2011-2012

Wallace H. Coulter Foundation BME Lecture Series

May 7, 2012
10:00AM-11:00AM, Location: EC 2300
Challenges in Cochlear implant Sound Perception
Dr. Brett Swanson
Cochlear Ltd, Sydney, Australia
April 26, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
Strategies to control neural excitability through the integration of
computational and experimental approaches

Dr. Sharmila Venugopal
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology
University of California Los Angeles
April 16, 2012
10:00AM-11:00AM, Location: EC 1112
HOW DOES HYPERTENSION IMPAIRS NEURO-VASCULAR COUPLING?
Dr. Helene Girouard
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology,
Faculty of Medecine,
Universite De Montreal
April 13, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1107
Early motoneuron degeneration in ALS: “The size hypothesis”
Dr.  Sherif Elbasiouny
Northwestern University
March 26, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
Technology to Restore Function After Neurological Injury:
A Bench to Bedside Perspective

Dr.  Jose Zariffa
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
March 19, 2012
9:30AM-10:30AM, Location: EC 2300
Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology: engineered nanomaterials for cancer
and toxicological studies

Dr. Yuliang Zhao (赵 宇亮)
Professor, Director
CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), & National Center for nanoscience and Technology of China
March 7, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1112
Enhancing Electrode Design with Nanotechnology
Dr. John Ferguson
University of Minnesota
February 29, 2012
1:30PM-2:30PM, Location: EC 2300
Carbon Nanotubes: Discovery and Their Biomedical Applications
Dr. Sumio Iijima (飯島 澄男)
Professor, Director
Meijo University
NEC AIST/Nanotube Research Center
Nagoya, Japan
February 23, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
NONINVASIVE MONITORING OF THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SKIN
Dr. Jessica Ramella-Roman
The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.
February 13, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1107
Listen to the retina: photoacoustic ophthalmoscopy for retinal imaging
Dr. Shuliang Jiao
Department of Ophthalmology and Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
February 6, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1107
A synergy-based brain-machine interface for
dexterous control of prosthetic hands

Dr. Ramana Kumar Vinjamuri
University of Pittsburgh
February 3, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1112
Revisiting the biology of the human islet of Langerhans
Dr. Alejandro Caicedo
Department of Medicine
University of Miami
February 2, 2012
1:00PM-2:00PM, Location: EC 1115
Sentinella 102 Portable Gamma Camera- New Technology in the USA
Sentinilla 102
Jorge Alamo Valenzuela
Oncovivion: Gem-Imaging SA
January 27, 2012
1:30PM-2:30PM, Location: EC 1109
Multidimensional Pain Biosensors
Dr. Wunmi Sadik
Center for Advanced Sensors & Environmental Systems
State University of New York at Binghamton
January 13, 2012
1:00PM-2:00PM, Location: EC 1115
Drugs or Stem Cells for Recovery of Heart Function Following Ischemia
Dr. Ronald W. Millard
Pharmacology & Cell Biophysics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
January 12, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
Reading and Writing the Neural Code: Initial Steps toward Artificial Sensory Percepts and Implications for Neural Prostheses
Dr. Qi Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University
January 10, 2012
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
Multimodal Functional Neuroimaging: Integration of fMRI and EEG/MEG data
Dr. Jorge Riera
School of Medicine, Tohoku University
October 28, 2011
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1115
Ca2+ oscillations in astrocytes during the development of Alzheimer’s disease: Impacts on the FMRI-BOLD signal.
Dr. Jorge Riera
School of Medicine, Tohoku University
October 21, 2011
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 1115
Development of Polymeric Heart Valve Prostheses

Dr. Hitomi Y. Greenslet
Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Florida

September 16, 2011
9:00AM-10:00AM, Location: EC 2300
DIFFUSE OPTICAL IMAGING OF BREAST CANCER
USING A NOVEL HAND-HELD DEVICE

Dr. Sarah Erickson
Biomedical Engineering
Florida International University
September 09, 2011
10:00AM-11:00AM, Location: EC 2300
CONJUGATED POLYMER NANOPARTICLES FOR BIO-MEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Dr. Joong-ho Moon
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Florida International University