BME Leadership Seminars

2023 – 2024

Leadership Speaker: Regenerative Engineering: Enabling the Practice of Regenerative Medicine
Guillermo Ameer, Sc.D., Daniel Hale Williams Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
09/18/2023 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fabrication of 3-D Hydrogel Scaffolds: Bioprinting and Cell Interactions
Leadership Speaker: Derrick Dean, Ph.D., Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Coordinator of the Biomedical Engineering Department, Alabama State University
02/19/2024 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2021 – 2022

Synthetic Molecular Chaperones for Trauma Resuscitation
Leadership Seminar: Raphael C. Lee, MS(BmE), MD, ScD, FACS, Paul and Allene Russell Distinguished Service Professor Director, Laboratory for Molecular Regeneration Pritzker School of Medicine, Fellow, Pritzker Institute for Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
09/20/2021 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned
Leadership Seminar: James J. Collins, Ph.D., Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science, MIT Department of Biological Engineering, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, The Wyss Institute
11/29/2021 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Leadership Seminar: Perspective on Optical Biosensors: Evolutionary and Quantum Leaps
Frances S. Ligler, D.Phil., D.Sc., Professor and Eppright Chair in Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University
04/04/2022 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

2020 – 2021

Roderic Pettigrew, Ph.D., M.D.
Chief Executive Officer of Engineering Health & Executive Dean for Engineering Medicine, Texas A&M University / Houston Methodist Hospital
11/04/2020 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Engineering Better Medicine for Public Health Crises

Dawn M. Elliott, Ph.D.
Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor & Department Chair, Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware
11/16/2020 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Multiscale Mechanics of Musculoskeletal Tissues

Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center Wilmer Eye Institute and Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University
12/07/2020 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Lessons in Translation: How Clinical Experience Guides Discovery in Regenerative Medicine

Bin He, Ph.D.
Trustee Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
03/15/2021 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dynamic Human Brain Imaging and Brain-Computer Interface

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Biomedical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
03/29/2021 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Biomaterials for Drug Delivery and Cell Transplantation to Treat Nerve Injury

2019 – 2020

Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Ph.D.
Malcolm Gillis University Professor, Department of Bioengineering, Director, Rice 360 Institute for Global Health, Rice University
02/17/2020 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Engineering Technologies to Improve Health in Low-Resource Settings

2018 – 2019

Leonard Pinchuk, Ph.D., D.Sc., (h.c.), NAE.
Distinguished Research Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami
10/01/2018 – 3:00 pm

The Key Biomaterials that Led to Interventional Cardiology and Interventional Glaucoma

Thomas C. Skalak, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Clara Wu and Joe Tsai Foundation, Vice President for Research Emeritus, University of Virginia
10/29/2018 – 3:00 pm

Biomedical Engineering for Life in a Rapidly Changing World

Marjolein C.H. van der Meulen, Ph.D.
Marjolein C.H. van der Meulen, Ph.D., James M. and Marsha McCormick Director of Biomedical Engineering, Swanson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University
12/03/2018 – 3:00 pm

Mechanobiology of Musculoskeletal Tissue

Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.
Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D. Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NC State University
02/25/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Digital Light Synthesis for Large-Scale Additive Manufacturing: Convergence of Software, Hardware and Molecular

Susan S. Margulies, Ph.D.
Wallace H. Coulter Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Injury Biomechanics, Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Tech College of Engineering
04/22/2019 – 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Pediatric Concussion Biomechanics: What We Need To Know

2017 – 2018

Nancy L. Allbritton, M.D., Ph.D
Nancy L. Allbritton, M.D., Ph.D, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
09/18/2017 – 3:00 pm

Mini-Guts on Microchips

Warren M. Grill, Ph.D.
Warren M. Grill, Ph.D., Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
10/02/2017 – 3:00 pm

Temporal Pattern of Neural Stimulation as a New Dimension of Therapeutic Innovation

Buddy D. Ratner, Ph.D.
Buddy D. Ratner, Ph.D., Director, University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB21) Michael L. and Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
01/29/2018 – 3:00 pm

Hemodialysis Re-envisioned: The Contributions of New Biomaterials

Rebecca M. Bergman, Ph.D.
Rebecca M. Bergman, Ph.D., President, Gustavus Adolphus College
02/26/2018 – 3:00 pm

From Technology Development to College Leadership: A Journey of Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Innovation and Vision

2016 – 2017

Lori Setton, Ph.D.
Lori Setton, Ph.D. Lucy and Stanley Lopata Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering Washington University in St. Louis
09/12/2016 – 3:00 pm

Stress Redefined – Mechanobiology and Survival of the Intervertebral Disc Cell

David Kaplan, Ph.D.
David Kaplan Ph.D., Stern Family Professor of Engineering, Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
09/16/2016 – 3:00 pm

Engineered Silk Proteins for Regenerative Medicine

Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.
Rashid Bashir, Ph.D., Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, Bioengineering Department Head, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
11/07/2016 – 3:00 pm

Interfacing Engineering, Biology, and Medicine at the Micro and Nanoscale

Tejal Desai, Ph.D.
Tejal Desai, Ph.D., Ernest L. Prien Endowed Professor and Chair, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California, San Francisco
03/27/2017 – 3:00 pm

Nanostructured Interfaces for Therapeutic Delivery

2015 – 2016

Jennifer West, Ph.D.
Jennifer West, Ph.D., Fitzpatrick Family University, Professor of Engineering, Duke University
09/21/2015 – 3:00 pm

Biomimetic Patterning to Control Cell Behaviors

Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D.
Kristi S. Anseth, Ph.D., Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
12/14/2015 – 3:00 pm

Cellular Control in a Couple of Clicks

Matthew O’Donnell, M.D., Ph.D.
Matthew O’Donnell, M.D., Ph.D., Frank and Julie Jungers Dean Emeritus, College of Engineering, Professor, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
01/11/2016 – 3:00 pm

Molecular Theranostics with Integrated Photoacoustics/Ultrasound (PAUS)

Dominique Durand, Ph.D.
Dominique Durand, Ph.D., EL Lindseth Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director, Neural Engineering Center, Case Western Reserve University
02/15/2016 – 3:00 pm

Can Neural Activity Propagate by Endogeneous Electrical Field?

Scott P. Bruder, M.D., Ph.D.
Scott P. Bruder, M.D., Ph.D., Principal, Bruder Consulting International, LLC, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
03/14/2016 – 3:00 pm

Innovation Competency and the Path to Successful Commercialization

2014 – 2015

Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D.
Michael L. Shuler, Ph.D., Samuel Eckert Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
10/06/2014 – 3:00 pm

"Body-on-a-Chip": A New Approach to Drug Development

W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D.
W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., Goizueta Foundation Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Chair, Biomedical Engineering, Yale University
11/17/2014 – 3:00 pm

Highly Penetrative Nanocarriers Loaded with Drugs Targeted to Resistant Cells Improve Treatment of Brain Tumors

Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D.
Maryellen L. Giger, Ph.D., A.N. Pritzker Professor of Radiology, College Vice-Chair of Basic Science Research, University of Chicago
12/10/2014 – 3:00 pm

Deciphering Breast Cancer with Imaging, Genomics & Big Data

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D., Albert and Wilda Van Dusen Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Connecticut
01/12/2015 – 3:00 pm

Regenerative Engineering: The Launch of a Next Generation Field

Andrés J. García, Ph.D.
Andrés J. García, Ph.D., Rae S. and Frank H. Neely Chair, Regents’ Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
02/23/2015 – 3:00 pm

Bioartificial Materials and Mechanobiology Technologies for Rengerative Medicine

Metin Akay, Ph.D.
Andrés J. García, Ph.D., Founding Chair and John S. Dunn Endowed Chair, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston
03/30/2015 – 3:00 pm

Engineering High-Throughput 3D Platform for Targeting Gliablastome Multiforme Vasculature and Molecular Profiling

2013 – 2014

Martine LaBerge, Ph.D.
Martine LaBerge, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Dept. of Bioengineering; Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Science Clemson University
10/14/2013 – 3:00 pm

TKR Improved Outcome: A Biomaterials Perspective

Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ph.D.
Kyriacos Athanasiou, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering University of California, Davis
11/04/2013 – 3:00 pm

Some Examples Toward Bioengineering Translation

Arthur Coury, Ph.D.
Arthur Coury, Ph.D., Independent Medical Services Professional, Principal, Coury Consulting Services
01/13/2014 – 3:00 pm

Considerations in Successfully Translating Promising Medical Concepts to the Marketplace

Gilda Barabino, Ph.D.
Gilda Barabino, Ph.D., Dean, Grove School of Engineering The City College of New York
03/10/2014 – 3:00 pm

Sickle Cell Disease: Advances Toward Improved Treatment Strategies Using Engineering Approaches

Shankar Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Shankar Subramaniam, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering University of California, San Diego
04/07/2014 – 3:00 pm

Challenges in Systems Biology and Medicine

2012 – 2013

Robert Nerem, Ph.D.
Robert Nerem, Ph.D., Parker H. Petit Distinguished Chair for Engineering in Medicine; Institute Professor & Founding Director of the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB), Georgia Institute of Technology
03/11/2013 – 3:00 pm

Bioengineering: A Half Century of Progess, But Still Only a Beginning

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D., Mikati Foundation Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University
05/06/2013 – 3:00 pm

Engineering Human Tissues