Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Biomaterial systems with controlled temporal and spatial signal presentation for regulating stem cell behavior and tissue engineering – 09/02/2014 – 2:00 pm
Eben Alsberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University

Unlocking the transcriptome with RNA-seq: a computational framework – 09/08/2014 – 4:00 pm
Jinze Liu, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky

Fish swimming and flow sensing – 09/15/2014 – 4:00 pm
James Liao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, UF Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience

Biomechanics and Biomedical Imaging: Engineering Improvements in Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment, and Assessment – 09/29/2014 – 4:00 pm
Kristy Brock-Leatherman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Physics, University of Michigan

Michael L. Shuler, Ph.d. – 10/06/2014 – 3:00 pm
Samuel Eckert Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Cornell University

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: “Body-on-a-Chip”: A New Approach to Drug Development – 10/06/2014 – 4:00 pm
Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D., Samuel Eckert Professor of Chemical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University

Augmented-reality environment for locomotor training in children with neurological injuries – 10/13/2014 – 4:00 pm
Angelos Barmpoutis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Digital Worlds Institute & Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering, UF

Reverse Engineering the Brain: Implications for Clinically Viable Brain Machine Interfaces – 10/27/2014 – 4:00 pm
Karim Oweiss, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UF

Lost Beta Cells in Diabetes: CLARITY applied – 11/03/2014 – 4:00 pm
Martha Campbell-Thomspon, DVM, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Pathology, Immunology & Laboratory Medicine, UF

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: Deciphering Breast Cancer with Imaging, Genomics, & Big Data: Imaging Phenotypes in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Response to Therapy – 11/10/2014 – 4:00 pm
Maryellen Giger, Ph.D., A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology and the College Vice-Chair for Basic Science Research, University of Chicago

W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.d. – 11/17/2014 – 3:00 pm
Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: Highly penetrative nanocarriers loaded with drugs targeted to resistant cells improve treatment of brain tumors – 11/17/2014 – 4:00 pm
W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering & Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University

Fabricating Intelligent Protein Materials – 12/04/2014 – 2:00 pm
Jin Montclare, Associate Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering

Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D. – 12/10/2014 – 3:00 pm
A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, College Vice-Chair of Basic Science Research, University of Chicago

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.d. – 01/12/2015 – 3:00 pm
Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: Regenerative Engineering: The Launch of a Next Generation Field – 01/12/2015 – 4:00 pm
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., University Professor, Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Connecticut

Biomedical Innovation – Quest of Developing the Transcatheter Heart Valve – 02/04/2015 – 12:00 pm
Stanton Rowe, Chief Scientific Officer, Corporate Vice President, Advanced Technology at Edwards Lifesciences

Restoring cortical control of locomotion after spinal cord injury in rats – 02/11/2015 – 1:00 pm
Jack DiGiovanna, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Translational Neural Engineering Lab, Center for Neuroprosthetics, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

From Bones to Stones- Mimicking Hard Tissue Formation in the Beaker – 02/16/2015 – 4:00 pm
Laurie Gower, Ph.D., Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, UF

Andrés J. García, Ph.D. – 02/23/2015 – 3:00 pm
Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair, Regents’ Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: BioArtificial Materials and Mechanobiology Technologies for Regenerative Medicine – 02/23/2015 – 4:00 pm
Andres Garcia, Ph.D., Neely Chair and Regents’ Professor of Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Highly Controlled Multilayer Release Surfaces for Targeted and Localized Delivery – 03/09/2015 – 4:00 pm
Paula Hammond, Ph.D., David H. Koch Professor in Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Role of microRNA-183 in regulation of human natural killer cells in the lung tumor microenvironment – 03/16/2015 – 4:00 pm
Julie Y. Djeu, Ph.D., Associate Center Director for Education and Training, Senior Member of Immunology Program and Gracia Endowed Chair in Cancer Leadership, Moffitt Cancer Center

Biological Manipulation by Electromagnetism – 03/19/2015 – 11:00 am
Allen L. Garner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University

Metin Akay, Ph.D. – 03/30/2015 – 3:00 pm
Founding Chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston

Leadership Distinguished Lecture Series: Engineering High-Throughput 3D Platform for Targeting Gliablastome Multiforme Vasculature and Molecular Profiling – 03/30/2015 – 4:00 pm
Metin Akay, Ph.D., John S. Dunn Endowed Chair and Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston

Engineering “Smart”er Biomaterials: Exploiting Mechanotransduction for Tissue Fabrication – 04/06/2015 – 4:00 pm
Nathan Gallant, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Florida

Big Data Integration: from Population to Single Cells – 04/22/2015 – 3:00 pm
Dr. Lana Garmire, Assistant Professor, Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center

Lecture Demonstration and Vision Talk – 04/27/2015 – 9:00 am
Paul Lee, PhD Student & Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow, Stevens Institute of Technology

Polymeric Nanomedicine for Cancer Therapy – 05/07/2015 – 3:00 pm
Hu Yang, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University

Gradients and ‘Raw Materials’ in Tissue Engineering – 05/19/2015 – 3:00 pm
Michael Detamore, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas

Engineering Adaptive Immunity through Biomaterials – 06/08/2015 – 3:00 pm
Lance Kam, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

Teaching Demonstration and Vision Talk – 06/10/2015 – 10:30 am
Dr. Stephen Arce, Adjunct Professor, Burlington County College, McGuire Air Force Base