2014 Seminars

FALL 2014

December 22, 2014
Dr. Takashi Kozai
Visiting Research Assistant Professor
Neural Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Title: The Molecular and Cellular Inflammatory Tissue Response to Implantable Neurotechnologies and Emerging Intervention Strategies


December 5, 2014
Dr. Ziad Saad
Scientific Computing
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health

Title: Visualization and interactive access to multimodal brain data


November 21, 2014
Mitchell Scheiman, O.D.
Dean of Research
Salus University
Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Title: Clinical Trial Research: Concepts and Principles


November 14, 2014
Aydin Farajidavar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Director of Integrated Medical System LaboratoryNew York Institute of Technology

Title:Towards smart integrated medical systems and assistive technologies


November 7, 2014
Hengyi Rao, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuroimaging
  in Neurology and Psychiatry
Department of Neurology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine

Title: Neuroimaging Of Sleep Deprivation: How Sleep Loss Affects Brain And Behavior


October 31, 2014
Gokce Yildirim
Research Engineer
Stryker MAKO

Title: Surgical Intervention Options To Restore Natural Knee Kinematics


October 24, 2014
Namas Chandra, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Center for Injury Biomechanics, Materials and Medicine

Title: Experimental and Computational Approaches To Explore The Mechanisms Of Blast-induced Brain Injuries


October 17, 2014
Elio Santos, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Research Associate
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Title: Anticipatory smooth eye movements elicited by cues


October 10, 2014
Kevin Pang, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology and Neurosciences
Rutgers - NJMS

Title: Understanding risk factors for anxiety disorders using animal models


October 3, 2014
Mr. John Crombie
Co-founder of UpStart Product Development, LLC

Title: Preparing Yourself For The Medical Device Industry


September 25, 2014
Dr. Timothy Ellmore
Associate Professor
City University of New York

Title: Combining fMRI with Diffusion MRI Tractography and Intracranial Electrode Data

September 18, 2014
Dr. Xin Di
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Title: Modulatory interactions of resting-state brain functional connectivity



April 11, 2014

Pr. Frederic HEIM
R&D Manager
GEPROVAS - Strasbourg/France
Universite de Haute Alsace-Mulhouse/France

Title: Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy. Latest Advances

March 14, 2014

Dr. Hans Chaudhry
Research Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

Title: Preventive Measures for all Types of Cancers


February 24, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

James Haorah, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacology
  Experimental Neuroscience
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Title: The Journey of Hope, Achievements and Beyond. Thanks to Alcohol


February 21, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

Ryan J. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Title: Biomaterials to Improve Astrocyte Response to Central Nervous System Injury


February 20, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

Hitesh Handa, Ph.D.
Research Investigator
Department of Surgery
University of Michigan

Title: Novel Nitric Oxide Releasing Materials and Their Biomedical Applications


February 19, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

Hoyong Chung, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Schoalr
California Institute of Technology

Title: Chemistry and Applications of Biologically-Inspired and Bio-Derived Polymers


February 18, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

Pratik Chhatbar, MBBS, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Kara Lab
MUSC Neurosciences

Title: Sensorimotor neuroprosthetics: current state and future implications


February 12, 2014 SPECIAL SEMINAR

Vittoria Flamini, Ph.D.
Industry Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Polytechnic School of Engineering
New York University

Title: Patient-specific Models of the Aorta: Structure, Function, and Pathophysiology

February 7, 2014

Sridhar Kannurpatti, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology
Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School
February 7, 2014

Title: Physiological impact of mitochondrial calcium homeostasis in the brain

March 28, 2014

George C. McConnell, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Neural Prostheses Research Laboratory
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

Title: Challenges of deep brain stimulation:  Insights from quantitative in vivo studies

April 25, 2014

Naveen Yadav
Naveen K Yadav  BSc (H) Optom., MS, FAAO
Ph. D. Candidate
State College of Optometry, SUNY

Title: Visual-Evoked Potential (VEP) Technique in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)