Seminar Schedule

Fall 2018 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Host Title
8/23/18 Dr. Elizabeth Proctor
Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery and Pharmacology
Penn State
Igor Aronson Systems Pathology: Connecting the Pieces of Complex Disease Physiology
8/30/18 Dr. Vyacheslav Rotkin
Frontier Professor
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Penn State
Igor Aronson From Seeing at Single-Molecule Scale to Monitoring Molecular Activity
9/6/18 Dr. Mark Hedglin
Assistant Professor of Chemistry and the Huck Institute of the Life Sciences Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Penn State
Justin Pritchard Regulation of PCNA monoubiquitination, a post-translational modification critical to DNA Damage Tolerance
9/13/18 Dr. Hui Yang
Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Penn State
Igor Aronson Physical-Statistical Modeling and Optimization of Complex Cardiovascular Systems – Better Heart Beats Through Engineering
9/20/18 Dr. Ping Nian He
Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Penn State
Cheng Dong Red Blood Cell Released ATP in Disturbed Blood Flow-Initiated Vascular Inflammation and Atherosclerosis
9/27/18 Dr. Patrick Drew
Huck Distinguished Associate Professor of Neural Engineering and Neurosurgery
Depts. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering
Igor Aronson Neural circuits and systemic factors controlling cerebral blood flow and oxygenation
10/4/18 Dr. Paul Janmey
IME & Department of Physiology
University of Pennsylvania
Igor Aronson Non-linear Elasticity and Relaxation in Cells, Tissues and Biopolymer Networks
10/11/18 Dr. Daniel Cosgrove
Eberly Chair and Professor of Biology
Penn State
Spencer Szczesny Biomechanics of Plant Cell Wall Growth: Nano-Scale and Macro-Scale Behaviors
10/18/18 Dr. Angela Brown
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Lehigh University
Yong Wang Inhibition of Bacterial Toxin Delivery as an Anti-Virulence Strategy
10/25/18 Dr. Joseph Liao
Associate Professor of Urology
Stanford University
Pak Kin Wong Emerging Optical Imaging Technologies and Molecular Diagnostics for Bladder Cancer
11/1/18 Dr. Vivek Shenoy
Distinguished Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
Spencer Szczesny Cell-Matrix Interactions in Fibrosis and Cancer: Multiscale Mechano-Chemical Models
11/8/18 Dr. Richard Kinard
DuPont Senior Engineering Associate (RET)
DuPont deNemours – Engineering Research and Technology
Cheng Dong Your Future in Biomedical Engineering
11/15/18 Dr. Thomas O’Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Notre Dame
Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli Diffuse Optical Imaging of Breast Cancer Risk and Treatment Response
11/29/18 Dr. Lev Tsimring
Research Scientist & Associate Director of the BioCircuits Institute
University of California, San Diego
Igor Aronson Pattern Formation in Multi-Strain Bacterial Colonies
12/6/18 Dr. Reuben Kraft
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Penn State
Igor Aronson “Title to be announced”

Time and Location:

  • All biomedical engineering seminars are held on Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in 158 Willard Building, unless otherwise noted.


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

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614