Fall 2010–Spring 2011 BME Seminars


September 23, 2010
Thomas Milner, Ph.D.
Marion E. Forsman Centennial Professor in Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Imaging the Retina and Coronary Arteries with Light.
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 and MSB B.623

November 4, 2010
Andrea Natale, M.D.
Executive Medical Director of the Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas
Technologies in Catheter Ablation Procedures: How Can We Make It Easier and Safer? 
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 and MSB B.623

November 11, 2010
Gerhard Werner, M.D. 
Professor Emeritus
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Linking Scientific Disciplines: Network Science, Criticality, and Complexity.
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 and MSB B.623

November 18, 2010
Patrick Kelley, M.D. 
Chief of Craniofacial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, Texas
Current Clinical Challenges and Research Opportunities in Craniofacial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery.
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 and MSB B.623

December 2, 2010
Patrick Stayton, Ph.D.
Washington Research Foundation Professor
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
Smart Biohybrid Materials That Talk and Listen in Nanospace.
3:00 p.m., BME 3.204 and MSB B.623

January 27, 2011
Casim Sarkar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Bioengineering 
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Synthetic Signaling Systems for Biological Discovery and Design
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 

February 18, 2011 Please note, seminar is on Friday
James J. Collins, Ph.D. **Hollingsworth Distinguished Lecturer
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Biology By Design: The Emergence of Synthetic Biology
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
3:30 p.m., Avaya Auditorium 2.302 Please note room change

March 10, 2011
Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.
Director of Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Interfacing Engineering, Biology, and Medicine at the Micro and Nano Scale
2:30 p.m.BME 3.204 NOTE TIME CHANGE

March 24, 2011
Yoed Rabin, D.Sc.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Biothermal Technology Laboratory
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Engineering Aspects in Cryobiology and Cryomedicine
2:30 p.m.BME 3.204 NOTE TIME CHANGE

April 21, 2011
Michael Smolensky, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Medical Chronobiology and Chronotherapeutics: Opportunities for Biomedical Engineering
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 

May 5, 2011
Georgia Tourassi, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor in Radiology
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Personalized Decision Support in Mammography—The Next Frontier
3:30 p.m., BME 3.204 

Distinguished Speakers Series—Biomedical Engineering Society 2010 Annual Meeting*

4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. 
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D, 500 East Cesar Chavez

October 8, 2010
George Georgiou, Ph.D. 
Cockrell Family regents Chair in Engineering #9
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
Engineering The Next Generation of Cancer Therapeutic Enzymes and Antibodies
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

October 8, 2010
Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D. 
Ford Professor of Bioengineering and Head of the Department of Biological Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Bioengineering in Drug Discovery: Predictive Understanding of Cell Regulatory Network Operation
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

October 8, 2010
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D. 
Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering
Columbia University, New York City, New York
Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicines: Challenges Ahead
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D

October 8, 2010

Lihong Wang, Ph.D. 
Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor 
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
Photacoustic Tomography: Breaking Through the Optical Diffusion Limit
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D