Carnegie Mellon University

2024 Spring Seminar Series 

All seminars are held in-person on Thursdays from 11:00-12:00 PM in Doherty Hall 2315   

Thursday, Janaury 18, 2024

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Karin Jensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Michigan

Seminar Title: Changing the Narrative from Surviving to Thriving: A Longitudinal Study of Undergraduate Engineering Mental Health

Thursday, January 25, 2024

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Younghye Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cell & Molecular Biology
University of Arkansas

Seminar Title: Tissue Engineering Approaches to Study Cancer-Nerve Crosstalk

Thursday, February 1, 2024

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Natalie Artzi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
Associate Faculty Member, Wyss Institute
Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Seminar Title: Biomaterials for delivering on the promise of immunotherapy

Thursday, February 8, 2024

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Graham Parker, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Seminar Title: Ethics in Regenerative Medicine

Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Charles Jonassaint, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Patient Voices, Patient Choices: Codesigning Trials to Serve Every Community

Thursday, February 22, 2024 (remote seminar)

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Michael Levin, Ph.D.
Vannevar Bush Professor, Department of Biology
Distinguished Professor, The School of Arts and Sciences
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Tufts University

Seminar Title: A bioelectric interface to the collective intelligence of agential materials for bioengineering

Thursday, February 29, 2024

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Sebastian L. Vega, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Rowan-Virtua School of Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Semianr Title: Injectable Hydrogels that Direct Stem Cell Fates and Induce Targeted Bone Formation

Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Spring Break/No Seminar

Thursday, March 14, 2024

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Melanie Fields, M.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Fellowship Director
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Seminar Title: The Development of Neuroimaging Biomarkers in Sickle Cell Disease

Thursday, March 21, 2024

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Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology
Consultant, Department of Cancer Biology
Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Mayo Clinic

Seminar Title: Metabolic reprogramming in organ rejuvenation

Thursday, March 28, 2024 

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Hakho Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
Harvard Medical School
Director, Biomedical Engineering Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Seminar Title: Emerging Assay Technologies for Clinical Extracellular
Vesicle Analysis

Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Amy Rowat, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair of Graduate Education
Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
University of California in Los Angeles

Seminar Title: From biophysics to cellular farming: towards scalable processes for culturing tissues for food production

Thursday, April 11, 2024

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Spring Carnival/No Seminar

Thursday, April 18, 2024

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David Vorp, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Research & Facilities
Swanson School of Engineering
John A. Swanson Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

Seminar Title: Perspectives from an Interdisciplinary Career in Vascular Bioengineering and Taking on a New Research Direction (a.k.a., Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks)

Thursday, April 25, 2024

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Sara Rouhanifard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Bioengineering
Northeastern University

Seminar Title: Developing tools for single-molecule sequencing and imaging of RNA modifications