Interested in attending our BME Seminars?

The Biomedical Engineering Department at The City College of New York holds weekly seminars in topics related to BME from world-renowned faculty and researchers. If you are interested in learning more and attending these seminars, please contact Dr. Alessandra Carriero at

February 24th, 2021

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET


Wearable technology: from menstrual cycles to electrodermal activity

Dr. Belen Lafon, Staff Researcher Algorithms Scientist at Fitbit

ABSTRACT: Wearable devices are becoming more accessible every day, offering the capability of measuring biometrics 24/7 with minimal effort at an affordable price. Doing research with wearable technologies opens a window of opportunities and challenges that go from developing new sensors to analyzing data from millions of users and extracting information from it. In this talk, I will share the process of creating an experience featuring an electrodermal activity sensor and developing a menstrual health tracking app. 

BIOGRAPHY: As a staff research scientist Belén leads research teams in the development of new features and algorithms. She works closely with the product teams to shape how Fitbit devices can continue to empower consumers to take control of their health. Belén has a master’s in physics from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina followed by a Biomedical engineering Ph.D. at The City College of New York. Her research was focused on understanding the underlying mechanisms of electrical brain stimulation. Belén is passionate about dancing and advancing technology that empowers people who menstruate.


February 17th, 2021

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET


Illuminating the Relation between Fibrillar Structure and Biomechanical Function in Bone and Cartilage using Synchrotron X-ray Scattering and in situ Nanomechanics

Dr. Himadri S. Gupta, Reader in Bioengineering and Biophysics

School of Engineering and Materials Science and Institute of Bioengineering, Queen Mary University of London

ABSTRACT: The rising incidence of noncommunicable disorders linked to musculoskeletal degeneration (e.g., osteoarthritis and osteoporosis) brings with it a need to understand how disease-related changes at the molecular- and supramolecular length scales in the extracellular matrix (ECM) contribute to loss of biomechanical function. For example, understanding the fibrillar-level deformation mechanisms in articular cartilage would help understand how the key age-related changes in ECM structure involved in osteoarthritis. Similarly, identifying structural changes in the mineralized collagen matrix in osteoporosis could help determine key metrics of bone quality changes increasing fracture risk. Experimental analysis at this scale, however, is significantly challenging to carry out in situ due to the hierarchical nature of such tissues. In this seminar I will review recent work by our group [1-4] on applying high brilliance synchrotron X-ray scattering combined with in situ mechanics to address these questions. Starting with an overview of how small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) can measure fibrillar strain, degree of alignment, and intrafibrillar structure in bone and cartilage, I will then describe three recent case studies: a) identification of fibril pre-strain/order gradients in bovine cartilage and their disruption under load or enzymatic degradation [1-2] b) alteration of the inter- and intrafibrillar mineralized collagen fibril structure and mechanics in a murine model of Cushing’s syndrome (linked to steroid-induced osteoporosis) [3] and c) time-dependence of fibrillar-level nanomechanics in bone as a function of strain-rate [4]. Finally, I will highlight current opportunities in application of such techniques to musculoskeletal degeneration and bioengineering challenges more broadly.

References: [1] S.R. Inamdar et al, ACS Nano 2017, 11:9728 [2] S.R. Inamdar et al, Acta Biomater. 2019, 97:437 [3] L. Xi et al, Acta Biomater. 2018, 76:295 [4] L. Xi et al, Bone 2020, 131:115111

BIOSKETCH: Himadri S. Gupta is Reader in Bioengineering and Biophysics at the Institute of Bioengineering (IoB), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), whose lab investigates ultrastructure/mechanical function relations in biological materials. He has pioneered in situ synchrotron X-ray nanomechanical methods for connective tissues, with papers on nanoscale mechanics in bone, tendon, cartilage, invertebrate collagens, and novel 3D X-ray diffraction reconstruction methods for ultrastructural tissue biophysics. He is deputy-PI of ImagingBioPro, a UKRI network bringing together biomedical scientists, engineers/physical scientists, and synchrotron experts to develop new multiscale imaging techniques for hierarchical biological tissues and organs.


February 10th, 2021

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET

Biomechanics of Twisted Blood Vessels

Hai-Chao Han, University of Texas at San Antonio

ABSTRACT:Twisted arteries are commonly seen in images of vasculature and are associated with aging, hypertension, atherosclerosis, and degenerative diseases, but the mechanisms remain unclear. Though blood vessels are commonly considered to be stable under internal pressure, our studies have showed that arteries and veins can buckle under increased lumen pressure and/or reduced axial tension. This talk will summarize our recent work on the buckling of arteries and veins under various loads, including both the theoretical models and experimental results. We propose that mechanical buckling could be a mechanism for the initiation and development of tortuous blood vessels.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Han is the Zachry Endowed Chair Professor and Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He received his Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics/Biomechanics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China with joint training from the University of California at San Diego under the tutelage of Professor YC Fung. Dr. Han was an Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University and a Research Engineer II at Georgia Institute of Technology before joining UTSA in 2003. Dr. Han’s research interests are in the area of cardiovascular biomechanics with focus on arterial wall stress and instability, cardiac mechanics, and tissue remodeling. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed journal papers. He received a CAREER award from NSF in 2007. He is a Fellow of American Heart Association (AHA), College of Fellows of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


February 3rd, 2021

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET

A Nano-Bioengineering Frontier for Next-Generation Optical Devices

Ardemis A. Boghossian

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015-Lausanne, Switzerland

ABSTRACT:The vast expansion of available synthetic biology tools has led to explosive developments in the field of materials science. No longer confined to engineering just synthetic materials, the increased accessibility of these tools has pushed the frontier of materials science into the field of engineering biological and even living materials. By coupling the tunability of nanomaterials with the prospect of re-programming living devices, one can re-purpose biology to fulfill needs that are otherwise intractable using traditional engineering approaches. Optical technologies in particular could benefit from capitalizing on untapped potential in coupling the optical properties of nanomaterials with the specificity and scalability of biological materials. This presentation highlights specific applications in optical biomedical sensing as well as light-harvesting energy technologies that exploit the synergistic coupling of nano-bio-hybrid materials. We discuss the development of bio-conjugated single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) for near-infrared fluorescence sensing and the application of these nano-bioptic sensors for continuous measurements in living cells and organisms. We further explore the development living photovoltaics based on bioengineered, photosynthetic organisms with augmented capabilities.

BIOGRAPHY: Ardemis Boghossian was a Carls Scholar at the University of Michigan, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.S.E.) in Chemical Engineering. She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as an NDSEG Fellow with a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Chemical Engineering under the supervision of Michael S. Strano. Her graduate work focused on applied nanotechnology, where she engineered nanoparticles for optical biosensing and light-harvesting energy applications. She pursued her research career as an NIH postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Frances H. Arnold. Working as a protein engineer, she applied methods of directed evolution to engineer cells that can electronically interface with electrodes. Ardemis Boghossian has been appointed Tenure-Track Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2015. At EPFL, Professor Boghossian implements a highly interdisciplinary approach to addressing fundamental challenges and developing novel technologies that exploit the synergy between nanotechnology and synthetic biology. Through her focal points in the fields of optoelectronics and protein engineering, she contributes new biological and biochemical methods for the production of durable hybrid nanomaterials for energy and biosensing applications. She has since received several young investigator awards for her research, including the Roger Taylor Award, the Assistant Professor (AP) Energy Grant, and NanoResearch Young Investigator in NanoEnergy Award. She was also named a Rising Star in Frontiers of Chemistry and is most recently the recipient of an ERC Starting Grant.



December 9th, 2020 

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET

Massively Parallel Simulations of Hemodynamics in the Human Vasculature


Amanda Randles, PhD

Alfred Winborne Mordecai and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Science, 

Duke University

ABSTRACT: The recognition of the role hemodynamic forces have in the localization and development of disease has motivated large-scale efforts to enable patient-specific simulations. When combined with computational approaches that can extend the models to include physiologically accurate hematocrit levels in large regions of the circulatory system, these image-based models yield insight into the underlying mechanisms driving disease progression and inform surgical planning or the design of next generation drug delivery systems. Building a detailed, realistic model of human blood flow, however, is a formidable mathematical and computational challenge. The models must incorporate the motion of fluid, intricate geometry of the blood vessels, continual pulse-driven changes in flow and pressure, and the behavior of suspended bodies such as red blood cells. In this talk, I will discuss the development of HARVEY, a parallel fluid dynamics application designed to model hemodynamics in patient-specific geometries. I will cover the methods introduced to reduce the overall time-to-solution and enable near-linear strong scaling on up to 1,572,864 cores of the IBM Blue Gene/Q supercomputer. Finally, I will present the expansion of the scope of projects to address not only vascular diseases, but also treatment planning and the movement of circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream

December 2nd, 2020 

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET

Metabolic Abnormalities and Mutualism in Tumors

Deepak Nagrath, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering,

University of Michigan

ABSTRACT: Our lab is focused on answering two major questions. (1) What are the critical metabolic regulators of cancer growth and metastasis? and (2) What is the role of tumor microenvironment in modulating cancer cell metabolism? We have developed several metabolic isotope tracing and 13C-based metabolic flux analysis developed in our lab and their usage has been shown in recent articles in Nature Metabolism, eLife, Cell Metabolism and Nature. Reactive stromal cells are an integral part of tumor microenvironment (TME) and interact with cancer cells to regulate their growth. Although targeting stromal cells could be a viable therapy to regulate the communication between TME and cancer cells, identification of stromal targets that make cancer cells vulnerable has remained challenging and elusive. We have identified a previously unrecognized mechanism whereby metabolism of reactive stromal cells is reprogrammed by cancer cells, thereby helping cancer cell growth. This dysfunctional stromal metabolism confers atypical metabolic flexibility and adaptive mechanisms in stromal cells, allowing them to harness carbon and nitrogen from noncanonical sources to synthesize nutrients in nutrient-deprived conditions existing in TME. I will present a synthetic lethal approach to target tumor stroma and cancer cells simultaneously for desirable therapeutic outcomes.

November 18th, 2020 

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET

Neuroimaging in Human Drug Addiction: an Eye Towards Intervention Development

Rita Z. Goldstein, PhD

Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Department of Neuroscience

Chief, Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

ABSTARCT: Drug addiction is a chronically relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug use despite catastrophic personal consequences (e.g., loss of family, job) and even when the substance is no longer perceived as pleasurable. In this talk, I will present results of human neuroimaging studies, utilizing a multimodal approach (neuropsychology, functional magnetic resonance imaging, event-related potentials recordings), to explore the neurobiology underlying the core psychological impairments in drug addiction (impulsivity, drive/motivation, insight/awareness) as associated with its clinical symptomatology (intoxication, craving, bingeing, withdrawal). The focus of this talk is on understanding the role of the dopaminergic mesocorticolimbic circuit, and especially the prefrontal cortex, in higherorder executive dysfunction (e.g., disadvantageous decision-making such as trading a car for a couple of cocaine hits) in drug addicted individuals. The theoretical model that guides the presented research is called iRISA (Impaired Response Inhibition and Salience Attribution), postulating that abnormalities in the orbitofrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex, as related to dopaminergic dysfunction, contribute to the core clinical symptoms in drug addiction. Specifically, our multi-modality program of research is guided by the underlying working hypothesis that drug addicted individuals disproportionately attribute reward value to their drug of choice at the expense of other potentially but no-longer-rewarding stimuli, with a concomitant decrease in the ability to inhibit maladaptive drug use. In this talk I will also explore whether treatment (as usual) and 6-month abstinence enhance recovery in these brain-behavior compromises in treatment seeking cocaine addicted individuals. Promising neuroimaging studies, which combine pharmacological (i.e., oral methylphenidate, or RitalinTM) and salient cognitive tasks or functional connectivity during resting-state, will be discussed as examples for using neuroimaging in the empirical guidance for the development of effective neurorehabilitation strategies (including cognitive reappraisal and transcranial direct current stimulation) in drug addiction.

November 11th, 2020 

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET


Machine Learning in Radiology

Maciej A. Mazurowski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Biostatistics and Bioinformatics,

Duke University

The terms artificial intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, or computer vision are mentioned increasingly often in the radiology community. In this talk, Dr. Mazurowski will talk about how these methods can be used in radiological clinical practiceas well as how they can advance science by improving our understanding of cancer. The talk will be concluded with general thoughts on the future of the radiology profession in the advent of human-level artificial intelligence. If you would like to connect, please follow on Twitter @MazurowskiPhD.

October 28th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET


Biomechanical Measurement and Modeling of Blast Wave Transmission through the Ear

Rong Z. Gan, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

ABSTRACT: Blast overpressure (BOP) is a high intensity disturbance in the ambient air pressure. When exposed to blast, the human auditory system is vulnerable to both peripheral and central damage from the BOP. Blast-induced ear injuries include the tympanic membrane (TM) rupture, ossicular chain disruption, and inner ear damage. To understand how blast waves are transmitted from the ear canal to the TM, middle ear, and cochlea and result in hearing impairment, we have conducted a series of experiments in human cadaver ears or temporal bones and the animals to measure the blast overpressure transmission through the ear, the injuries of the middle ear tissues and cochlear hail cells, and the hearing function damage in our lab. The 3D finite element (FE) model of the human ear, consisting of the ear canal, TM, middle ear, and cochlea, has been expanded to simulate the BOP wave transduction through the ear and the damage in the peripheral auditory system. Using the experimental data, the FE model of the human ear was validated and used as a tool for auditory blast injury prediction and protective function evaluation for hearing protection devices. This talk will cover both biomechanical measurement and modeling studies on blast-induced auditory injuries and hearing protection mechanisms.   

BIO:               Position Title: Presidential Research Professor

Charles E. Foster Chair

Professor of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering

School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

University of Oklahoma

Education:       Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, 1992, University of Memphis, USA

                        M.S., Applied Mathematics, 1988, University of Alberta, Canada

            M.S., Biomechanics, 1981, Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1968, HUST, China

Honors:           Fellow of AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering)

                        Co-Chair for the 8th International Symposium on Middle Ear Mechanics in Research and Otology (MEMRO)

                        Member of Scientific Committee of the 5th-9th MEMRO (2009 – 2022)

Research Summary:

Dr. Gan’s experience in hearing research began in 1995 as the Director of Biomedical Engineering at Hough Ear Institute in Oklahoma City. She led the research team to complete the design and functional tests of a middle ear implantable hearing device (Soundtec®) for FDA approval. Since joining the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 1999, she has developed a truly transformational, well-funded research program in Biomechanics for Protection and Restoration of Hearing.

As PI for all the research projects funded by NIH, DOD, NSF, Whitaker Foundation, and State of Oklahoma ($9.1M), she has developed multiple research directions through the integration of experimental measurements of sound transmission in human and animals, biomechanical tests of ear tissues, 3D reconstruction and computational modeling of the ear or auditory system, measurement and modeling of blast-induced hearing damage, and the design and evaluation of implantable hearing devices. Two patents have been granted: the totally implantable hearing devices and the 3D computational modeling of the human ear.

      Dr. Gan’s research supported by the Department of Defense (DOD) in recent years has extended into new areas of biomechanical modeling and experimental measurement of blast injury and hearing protection mechanisms for the US military priority research on hearing protection and restoration for Service members and Veterans.

October 7th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET



Kathryn Grandfield, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Material Science and Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering,

McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada


ABSTRACT: Uncovering the mechanisms of biomaterial-tissue interactions is complicated by the complex and 3D hierarchical structure of bone. Our work explores the structure, formation, and attachment of bone to biomaterials with advanced microscopy approaches. This talk will introduce a range of correlative, 3D, and real-time high resolution approaches to probe both biomineralization and osseointegration by electron tomography, focused ion beam microscopy, in situ liquid TEM, or atom probe tomography. These correlative microscopies provide a foundation for understanding the structure and chemical nature of inorganic and organic hierarchical materials, including shedding light on the titanium-bone interface, collagen-mineral arrangement, and new approaches for visualizing osteocyte networks in bone.

BIOGRAPHY: Dr. Kathryn Grandfield is an Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and School of Biomedical Engineering at McMaster University where her research interests include development of biomaterials and correlative multi-scale microscopies for biointerfaces and mineralized tissues. Before joining McMaster in 2013, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her PhD in Engineering Sciences from Uppsala University, Sweden, and her Bachelors of Engineering and Masters of Applied Science from McMaster University. She is the recipient of the 2017 Petro Canada Young Innovator Award, a 2018 Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Research Fund, and the 2019 McMaster Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. She has served on the board of the Canadian Biomaterials Society and as inaugural Director of User Operations for the Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy. She is currently Vice-President of the Microscopical Society of Canada.


September 30th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at 3:00 PM ET



Donghui (Don) Zhu, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the BME Department at SUNY


Abstract: Cardiovascular stents are life-saving devices and one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the 21st century. Decades of research and clinical trials have taught us about the effects of material (metal or polymer), design (geometry, strut thickness, and the number of connectors), and drug-elution on vasculature mechanics, hemocompatibility, biocompatibility, and patient health. Recently developed novel bioresorbable stents are intended to overcome common issues of chronic inflammation, in-stent restenosis, and stent thrombosis associated with permanent stents, but there is still much to learn. In fact, some bioresorbable magnesium (Mg)-based stents have obtained regulatory approval or under trials with mixed clinical outcomes. Some major issues with Mg include the too rapid degradation rate and late restenosis. To mitigate these problems, bioresorbable zinc (Zn)-based stent materials are being developed lately with the more suitable degradation rate and better biocompatibility. The past decades have witnessed the unprecedented evolution of metallic stent materials from first generation represented by stainless steel (SS), to second generation represented by Mg, and to third generation represented by Zn. To further elucidate their pros and cons as metallic stent materials, we systematically evaluated their performances in vitro and in vivo through direct side-by-side comparisons. Our results demonstrated that tailored Zn-based material with proper configurations could be a promising candidate for a better stent material in the future.

Biography: Donghui (Don) Zhu is the SUNY Empire Innovation Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Engineering-Driven Medicine, and Neuroscience Graduate Program at SUNY - Stony Brook University.  Dr. Zhu earned his Bachelor degree at East China University of Technology and Science, and Doctorate in Bioengineering at University of Missouri-Columbia.  His Ph.D. work focused on neuro-engineering for treatment of neurovascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  Following his Ph.D., Dr. Zhu was trained at University of Rochester medical center on regenerative medicine for vascular applications.  He then became an Assistant Professor in 2010 where his research focused on novel biodegradable metallic materials for tissue engineering and regeneration.  Dr. Zhu moved to Texas in 2016 as an Associate Professor to continue his research in innovative biomaterials and regenerative medicine. In fall 2019, he was recruited to Stony Brook, and currently he has a research interest in biomaterials, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, as well as neuroscience. He has secured over $6 million total federal research funding in the past several years, co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.  He is an elected Fellow of American Heart Association (AHA). Dr. Zhu also serves as editor or on editorial boards of several scientific journals and numerous grant review panels including NIH, NSF, FDA, and NASA.


September 16th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at  3:00 PM ET



Antonella Forlino Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry,

Department of Molecular Medicine, BIochemistry Unit, University of Pavia, Italy

ABSTRACT: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a juvenile form of heritable osteoporosis ranging from mild to perinatal lethal forms. Classical OI is a dominant disease affecting the genes encoding for collagen type I, the most abundant protein of the bone extracellular matrix (ECM). In the last decade new causative genes associated to dominant, recessive and X-linked transmission of the disease and encoding for proteins involved in type I collagen biosynthesis, processing and secretion as well as in osteoblasts differentiation and activity have been described. How mutations in these genes cause the bone fragility phenotype still require further investigation, but already shed new light on bone biology. The molecular basis of OI was historically attributed to the presence of abnormal collagen in the ECM. Nevertheless, mutant collagen is partially retained in the ER and its misfolding and intracellular accumulation had been observed in OI patients’ cells and animal models of classical and new OI forms. A deep understanding of the matrix and intracellular molecular mechanism of the disease as well as the development of new therapeutic approaches for OI and other bone fragility disorders benefit of the use of appropriated animal models. A review of the knowledge acquired in the understanding of the molecular basis of skeletal diseases and in the developing novel therapies using murine and zebrafish animal models will be provided, focusing on the more recent findings. The role of intracellular homeostasis in modulating the diseases outcome will be discussed.

 BIO: Dr. Antonella Forlino is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Molecular Medicine, Unit of Biochemistry, University of Pavia. She has a PhD in Biochemistry and the Specialty in Genetics. She spent 5 years of post-doc training in NIH, Bethesda, USA. Her research activity has been focused on the molecular, biochemical and functional study of genetic diseases of the connective tissue in particular Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), using in vitro and in vivo models (mice and Zebrafish). She is combining basic science with translational approaches. She is particularly interested in the intracellular effects of retained aberrant collagen type I in modulating the bone phenotype in both dominant and recessive OI.

September 9th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at  3:00 PM ET



Dr. Markita Landry, Associate Professor at University of California-Berkeley,

Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

ABSTACT: Genetic engineering of plants is at the core of sustainability efforts, natural product synthesis, and agricultural crop engineering. The plant cell wall is a barrier that limits the ease and throughput with which exogenous biomolecules can be delivered to plants. Current delivery methods either suffer from host range limitations, low transformation efficiencies, tissue regenerability, tissue damage, or unavoidable DNA integration into the host genome. Here, we demonstrate efficient diffusion-based biomolecule delivery into tissues and organs of intact plants of several species with a suite of pristine and chemically-functionalized high aspect ratio nanomaterials [1]. Efficient DNA delivery and strong protein expression without transgene integration is accomplished in mature Nicotiana benthamiana, Eruca sativa (arugula), Triticum aestivum (wheat) and Gossypium hirsutum (cotton) leaves and arugula protoplasts [2]. Notably, we demonstrate that transgene expression is transient and devoid of transgene integration into the plant host genome, of potential utility for easing regulatory oversight of transformed crops as genetically modified organisms (GMOs) [3]. We demonstrate that our platform can be applied for CRISPR-based genome editing for transient expression of Cas9 and gRNAs. We also demonstrate a second nanoparticle-based strategy in which small interfering RNA (siRNA) is delivered to mature Nicotiana benthamiana leaves and effectively silence a gene with 95% efficiency. We find that nanomaterials both facilitate biomolecule transport into plant cells, while also protecting polynucleotides such as RNA from nuclease degradation. DNA origami and nanostructures further enable siRNA delivery to plants at programmable nanostructure loci [4], which we use to elucidate force-independent transport phenomena of nanoparticles across the plant cell wall. Our work provides a tool for species independent, targeted, and passive delivery of genetic material, without transgene integration, into plant cells for diverse plant biotechnology applications.

BIO: Markita Landry is an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She received a B.S. in Chemistry, and a B.A. in Physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed an NSF postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her current research centers on the development of synthetic nanoparticle-polymer conjugates for imaging neuromodulation in the brain, and for the delivery of genetic materials into plants for plant biotechnology applications. The Landry lab exploits the highly tunable chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials for the creation of biomimetic structures, molecular imaging, and plant genome editing. She is also on the scientific advisory board of Terramera, Inc, and on the scientific advisory board of Chi-Botanic. She is a recent recipient of 18 early career awards, including awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the DARPA Young Investigator program, the Beckman Young Investigator Program, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, is a Sloan Research Fellow, an FFAR New Innovator, and is a Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator.


September 2nd, 2020

Biomedical Engineering ZOOM Seminar at  3:00 PM ET



Maryam M. Shanechi, Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC)


ABSTACT: This work will discuss modeling, decoding, and controlling multisite human brain dynamics underlying mood states. I present a multiscale dynamical modeling framework that allows us to decode mood variations for the first time and identify brain sites that are most predictive of mood. I then develop a system identification approach that can predict multiregional brain network dynamics (output) in response to electrical stimulation (input) toward enabling closed-loop control of brain network activity. Further, I demonstrate that our framework can uncover multiscale behaviorally relevant neural dynamics from hybrid spike-field recordings in monkeys performing naturalistic movements. Finally, the framework can combine information from multiple scales of activity and model their different time-scales and statistics. These dynamical models, decoders, and controllers can advance our understanding of neural mechanisms and facilitate future closed-loop therapies for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.

BIO: Maryam M. Shanechi is Assistant Professor and Viterbi Early Career Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California (USC). She is also a faculty member in the Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC. She received her B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto in 2004 and her S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006 and 2011, respectively. She held postdoctoral positions at Harvard Medical School and at UC Berkeley from 2011-2013. She directs the Neural Systems Engineering Lab at USC. Her research is focused on developing closed-loop neurotechnologies and studying the brain through decoding and control of brain network dynamics. She is the recipient of various awards including the NSF CAREER Award, ONR Young investigator award, MIT Technology Review’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35), Popular Science Brilliant 10, Science News 10 scientists to watch, and an ARO multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) award.


February 18th, 2020

Biomedical Engineering Seminar on 19 Feb 2020 / 3:00 PM / Steinman Hall 402


Computational Tools for the Evaluation of Biomechanically Based Treatments of Knee Osteoarthritis

Rajshree Hillstrom Ph.D., MBA, Industry Professor of Biomedical Engineering at New York University,

Visiting Scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery, Visiting Professor at Columbia University


ABSTRACT: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the number one cause of disability in the world, costing $486.4 billion/year in the USA alone. Dr. Hillstrom will introduce her holistic approach to investigating OA from the epidemiological, in vivo, in vitro and in silico approaches.  Then she will focus on the development and validation of her finite element knee model.  Finally, she will show how the model was used to investigate the effectiveness of different surgical treatment methods including high tibial osteotomy, partial meniscectomy and internally unloading the medial knee compartment.  

 BIO: Dr. Hillstrom (PhD, MBA) is an Industry Professor of Biomedical Engineering at New York University (NYU), Visiting Scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Visiting Professor at Columbia University. Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Hillstrom was Associate Professor of Medical Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University (UK) and directed the Medical Engineering Research Group, where she developed the BEng Medical Engineering and MSc Engineering Management programs, and designed and led the development of a state-of-the-art movement analysis laboratory (for in vivo research), a biomechanics/ biomaterials laboratory (for in vitro research) and a computational simulation suite (for in silico research) to advance research in osteoarthritis.  
Dr. Hillstrom’s extramural research collaborations with investigators from the Hospital for Special Surgery, Mid-Essex Hospitals Trust, Harvard University, Boston University, and Columbia University has led to a number of international awards and funded grants. Dr. Hillstrom has been the Principal Investigator on 20 OA-related grants, including a three-year study from Versus Arthritis to investigate a less invasive approach towards treating knee OA.  She was the primary supervisor for 10 PhD students and 10 research fellows/ associates. Dr. Hillstrom’s research has focused upon computational modeling of human joints by finite element methods to predict the effects of surgical reconstructions on joint stress in the knee, hip, tooth and big toe. 



February 3rd, 2020

Biomedical Engineering Seminar on 5 Feb 2020 / 3:00 PM / Steinman Hall 402

 Computational Models of Transcranial Electrical Stimulation: Methodology, Optimization and Validations

Yu (Andy) Huang Ph.D. Research Fellow, Radiology Department, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Research Associate CCNY-MSK AI Partnership

ABSTRACT: Transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) has been shown as a promising neurological therapy for a number of diseases. Nowadays, design of electrode montages and interpretation of experimental results for TES heavily rely on computational models, which predict the current-flow distribution inside the head. In this talk I will show you methodological details in building individualized TES models from structural magnetic resonance images of human heads, including image segmentation, electrode placement, finite element modeling, and numerical optimization for targeted stimulation. Model validations using intracranial in vivo recordings will also be discussed. I will also briefly talk about translational efforts that converts TES models into neuromodulation software, either open-source or proprietary, that are used for clinical research on stroke recovery.
BIO: Dr. Huang received his B.S. in 2007 and M.S. in 2010 from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, both in Biomedical Engineering. He received his Ph.D from The City College of New York (CCNY) in 2017 with research focusing on computational modeling for transcranial electrical stimulation. After that he was working as a joint post-doc in Soterix Medical Inc. and Parra Lab at CCNY. He recently joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center for his 2nd post-doc working on cancer detection from medical images using deep neural networks.


December 5th, 2019


The 2019-20 NYC Bone Seminar Series will honor Adele Boskey and her contributions to mineralized tissue research. Before next week’s seminar, there will be socializing at the Heartland Brewery on the SW corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St. starting at ~5:45pm look for the “bone group” DOWNSTAIRS (and if you're interested in food and/or drink you can open a tab at the bar). 


Wednesday, December 11 @ 7pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Room C205 (C-level)

NE corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St.


Multiscale Mechanical and Compositional Characterization of Bone Tissue in Postmenopausal Women with Typical and Atypical Fragility Fractures

Eve Donnelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University


Antiresorptive treatment is generally effective in reducing fracture incidence in patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis. However, identification of a rare atypical subtrochanteric fracture pattern specifically associated with bisphosphonate treatment suggests that long-term bisphosphonate use may degrade bone quality in a subset of patients. To assess the effects of bisphosphonate treatment on bone tissue properties, we spectroscopically characterized subtrochanteric bone tissue from postmenopausal women with both typical and (for the first time) atypical fractures. Analysis of bone tissue using Fourier transform infrared imaging revealed alterations in the composition and fracture properties of bone tissue of patients treated with long-term bisphosphonates. Notably, bisphosphonate treatment increased tissue mineral content and hardness and degraded the fracture-resistance toughening mechanisms inherent to healthy bone.  Our observations lend insight into the etiology of atypical subtrochanteric fractures and may inform clinical approaches to management of patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis.

September 5th, 2019


18 Sep 2019 / 3:00 PM / Steinman Hall 402

Multiscale Mechanical and Compositional Characterization of Bone Tissue in Postmenopausal Women with Typical and Atypical Fragility Fractures

Eve Donnelly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University



November 27th, 2018


The 2018-19 NYC Bone Seminar Series is continuing to honor Steve Cowin and his contributions to bone research.  Next week, Shelly Weinbaum will talk about his last collaborative project with Steve Cowin.  Before the seminar, there will be socializing at the Heartland Brewery on the SW corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St. starting at ~5:45pm look for the “bone group” DOWNSTAIRS (and if you're interested in food and/or drink you can open a tab at the bar). 


Tuesday, December 4 @ 7pm

CUNY Graduate Center, Room 9207 (9th floor)

NE corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St.


Lymph Formation and Muscle Compressibility in Skeletal Muscle during Contraction and Stretch

Sheldon Weinbaum, Ph.D.

CUNY Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department of Biomedical Engineering, The City College of New York


In the 17th century Jan Swammerdam placed an isolated frog's thigh muscle in an airtight syringe and observed that the muscle did not change volume when excited. This classic experiment has been used for three centuries as evidence that muscle functions nearly isovolumetrically during stretch and contraction. In 1990 Mazzoni et al. performed key experiments showing that this was not true and that significant changes in muscle volume occurred due to blood flow and that these changes played a crucial role in lymph flow. They provided the first detailed measurements of both blood and lymph volume in a muscle at rest and the dramatic changes in lymph volume that result from muscle contraction and stretch. In Causey, Cowin and Weinbaum PNAS 2012 we have developed the first quantitative model to predict the blood volume changes in both the endomysial and epimysial spaces of skeletal muscle that occur during muscle contraction and stretch. The model also provides the first quantitative predictions of the large changes in lymph volume that result from the blood volume changes that occur in skeletal muscle fascicles. The model predicts  a 20% contraction or stretch results in a 6-7% increase or decrease in fascicle volume, respectively, and changes in lymphatic volume that can exceed 30%, and provides strong evidence for the pumping action of the terminal lymphatics.

September 17th, 2018

2018 KATZ lecture presents  Paula T. Hammond, David H. Koch Professor of Engineering Head, Department of Chemical Engineering Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Electrostatic Assembly for Controlled and Tissue Targeted Release" at Steinman Hall ST-161, Monday @ 2PM-3PM

Reception to follow at 3PM-4PM | Exibit Hall



October 24th, 2017

The 2017-18 NYC Bone Seminar Series will honor Steve Cowin and his contributions to bone research.

Tribute to Steve Cowin: Quantitative Assessments of Bone Adaptation and Mechanotransduction, Susannah P. Fritton, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York

“In this seminar I will first give a short overview of my almost 30-year interaction with Steve Cowin, from my time as an undergraduate student in his mechanics course at Tulane University to my 19 years as a colleague at City College.  Then I will highlight recent investigations from my lab that have assessed how reduced estrogen levels and disuse conditions affect bone microstructure and interstitial fluid flow.  Using high-resolution microscopy and micro-CT imaging, we have assessed changes in the lacunar-canalicular porosity surrounding osteocytes, as well as  the vascular porosity that houses the bone vasculature, in animal models of postmenopausal osteoporosis and disuse osteoporosis.  We have combined the microstructural assessments with poroelastic finite element modeling to assess interstitial fluid flow through the osteocyte lacunar-canalicular network.  Results of the models demonstrate reduced interstitial fluid velocities in both estrogen-deficient and disuse conditions and suggest that a reduced mechanical input could contribute to the bone degradation that leads to osteoporosis.  In the spirit of Steve, throughout the seminar I will focus on the quantitative aspects of the work, the tie-in with biology, and how these investigations can help to expand our understanding of bone adaptation and mechanotransduction.”

CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197 (C-level), NE corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St. @ 7pm

Note: Before next week’s seminar, there will be socializing at the Heartland Brewery on the SW corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St. starting at ~5:45pm – look for the “bone group”


March 29, 2017

SKT Lecture Spring 2016 Seminar by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., School of Engineering Foundation Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at  Virginis Commonwealth University

" Byophysical Regulation of Bone in Extreme Environments" at Steinman Hall ST-161, Wednesday March 29, 2017 @ 3:00PM.


November 11, 2016

Fall 2016 NYCBE BONE Seminar  at CUNY Graduate Center, Room C197, NE corner of Fifth Ave. and 34th St, Tuesday, November 15 @ 7pm

Falls and hip fractures in older adults: bridging the divide between tissue and movement biomechanics

by Stephen Robinovitch, Ph.D., Professor, School of Enginering Science, Simon Friser University


November 9, 2016

The New York Center for  Biomedical Engineering 2016 Benjamin W. Zweifach (CCNY class 0f 1931) Memorial Lecture

Professor Kam W. Leong, Samuel Y Sheng Professor of Biomedical Engineering & System Biology at Columbia University will present a memorial lecture entitled “Bioengineering of  Direct Cellular Reprogramming” at Steinman Hall ST-161, Wednesday November 9, 2016 @ 3:00 PM.


October 26, 2016

Special CCNY BME Seminar  featuring two Neural Engineering Lab CCNY researchers @3 PM in the CCNY BME conference room. Steinman Hall Room 402

Modulating synaptic plasticity with tDCS  Mr. Greg Kronberg

Bio-sketch: Greg Kronberg is currently a PhD student in the Biomedical Engineering department at The City College of New York (CCNY), where he works under Lucas Parra. He received his BS in Biology from the University of Maryland and his MS in Biomedical Engineering from CCNY. His research focuses on the use of electrical brain stimulation to improve learning and memory.

Measurements and models of electric fields in the in vivo human brain during transcranial electric stimulation  Yu (Andy) Huang, Ph.D.

Biosketch: Yu (Andy) Huang received his Ph.D. from Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York. His research focuses on neuroimaging, image segmentation and computational modeling of image data. He received his B.S. and M.S. from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, both in Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. Bikson and Dr. Parra speak at Mt Sinai – Oct 19

Brain Imaging Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Davis Auditorium (2nd floor) Hess Center for Science and Medicine
October 19, 2016

1:55-2:20 Lucas Parra, PhD (CCNY) – “On Brainwaves and Videos and Video Games”

3:15-3:40 Marom Bikson, PhD (CUNY) – “Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Imaging” Download slides: marombikson_brainstimwithimaging_2016

November 19 - 21 2014
2014 Benjamin W. Zweifach Memorial Lecture
Regenerative Engineering: The Theory and Practice of a Next Generation Field By Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.:The next ten years will see unprecedented strides in regenerating musculoskeletal tissues We are moving from an era of advanced prosthetics, to what I term regenerative engineering. In doing so, we have the capability to begin to address grand challenges in musculoskeletal regeneration. Tissues such as bone, ligament, and cartilage can now be understood from the cellular level to the tissue level. We now have the capability to produce these tissues in clinically relevant forms through tissue engineering techniques. Our improved ability to optimize engineered tissues has occurred in part due to an increased appreciation for stem cell technology and nanotechnology, two relatively new tools for the tissue engineer. Critical parameters impact the design of novel scaffolds for tissue regeneration. Cellular and intact tissue behavior can be modulated by these designs. Design of systems for regeneration must take place with a holistic and comprehensive approach, understanding the contributions of cells, biological factors, scaffolds and morphogenesis.</p>

Steinman Hall Lecture Hall - ST161 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

May 3 - 2013
BME Day 2013 and Wallace H. Coulter Centennial
This ceremony will include opening remarks, a presentation from Wayne Barlin representing the Coulter Foundation, and a key note speaker.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration / Refreshments -Exhibit Room ST124
1:00 10:00 – 10:15 Opening Remarks: John Tarbell, Chair of BME; Joseph Barba, Dean of
the GSOE; Maurizio Trevisan, Provost of City College
10:15 – 10:30 Brief History of the CCNY BME / Coulter Foundation Relationship:
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Weinbaum
10:30 – 11:00 Wayne Barlin, Vice President and General Council, Wallace H. Coulter
Foundation: Remarks, video, presentation of commemorative plaques
11:00 – 11:45 Elkin Simson, Professor of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine:
Keynote speaker with remembrances of Wallace Coulter
11:45 – 3:00 BME Day poster session in the Steinman Hall Lobby with senior
design projects highlighted
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
(1:30 Ceremonial cutting of the Wallace Coulter Centennial birthday cake)

2:2:00 -4:30 BME Advisory Board meeting

Steinman Hall Auditorium and Lobby (9:30am - 2:00pm)

April 11 - 2013
Class of 2013 - Theta Psi - Class Picture
-SENIORS: To graduate this June, you must apply for graduation.
-Class Picture
Class of 2013 : Class Name: Theta Psi
DATE: Thursday, April 11, 2013
TIME: 12:15pm
BME Department Rm401 (12:15pm - 1:15pm)

April 11 - May 10 2013
Important Dates and Events
-March 28. 2013 - April 15, 2013 : BME Academic Advising (Summer and Fall 2013)

-April 11, 2013 Theta Psi (BME Class of 2013) Class Picture

-May 3. 2013 Wallace Coulter Centennial and BME DAY 2013

-May 10, 2013 BME Awards Luncheon

Watch your (CCNY) email for additional information on these and other events.

March 28 - April 30 2013
BME Fall 2013 Advising Schedule
To ensure that every BME student completes advisement, an advising stop “EA” has been placed on your SIMS record. Once you have been advised by your designated faculty advisor, the stop will be removed in time for Summer/Fall 2013 web registration.
Below is the Summer/Fall 2013 advisement schedule for the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).

-Faculty Advising March 28, 2013- April 15, 2013
-EA Stop Removal April 1, 2013 - April 15, 2013

BME Students with 45 or more credits, If your last name begins with:

A March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Parra (ST-403C)
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B-C April 8, 2013-April 15, 2013 Kelly (ST-460)
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D-G March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Cardoso (ST-565)
Office Hours: M,W10:00am -11:00am OR at a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

H-J March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Wang (ST-434)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

K-L March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Schaffler (ST-564)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

M-N March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Fu (ST-435)
Office Hours: W 6:00pm–7:00pm and TH 4:00pm–5:00pm OR at a specific mutually agreed
upon time arranged by email:

O-P March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Tarbell (ST-404C)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

Q-S March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Nicoll (ST-431)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

T-Z March 28, 2013-April 15, 2013 Bikson (ST-403B)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

September 5 - 2012

Fall 2012 Seminar Series

Steinman Hall 402

March 13 - May 13 2012
Important Dates and Events
-Town Hall Meeting-April 26, 2012
(BME Conference Room)
-BME Day 2012-May 4, 2012
(BME Department and Conference Room)
-BME Awards Luncheon-Friday, May 11, 2012
(Steinman Lecture and Exhibit Hall)
(9:00am - 5:00pm)

March 1 - 2012
Careers in Biomedical Engineering
Thursday, March 1, 2012
LOCATION: Exhibit Room, Steinman Lecture Hall

Come and find out more about biomedical engineering careers,
and network with the speakers!

Panel Participants:

Eric R. Gustafson— Biomedical Engineer & Senior Clinical Project Manager,
Zoll Medical Corporation

Tricia Duval, RN— Sr. Territory Manager-Hospital Division,
Zoll Medical Corporation

Nick Pinto, CBET— Clinical Engineering Manager (and CCNY alum),
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Presented by CCNY Career Center
in collaboration with Tau Beta Pi and
CCNY Biomedical Engineering Department

TO SIGN UP, stop by The Career Center located in NAC 1/116
Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm

Telephone: (212) 650-5327

Exhibit Room, Steinman Lecture Hall (12:30pm - 2:00pm)

January 11 - February 10 2012
Welcome New and Returning Students
Stay informed, visit the CCNY BME website regularly ( for :
-Course and Curriculum Changes
-Faculty Research
-Internship Opportunities
-Departmental News and Events
-Updated BME Handbook-FAQ
-And Much More…

Also, join CCNY BME on Linkedin:

November 17 - 2011
Fall 2011 Town Hal Meeting
BME Conference/Class Room T402 and Steinman Hall Lobby and Exhibit Room (12:30pm - 2:00pm)

October 25 - December 15 2011
Spring 2012 BME Advising
Assigned BME Advisor's Office (9:30am - 5:00pm)

October 12 - 15 2011
BMES National Conference
Hartford, CT (8:00am - 5:00pm)

September 15 - 22 2011
Zweifach Lecture
Steinman Lecture Hall - Rm. 161 (9:00am - 5:00pm)

April 29 - 30 2011
BME DAY 2011
Cordially invite you to Biomedical Engineering Day 2011

April 29, 2011

9:30 – 10:00 Registration / Refreshments
BME Conference Rm T402

10:00 – 11:00 Group Session-Advisory Board and
Students (Grad and Undergraduates)
BME Conference Rm T402

11:00 – 2:00 BME Student Poster Session
Steinman Hall Lobby

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
Steinman Hall Exhibit Room

1:00 – 2:00 Group Session-Advisory Board and Graduate Students
BME Conference Rm T402

1:00 – 4:00 Employment/Internship Session with Select Companies
(Bring Updated Resumes)
Steinman Hall Lobby

1:30 – 4:00 BME Faculty and Advisory Board Meeting

BME Conference/Class Room T402 and Steinman Hall Lobby and Exhibit Room (9:30am - 4:00pm)

April 23 - 2011
NIH Spring 2011 Social
The NIH Scholars will be hosting the NIH Scholars Program Spring Social on Saturday April 23rd, 2011 at 11:30am at Chelsea Piers.
This is a two hour lunch cruise on the Hudson visiting several locations including: The Empire State Building, Governor's Island, Statue of Liberty and more. Your reservation includes vibrant entertainment and a buffet style 3 course meal.

Please RSVP by Wednesday March 30 if you are sure you will be attending. Paying for a no show will not be refunded so be mindful of this.

For additional information, contact Stacyann Morgan, NIH Scholar, at .

Chelsea Pears (11:30am - 2:00pm)

February 7 - May 20 2011
BME Spring 2011 Seminar Series

December 10 - 2010
NIH Scholars Research Day (Fall 2010)
All NIH Scholars engaged in research are expected to make a 12-15 minute presentation on their work.
Dress Code: Business Attire
TBA (12:45pm - 2:00pm)

December 9 - 2009
Bijan Pesaran, PhD. Center for Neural Science, NYU.
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

December 2 - 2009
Steve Nicoll, PhD. Biomedical Engineering, City College of New York
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

November 20 - 2009
NIH Scholars Research Day (Fall 2009)
You are expected to make a presentation if you are conducting research. You should prepare a 12-15 minute presentations of your research activities.
-Friday, November 20, 2009
-Time: 10:00 a.m.
-Location: T402 (BME Conference Room)

For additional information, contact Dr. Phillip Payton.

November 18 - 2009
Rebecca Richards Kortum, PhD – Zweifach Lecture. "From Cell Phones to Cell Biology: High Tech, Low Cost Solutions for Global Health". Department of Bioengineering. Rice University
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

November 11 - 2009
Guillermo Garcia-Cardena, PhD. Center for Excellence in Vascular Biology, Harvard University
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

November 4 - 2009
Ben Ovryn, Ph.D. "Modeling and imaging nouveau adhesions". Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

October 28 - 2009
Deanna Thompson, PhD. "Development of a Multi-Cue Guidance Channel for a Long-Gap Peripheral Nerve Injury". Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

October 27 - 28 2009
The 2009 CIMIT Innovation Congress Poster Competition
The 2009 CIMIT Innovation Congress, Accelerating Healthcare Solutions Through Technology, will be held in Boston on October 27 & 28, 2009. We will be having a poster session featuring interdisciplinary work that improves healthcare through technology.
Awards will be given for:
Most Innovative Research $1,500
Potential for Patient Benefit $1,000
Best Student Poster $ 500
Last year, more than 650 attendees viewed the posters and saw the innovative work the competition showcased.
Anyone is welcome to submit a poster abstract for consideration, but all accepted poster competition entrants must register for the Innovation Congress.

Marcy Lender
Assistant to Kirby Vosburgh, Ph.D.
165 Cambridge St., Suite 702
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 643-3841
Fax: (617) 643-3840
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology

Boston, MA

October 21 - 2009
Edward J. Ciaccio, PhD. "New Methods for Analysis of Heart Arrhythmias". Columbia University Medical Center.
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

September 30 - 2009
Adrian Rodriguez, PhD. "Spontaneous generation in sensory systems: calcium action potentials in hair cells pattern auditory neuron activity before hearing onset". Biology, City College of New York
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

September 23 - 2009
Peter Canoll, MD, PhD. "Myosin II in Glioma Invasion" Clinical Pathology, Columbia University Medical Center
Conference Room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)


September16 - 2009
Stavroula Sofou, PhD. "Lipid membrane heterogeneities controlled by pH: basic studies and potential applications in liposome based immunochemotherapy" Chemical and Biological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
(3:00pm - 4:00pm)

September9 - 2009
Clark T. Hung, PhD. "A Paradigm for Functional Tissue Engineering of Articular Cartilage". Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University.
Conference Romm T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

May 15 - 2009
NIH Scholars Research Day
Research Presentations
BME Conference/Class Room T402 (9:30am - 2:00pm)

May 13 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar Luis Cardoso, PhD Assistant Professor & Stephen C. Cowin, PhD Distinguished Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York
BME Lecture Hall, ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

May 12 - 2009
Annual BME Awards Luncheon
BME Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Your attendance is requested at the
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
12:00noon - 2:00pm
Faculty Dining Hall
North Academic Center (NAC) 3rd Floor
(12:00pm - 2:00pm)

May 6 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Deepak Vashishth, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Center of Biotechnology & Interdisciplinary Studies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
BME lecture hall ST-402 (2:45pm - 4:00pm)

May 1 - 2009
BME DAY 2009
The Biomedical Engineering (BME) Department at The City College of New York (CCNY) and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) will host our annual Advisory Board Meeting in conjunction with BME Day 2009, Friday, May 1, 2009. The program will begin at 9:30 am and conclude at 4:00 pm.

9:30 – 10:00 Registration / Refreshments
(BME Conference Rm T402)

10:00 – 11:00 Group Session-Advisory Board and
Undergraduate Students (BME Conference Rm T402)

11:00 – 2:00 BME Student Poster Session (Steinman Hall Lobby)

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Steinman Hall Exhibit Room)

1:00 – 4:00 Employment/Internship Session with Select Companies (Steinman Hall Lobby)

1:00 – 2:00 Group Session-Advisory Board and Graduate Students(BME Conference Rm T402)

2:00 – 4:00 BME Faculty and Advisory Board Meeting (BME Conference Rm T402)

Biomedical Engineering Conference Room T402 and Steinman Hall Lobby (9:30am - 4:00pm)

April 29 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Frances S. Ligler, D.Phil., D.Sc.
Center for Bio/Molecular Science & Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory,
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BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

April 22 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Wei Yuan Ph.D. candidate
Biomedical Engineering Department
City College of New York,
New York, NY
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:30pm - 4:00pm)

April 1 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Samuel K. SIA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering Department
Columbia University,
New York, NY
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 31 - 2009
Career Workshop
The Career Workshop is hosted by the NIH Scholars Program and our local BMES Chapter, and is for anyone who may be seeking industry internships/careers or entry into Medical School/Graduate School. This workshop is designed to equip students with the right mindset, tools, and resources to give them a competitive edge during their undergraduate/graduate career and beyond. Food will be served!
T402 (12:30pm - 2:00pm)

March 25 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
J. Christopher Fritton, PhD
Research Instructor,
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY.
BME Lecture Room, ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 18 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Zahi A. Fayad, PhD
Professor of Radiology and Medicine (Cardiology)
Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York Director, Translational and Molecular Imaging
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 11 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Matthias Mölle, PhD
Department of Neuroendocrinology,
University of Lübeck, Germany
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 4 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Lauren D. Black III, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Minnesota
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

February 25 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Lance KAM PhD. Microscale Biocomplexity Laboratory. Neuro &Nanomedicine. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University.
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

February 18 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Baranidharan RAMAN PhD.
Laboratory of Cellular and Synaptic Neurophysiology, NICHD Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Bethesda, MD.
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

February 11 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Steven B. Nicoll, PhD
Assistant Professor,
Departments of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Pennsylvania.
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

February 4 - 2009
Wednesday Seminar
Hui Ye, PhD
Toronto Western Research Institute,
Division of Fundamental Neurobiology,
Toronto, Ontario Canada.
BME Lecture Hall ST-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

September 17 - 2008
2008 Ben W. Zweifach Lecture
"Enzyme Innovation by Evolution" by Dr. Frances H. Arnold.
Scientists’ dreams of constructing new forms of life—either to enhance human well-being or just to prove that we can do it—are somewhat grander than the reality, because we are profoundly ignorant of the mapping from DNA sequence to biological function. Details of molecular interactions rule function, and we just don’t understand the details. For forward engineering of biological systems, I argue that we should look to the design algorithm that has produced the entire biological world: evolution. This simple algorithm works at all scales of complexity, from single proteins to ecosystems, and can be ‘directed’ by controlling the molecular diversity (mutations) and applying artificial selection.
By emulating evolution in the laboratory we create new, finely-tuned biological molecules that exhibit desired properties. And, by uncoupling evolution from biological function, we can explore what is physically possible versus what is merely biologically relevant at the time. These experiments provide insight into the remarkable ability of biological systems to evolve and adapt, and may help us understand how today’s proteins came about.
Shepard Hall, Room 95 (3:00pm - 6:00pm)

May 14 - 2008
BME Seminar
Treena Livingston Arinzeh. New Jersey Institute of Technology. Department of Biomedical Engineering
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

May 9 - 2008
NIH Scholars Research Day
Steinman Hall T-402 (10:00am - 2:00pm)

May 7 - 2008
BME Seminar
Ira R. Josephson. City College of New York. Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

May 6 - 2008
2008 BME Awards Luncheon
Open to all CCNY BME undergraduate and graduate students, this event will highlight the achievements of our faculty, students, and staff.
NAC Faculty Dining Hall (12:00pm - 2:00pm)

May 2 - 2008
2008 CCNY Biomedical Research Day
The 2008 CCNY Biomedical Engineering Research day will be a full day event including participation by member of the BME Industrial Advisory Board and representative from the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering hospital centers.

April 30 - 2008
BME Seminar
Ramesh Visvanathan. Siemens
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

April 16 - 2008
BME Seminar
Cheng Dong. Penn State University. Department of Bioengineering.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

April 9 - 2008
SKT Memorial Lecture
Michael Sacks. University of Pittsburgh. Engineered Tissue Mechanics Laboratory.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

April 2 - 2008
BME Seminar
Frederick Silver. University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 19 - 2008
BME Seminar
Brad Herman. Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Leny and Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics.
Steinman T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 12 - 2008
BME Seminar
Joe Tien. Boston University. Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology; Micro and Nano Biosystems Laboratory; Organogenesis Laboratory.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

March 5 - 2008
BME Seminar
Keefe Manning. Penn State University. Department of Bioengineering.
Steinman Hall T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
February 13 - 2008
BME Seminar
Steven Tommasini, PhD Candidate, The City College of New York and Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Steinman T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

February 6 - 2008
BME Seminar
Prof Tuo Jing, Ph.D. Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Pharmacy
Steinman T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)


January 30 - 2008
BME Seminar Kickoff
BME Students and Faculty are invited to our Spring 2008 Seminar Series kickoff this Wednesday 01/30 at 3PM
BME Lecture room T-402 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)

December 12 - 2007
BME Seminar
Ira Josephson Ph.D.
Medical Biotechnology Center
City University of New York and
University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute
Lecture Hall BME T-402

December 5 - 2007
BME Seminar
Daniel Irimia Ph.D.
BioMEMS Resource Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Lecture Hall BME T-402

November 28 - 2007
BME Seminar
Jonathan Kauffman Ph.D.
CEO and Director
CyberLogic Inc.
Lecture Hall BME T-402

November 14 - 2007
BME Seminar
Anna M. Kenney Ph.D.
Cancer Biology and Genetics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Lecture Hall BME T-402

November 7 - 2007
BME Seminar
Yi-Xian Qin Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook, State University of New York
Lecture Hall BME T-402

October 31 - 2007
BME Seminar
Edward A. Fisher Ph.D., M.P.H., M.D., B.A.
Departments of Medicine (Cardiology) and Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Cell Biology (Administration)
New York University Medical Center
Lecture Hall BME T-402

October 24 - 2007
BME Seminar
Cesare Ciani Department of Biomedical Engineering The City College of New York
Lecture Hall BME T-402

October 17 - 2007
BME Seminar
Edward Guo Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineeing
Columbia University
Lecture Hall T-402

October 10 - 2007
BME Seminar
Xuejun Jiang Ph.D.
Cell Biology Laboratory
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Lecture Hall T-402

October 5 - 2007
Weinbaum BD celebration
70th birthday celebration.
(10:00am - 8:45pm)

October 3 - 2007
BME Seminar
Sihong Wang Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The City College of New York
Lecture Hall BME T-402

September 19 - 2007
BME Seminar
Elisa E. Konofagou Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Columbia University
Lecture Hall BME T-402

September 5 - 2007
BME Seminar
Anuj Chauhan PhD
Departments of Chemical Engineering and Ophthalmology,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611
Lecture Hall BME T-402

March 7 - 2007
BME Seminar
Noshir A. Langrana, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University “Strategies to modulate DNA-crosslinked hydrogel stiffness to understand cell behavior.”

February 28 - 2007
BME Seminar
Helen H. Lu , Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Title TBA

February 14 - 2007
BME Seminar
Mary Alpaugh, Ph.D. Department of Biology, CCNY, “A Model of Metastasis that Recapitulates Ontogeny.”

February 7 - 2007
BME Seminar
Lucas Parra , Ph.D. Department of Biomedical Engineering, CCNY, “Does the brain stimulate itself?”

December 13 - 2006
BME Seminar
Stavroula Sofou, Ph.D. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic University, “Surface-active lipid-based vesicles for drug delivery”

December 6 - 2006
BME Seminar
Cameron McIntyre,, PhD. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Biomedical Engineering “Deep Brain Stimulation: Technology Development through Scientific Understanding”

November 29 - 2006
BME Seminar
Gwendalyn J. Randolph, PhD. Dept. of Gene and Cell Medicine. Mt. Sinai School of Medicine “Tissue engineering to study steps in the human immune response”

November 15 - 2006
BME Seminar
Yuliya Vengrenyuk , Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, CCNY “A new hypothesis for vulnerable plaque rupture due to stress-induced debonding around cellular microcalcifications in thin fibrous caps"

November 8 - 2006
BME Seminar
George Plopper , Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, “Closing the gap between tissue structure and function”

November 1 - 2006
BME Seminar
Herb B. Sun, Ph.D. Department of Orthopaedics. Mount Sinai School of Medicine “CITED2 in skeletal tissue mechanotransduction and homeostasis”

October 25 - 2006
Zweifach Lecture and CCNY/MSKCC Biomedical Engineering Partnership Symposium
Zweifach lecture by Dr. Rakesh K. Jain, Ph.D. Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School "Normalization of tumor vasculature and microenvironment by antiangiogenic therapies: From the bench to bedside and back"
Recital Hall, Shepard Hall, Room 95 (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

October 16 - 2006
BME Seminar
Raymond Tu, Ph.D., Department of Chemical Engineering, CCNY "Peptide-based Self-assemblies"

October 4 - 2006
BME Seminar
Zhong-Dong Shi, BME CCNY “Fluid Shear Stress Plays a Role in Differentiation and Migration of Adventitial Fibroblast”

October 4 - 2006
BME Seminar
Yilin Wang, BME CCNY “A model for the role of integrins in flow induced mechanotransduction in osteocytes".

September 27 - 2006
BME Seminar
Gerard A. Ateshian, Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University “Applications of Mixture Theory to Cartilage Mechanics and Tissue Engineering”

September 20 - 2006
BME Seminar
Guillermo A. Ameer, Sc.D. Northwestern University, Biomedical Engineering Department “How novel biomaterial applications will change medicine”

September 13 - 2006
BME Seminar
Paul Frenette, Department of Medicine, Immunobiology Center and Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Icahn Medical Institute. “Identification of leukocyte subsets and microdomains contributing to sickle cell vaso-occlusion in vivo.”

May 3 - 2006
BME Seminar
Dr. Tarek Fahmy, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale, "Biomaterials for immune system diagnostics and modulation, novel vaccine systems, and tissue engineering approach to recapitulate the dynamic microenvironment of lymphoid organs"

April 10 - 2006
BME Seminar
Jeffery D. Zahn, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Penn. State University, "Microfluidic Devices for Clinical Diagnostics and Health Management"

April 7 - 2006
BME Seminar
Sihong Wang, Harvard Medical School – "Real Time Profiling of Gene and Protein Expression Dynamics"
12:30 - 1:30 pm

April 5 - 2006
BME Seminar
Joonil Seong, “How is molecular structure designed to withstand mechanical forces? - Study of glycosaminoglycan and cell adhesion molecules by atomic force microscopy and optical tweezer”

April 3 - 2006
BME Seminar
Michael J. Jaasma, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland and Trinity College, Dublin, - "Osteoblast Mechanical Behavior and its Adaptation to Mechanical Loading"
2:00 - 3:00 pm

March 29 - 2006
BME Seminar
Dominique Durand, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, “Neural Interfacing with the Peripheral Nervous System”

March 24 - 2006
BME Seminar
Melissa A. Kacena, Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, Yale University, "A New Paradigm of Skeletal Homeostasis: The Role of Megakaryocytes"
12:30 - 1:30 pm

March 23 - 2006
BME Seminar
James Cooper, National Institute of Standards and Technology, “Scaffolds for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering”

March 15 - 2006
BME Seminar
Warren Grill, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, “Electrical activation of spinal neural circuits for restoration of motor function”

March 14 - 2006
BME Seminar
Lee Murfee, University of California - San Diego, “Perivascular Cell Dynamics during Adult Microvascular Remodeling: Understanding the Importance of Arterial/Venous Phenotypes”
12:30 - 1:30 pm

March 8 - 2006
BME Seminar
Keith Hanna, President and CEO, Meridian Vision Inc. "Technology Transfer"

March 1 - 2006
BME Seminar
X. Sheldon Wang, Department of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology “An Overview of Immersed Boundary/Continuum Methods”

February 22 - 2006
BME Seminar
Ron Cohen, M.D. President and CEO, Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. Chairman Emeritus of the New York Biotechnology Association (NYBA). "The Two Towers: Academia and Industry in the Quest for Biomedical Innovation"

February 15 - 2006
BME Seminar
Peter S Walker, NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Program, NYU School of Medicine “Development of a Kinematic Criterion for the Design of Knee Replacements”

February 8 - 2006
BME Seminar
Marcelo Magnasco, Head Mathematical Physics Lab, The Rockefeller University, “Sparse time-frequency representations and the neural coding of sound”

February 1 - 2006
BME Seminar
Kelvin Davies, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, "The Biochemistry of the Maxi-K Channel Applied to Gene Therapy and Biotechnology"

December 15 - 2005
Neuroscience Center Seminar
Larry Abbott, Columbia University "Signal propagation in neuronal networks"
Marshak Room 801 (12:30pm)

December 14 - 2005
BME Seminar
Bruce D Gelb, Mount Sinai School of Medicine "Getting to the heart of the matter: Using Genomics to understand congenital heart defects"

December 13 - 2005
BME Senior Design Presentations
Biomedical Engineering Senior design teams present their concepts for their devices.
Room T-401 (11:00am - 12:30pm)

December 7 - 2005
Physics Colloquium
Alexander Gersten, Ben-Gurion University "Scientific abilities of adults and percuiarities in brain's blood flow"
Marshak Building, J418 (4:00pm)

December 7 - 2005
BME Seminar
Ravi Iyengar, Mount Sinai School of Medicie "Analyzing Cellular Regulatory Networks"

November 30 - 2005
BME Seminar
Barclay Morrison, Columbia University "In vitro approaches can increase our understanding of head injury biomechanics using atomic force microscopy and an organotypic slice culture model of traumatic brain injury"

November 29 - 2005
Levich Institute Seminar BME Seminar
Donald Gaver, Tulane University "The importance of surfactant physicochemical hydodynamics in pulmonary atelectrauma"
Steinman Hall, Room #312

November 23 - 2005
BME Seminar
Robert L Smith, Syracuse University "Cochlear Implants: Bringing Sound to the Profoundly Deaf"

November 16 - 2005
BME Seminar
Fortunato Battaglia, CUNY Medical School "Antidepressants, neurogenesis and synaptic plasticity in rodents and humans"

November 2 - 2005
BME Zweifach Lecture
Robert M. Nerum, Georgia Institute of Technology "The Vascular Endothelial Cell: From Basic Research to a Vascular Implant" Sheppard Hall Room Room 95 at 3:00 PM; Reception follows

October 26 - 2005
BME Seminar
Molly D Frame, Stony Brook University "Preconditioning of individual arteriolar networks in vivo"

October 19 - 2005
BME Seminar
Charles Nicholson, NYU School of Medicine "Measuring and modeling diffusion of molecules in brain tissue reveals structure"

October 18 - 2005
Joint BME, ChE, and Levich Institute Seminar
James Grotberg, University of Michigan "BIOFLUID MECHANICS IN LUNGS AND LUNG DEVICES" T-312 at 2:00-3:00 PM

September 22 - 2005
SOE Seminar
Thomas Magnanit, Dean of Engineering, Massachuseets Institue of Technology "Engineering Our Future" Steinman Hall Lecture Hall at 12:00 PM

September 21 - 2005
BME Seminar
Lilianne Mujica-Parodi, Stony Brook University "A complex systems approach to limbic dysregulation: implications for health and patient population"

September 20 - 21 2005
Seventh International Bone Fluid Workshop: Translational Bone Fluid Flow
Sponsored by the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering.

September 14 - 2005
BME Seminar
Ofer Tchernichoski, Ph.D., The City College of New York, Department of Biology, "How sleep affects the developmental learning of song birds "

September 7 - 2005
BME Seminar
Luis Cardoso Landa, Ph.D., The City College of New York, Department of Biomedical Engineering, "Bone quality and quantity"

August 31 - 2005
BME Seminar
Sheldon Weinbaum, Ph.D., The City College of New York, Department of Biomedical Engineering, "Finding your voice: a guide for graduate students"

May 9 - 2005
BME NIH Industry Advisory Board Meets Members
Dr. Robert J. Miller, Senior Director Biomat. Sci. & Eng., Genzyme
Dr. George Bourne, Group VP Endosurgery R&D, Boston Scientific
Barbara Davis, VP Human Resources & Organization Dev., Wilson Greatbatch
Sharon R. Daley, VP Human Resources, GE Global Research
Arica Drummond, Human Resources, ALZA - J&J
Dr. Troy Hershberger, Director Hip Prod. Dev., Biomet. Inc.
Darlene Whaley, VP Human Resources, Biomet. Inc.
Howie Rosen, VP Commercial Strategy, Gilead Sciences
Paul Citron, Retired VP Medtronic Inc.
Dr. Gabe Tzeghai, Assoc. Director R&D, Proctor & Gamble
Ms. Ronnie Denes, VP External Affairs, Cooper Union
Dr. Arnold Stancell, Turner Leadership Prof., Georgia Tech.
Dr. Neville Parker, H. Kayser Prof., CCNY
Peter Katona, President, Whitaker Foundation

May 8 - 2005
New Offices for the BME Department
The BME department have moved to its own space on the fourth floor of Steinman Hall. Architect Stephen Ely did a masterful job. See for yourself by taking a Tour of the new facilities.

May 8 - 2005
First Strategic Plan Posted!
The first Startegic Plan has been posted.

March 9 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Erin Sheets, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Chemistry, "Life as a Lipid: Rafts, Dynamics, and Interactions"

March 2 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Helen Lu, Ph.D., Columbia University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, "Soft Tissue to Bone Integration: A Tissue Engineering Approach"

February 23 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Babak Parviz, Ph.D., University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering, "Borrowing Tools and Concepts from Biology: Self-assembly for Functional Electronics and Photonics"

February 16 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Savio Woo, Ph.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Gene and Cell Medicine, "Gene Therapy for Cancer"

February 9 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Peter Caroll, MD, Ph.D., Columbia University, Department of Pathology, "Dynamic Analysis of Glioma Migration and Proliferation in Brain Slices"

February 2 - 2005
Wednesday Seminar
Greetings BME@CCNY! Department of Biomedical Engineering "Dessert Social to Welcome New BME Students and Greet Returning BME Students"

November 10 - 2004
Wednesday Seminar
Laoise McNamara, Ph.D, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, "Biomechanical origins of Osteoporosis"

November 5 - 2004
Inauguration of BME Department
The formal inauguration of the BME department and its new facilities will take place on November 5, 2004.

October 27 - 2004
Wednesday Seminar
Yong S. Chang, Ph.D. Bayer Corporation, Sr. Research Scientist, "Title TBA"

October 20 - 2004
Wednesday Seminar
David Christini, Ph.D., Weil Medical College of Cornell University, "Adaptive termination of cardiac arrhythmia precursor events"

October 14 - 2004
CCNY Open House at BMES
Annual Meeting for Prospective Graduate Students & New Faculty at 7:30 PM in Salon 10, Mezzanine Level.

September 29 - 2004
Wednesday Seminar
Kambiz Pourrezai, Ph.D. Drexel University, School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems "Title TBA"

September 22 - 2004
Wednesday Seminar
Edward G. Cape, Ph.D., Managing Partner, The Sapphire Group LLC, "A Wall Street Perspective on Biotechnology and Medical Technology Companies: Venture Capital, IPO’s, Mergers & Acquisitions"