Fall 2005–Spring 2006 BME Seminars

October 6
Doris Taylor, Ph.D.
Bakken Professor and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Repair, Departments of Physiology and Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota
Cell Based Cardiac and Vascular Repair: Science or Science Fiction?

October 20
Michael Smolensky, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Chronotherapeutics: Opportunities for Biomedical Engineering

October 27
John Doyle, Ph.D.
John G. Braun Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems, Electrical Engineering, and Bioengineering
California Institute of Technology
Robustness and Biological Complexity

November 3
Lonnie D. Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Northwestern University
Directed Tissue Formation Using Inductive Scaffolds

November 10
Robert Tranquillo, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Minnesota
Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Based on Controlled Cell Remodeling of Biopolymers

November 17
Thomas C. Skalak, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
University of Virgina
What are the Cellular and Molecular Role Players in Arteriolar Adaptation? In vivo and Computational Systems Approaches

January 19
Shu Chien, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine; Director, Whitaker Institute of Biomedical Engineering
University of California at San Diego
Molecular Basis of Mechanotransduction in Endothelial Cells

January 26
David Mooney, Ph.D.
Gordon McKay Professor Bioengineering
Harvard Engineering and Applied Sciences
Cell Interactive Polymers for Tissue Regeneration

February 2
Michael Sefton, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
University of Toronto
Vascularizing Tissue Engineering Constructs

February 16
Geert Schmid-Schoenbein, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Bioengineering
University of California at San Diego
An Engineering Analysis of Inflammation in Physiological Shock: The Auto-Digestion Hypothesis

February 23
Peter Szolovits, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, and Head of the Clinical Decision-Making Group, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clinical Medicine, Clinical Data and Research Studies

March 30 
Bruce Tidor, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering and Computer Science, Biological Engineering Division
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
From Molecular to Systems Re-engineering

April 6
Adam Arkin, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Bioengineering, Physical Biosciences Division
University of California at Berkeley
Rational Engineering of Cellular Systems: Applications to Therapeutics, Bacteria and Viruses