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


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


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


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


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

Seminar Title: Ethics in Regenerative Medicine

Thursday, February 15, 2024


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)


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


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


Spring Break/No Seminar

Thursday, March 14, 2024


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


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 


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


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


Spring Carnival/No Seminar

Thursday, April 18, 2024


Rachael Floreani, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science
Food Systems
University of Vermont

Seminar Title: The Whey Forward: Recapturing dairy production residuals for a circular food system

Thursday, April 25, 2024


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

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