Seminar Schedule

BME 590: Biomedical Engineering Colloquium

Spring 2023 Schedule


Week 1, January 12

Speaker: Spencer Szczesny, PhD

Institution: Penn State University

Talk Title: BME 590 Introduction

Format: In-person

Week 2, January 19

Speaker: Ning Jenny Jiang, PhD

Institution: University of Pennsylvania 

Talk Title: High-throughput and High-dimensional Single T cell Profiling Enabled Immune Engineering

Formal: Virtual
Seminar Recording

Week 3, January 26

Speaker: Callie Rodgers Chappell

Institution: Stanford University

Talk Title: Coloring Outside the Lines: Broadening the Scope of a STEM PhD Into Art, Education, and Policy

Format: Virtual

Week 4, February 2

Speaker: Silvia Salinas Blemker, PhD

Institution: University of Virginia

Talk Title: Image-Based Modeling of Skeletal Muscle: From Lab to Clinic to Market

Format: In-person (tentative)
Seminar Recording

Week 5, February 9

Speaker: PSU BME Grad Students

Institution: Penn State University

Talk Title: What I Wish I Had Known: Resources and Reflections of Senior Grad Students

Format: In-person
Seminar Recording

Week 6, February 16

Speaker: Michelle Jones

Institution: MedVal Scientific Information Services

Talk Title: Writing the Science: A Career in Medical Writing

Format: In-person
Seminar Recording

Week 7, February 23

Speaker: Yi Hong, PhD, FAHA

Institution: University of Texas at Arlington

Talk Title: Synthetic and Natural Biomaterials for Cardiovascular Tissue Repair

Format: In-person
Seminar Recording

Week 8, March 2

Speaker: Catherine Berdanier, PhD

Institution: Penn State University

Talk Title: Like Solving a Puzzle without Knowing the Picture: Characterizing Doctoral Engineering Attrition and Persistence

Format: In-Person
Seminar Recording

Week 9, March 9

No class - Spring Break

Week 10, March 16

Speaker: Melissa Morrow, PhD

Institution: University of Texas Medical Branch

Talk Title: Capturing Daily Movement Behavior with Wearable Sensors and Remote Monitoring in Wheelchair Users to Understand Development of Secondary Disability

Format: In-Person
Seminar Recording

Week 11, March 23

Speaker: Jennifer Wayne, PhD

Institution: Virgina Tech

Talk Title: Translational 3D Joint Modeling

Format: In-Person

Week 12, March 30

Speaker: Treena Arinzeh, PhD

Institution: Columbia University

Talk Title: Functional Biomaterials - Mimicking the Native Extracellular Matrix for Tissue Regeneration

Format: In-Person

Week 13, April 16

Speaker: Jean-Michel Mongeau, PhD

Institution: Penn State University

Talk Title: Reverse Engineering How the Brain Controls Movement: Lessons from Insect Locomotion

Format: In-Person

Week 14, April 13

Speaker: Corinne Riggin, PhD

Institution: Exponent

Talk Title: The Pathway of a Biomedical Engineer in the World of Engineering and Scientific Consulting

Format: In-Person

Week 15, April 20

Speaker: Virginia Aragon Sanabria, PhD

Institution: ThermoFisher

Talk Title: Translation of Nanoparticle Platforms: From Bench to Bedside

Format: Virtual

Week 16, April 27

Speaker: Milica Radisic, PhD, PEng

Institution: University of Toronto

Talk Title: Engineering Healthy and Diseased Myocardial Tissues

Format: Virtual

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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