Seminar Series

Current Seminars

Seminars will be held at 10:30 am in140 AB (Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center, 590 Avenue 1743).

Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
9/27/2024 Frances Ligler Texas A&M University Stephanie Cone optical biosensors In-Person
10/18/2024 Xiao Huang Drexel University Stephanie Cone immunoengineering, biomaterials In-Person
11/1/2024 Sepideh Dolatshahi University of Virginia Stephanie Cone systems biology, immunology In-Person
11/15/2024 Alaa Ahmed University of Colorado Boulder Josh Cashaback Neuroscience, sensorimotor learning and control In-Person


Previous Seminars

Fall 2024 Seminars

Seminars will be held at 10:30 am

Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
3/15/24 Silvia Blemker University of Virginia Stephanie Cone Biomechanics/modeling In-Person
4/5/24 Jeff Weiss University of Utah Stephanie Cone Biomechanics/modeling In-Person
5/3/24 Karin Jensen University of Michigan Julie Karand Engineering Education In-Person
Fall 2023 Seminars
Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
9/22/2023 David Mooney Harvard University Brian Kwee; co-host CHARM Tissue Engineering, Immunoengineering, Biomaterials, Drug Delivery In-Person
11/17/2023 Tomas Gonzalez-Fernandez Lehigh University Brian Kwee Musculoskeletal tissue regeneration, biomaterials, gene-editing, 3D-printing and immunoengineering In-Person
12/1/2023 Nandan Nerurkar Columbia University Brian Kwee Morphogenesis and Developmental Biomechanics In-Person
Spring 2023 Seminars
Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
4/21/2023 Fan Lam

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Curtis Johnson




Timothy Allen

University of Virginia

Ashutosh Khandha



Fall 2022 Seminars
Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
9/16/2022 Shelly R. Peyton


Elise Hoover (Day Lab)




Paul Sajda

Columbia University

Josh Cashaback




Raviraj Nataraj, PhD

Stevens Institute of Technology

Josh Cashaback

Movement Control Rehabilitation



Warren Grayson

Johns Hopkins

Elise Corbin




Anne Chappelle, PhD

SafeBridge Regulatory & Life Sciences Group

Kristi Kiick

Developing Drugs & Biomedical Therapies


Spring 2022 Seminars
Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty Area Format
3/18/2022 Rod Scott, MD, PhD

Nemours Children’s Hospital

Kristi Kiick, Curtis Johnson

Head of Neurology, Epilepsy



Joseph Tranquillo, PH.D

Bucknell University

Julie Karand

Engineering Education



Emad Moeendarbary

University College London

Curtis Johnson

Tissue Engineering, Neuroengineering



Adam Engler


Elise Corbin

Tissue Engineering


5/27/2022 Cancelled

Warren Grayson

John Hopkins

Elise Corbin



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12/3/21 Suzanne Maher

11/19/21 Lori Setton

11/5/21 Nelly Andarawis-Puri

10/22/21 Rosalyn Abbott

9/24/21 Stacey Finley

9/17/21 Xinqiao Jia

9/3/21 Jim Patton



Current Seminars

Seminars will be held at 10:30 am in 322 ISE Lab.

Date Speaker Institution Hosting Faculty
2/11/2019 Chris Jewell University of Maryland Emily Day and April Kloxin
2/25/2019 Pam VandeVord Virginia Tech Megan Killian and Dawn Elliott
3/11/2019 Savio Chan Northwestern University Megan Killian
4/15/2019 Andres Garcia Georgia Tech John Slater
4/29/2019 Erin Lavik University of Maryland Baltimore County Emily Day
11/8/2019 Jacque Cole University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill + North Carolina State University Megan Killian and Fabrizio Sergi




Date Speaker From Hosting Faculty
9/24/2018 Aileen Huang-Saad University of Michigan Sarah Rooney
10/22/2018 Joel Boerkel University of Pennsylvania Megan Killian
11/7/2018 Kyle Lampe University of Virginia Dawn Elliott
11/12/2018 Barclay Morrison Columbia University Curtis Johnson


2/26/2018 Farshid Guilak Washington University
3/26/2018 Debra Auguste Northeastern University
4/20/2018 Paula Hammond MIT
4/30/2018 Steve George University of California
5/14/2018 Neville Hogan MIT
2/6/2017 Vicky Nguyen Johns Hopkins
2/27/2017 James Sulzer UT Austin
3/27/2017 Scott Waldman Thomas Jefferson
4/3/2017 Albert Folch University of Washington
4/24/2017 Suzie Pun University of Washington
5/1/2017 Vince Calhoun U of New Mexico
5/15/2017 Bob Sah UC SAN Diego
9/11/2017 Michelle Oyen Cambridge University
9/18/2017 Roger Kamm Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10/16/2017 Darryl Thelen University of Wisconsin
11/13/2017 Julia Barthold, M.D. Nemours / A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
12/11/2017 Elisa E. Konofagou Columbia University

May 2, 2016


Larry Taber, Ph.D. Dennis and Barbara Kessler Professor Washington University in St. Louis

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [view/download flyer]

Seminar Title: “Mechanical Aspects of Early Heart and Eye Development”

April 11, 2016

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [View/Download Seminar Flyer]


Rhonda Prisby, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology University of Delaware

Seminar Title: “The coupled nature of the vascular and skeletal systems”

March 28, 2016

Mark Pierce, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Rutgers University

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [view/download flyer]

Seminar Title: “Rare-earth doped nanocomposites for targeted short-wave infrared imaging of cancer”

March 7, 2016


Jason Burdick, Ph.D. Professor University of Pennsylvania

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [view/download flyer]

Seminar Title: “Engineering Hydrogels for Tissue Repair”

February 29, 2016


Leaf Huang, Ph.D. Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor University of North Carolina

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab

Seminar Title: “Lipid stabilized nano precipitates for drug and gene delivery”

February 26, 2016

Julius Korley, Ph.D., MBA President & CEO at Affinity Therapeutics Associate Coulter Program Director Case Western Reserve University

1:00pm in 322 ISE Lab [view/download seminar flyer]

Seminar Title: “Translational Research to Address Unmet or Poorly Met Clinical Needs.”


November 2, 2015

Clark Hung

Clark Hung, Ph.D. Professor Biomedical Engineering Columbia University

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [View/Download Seminar Flyer]

Seminar Title: “A Paradigm for Functional Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage”

October 5, 2015

Michelle Dawson, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Georgia Tech

10:30AM in 322 ISE Lab [View/Download Seminar Flyer]

Seminar Title:Mechanics and Malignancy: Biophysical Approaches for Understanding Cancer”

September 14, 2015

Terry Papoutsakis

Eleftherios Terry Papoutsakis, Ph.D. Eugene DuPont Chaired Professor Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering University of Delaware

10:30am in 322 ISE Lab [Seminar Flyer]

Seminar Title: “Microparticles as cellular communicators to empower therapies: the case of megakaryocyctic microparticles.”

May 8, 2015

Ting Lu

Ting Lu, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Bioengineering & Institute for Genomic Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

9:30am in 322 ISE Lab (Download Seminar Flyer)

Seminar Title: “Understanding and programming bacterial functionality via engineered gene networks.”

Claudia Fischbach

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl, Ph.D. Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering Cornell University

March 5, 2015

9:00am in 322 ISE Lab
Co-sponsored by the NIH-COBRE “Molecular Design of Advanced Biomaterials”

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Susan Margulies

Susan Marguiles, Ph.D. George H. Stephenson Term Professor Bioengineering University of Pennsylvania



September 18, 2014

11:00am in 311 Pearson Hall

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Athanassios Sambanis

Athanassios Sambanis , Ph.D. Professor • School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology Program Director  • Biomedical Engineering Program National Science Foundation

October 16, 2014

11:00am in 322 ISE Lab

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In this two part talk, Dr. Sambanis will first detail his lab’s research on cell and tissue-based therapies for diabetes, and will then describe the Biomedical Engineering Program at NSF.
Seminar Titles: “Cell and Tissue-based Therapies for Insulin-Dependent Diabetes”  and “The Biomedical Engineering Program at the National Science Foundation”

November 13, 2014

11:00am in 322 ISE Lab

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Jordan Green , Ph.D. Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

December 4, 2014

11:00am in 322 ISE Lab (Download Seminar Flyer)

Vincent Wang , Ph.D. Associate Professor Orthopedic Surgery Rush University Medical Center

December 11, 2014

11:00am in 322 ISE Lab

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Jeff Jacot, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Biomedical Engineering Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital