Seminar Schedule

Spring 2022 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Title
Jan. 13

Michael Sacks

Neural Network Finite Element Modeling of the Heart Mechanics: A New Look at an Old Problem
Jan. 20

Spencer Szczesny

Inequality in Engineering
Jan. 27

Erdem Tabdanov

Septin-Mediated Mechanobiological Reprogramming of T-Cell Transmigration and 3-D Motility
Feb. 3

Nikki Crowley

Peptide Signaling in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Somatostatin in the Prefrontal Cortex
Feb. 10

Catie Chang

fMRI of Dynamic Physiological States
Feb. 17

Alina Chan


Feb. 24

Kathryn Grandfield


Mar. 3

Keith Christopher

Government Work Options—Special Request by Students

Mar. 10 Spring Break
Mar. 17

Spencer Szczesny

Implicit Bias
Mar. 24

Lara Ionescu Silverman

Outside Academia Talk

Mar. 31

Nimmi Ramanujam

Apr. 7

Caterina Gratton

Apr. 14

Dacheng Ren

Apr. 21

Michael Lee

Apr. 28

Spencer Szczesny

Structural Bias and Final Discussion

Time and Location:

  • All Biomedical Engineering seminars in spring 2022 are held in CBEB 001 and on Zoom from 12:05 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. The Zoom link and password are provided in the seminar flyer link, which will appear in this table prior to the seminar date.
  • 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