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Seminar and Thesis Event Archive

Date Title Speaker(s)

6/25/2020 9:00:00 AM

Investigation of Modular Taper Material and Design Factors That Affect Mechanically-Assisted Crevice Corrosion at the Femoral Head-Stem Interfaces in Total Hip Arthroplasties

Speaker(s)

Sevi Berna Kocagoz, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/22/2020 12:00:00 PM

Roles of Type V Collagen in the Joint Development and Osteoarthritis of Temporomandibular Joint

Speaker(s)

Prashant Chandrasekaran, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/8/2020 3:00:00 PM

Towards a Comprehensive Solution to Cartilage Repair: Combining Mechanotransduction with Drug Delivery

Speaker(s)

Shubhra Rastogi, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Li-Hsin (Leo) Han, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics College of Engineering Drexel University

6/8/2020 11:00:00 AM

Investigating the Electrophysiological Response of Brachial Plexus Nerves When Subjected to Stretch

Speaker(s)

Radhika Gangakhedkar, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/4/2020 12:00:00 PM

Automated Genomic Wide Variants Analysis and Reporting Pipeline

Speaker(s)

Nhat Duong, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Michael Xie, PhD Supervisory Bioinformatics Scientist Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

6/4/2020 10:00:00 AM

Cell Surface Env Transformation and Membrane Disruption by HIV-1 Entry Inhibitors

Speaker(s)

Charles G. Ang, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Irwin Chaiken, PhD Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology College of Medicine Drexel University Ken Barbee, PhD Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Associate Dean for Research School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/2/2020 3:30:00 PM

UV-Assisted Functionalization of 3D-Printed PEEK for Use in Spinal Fusion Cages

Speaker(s)

Paul M. DeSantis, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Michele Marcolongo, PhD Department Head and Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Drexel University

5/28/2020 3:30:00 PM

eNOS O-GlcNAcylation in Endothelial Cell Dysfunction: The Restorative Effects of Fluvastatin

Speaker(s)

Danika Meldrum, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD Research Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics College of Engineering Drexel University

5/28/2020 12:00:00 PM

Noninvasive Intracardiac Pressure Estimation Utilizing Subharmonic Aided Pressure Estimation (SHAPE)

Speaker(s)

Cara Esposito, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Jaydev Dave, PhD Associate Professor of Radiology Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University Peter Lewin, PhD Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/27/2020 12:00:00 PM

The Design of an Apparatus for Creating a Model Drug Eluting Stent (DES)

Speaker(s)

Rebecca L. Kitchmire, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/22/2020 12:00:00 PM

Integrated Switchable Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) for Pediatric Patients

Speaker(s)

Harutyun (Harut) Sarkisyan, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/8/2020 10:00:00 AM

Altering Metabolism Repolarizes Pro-Inflammatory Human Macrophages

Speaker(s)

Bhavani Singh, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Kara Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/5/2020 1:00:00 PM

Multiscale and Multimodal Structure-Function Analysis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Beth G. Ashinsky, MD/PhD Candidate College of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Advisors: Robert L. Mauck, PhD Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research in Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Bioengineering McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

4/24/2020 9:00:00 AM

Modulation of Spinal Shox2 Interneurons by Synaptic Input from Sensory Afferents and Local Locomotor Circuits

Speaker(s)

Erik Li, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Kimberly Dougherty, PhD Associate Professor Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy College of Medicine Drexel University Catherine Von Reyn, PhD Assistant Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/31/2020 2:00:00 PM

A Modified Parallel Plate Flow Chamber to Study Local Endothelial Response to Recirculating Disturbed Flow

Speaker(s)

Jason Sedlak, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics College of Engineering Drexel University Amy Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/20/2020 2:00:00 PM

Neural Correlates of Human Performance in Operational Settings

Speaker(s)

Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/13/2020 10:30:00 AM

A Multiscale Computational Platform in the Design of a Geometrically Tunable Blood Shunt for Norwood Recipients

Speaker(s)

Ellen Garven, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/11/2020 4:00:00 PM

Using Modern Molecular Approaches to Combat Age-old Agricultural Problems

Speaker(s)

Cheryl Armstrong, PhD Research Microbiologist US Department of Agriculture ARS ERRC

3/5/2020 10:30:00 AM

Hybrid Continuous Flow Dual-Support Pediatric Artificial Heart

Speaker(s)

Matthew Hirschhorn, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/4/2020 4:00:00 PM

Targeting CD4 Helper Function in HIV Vaccine Development

Speaker(s)

Elias Haddad, PhD Professor, Department of Medicine Director, MD/PHD Program Drexel University College of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine

2/26/2020 4:00:00 PM

The Future of Entrepreneurship

Speaker(s)

Rudy Karsan Managing Partner Karlani Capital Philadelphia, PA

2/21/2020 8:00:00 AM

Assessment of Cognition and Neuromodulation Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Mental Health

Speaker(s)

Adrian Curtin, Dual PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Shanbao Tong, PhD Professor School of Biomedical Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Jijun Wang, PhD Professor Shanghai Mental Health Center School of Medicine Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

2/19/2020 4:00:00 PM

Footprints, Fairness, and the Future of the Planet

Speaker(s)

Paul Brandt-Rauf, ScD, MD, DrPH Distinguished University Professor and Dean School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

2/12/2020 4:00:00 PM

A Road to Performance Improvement and Beyond: Optimizing Early Pregnancy Failure Management in Emergency Departments

Speaker(s)

Elizabeth Datner, MD, FACEP Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine Einstein Healthcare Network Professor of Emergency Medicine Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University

2/5/2020 4:00:00 PM

Technical Career Field Program (TCF): Biomedical Engineering

Speaker(s)

Roscoe C. Bowen, PhD, MBA Chief, Healthcare Technology Management Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center Philadelphia, PA

2/5/2020 2:00:00 PM

A Reaction-Diffusion Model of Neurofibrillary Tangle Propagation through the Neocortex as Represented by 18F Flortaucipir PET

Speaker(s)

Ian A. Kennedy, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Andres Kriete, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Michael David Devous, Sr, PhD VP, Imaging Development Avid Radiopharmaceuticals

1/31/2020 11:00:00 AM

Understanding how HIV-1 Tat Variation influences Transactivation Potential

Speaker(s)

Robert William Link, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Brian Wigdahl, PhD Professor and Chair Department of Microbiology and Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Will Dampier, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine

1/31/2020 9:30:00 AM

Neural Assessment of Consumer Preferences for Food Products

Speaker(s)

Amanda Sargent, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Rajneesh Suri, PhD Vice Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships LeBow College of Business Drexel University

1/29/2020 4:00:00 PM

Surface Property of Nanomaterials: A Critical Parameter for Nanomedicines

Speaker(s)

Hao Cheng, PhD Associate Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) College of Engineering Drexel University

1/22/2020 4:00:00 PM

Tracing Mitotic Division History with Genome-wide DNA Methylation Loss

Speaker(s)

Wanding Zhou, PhD Assistant Professor Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) University of Pennsylvania

1/22/2020 12:00:00 PM

Chondroitin Sulfate Conjugated Nanofiber Shish Kebabs as Biomimetic Bone Templates

Speaker(s)

Tony Yu, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Michele Marcolongo, PhD Department Head and Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Drexel University Christopher Li, PhD Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Drexel University

1/15/2020 4:00:00 PM

Game Changers in Training and Human Performance Research

Speaker(s)

Kurtulus Izzetoglu, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

1/8/2020 4:00:00 PM

Technology Made Easy

Speaker(s)

Donald Herzog, MSEE Independent Engineering Consultant Medical Technology

12/20/2019 2:30:00 PM

Next-generation Sequence Data Analysis for Dissecting Molecular Mechanisms in Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease

Speaker(s)

John Stephen Malamon, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Andres Kriete, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/12/2019 10:30:00 AM

Long-Term Inhibition of Biofilm Formation on Silicone Urinary Catheters Utilizing Thin Film Coatings

Speaker(s)

Camilla A. Nix, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Yinghui Zhong, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/6/2019 12:00:00 PM

Piezoelectric Plate Sensor for Isolation-free and Amplification-free Detection Through an Innovative Combustion-free Aqueous Materials Synthesis Route

Speaker(s)

Song Han, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Wan Y. Shih, PhD Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Wei-Heng Shih, PhD Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Drexel University

12/4/2019 4:00:00 PM

Engineering Innovation: From Idea to Market Through Concepts and Case Studies

Speaker(s)

Jennifer Vondran, MScEng Quality and Regulatory Manager of Saranas, Inc. Co-Author of Engineering Innovation Co-Partner of Keystone Scientific, Inc. Benjamin Legum, MScEng Managing Director of OrthoBistro, LLC Co-Author of Engineering Innovation Co-Partner of Keystone Scientific, Inc.

11/26/2019 11:00:00 AM

Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) on Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC) Chondrogenesis

Speaker(s)

Dinesh Parate, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate National University of Singapore (NUS)

11/20/2019 4:00:00 AM

Visceral Pain: The Physiology and Management

Speaker(s)

Bin Feng, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Connecticut (UConn)

11/13/2019 4:00:00 PM

Application of Droplet Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) to Improve Food Safety

Speaker(s)

Joseph Capobianco, PhD Research Materials Engineer United States Department of Agriculture

11/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

Using Bioengineering Approaches to Understand the Mechanism, Treatment, and Prevention of Nervous System Injuries

Speaker(s)

Anita Singh, PhD Chair and Associate Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering Widener University

11/4/2019 12:00:00 PM

Comprehensive Analysis of Subtelomeres by Genome Mapping and Sequencing

Speaker(s)

Eleanor Young, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Ming Xiao, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

10/30/2019 4:00:00 AM

Convergence of Single Cell Assays, Bioinformatics, and Simulation to Study Tissue Injury and Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Rajanikanth Vadigepalli, PhD Vice Chair of Research Professor of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Daniel Baugh Institute for Functional Genomics/Computational Biology Thomas Jefferson University

10/23/2019 4:00:00 PM

Their Strength Is Their Weakness: Targeting Cancer Cells With Their Own Weapon

Speaker(s)

Ceyda Acilan Ayhan, PhD Assistant Professor School of Medicine Koc University Istanbul, Turkey

10/2/2019 4:00:00 PM

Ethics and Academic Integrity

Speaker(s)

Andres Kriete, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University John Domzalski, JD, MPH, FCPP Adjunct Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Jay Bhatt Liaison Librarian for Engineering W.W. Hagerty Library Drexel University

9/25/2019 12:00:00 PM

Macrophage Phenotype Transition as the Biological Mechanism of Chronic Wound Healing Treated with Non-Thermal, Non-Cavitational, Therapeutic Ultrasound

Speaker(s)

Olivia Ngo, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Peter A. Lewin Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

9/11/2019 9:00:00 AM

Fused Filament Fabrication of Polyetheretherketone (PEEK) for Total Knee Arthroplasty: Development of a 3D Printed Antibiotic-Loaded Porous Bone Ingrowth Surface

Speaker(s)

Hannah Spece, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Joseph Sarver, PhD Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

9/9/2019 1:00:00 PM

Characterizing the Macrophage Response to Immunomodulatory Biomaterials Through Gene Set Analyses

Speaker(s)

Sarah Blatt, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

9/5/2019 10:00:00 AM

Development of Deformity Specific Finite Element Models for Surgical Simulation of Anterior Vertebral Body Tether for Treating Scoliosis in Pediatric Subjects

Speaker(s)

Girish Viraraghavan, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

9/4/2019 9:00:00 AM

Total Knee Replacement: Evaluating the Local and Systemic Collection and Biological Impact of Cobalt and Other Metallic Debris

Speaker(s)

Christina Arnholt, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Joseph Sarver, PhD Teaching Professsor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

8/28/2019 1:00:00 PM

Utilizing a Convolutional Neural Network To Predict HIV-1 Tat Biological Functions and the Impact of Tat Genetic Variation on Neurocognitive Impairment

Speaker(s)

Angela Tomita, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Will Dampier, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine

8/22/2019 2:00:00 PM

Mechanotransduction Regulates Endothelial Cell Behavior in an In Vitro Blood Brain Barrier Model

Speaker(s)

Aylin Sendemir, PhD Professor of Engineering Department of Bioengineering Ege University Izmir, Turkey

8/22/2019 1:00:00 PM

Role of Decorin in the Structure and Mechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage

Speaker(s)

Biao Han, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

8/2/2019 10:00:00 AM

Characterizing the Induction of Senescence by Tau and Beta-amyloid in Rat Astrocytes

Speaker(s)

Shanmathi Sivakumar Pandian, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Claudio Torres, PhD Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Drexel University College of Medicine

8/1/2019 1:30:00 PM

Minor Fibril-Forming Collagens Are the Key Regulators of Collagen Fibrillar Structure and Biomechanics in Cartilaginous Tissues

Speaker(s)

Chao Wang, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

7/23/2019 1:00:00 PM

Investigation of Light Propagation and Detection in Human Head Under Healthy and Clinical Settings

Speaker(s)

Lei Wang, Phd Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Healthy Systems Drexel University Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Healthy Systems Drexel University Meltem Izzetoglu, PhD Associate Research Professor College of Engineering Villanova University

7/18/2019 10:00:00 AM

Additive Manufacturing of Polyetheretherketone for Intervertebral Devices: Evaluating the Impact of Process Parameters in Interfacial Bonding Strength for Fused Filament Fabricated PEEK

Speaker(s)

Cemile Basgul, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/28/2019 10:00:00 AM

Optogenetically Mediated Neuromodulation Paired with Exercised Based Rehabilitation in Adult Transected Rats Enhances Voluntary Control of Trunk Muscle Segments Below Injury Leading to Alterations in Spinal Circuitry

Speaker(s)

Kendall Ankudovich Schmidt, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Simon F. Giszter, PhD Professor Neurobiology and Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine

6/12/2019 12:00:00 PM

Total Hip Replacement: Insights in the Etiology of In Vivo Corrosion and an Electrochemical Framework for Quantitatively Evaluating its Impact on the Taper Connection

Speaker(s)

Genymphas Higgs, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Steven Kurtz, PhD Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/11/2019 1:00:00 PM

Structural Characterization and Introduction of Biomimetic Proteoglycans in Painful Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Model

Speaker(s)

Melissa E. Franklin, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Michele Marcolongo, PhD Department Head and Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Drexel University Beth Winkelstein, PhD Eduardo D. Glandt President's Distinguished Professor Department of Bioengineering School of Engineering and Applied Science University of Pennsylvania Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/7/2019 2:00:00 PM

SnS Quantum Dot Molecular Imaging Probe and Piezoelectric Plate Sensor: Biomedical Engineering Through Innovative Aqueous Materials Synthesis

Speaker(s)

Song Han, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Wan Y. Shih, PhD Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Wei-Heng Shih, PhD Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering College of Engineering Drexel University

6/6/2019 10:00:00 AM

Computational Models of Endothelial Cell Growth Factor Kinetics and Glucose Metabolism

Speaker(s)

Jonathan Garcia, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD Research Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics College of Engineering Drexel University Kenneth A. Barbee, PhD Professor Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/5/2019 3:30:00 PM

A Study of the Relationships Between Early Onset Scoliosis, Thoracic Deformity, and Pulmonary Function

Speaker(s)

Jennifer Sanville, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/5/2019 3:00:00 PM

Detection of Clinically-relevant Large-scale Genomic Variation from Short-read Sequencing Data

Speaker(s)

Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Laura Conlin, PhD, FACMG Director, Genomics Diagnostics Laboratory The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Ming Xiao, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/5/2019 1:00:00 PM

Biomaterial-mediated Control over Macrophage Behavior for Tissue Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Claire Witherel, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Kara Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/5/2019 12:00:00 PM

Development of an Improved Fabrication Method for an Ultrasound-Sensitive Platform for Drug Delivery to Hypoxic Tumor Sites

Speaker(s)

Purva Vaidya, Master’s Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Margaret Wheatley, PhD John M. Reid Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

6/5/2019 4:00:00 AM

Long-Term Human-Robot Bonding

Speaker(s)

Ewart de Visser, PhD Scientific Director Warfighter Effectiveness Research Center United States Air Force Academy

6/3/2019 10:00:00 AM

Flow Effects on Endothelial Cell Glucose Metabolism: Glycolytic Flux and O-GlcNAcylation in Health and Disease

Speaker(s)

Sarah Basehore, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD Associate Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics College of Engineering Drexel University Kenneth A. Barbee, PhD Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/31/2019 9:00:00 AM

Characterization of Testosterone-loaded Polydimethylsiloxane Pellets for a Mouse Model of Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Speaker(s)

John Quinlan, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Alessandro Fatatis, MD, PhD Professor Department of Pharmacology and Physiology Drexel University College of Medicine Fred Allen, PhD Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/29/2019 4:00:00 PM

Modeling Epithelial-Effector Cell Crosstalk in the Pathogenesis of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease

Speaker(s)

Alessandro Venosa, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

5/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

Designing a Novel Immunomodulatory Surface Modification To Promote Biomaterial-tissue Integration

Speaker(s)

Emily Beth Lurier, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor:  Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor  School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/23/2019 11:30:00 AM

New Continuous-flow Total Artificial Heart for Use in Smaller Sized Adults and Pediatric Patients

Speaker(s)

Carson Solon Fox, PhD Candidate
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University Advisor: 
Amy L. Throckmorton, PhD
Associate Professor 
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems
Drexel University 

5/22/2019 4:00:00 PM

The Developing Brain in Down Syndrome: Insights from Structural Neuroimaging

Speaker(s)

Nancy Raitano Lee, PhD Assistant Professor Director of MS and Accelerated BS/MS Programs Department of Psychology Drexel University

5/15/2019 4:00:00 PM

Dopamine D3 Receptors and Parkinson’s Disease: Unraveling a Biased Story

Speaker(s)

Sandhya Kortagere, PhD Associate Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine

5/15/2019 3:00:00 PM

Early Prediction of Pressure Injury Development Using Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy

Speaker(s)

Speaker: Alec Lafontant, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors:  Leonid Zubkov, PhD Research Professor  School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Michael Neidrauer, PhD Assistant Professor  School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/8/2019 4:00:00 PM

Probing Brain Activation During Eating in Humans Using Functional Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)

Speaker(s)

Jennifer A. Nasser, PhD, RD Associate Professor and Director of the PhD Program Department of Nutrition Sciences College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) Drexel University

5/2/2019 2:00:00 PM

Utilizing the Innate Immune System to Mitigate Secondary Injury Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Speaker(s)

Kathryn Leigh Wofford, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University D. Kacy Cullen, PhD Research Associate Professor Department of Neurosurgery University of Pennsylvania

5/1/2019 4:00:00 PM

Diffusion MRI in Ultra-high Field

Speaker(s)

Hao Huang, PhD Research Associate Professor, Department of Radiology Faculty Director, Small Animal Imaging Facility Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

4/25/2019 9:00:00 AM

Multiscale and Multimodal Structure-Function Analysis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Beth G. Ashinsky, MD/PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Robert L. Mauck, PhD Mary Black Ralston Professor for Education and Research In Orthopaedic Surgery Department: Orthopaedic Surgery Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

4/24/2019 4:00:00 PM

Medical Imaging for Both Developing and Developed Countries

Speaker(s)

Qun Chen, PhD  CEO of Central Research Institute (CRI) United Imaging Healthcare (UIH)  Shanghai, China

4/17/2019 4:00:00 PM

weServe “Service through Innovation” at Drexel University: Impact of the Program and Lessons Learned

Speaker(s)

Shirin Karsan, MBE

4/10/2019 4:00:00 PM

Harnessing the Inflammatory Response for Tissue Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

4/3/2019 4:00:00 AM

Therapeutic Ultrasound: Applications and Examples

Speaker(s)

Christopher R. Bawiec, PhD Senior Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher School of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Applied Physics Lab Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound University of Washington

3/21/2019 10:00:00 AM

Contribution of Scaffold Crosslinking and Pro-inflammatory Signals to Vascularization of Biomaterials In Vivo

Speaker(s)

Alicia Clark, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Kara L. Spiller, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/18/2019 11:00:00 AM

Understanding the Effects of Age and Safety Countermeasures on Occupant Kinematics in Low-Acceleration, Time-Extended Events

Speaker(s)

Christine Holt, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Kristy Arbogast, PhD Co-Scientific Director and Director of Engineering Center for Injury Research and Prevention Co-Director Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies R. Anderson Pew Distinguished Chair of Pediatrics Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania

3/14/2019 10:00:00 AM

Optimization of a Physiology Based Pharmacokinetic Model for Drug Interaction Predictions with Application to Esketamine

Speaker(s)

Shayne Watson, Master's Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Andres Kriete, PhD Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/13/2019 4:00:00 PM

A "Thera-nostic" Approach to Improving Chronic Wound Outcomes with Optical and Acoustic Instrumentation

Speaker(s)

Michael Neidrauer, PhD Assistant Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

3/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

Patient Centricity, Clinical Innovation and Real World Evidence

Speaker(s)

Dalia El-Sherif, PhD Co-Founder and CEO iTakeControl Gul Serbest, PhD Director of Clinical Development

3/1/2019 12:00:00 PM

Suborbital Spaceflight Vehicle Analysis for Single Pilot Operations

Speaker(s)

Scott Tyson Glaser, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Joseph Sarver, PhD Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

2/13/2019 4:00:00 PM

Human Brain Tumors: A Story of Molecules and Models

Speaker(s)

Atom Sarkar, MD/PhD Global Neurosciences Institute, LLC Drexel Neurosciences Institute Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery Director of Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Surgery

2/6/2019 4:00:00 PM

Targeting Neurocognitive Impairment in HIV Infection: HAND in HAND with Chemokines

Speaker(s)

Olimpia Meucci, MD, PhD Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology Director, Center of Neuroimmunology and CNS Therapeutics Institute of Molecular Medicine and Infectious Diseases Drexel University College of Medicine

1/30/2019 4:00:00 PM

Crushing It with Exponential Technologies!

Speaker(s)

Godfrey Nazareth President and CEO X-Biomedical, Inc.

1/28/2019 3:00:00 PM

Biomechanics of the Pericellular Matrix: Roles in Cartilage Development and Osteoarthritis

Speaker(s)

Daphney Chery, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

1/28/2019 12:00:00 PM

Decision-making and Learning Mechanisms in Parietal Cortex

Speaker(s)

Vasileios Christopoulos, PhD Research Faculty Division of Biology and Biological Engineering Director of Neurotechnology Chen Brain-Machine Interface Center California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

1/24/2019 12:00:00 PM

A Molecular Switch That Controls Filopodia Target Selection

Speaker(s)

Yuting Mao, PhD Research Fellow Department of Neuroscience Thomas Jefferson University

1/23/2019 4:00:00 PM

Finding the Time To Optimize Therapy

Speaker(s)

Ron Anafi, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology Translational Research Laboratories University of Pennsylvania

1/23/2019 2:00:00 PM

Biomaterials-based Drug Delivery Systems for Attenuating Secondary Injury Mechanisms Following Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Speaker(s)

Robert Shultz, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Yinghui Zhong, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

1/17/2019 12:00:00 PM

From Sensation to Action

Speaker(s)

Vikas Bhandawat, PhD Assistant Professor of Biology Assistant Professor in Neurobiology Duke University

1/16/2019 4:00:00 PM

Thalamic Modulation of Cognition and Social Behavior via Modulation of E/I Balance in the Prefrontal Cortex (PFC)

Speaker(s)

Wen-Jun Gao, M.D., PhD Professor Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Drexel University College of Medicine

1/14/2019 12:00:00 PM

Mapping Space in the Hippocampal Formation: External Inputs and Internal Dynamics

Speaker(s)

Francesco Savelli, PhD Assistant Research Scientist Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience

12/17/2018 1:00:00 PM

Microbial Characteristics of Chronic Respiratory Disease

Speaker(s)

Joshua Earl, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Garth Ehrlich, PhD Professor Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Otolaryngology Drexel University College of Medicine Andres Kriete, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/7/2018 3:00:00 PM

Role of Meniscus Micromechanics in Joint Function and Osteoarthritis

Speaker(s)

Qing Li, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, PhD Assistant Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/5/2018 4:00:00 PM

Engineering Personalized Neuromodulation

Speaker(s)

Marom Bikson, PhD The Shames Professor of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering City College of New York (CCNY) City University of New York (CUNY)

12/5/2018 2:00:00 PM

Single Telomere Length Measurement in a Single Cell

Speaker(s)

Heba Zuhair Abid, MS Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Ming Xiao, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/4/2018 1:30:00 PM

Potential of the Flavonoid Apigenin in Regulating Immune Cell Functions During Neuroinflammation in a RelB-dependent Manner

Speaker(s)

Rashida Ginwala, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisors: Pooja Jain, PhD Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Drexel University College of Medicine Adrian Shieh, PhD Associate Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

12/3/2018 1:00:00 PM

Analysis of Genomic Structures Involved in Chromosome 22q Deletion Syndrome

Speaker(s)

Steven Pastor, PhD Candidate School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Advisor: Ming Xiao, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Drexel University

11/30/2018 1:00:00 PM

Neural Assessment of Consumer Preferences for Food Products

Speaker(s)

Amanda Sargent, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Rajneesh Suri, PhD, Vice Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

11/30/2018 9:00:00 AM

Intrinsic Functional Brain Dynamics and Brain Morphology Predict Individual Differences in Interpersonal Trust

Speaker(s)

Frank Krueger, PhD Associate Professor of Systems Social Neuroscience School of Systems Biology Chief, Social Cognition and Interaction: Functional Imaging (SCI:FI) Lab George Mason University

11/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

The Story of The Axiom Anatomic™ Ankle Replacement System: A Novel Implant System Born from a Partnership Between Drexel University and Kinos Medical

Speaker(s)

Sorin Siegler, PhD Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) Drexel University Brian Garvey, MS CEO Kinos Medical, Inc.

11/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

Ultrasound-sensitive Microbubbles for Improving Diagnosis and Therapy

Speaker(s)

John Eisenbrey, PhD Associate Professor Department of Radiology Thomas Jefferson University

11/14/2018 1:30:00 PM

Noninvasive Intracardiac Pressure Estimation Utilizing Subharmonic Aided Pressure Estimation (SHAPE)

Speaker(s)

Cara Esposito, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Jaydev Dave, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Thomas Jefferson University Peter Lewin, PhD, Richard B. Beard Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

11/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

Elucidating Transcriptome Isoform Complexity Using Massive RNA-sequence Data

Speaker(s)

Yi Xing, PhD Francis West Lewis Chair Director, Center for Computational and Genomic Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

10/31/2018 4:00:00 PM

Endothelial Mechanobiology to Understand Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Speaker(s)

B. Rita Alevriadou, PhD Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering The Ohio State University

10/24/2018 4:00:00 PM

Functional Building Blocks to 3D Print Spatially Organized Biomaterials

Speaker(s)

Lesley W. Chow, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Materials Science and Engineering Department of Bioengineering Lehigh University

10/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

Continued Introductions to Faculty and to Library Resources

Speaker(s)

Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Lin Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University Jay Bhatt, Liaison Librarian, Engineering, W.W. Hagerty Library, Drexel University Kumru Kastro, Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences and Biodiversity, W.W. Hagerty Library, Drexel University

10/16/2018 11:00:00 AM

Investigation of Light Propagation and Detection in a Human Head in Healthy and Clinical Settings

Speaker(s)

Lei Wang, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Healthy Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Healthy Systems, Drexel University Meltem Izzetoglu, PhD, Research Professor, College of Engineering, Villanova University

10/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Precision Medicine

Speaker(s)

Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, PhD, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN Professor Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions

10/10/2018 11:30:00 AM

Afferent Modulation of Rhythm-generating Neurons in the Spinal Locomotor Central Pattern Generator

Speaker(s)

Erik Li, MD/PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Kimberly Dougherty, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, Drexel University Ilya Rybak, PhD, Professor, College of Medicine, Drexel University Catherine von Reyn, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

10/3/2018 2:00:00 PM

Symposium on Noninvasive Medical Technology

Speaker(s)

M. Brian Blake, Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost, Drexel University Kapil Dandekar, PhD, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering, Drexel University Wan Shih, PhD, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Basil Harris, '92, '94, MD, PhD, FACEP, Founder, Basil Leaf Technologies and Final Frontier Medical Devices; Emergency Medicine Physician, Main Line Health

9/26/2018 4:00:00 PM

Faculty Introductions and Ethics and Academic Integrity Seminar

Speaker(s)

Sri Balasubramanian, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University John Domzalski, JD, Adjunct Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Andres Kriete, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teaching Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Catherine von Reyn, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Wan Shih, PhD, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

9/24/2018 11:30:00 AM

Dissecting Molecular Phenotypes in Late-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD) Through a Combined Systems Approach

Speaker(s)

John S. Malamon, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Andres Kriete, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teaching Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

9/20/2018 1:00:00 PM

Development Towards a Clinically Relevant Gemcitabine Loaded Ultrasound Contrast Agent

Speaker(s)

David Karl Brown, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Margaret Wheatley, PhD, John M. Reid Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

9/18/2018 2:00:00 PM

Computational Modeling of a Geometrically Tunable Blood Shunt for Norwood Recipients

Speaker(s)

Ellen Garven, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

9/12/2018 3:00:00 PM

Molecular Mediators of Modality-Dependent Axon Facilitated Axon Regeneration Using Novel Tissue Engineered Nerve Grafts

Speaker(s)

Kritika Katiyar, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Doctoral Researcher, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Advisors: D. Kacy Cullen, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Yinghui Zhong, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

8/31/2018 9:00:00 AM

Generation, Computational Biofluid Mechanics, and Visualization of Complex Blood Flow Dynamics

Speaker(s)

Pablo Huang Zhang, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: J. Yasha Kresh, Professor, College of Medicine, Drexel University Kenneth Barbee, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

8/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

Fluid-Structure Interaction Analysis of an Implantable Axial Flow Blood Pump Impeller for Fontan Patients

Speaker(s)

Matthew Hirschhorn, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

6/28/2018 11:00:00 AM

Roles of Collagen V in the Joint Development and Osteoarthritis of Temporomandibular Joint

Speaker(s)

Prashant Chandrasekaran, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Lin Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

6/21/2018 10:00:00 AM

Fluid-Structure Analysis of a Collapsible Axial Impeller Pump Cage Design for the Fontan Circulation

Speaker(s)

Evan Alexander Bisirri, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

6/13/2018 11:00:00 AM

High-throughput Single-Molecule Telomere Length Characterization

Speaker(s)

Jennifer McCaffrey, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Ming Xiao, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

6/7/2018 11:00:00 AM

Evaluating Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Progression via Tissue Oxygenation and Perfusion Using Photoacoustic and Constrast-Enhanced Ultrasound

Speaker(s)

Ryan Margolis, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Peter A. Lewin, PhD, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University John Eisenbrey, PhD, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

6/6/2018 4:00:00 PM

Impact Innovation and Med-Tech Entrepreneurship

Speaker(s)

Mihir Shah Founder and CEO UE LIfeSciences Inc.

6/6/2018 1:00:00 PM

Subharmonic Aided Pressure Estimation (SHAPE) of Portal Hypertension

Speaker(s)

Ipshita Gupta, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Flemming Forsberg, PhD, College of Biomedical Sciencse, Thomas Jefferson University Peter A. Lewin, PhD, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

6/5/2018 10:00:00 AM

Is Fused Filament Fabrication a Viable Fabrication Method for Bioabsorbable Devices? Development of a 3D Printed Clip for Prevention of Spinal Fusion Infection

Speaker(s)

Jaclyn Schachtner, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Steven Kurtz, PhD, Associate Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/31/2018 2:00:00 PM

Age and Sex-related Analysis of Pediatric Spinal Motion and Comparisons with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)

Speaker(s)

Jeffrey Hoffman, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/31/2018 2:00:00 PM

Novel Calcium Dependent Mechanisms of NF-kappaB Activation Regulate Lymphocyte Tolerance and Immunity

Speaker(s)

Corbett T. Berry, MD/PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Bruce D. Freedman, VMD, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Uri Hershberg, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/30/2018 4:00:00 PM

Structural and Functional Characterization of Long Non-coding RNAs

Speaker(s)

Srinivas Somarowthu Assistant Professor Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Drexel University College of Medicine

5/30/2018 2:00:00 PM

Electrospun Scaffolds for Spinal Cord Explant Cultures

Speaker(s)

Reva M. Street, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Caroline L. Schauer, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

5/25/2018 12:00:00 PM

Integrated Switchable Ventricular Assist Devices for Pediatric Patients

Speaker(s)

Harutyun (Harut) Sarkisyan, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Amy Throckmorton, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/23/2018 4:00:00 PM

Tumor Metastases: How They Develop, Pre-clinical Models to Study Them, and Novel Therapeutic Strategies for Their Treatment

Speaker(s)

Alessandro Fatatis MD, PhD Professor of Pharmacology, Physiology and Pathology College of Medicine Drexel University

5/23/2018 3:00:00 PM

Reorganization of the Motor Cortex After Spinal Cord Injury

Speaker(s)

Jason Chickness, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Karen A. Moxon, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis; and Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/17/2018 12:00:00 PM

Observing the Brain-on-Task Using Functional Optical Brain Imaging

Speaker(s)

Hasan Ayaz, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

5/16/2018 4:00:00 PM

Waiting for Knowledge Translation: The Unfulfilled Promises of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) and Ischemic Conditioning

Speaker(s)

Kenneth Frumkin, PhD, MD, FACEP Educator, Researcher, Emergency Medicine Physician

5/9/2018 4:00:00 PM

Using Technology for Mental Health Evaluation, Treatment, and Patient Engagement

Speaker(s)

Adam Pardes Chief Operating Officer NeuroFlow Inc. PhD Candidate in Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania

5/7/2018 12:00:00 PM

Hypoxic Nitrite Reduction to Nitric Oxide: A Computational Modeling Approach

Speaker(s)

Yien Liu, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Dov Jaron, PhD, Calhoun Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Medicine, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/4/2018 1:00:00 PM

A Systems Approach to Modeling and Simulating Cellular Stochasticity and Adaptation Across Multiple Biological Scales

Speaker(s)

Justin Melunis, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Uri Hershberg, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

5/2/2018 4:00:00 PM

How to Do Good Machine Learning

Speaker(s)

Konrad P. Kording, PhD Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor Department of Neuroscience Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

4/25/2018 4:00:00 PM

Functional Optical Brain Imaging: The Journey from Concept to Commercialization

Speaker(s)

Banu Onaral, PhD H. H. Sun Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Senior Advisor to President, Global Innovation Partnerships Drexel University

4/18/2018 4:00:00 PM

A Bias-variance Tradeoff in Human Decision-making

Speaker(s)

Joshua Gold, PhD Professor Department of Neuroscience University of Pennsylvania

4/17/2018 1:00:00 PM

Osteoblasts Response to Surface Properties of Mineralized Nanofiber Shish Kebab Templates

Speaker(s)

Tony Yu, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Michele Marcolongo, PhD, Department Head and Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University Christopher Li, PhD, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

4/11/2018 4:00:00 PM

Evolution of a Polymer-shelled Ultrasound Contrast Agent

Speaker(s)

Margaret A. Wheatley, PhD John M. Reid Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

4/9/2018 12:00:00 PM

Using Neural Engineering Approaches for Stroke Rehabilitation

Speaker(s)

Tanuj Gulati, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Neurology University of California - San Francisco (UCSF), and San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center (SFVAMC) Center for Neural Engineering and Prosthesis UCSF and UC-Berkeley

3/26/2018 12:00:00 PM

Towards Anatomical and Transcriptional Profiling of Intact Organisms with Tissue Clearing, Custom Microscopy and Algorithms

Speaker(s)

Alon Greenbaum, PhD Life Sciences Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Division of Biology and Biological Engineering California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

3/20/2018 1:00:00 PM

The Protective Role of Shear Stress on Endothelial Cell Glucose Metabolism

Speaker(s)

Sarah Basehore, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University Kenneth A. Barbee, PhD, Professor, Senior Associate Dean, and Associate Dean for Research, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

3/19/2018 12:00:00 PM

Development of Tissue Instructive Materials for Biomedical Applications

Speaker(s)

Christopher Rodell, PhD Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Systems Biology

3/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

Nanotechnology in Genomic Studies

Speaker(s)

Ming Xiao, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

2/28/2018 4:00:00 PM

Dragon Hearts for Kids: A New Spin on Treatment Strategies for Pediatric Heart Failure

Speaker(s)

Amy Throckmorton, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems Drexel University

2/27/2018 3:00:00 PM

The Effects of Neighboring Regions of Disturbed Flow on the Functional Phenotype of Endothelial Cells Subjected to Laminar and Flow

Speaker(s)

Jason Sedlak, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel Univeristy Kenneth A. Barbee, PhD, Professor, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Dean for Research, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

2/26/2018 12:00:00 PM

A "Theranostic" Approach to Improving Chronic Wound Outcomes with Optical and Acoustic Instrumentation

Speaker(s)

Michael Neidrauer, PhD Assistant Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

2/24/2018 8:30:00 PM

Pulsed Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation and Its Applications in Treatment of Focal Cerebral Ischemia and Depression

Speaker(s)

Hangdao Li, Dual PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Advisors: Peter A. Lewin, PhD, Richard B. Beard Distinguished University Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Shanbao Tong, PhD, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)

2/21/2018 4:00:00 PM

Research at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute (Featuring Exposure Science with Dr. Nathaniel Snyder)

Speaker(s)

Craig Newschaffer, PhD Director, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics Associate Dean for Research School of Public Health Drexel University

2/19/2018 12:00:00 PM

A Multi-disciplinary Regenerative Medicine Approach to Resolving the Donor Lung Shortage

Speaker(s)

Jinho Kim, PhD Associate Research Scientist Department of Biomedical Engineering Columbia University

2/16/2018 12:00:00 PM

Understanding the Effects of Age and Safety Countermeasures on Occupant Kinematics in Low-Acceleration, Time-extended Events (LATEs)

Speaker(s)

Christine Holt, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Kristy Arbogast, PhD, Co-Scientific Director, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Research Associate Professor, The University of Pennsylvania

2/15/2018 9:00:00 AM

Total Hip Replacement: The Effect of in vivo Corrosion on the Strength of the Taper Connection

Speaker(s)

Genymphas Higgs, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Steven M. Kurtz, PhD, Associate Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

2/14/2018 4:00:00 PM

System Immunology: How Do We Know When We Have Sampled Enough?

Speaker(s)

Uri Hershberg, PhD Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems College of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology Drexel University

2/7/2018 4:00:00 PM

Bioengineering for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine: From Nano to Macro and Combined

Speaker(s)

Jake Brenner, MD, PhD Assistant Professor Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Pharmacology University of Pennsylvania

1/31/2018 4:00:00 PM

Biomedical Technology Standards Development Process Panel - Part 1

Speaker(s)

Sharon Tsai-hsuan Ku, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Engineering and Society University of Virginia Travis Murdock, MPA Manager Technical Committee Operations ASTM International Jay Bhatt, MS Liaison Librarian Engineering Drexel University Libraries

1/24/2018 4:00:00 PM

Towards Ubiquitous and Continuous Measurement of the Brain Function

Speaker(s)

Hasan Ayaz, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

1/22/2018 11:00:00 AM

A Multifaceted Approach to Promote Neuronal Growth after Spinal Cord Injury

Speaker(s)

Brian Oeffinger, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Margaret Wheatley, PhD, John M. Reid Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

1/17/2018 4:00:00 PM

Roles of Decorin in Cartilage Biomechanical Function and Osteoarthritis

Speaker(s)

Lin Han, PhD Assistant Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

1/10/2018 4:00:00 PM

The Story of Halo Labs

Speaker(s)

Robert Hart, PhD CEO Halo Labs Philadelphia, PA

1/9/2018 12:00:00 PM

Tools for the Analysis of B Cell Clone Diversity in Immune Repertoires

Speaker(s)

Bochao Zhang, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Uri Hershberg, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

1/9/2018 11:00:00 AM

Understanding the Role of Macrophage Phenotype in Biomaterial-Mediated Tissue Regeneration

Speaker(s)

Pamela L. Graney, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Kara L. Spiller, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

1/9/2018 10:00:00 AM

Analysis of a Clonal Repertoire Containing Insertions and Deletions

Speaker(s)

Adam Still, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Uri Hershberg, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

12/15/2017 12:00:00 PM

Novel Therapeutic Intervention for Myocardial Infarction in Large Animal Model

Speaker(s)

Maria Mercedes, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: John Gearhart, PhD, Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Fred Allen, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Adrian Shieh, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

12/14/2017 4:00:00 PM

Machine Learning Enhanced Translational Research Methods Refine Novel Biomarker for Human Epilepsy

Speaker(s)

Walter Hinds, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Karen A. Moxon, PhD, Professor, University of California, Davis; and Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

12/8/2017 11:00:00 AM

Characterization and Modeling of Metabolic Stress Responses in Cellular Aging

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David Alfego, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisor: Andres Kriete, PhD, Associate Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

12/6/2017 4:00:00 PM

Multimodal Neuroimaging of Human Brain Deficits after Sleep Deprivation

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Hengyi Rao, PhD Research Assistant Professor Center for Functional Neuroimaging Department of Neurology Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

12/5/2017 4:00:00 PM

SnS Quantum Dots for Bioimaging and Piezoelectric Plate Sensor Array for Isolation-free and Amplification-free Genetic Testing

Speaker(s)

Song Han, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Advisors: Wan Y. Shih, PhD, Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University Wei-Heng Shih, PhD, Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University

11/30/2017 10:00:00 AM

Potential of the Flavonoid Apigenin in Regulating Immune Cell Functions During Neuroinflammation in a RelB-dependent Manner

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Rashida Ginwala, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Pooja Jain, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Medicine, Drexel University Adrian Shieh, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

11/29/2017 4:00:00 PM

Social Inheritance and Its Consequences in Animal Societies

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Erol Akcay, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biology University of Pennsylvania

11/27/2017 1:00:00 PM

Geometry, Growth, and Shape of the Normative Pediatric Thoracic and Lumbar Spines and Rib Cage and Comparisons with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

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James Peters, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisor: Sriram Balasubramanian, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

11/27/2017 10:00:00 AM

Mitochondria Malate-Aspartate and Lactate Shuttle Mechanisms Cooperate in Coupling of Glycolysis and Oxidative Phosphorylation in Colon Cancer

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Oya Altinok, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Zulfiya Orynbayeva, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Drexel University Adrian Shieh, PhD, Associate Teaching Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, Drexel University

11/15/2017 4:00:00 PM

Sleep-Wake and Circadian Challenges on Our Way to Mars

Speaker(s)

Mathias Basner, MD, PhD, MSc Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology Psychiatry Unit for Experimental Psychiatry Division of Sleep and Chronobiology Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania

11/9/2017 3:00:00 PM

Early Detection of Pressure Injury Development with Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy

Speaker(s)

Alec Lafontant, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Leonid Zubkov, PhD, Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Michael Neidrauer, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

11/8/2017 4:00:00 PM

Advances in Organ Bioengineering

Speaker(s)

Ricky Solorzano Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer Allevi (formerly BioBots) Philadelphia, PA

11/7/2017 2:00:00 PM

The Development of a Mental Workload Assessment System Using Psychophysiological Signals

Speaker(s)

Yichuan Liu, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Hasan Ayaz, PhD, Associate Research Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Patricia A. Shewokis, PhD, Professor, College of Nurseing and Health Professions and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

11/1/2017 4:00:00 PM

Integration of a National Multi-Institutional Retrieval Program into Established Orthopaedic Registries in the US

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Steven M. Kurtz, PhD Associate Research Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Director, Implant Research Center Drexel University Corporate Vice President, Principal & Practice Director, Exponent

10/31/2017 1:30:00 PM

Translational Immunoengineering Biosensors for Personalized Disease Theranostics at Point-of-Care

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Umer Hassan, PhD Research Scientist Department of Bioengineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Research Affiliate Biomedical Research Center Mills Breast Cancer Institute Carle Foundation Hospital

10/30/2017 3:00:00 PM

Biomechanics of the Pericellular Matrix (PCM): Roles in Cartilage Development and Osteoarthritis

Speaker(s)

Daphney Chery, PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisor: Lin Han, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems

10/25/2017 4:00:00 PM

Designed Polymer Crystallization for Biomedical Engineering

Speaker(s)

Christopher Li, PhD Professor Materials Science and Engineering Drexel University

10/18/2017 4:00:00 PM

Realizing Personalized Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Treatments

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John D. Medaglia, PhD Assistant Professor Applied Cognitive and Brain Sciences Department of Psychology Drexel University

10/11/2017 4:00:00 PM

Mechanics of Cortical Bone at Multi-Length-Scale

Speaker(s)

Ahmad Raeisi Najafi, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics (MEM) College of Engineering Drexel University

10/4/2017 4:00:00 PM

Academic Conduct and Fellowship Orientation

Speaker(s)

Andres Kriete, PhD Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Associate Teaching Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University John F. Domzalski, MPH, JD Adjunct Professor School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University Meredith Wooten, PhD Director Center for Scholar Development Pennoni Honors College Drexel University

9/27/2017 4:00:00 PM

Footprints, Fairness and the Future of Humanity: Environmental Justice and Enhanced Evolution

Speaker(s)

Paul Brandt-Rauf, ScD, MD, DrPH Distinguished University Professor and Dean School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Drexel University

9/25/2017 11:00:00 AM

Maximizing Cell Growth per Passage Using Polystyrene Ribbons

Speaker(s)

Nazmiye Celik, MS Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems Advisors: Li-Hsin Han, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, College of Engineering, Drexel University Kara Spiller, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems