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BME Seminars 2009

Fall 2009

September 4
Richard Foulds, PhD
Associate Professor
  and Director of Graduate Studies
NJIT
Title: QUACKS   The rise of science-based medicine, surgery and biomedical engineering

September 11
Kevin Pang, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
UMDNJ
Title: Functional dissection of the medial septum in learning and memory

September 18
Richard J. Servatius, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
UMDNJ
Title: Cardiorespiratory Impact of Electromuscular Inference Exposure in Law enforcement Trainees

September 25
Atam Dhawan, PhD
Distinguished Professor of
  Electrical and Computer Engineering
NJIT
Title: Multispectral Optical Imaging of Skin-Lesions

October 2
Ronald Chamberlain, MD, MPA, FACS
Chairman and Surgeon-in-Chief
Department of Surgery
Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Title: Biomedical advances and Surgery:  Pushing the envelope in the new millennium How Minimal and Can Minimally Invasive surgery become?

October 9
Pranela Rameshwar, PhD
Professor of Medicine-Hematology/oncology
UMDNJ
Title: MicroRNA in breast cancer dormancy

October 16
Sheldon Lin, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
UMDNJ
New Jersey Medical School
Title: The Effect of Local Ultralente Insulin on Non-Diabetic Fracture Healing

October 23
Michael Jaffe, PhD
Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT
Title: Sugar Based Chemistries for Biomedical Applications

October 30
Diego Fraidenraich, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director, Stem Cell Research
Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
UMDNJ
New Jersey Medical School
Title: Correction of muscular dystrophy in mice by blastocyst injection of murine induced pluripotent stem cells

November 6
Hans Chaudhry, PhD
Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT
Title: Low Back Disorder, Ankle Dysfunction and Modeling of Fascia Deformation

November 13
David F. Meaney
Professor and Chair
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pennsylvania
Title: Mechanoregulation of synaptic neurotransmission

November 20
Eun Jung (Alice) Lee
Associate Research Scientist
Department of Anesthesiology
Yale University School of Medicine
Title: In vitro model systems for cardiovascular tissue engineering

November 27
No Seminar

November 30
Dr. Frederic Heim
Associate Professor
LMPT/ENSISA
Universite de Haute Alsace
Mulhouse FRANCE
Title: Heart valve prostheses from textiles

December 10
Dr. Chandrasekhar Kothapalli
Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Title: Neuroscience on a Chip

Spring 2009

January 30
Michael Jaffe, PhD
Research Professor
NJIT
Title: Impact of Process and Physical Structure on the Performance of Polymeric Biomaterials

February 6
Larry L. Barbour, PhD
Manager
Rutgers University Research Animal Facilities
Title:  Everything You Wanted to Know About Using Animals for Research

February 13 CANCELLED
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Bioimage Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing

February 20
Prabhas Moghe, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Rutgers University
Title: Everything You Wanted to Know About Using Animals for Research

February 27
John Rabolt, PhD
Professor (and former Chair)
Materials Science and Engineering, University of Delaware
Title: Molecular Orientation in Macroscopically Aligned Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers: Hypothesis or Reality?

March 6
Adolfo Ferreira
Director, Quality Management
Bristol Myers Squibb
Title: Design Controls

March 12
Jelena Kovacevic, PhD
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director, Center for Bioimage Informatics, Carnegie Mellon University
Title: Problems in Biological Imaging: Opportunities for Signal Processing

March 13
BME SHOWCASE
NO SEMINAR

March 20
Spring Break
NO SEMINAR

March 26 - Special Seminar
Gene Gurkoff, PhD
Post Doctoral Fellow
Department of Neurological Surgery, University of California, Davis
Title: Post-Traumatic Neuronal Activity and Cell Death

March 27
Natacha DePaola, PhD
Professor and Department Head
Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Title: Biophysical Regulation of Mammalian Cell Function: Understanding Disease, Developing Therapies, and Engineering Functional Tissues

April 3
Celeste Nelson, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Title: Mechanisms of pattern formation in model tissues

April 17
Abraham Houng, MD
Surgeon
The Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center
Title: Current Advances in Skin Substitute

April 24
David Schreiber, PhD
Assistant Professor
Rutgers University
Title: An engineering approach to study tissue mechanics during acupuncture

May 1
Dr. Glenn Wylie
Assistant Professor
UMDNJ
Title: Control processes and the brain: what are frontal and parietal areas doing?