Seminar Schedule

BME 590: Biomedical Engineering Colloquium

Fall 2022 Schedule


Week 1, August 25

Speaker: April Bobenchick, PhD

Institution: Penn State College of Medicine

Format: In-person

Week 2, September 1

Speaker: Trivia Frazier, PhD, MBA

Institution: Obatala Sciences

Format: Virtual

Week 3, September 8

Speaker: Remmi Baker-Sediako, PhD

Institution: Nanoscribe GmbH & Co. KG

Format: In-person

Week 4, September 15

Speaker: Laura Lewis, PhD

Institution: Boston University

Format: Virtual

Week 5, September 22

Speaker: Elizabeth Proctor, PhD

Institution: Penn State College of Medicine

Format: In-person

Week 6, September 29

Speaker: Kathleen Sturgeon, PhD, MTR

Institution: Penn State College of Medicine

Format: TBD

Week 7, October 6

Speaker: Tagbo Niepa, PhD

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Format: In-person

Week 8, October 13

No class – BMES Conference

Week 9, October 20

Speaker: Kristin Zhao, PhD

Institution: Mayo Clinic

Format: Virtual

Week 10, October 27

Speaker: Adrianne Rosales, PhD

Institution: University of Texas at Austin

Format: Virtual

Week 11, November 3

Speaker: Hong Zheng, MD, PhD

Institution: Penn State College of Medicine

Format: Virtual

Week 12, November 10

Speaker: Jennifer Wagner, JD, PhD

Institution: Pennsylvania State University

Format: In-person

Week 13, November 17

Speaker: Katherine Saul, PhD

Institution: North Carolina State University

Format: Virtual

Week 14, November 24

No class – Thanksgiving Holiday

Week 15, December 1

Speaker: Deva Chan, PhD

Institution: Purdue University

Format: Virtual

Week 16, December 8

Speaker: Bin Jiang, PhD

Institution: Northwestern University

Format: Virtual

Time and Location:

  • Wednesdays: 12:05 pm - 1:20 pm.
  • All in-person BME seminarrs are in Thomas 102.
  • Virtual seminars are on Zoom: and password: 343343.
  • Please email Virginia Simparosa,, with any questions.



The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614