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Department of Biomedical Engineering

2010 Seminars

Fall

November 19
H. Michael Lacker, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT

November 12
Eugene Tunik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Health Related Sciences
UMDNJ

Title: Sensorimotor discordance drives neural plasticity

November 5
Darshan Desai, Ph.D.
Pre-health Advisor/Lecturer
Department of Biological Sciences
NJIT
Title: The Role of E-Cadherin in the Regulation of Myelination in the Peripheral Nervous System

October 29
Marc Weissman

October 22
Shelley Fried, Ph.D.
Department of Neurosurgery - Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston Retinal Implant Project, Boston VA Healthcare System
Title: Towards improved stimulation methods with neural prosthetics

October 15
Andrew Hill, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
NJIT
Title: The effect prenatal and postnatal nicotine exposure on the postnatal development of an in vitro respiratory rhythm

October 8
George Makris, M.S.
Director of Engineering
Nexgen Spine, Inc

President
Ergon Enterprises, Inc.
Title:
Looking Back on an Engineering Career in Industry

October 1
Xiaorui Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
  of Neural and Behavioral Sciences - College of Medicine
The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Penn State University

September 24
Devendra Bajaj, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Orthopaedics, UMDNJ-NJMS
Title: Tooth: A tough natural biocomposite

September 17
Amanda Irving, MS
Bruno Mantilla, MD PhD
Ghaith Androwis, MS
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT
Sheila Blochlinger, PT ATP
Children's Specialized Hospital
Title: Hands Up! An Adaptable Video Gaming System to Enhance Therapeutic and Educational Goals

September 10

Richard Foulds, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT
Title: The Biomechanics of the Victorian Circus

Spring

April 30
Mark Bresler
Woods Services
Title: My experiences with Assistive Technology and Rehabilitation Engineering

April 23
Ranu Jung, Ph.D.
Center for Adaptive Neural Systems
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
at Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University

Title: Neuromorphic Design & Neural Prostheses for Restoring Sensorimotor Function

April 16
Edgardo T. Farinas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science
NJIT
Title: Evolution in a test tube:  Engineering laccase for improved substrate specificity

April 9
Jed S. Shumsky, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, Behavior Core Facility
The Spinal Cord Research Center

Research Associate Professor
Dept of Neurobiology and Anatomy
Drexel University College of Medicine

Title:  Pharmacotherapy and Rehabilitation Promote Recovery of Function from Spinal Cord Injury

March 26
Anna M. Barrett, MD
Behavioral Neurology/Cognitive Rehabilitation
Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,
and Neurology and Neurosciences
UMDNJ--NJMS
Director, Stroke Rehabilitation Research
Kessler Foundation Research Center
Title: Spatial cognition, the brain, and spatial neglect

March 12
Peter Barrance, PhD
Interim Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Analysis Lab
Kessler Foundation Research Center
Title: see abstract

March 11
Joseph D. Menczel
Assistant Technical Director
Alcon Laboratories
Title: Biomaterials Used in Cataract Surgery

February 19
Karen Moxon, PhD
Director, Neuroengineering Progam
Associate Professor
School of Biomedical Engineering
  andDepartment of Neurobiology and Anatomy, College of Medicine
Drexel University
Title: Neurorobotic control in a rat model of spinal cord injury

February 12
Susannah P. Fritton, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
City College of New York
Title: Effects of Reduced Estrogen Levels on the Osteocyte Microenvironment:  Could Bone Mechanotransduction be Altered in Osteoporosis?

February 5
J. Christopher Fritton, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
UMDNJ - NJ Medical School
Title: Adaptations of Bone to Environmental Stimuli

January 29
Cheul Cho, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
NJIT
Title: Bioengineering of Heart and Pancreatic Tissues: Cell-Cell, Cell-ECM, and Cell-Biomaterial Interactions

January 22 *CANCELLED*
J. Christopher Fritton, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedics
UMDNJ - NJ Medical School
Title: Adaptations of Bone to Environmental Stimuli