Seminar Schedule

Spring 2019 Seminar Schedule
Date Speaker Host Title
1/10/19 Dr. Nikolay Dokholyan
G. Thomas Passananti Professor Vice Chair for Research Department of Pharmacology Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Penn State College of Medicine
Cheng Dong Molecular Design for Research and Therapeutics


Dr. Kaitlin Fogg
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Cheng Dong Engineering and Systems Biology Strategies for Investigating Macrophage-Cancer Cross-talk
1/24/19 Dr. Aleksandra Urbanska
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Cheng Dong Engineering Approaches to Unravel the Role of the Gastrointestinal System in Human Physiology and Pathology
1/31/19 Dr. Edward Guo
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Department Chair
Cheng Dong Bone Bioengineering: Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond
2/7/19 Dr. Charles Anderson
Professor, Computer Science Department
Colorado State University 
Justin Brown Sticking Together Through Thick and Thin: Balancing Cell Adhesion and Expansion in Plants

Dr. Reka Albert
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology
Penn State

Toward Control of Disease-Related Signal Transduction Networks

Dr. Kaiming Ye
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Binghamton University

Building Tissue Niches for Regenerating Physiologically Functional Human Islet Organoids from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
2/28/19 Dr. Thomas Neuberger Director 
High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility
Hucks Institutes of the Life Sciences
Penn State
Yong Wang Recent Exciting Developments in Preclinical High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
3/7/19 Spring Break, No Seminar
3/14/19 Dr. Yuguo "Leo" Lei
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Scalable, Dissolvable, and Cell-Friendly 3D Microfluidics for Cell Manufacturing

Dr. Yan Xu
Associate Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Yong Wang

PLEASE NOTE: This seminar will be held in 211 Hallowell Building from 2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Pioneering Nanofluidics for New Chemistry, Biology, and Materials Science

3/21/19  Dr. Glenn Gaudette
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Cheng Dong Crossing Biological Kingdoms: Development of Spinach Leaves as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering
3/28/19 Dr. Xin Yu
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, Physiology and Biophysics
Case Western Reserve University
Nanyin Zhang Assessing Muscle Metabolism by Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging
4/4/19 Dr. Bin He
Department Head, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Center for Neural Basis of Cognition
Cheng Dong TBD

Dr. David Odde
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota

Igor Aronson TBD
4/18/19 Dr. Melik Demirel
Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Materials Research Institute
Penn State
Directed Evolution of Tandem Repeat Fibrous Proteins
 4/25/19  Dr. Dawn Elliot
Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering
University of Delaware
Cheng Dong Multi-Scale Mechanics of Musculoskeletal Tissues

Time and Location:

  • All biomedical engineering seminars are held on Thursdays from 12:05 to 1:20 p.m. in 362 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

122 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614