, Assistant Professor, Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Watch recorded seminar here

Targeting the brain with focused ultrasound
Hong Chen, PhD, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Radiation Oncology
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Watch recorded seminar here

Data-driven Neuroimaging Biomarkers to Advance Precision Medicine in Brain Disease
Yu Zhang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Bioengineering, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Watch the recorded seminar here

Topological data analysis for graphs
Yusu Wang, PhD, Professor, Halicioglu Data Science Institute
University of California – San Diego, San Diego, CA
Watch recorded seminar here

Reliable feature selection and prediction under adverse contamination
David Kepplinger, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics, George Mason University
Watch recorded seminar here. 

Neural dynamics underlying the coding of location and running speed in the medial entorhinal cortex
Holger Dannenberg, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering and the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience, George Mason University
Watch recorded seminar here. 

Synthetic DNA Nanostructures as Platforms for Facile Nanoparticle Organization
Divita Mathur, PhD, Postdoctoral fellow, US Naval Research Laboratory
College of Science, George Mason University
Watch recorded seminar here.

The Physics of Biology 
John (Rob) Cressman, PhD , Associate Professor,
Physics and Astronomy, George Mason University 
Watch recorded seminar here.

Micro/Nano Mechanics and Photonics with Atomically-Thin 2D Materials for Biomedical Engineering 
Pilgyu Kang, PhD , Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
Affiliate Faculty, Bioengineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University 
Watch recorded seminar here.

Technologies for Development and Screening of Molecularly-Targeted Therapies 
Craig Duvall, PhD , Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor 
Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University 
Watch recorded seminar here.

Lipid Nanoparticle(LNP) Systems for Enabling Gene Therapies : Applications for an Hereditary Disease and a COVID-19 Vaccine
Pieter Cullis, Ph.D., Scientific Director & CEO, NanoMedicines Innovation Network, Canada;
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
University of British Columbia ,Vancouver, British Columbia
Watch recorded seminar here

Representation Learning and Alignment in Biological and Artificial Neural Networks
Eva Dyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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Autonomous Surgical Robots: Will Future Surgeons Need Caffeine or 120v?
Axel Kreiger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
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Responses of CA1 pyramidal neurons and midbrain dopamine neurons to sustained depolarization
Carmen Canavier, Ph.D., Mullins Professor and Interim Head,, Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
Watch recorded seminar here

Detection and Correction of Cardiac MRI Quality Issues Using Deep Learning
Ilkay Oksuz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Engineering Department,
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Watch recorded seminar here

Exosomes and Viruses: A Tale of Two Overlapping Worlds
Fatah Kashanchi, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Systems Biology,
George Mason University
Watch recorded seminar here