Seminar Schedule

Spring 2018 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Host Title
1/11/18 Paul Medvedev (CS & BMB) Sailahari/
1/18/18 Katharina Maisel Cheng Dong  
1/25/18 Christopher Rodell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar,
Center for Systems Biology,
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Cheng Dong Development of Tissue Instructive Materials for Clinical Application
2/1/18 Courtney Dumont, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar,
University of Michigan
Cheng Dong Reconstructing the Nervous System through Tissue Engineered Microenvironments
2/8/18 Aida Ebrahimi (EE) Hancock On-chip Microbiology Analysis and Beyond
2/15/18 Elizabeth Hutchinson, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist,
Quantitative Medical Imaging Section, National Institutes of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, NIH
Cheng Dong Diffusion MRI “Microscopy” as a Multiscale Approach to Reveal Neuropathology After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
2/22/18 Emily Bell (BMB) Hancock Decreased Lamin A in Invasive Breast Cancer: A Key Node Controlling Mechanical and Biochemical Aspects of Metastasis
3/1/18 Irene Wang Sailahari/
Imaging the Epileptic Brain
3/15/18 Chuanbing Tang
Distinguished Professor,
University of South Carolina
Yong Wang Controlling Macromolecular Structures Towards Robust Antimicrobial Biomaterials
3/22/18 Jim Adair (MatSci) Students  
3/29/18 Weihong Qiu Hancock Kinesin-14s: Moving into a New Paradigm
4/5/18 David Kristensen
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
University of Iowa
Hancock Identifying Viruses in (Meta-)Genomic Sequence Data: The Human Intestinal Tract, Bacterial Pathogens, and Global Interconnected Networks
4/12/18 Shih-Kang Fan   3D Heterogeneous Hydrogels with Assembled Droplets and Cells on an Electromicrofluidic Platform
4/19/18 Dino Ravnic (CoM) Medina Adipose — A Biologic Dispensary
4/26/18 Jean-Michel Mongeau (ME) Hancock Reverse Engineering Neuro-Mechanical Feedback Control in Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion

Time and Location:

  • All biomedical engineering seminars are held on Thursdays from 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in 112 Kern 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