2015 Seminars


September 18, 2015
Pranela Rameshwar
Department of Medicine
Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School
Title: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs)


September 25, 2015
Xuan Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title:  Intelligent optical coherence tomography for biomedical applications


October 2, 2015
Gordon Thomas, Ph.D.
Physics Department
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: A Smart Shunt for critical brain treatment


October 9, 2015
Martina Decker, Ph.D.
College of Architecture and Design
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: Active Matter -  Emergent Materials in Architecture


October 16, 2015
Murat Guvendiren, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor
New Jersey Center for Biomaterials
Rutgers University
Title: Designing Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications and 3D Printing


October 23, 2015
J. Patrick O Connor, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Rutgers University - NJ Medical School
Title: Regulation of Bone Regeneration by COX-2


October 30, 2015
Sagnik Basuray
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Title: The metal/dielectric/bio Interface -- Rich physiological phenomenon


November 6, 2015
Morom Bikson, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
City College of New York
Title: The engineering foundations of non-invasive brain stimulation with weak currents


November 13, 2015
Paul Sajda, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology
Columbia University
Title: Capturing the "Aha" Moment: Neural Dynamics of Attentional Orienting in the Human Brain”


November 20, 2015
Robert F. Kirsch, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of  Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Title: Reanimation and user control of the paralyzed arm


December 4, 2015
Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Queens College and the Graduate Center
City University of New York
Title: Mediators of longitudinal trajectories in children with ADHD:  Is it possible to bend the curve and influence outcomes?



December 7, 2015
Vivek A. Kumar, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Bioengineering and Chemistry
Rice University
Title: Biomaterials that drive in vivo responses

December 14, 2015
Kaveh Laksari, Ph.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Bioengineering
Stanford University
Title: Leveraging brain biomechanics to prevent concussions


December 15, 2015
Ben Ovryn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology
Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Title: Modeling and single molecule tracking of glycoprotein motility in the vicinity of integrin adhesions and on membrane connections between cells


January 14, 2016
Lei Cai, Ph.D.
NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA
  Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University
Title: Design of Programmable Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine


January 19, 2016
Ramsey Kraya, Ph.D.
Faculty Research Associate
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Title: Toward a new Therapeutic Paradigm: Interfacing Nanoscale Devices to the Peripheral Nervous system

January 21, 2016
Songbai Ji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  Thayer School of Engineering
Adjunct Associate Professor
  Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College
Title: Traumatic brain injury in contact sports


January 26, 2016
Umut Gurkan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Glennan Fellow
Case Biomanufacturing and Microfabrication Laboratory
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Title: Point-of-Care Diagnosis and Monitoring of Sickle Cell Disease