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Spring Term
Academic Year 2016-17

Seminars and Events

Date Title

April 05,

2017

Speaker: Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA, Design Science, Philadelphia, PA

Title: Making Medical Devices Safe and Easy to Use

April 12,

2017

Speakers: Michael S. Weingarten, MD, MBA, FACS, Professor and Assistant Dean, Dept. of Surgery, Drexel College of Medicine / Michael Neidrauer, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Translational Research: The Use of Near Infrared Light in the Detection of Deep Tissue Injury and in the Quantification of Wound Healing

April 19,

2017

Speaker: Danielle S. Bassett, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

Title: Large-scale Brain Network Dynamics in Health and Disease: Reconfiguration Phenotypes and Structural Predictors

April 26,

2017

Speaker: Seth J. Goldenberg, PhD, Director of Product Development Strategy, North American Science Associates (NAMSA)

Title: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Strategies for Global Launch of Medical Devices and Successful Clinical Trials

May 03,

2017

Speaker: Behrad Noudoost, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Montana State University

Title: Untangling the Neural Circuitry of Attention

May 10,

2017

Speaker: Ramin Pashaie, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Title: Optogenetic Brain Interfaces

May 17,

2017

NO SEMINAR – BIOMED Spring 2017 Senior Design Showcase

May 24,

2017

Speaker: Richard D. Cummings, PhD, Director of the National Center for Functional Glycomics and Professor of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University Medical School

Title: The Biological Roles of Glycoconjugates in Inflammation and Cancer Biology: O-Glycans Rule

May 31,

2017

Speaker: John Kounios, PhD, Director, Doctoral Program in Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Professor of Psychology, Drexel University

Title: Brain Mechanisms of Creative Problem Solving

Thesis Defenses and Proposals

Date Title

April 14,

2017

Speaker: Basak Doyran Sitik, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Nanoscale Structure-Mechanics Principles of Murine Joint Tissues

April 24,

2017

Speaker: Qing Li, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health System

Title: Role of Meniscus Micromechanics in Joint Function and Osteoarthritis

April 24,

2017

Speaker: Adam Ferreira, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Predicting Angular Displacement of Medical Devices in an MRI Scanner Bore Using COMSOL Multiphysics

April 25,

2017

Speaker: Gabrielle Toner, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Development of a Cardiac Left Heart Simulator for Prosthetic Valve Evaluation

May 05,

2017

Speaker: Nathan Tessema Ersumo, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: The Design of Printed Hybrid Constructs to Serve as Cartilage Templates for Bone Repair

May 05,

2017

Speaker: Abraham Lin, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Induction of Immunogenic Cell Death with Non-Thermal Plasma for Cancer Immunotherapy

May 09,

2017

Speaker: Gregory Antell, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Identification of HIV-1 Genetic Associations with Coreceptor Usage and Neurocognitive Impairment

May 12,

2017

Speaker: Honghui Zhang, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Traveling Waves in the Human Brain

May 18,

2017

Speaker: Eliza Fredette, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: A Morphological Analysis of Metal Transfer Surface Damage to Ceramic and Cobalt Chrome Femoral Heads: A Retrieval Study

May 24,

2017

Speaker: Carli Moorehead, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Materials Science and Engineering

Title: Biomimetic Proteoglycan Interactions with Type I Collagen Investigated via 2D and 3D TEM

May 31,

2017

Speaker: Michael Koerner, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Design and Characterization of the Exo-Skin Haptic Device: A Novel Tendon Actuated Textile Hand Exoskeleton

June 01,

2017

Speaker: Arpit Shah, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Elucidating the Effects of Interstitial Fluid Flow on Hepatocellular Carcinoma Invasion

June 07,

2017

Speaker: Reed Vennel, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Shoulder Stiffness: Quantification of Overuse Injury in Competitive Swimmers

June 07,

2017

Speaker: Neil Mittal, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

Title: Model Driven Optimization of Drug Delivery for Spinal Cord Injury