News and Events


February 7, 2017

Computational models for transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) have been validated for the first time using in vivo intracranial recordings on human subjects eLife paper and video.

November 16, 2016

Dear colleagues,

After learning that Steve Cowin passed away few weeks ago, the International Society for Porous Media (Interpore) is organizing a minisymposium in honor of Steve Cowin within the 9th International Conference on Porous Media in Rotherdam, Netherlands from May 8-11th, 2017.

‘’Mechanisms of mechanotransduction: how biology builds smart porous media. A tribute to Prof. Stephen Cowin’’

The human body renews itself continually. Every 5 years most of the molecules of the physiology are replaced by new ones. One of the key triggers of the renewal is mechanical stress. Mechanotransduction is the sensing of stress by biological tissues. There is ample evidence that living cells sense stress including its orientation, as a full tensor, resulting in anisotropic structuring of constituents such as mineral bone, collagen fibers, cytoskeleton. Understanding of mechanisms of mechanotransduction require a multiscale, multiphysics analysis of the response of a tissue to external stress.

The deadline to submit an abstract has been extended to Monday November 21th.

November 15, 2016

Researchers under the direction of Professor John Tarbell in the Biomedical Engineering Department’s Wallace H. Coulter Laboratory have just published a study on the role of the cancer cell surface glycocalyx layer in cancer metastasis.

Working in collaboration with Dr. Lance Munn and his associates at the Edwin L. Steele Laboratories at Harvard/MGH, the groups showed that the surface proteoglycan/glycoprotein layer (glycocalyx) on tumor cells controls spreading of highly metastatic renal carcinoma cells in a mouse model. Using genetically modified cells that did not express a major glycocalyx glycosaminoglycan – heparan sulfate (HS), they demonstrated by histological analysis that there was a large reduction (95%) in metastasis to distant organs by tumors with HS deficient cells compared to control cells with intact glycocalyx. These findings suggest novel approaches for controlling cancer metastasis. The findings are reported in the December 2016 issue of the International Journal of Cancer. (

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 11, 2016

Obituary for Stephen C. Cowin

It is with great sadness that the Department of Biomedical Engineering mourns the death of one of its co-founders, Stephen C. Cowin, on October 19, 2016, one week shy of his 82nd birthday. Professor Cowin, an internationally recognized scholar in the field of biomechanics and solid mechanics more generally, first came to The City College in the fall of 1988 as a CUNY Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He was a senior member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1988 to 2002 when he transferred to the newly created Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in 2002, where he served for one year as its first department chair. He remained in the BME Department until his retirement in 2015. Before the creation of the BME Department and undergraduate degree program, Professor Cowin helped create a new CUNY PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering in 1999. Prior to coming to The City College in 1988 Professor Cowin had taught at Tulane University for 25 years, where he co-founded their Biomedical Engineering Department with William Van Buskirk in 1977 and was the Alden J. Laborde Professor of Engineering. Professor Cowin received his BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins in 1956 and 1958, respectively, and his PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Penn State in 1962.

Professor Cowin is widely recognized for his pioneering research in the mechanics of materials, in particular the influence of microstructure on the gross mechanical behavior of granular, composite, and biological materials. In the early part of his career he wrote classic papers on continuum theory for granular materials (with MA Goodman), a non-linear theory for elastic materials with voids (with JW Nunziato), and developed basic theorems in anisotropic elasticity (with MM Mehrabadi).  While at Tulane he started his research on bone remodeling in response to mechanical forces and introduced the concept of the fabric tensor for cancellous bone in which he tried to explain Wolff’s law for trabecular architecture, which dated back to the last part of the 19th century. Shortly after his arrival at City College he started to work with CUNY Distinguished Professor Sheldon Weinbaum on a cellular level hypothesis to explain how bone cells (osteocytes) sense mechanical forces due to human locomotion. Their inaugural paper in 1994 on the effect of fluid forces on the dendritic processes of osteocytes helped expand research on mechanotransduction in living bone. Until recently, this paper (> 1000 Google citations) was the most cited paper in the J. Biomechanics since its founding and was the catalyst for the International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop, which Professor Cowin inaugurated in 1997. In 1995 the authors received the Research Award of the European Society of Biomechanics. Professor Cowin has worked extensively with Professor Weinbaum since then and has also collaborated closely with CCNY Professors SP Fritton and L Cardoso on bone poroelasticity.

Professor Cowin is one of the most highly cited investigators in the field of biomechanics. He has published more than 250 research papers, edited five books on bone and tissue mechanics, including the Bone Mechanics Handbook in 1989 and 2001. His book on Tissue Mechanics with S Doty is also in its 2nd edition. His research papers and books have been cited over 10,000 times on the Web of Science and he has received numerous awards.  Foremost among these are his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2004, the Melville Medal of the ASME 1993, the HR Lissner Award of the ASME in 1999, and the MA Biot Medal of the ASCE in 2004, and the Honorary Lifetime Award by the International Society for Porous Media in 2016, in addition to the Research Award of the European Society of Biomechanics in 1995.

Professor Cowin was also an engaged, dedicated, and effective teacher.  He is survived by his wife of many years, Martha, their two children Thomas and Jennifer and eight grandchildren.

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

May 19
CCNY names BME as Class of ’16 Valedictorian

BME Senior, Antonios “Andoni” Mourdoukoutas, a recent NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient from the Macaulay Honors College, is The City College of New York’s Class of 2016 Valedictorian at CCNY’s 170th Commencement Exercises on June 3.

The NSF Fellowshiptops is among a long list of top honors that he’s earned at CCNY. It is considered the nation’s most prestigious federal grant for graduate research in the sciences. His other awards include a 2015 Goldwater Scholarship. Andoni worked in the lab of Prof. Marom Bikson.

Andoni has been accepted to doctoral programs in bioengineering at MIT-Harvard and UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco. His interest is neural stimulation to treat illness.

May 18, 2016
Ongoing entrepreneurship success by BME

BME student and faculty continue to succeed in entrepreneurship.

StreetLabs – A startup providing technology for monitoring NYC’s roads, allowing the Department of Transportation to make faster repairs. Streetlabs won the 2016 Standard Chartered Women+Tech4NYC Prize

Hybridia – A startup with a tool to reinvent laparoscopic surgery. The Hybridia team starting working on this idea  as a part of their biomedical engineering classes. They won the Zahn Technology Prize Winner

VeriPAD - A technology for low and middle income countries that authenticates medications, won the Zahn Social Impact Price.

Prof. Sihong Wang continues to succeed with her startup VivoZ Biolabs, a NYC life science company helping oncologists make better cancer treatment decisions.

Prof. Marom Bikson co-founded Soterix Medical Inc. From its ISO-certified factory in Manhattan, the company develops medical treatments for neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders.

Other notable CCNY BME companies include Caputron and NextQ.

November 1 - 2015
CCNY BME wins Coulter Design Challenge

CCNY Scope, a team of 6 BME Seniors (Mohamed Aboseria, Jaweria Afreen, Pryanka Bawa, Lisa Li, Zeyad Saleh, and Dyana Vega) with a faculty advisor (Dr. Sihong Wang), was the overall pitch winner at the 2015 Coulter College Competition in the category of Laparoscopic Surgical Tools. The overall pitch included innovative designs, market analysis, IP, FDA approval pathway, business model, etc.

October 10 - 2015
Prof. Tarbell accepts 2015 BME Diversity Award

Professor Tarbell accepted “The 2015 Biomedical Engineering Society Diversity Award” on behalf of the BME department at City College at the 2015 National Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Tampa, FL on October 10, 2015 ( He also presented the “BMES Diversity Award Lecture”.    

October 7 - 2015
Dean Barabino receives BMES 2015 Distinguished Service Award 

The BMES Distinguished Service Award is presented periodically to recognize members who have made extraordinary contributions to the Society. This year the award was presented to Dr. Gilda Barabino, dean of the Grove School of Engineering. Barabino is the Society's current past president. She served on the BMES executive committee for over a decade in various roles, as well serving as a BMES board member.


October 7 - 2015
BMES 2015 Diversity Award goes to the CCNY BME department
Diversity Lecture Award - honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.
September 1 - 2015
New BME faculty Jacek Dmochowski

Dr.Jacek Dmochowski joined the Neural Engineering group in the BME depatment.

August 19 - 2015
Prof. Schaffler receives 2015 ASBMR Mentorship Award

Mitchell B. Schaffler, CUNY Distinguished Professor and Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and chairman of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Grove School of Engineering, was honored by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) with its 2015 Gideon A. Rodan Excellence in Mentorship Award for his outstanding support of young investigators pursuing independent careers in bone and mineral metabolism.

August 5 - 2015
Professor Tarbell presented a plenary lecture entitled “The Glycocalyx, Mechanotransduction and MMP Regulation”

Professor Tarbell presented a plenary lecture entitled “The Glycocalyx, Mechanotransduction and MMP Regulation” at “The 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Matrix Metalloproteinases” in Sunday River, Maine on August 5, 2015.

May 28 - 2015
Prof. Tarbell presents keynote at 15th International Congress on Biorheology

Professor Tarbell presented a keynote address entitled “Fluid Mechanics, Vascular Disease and the Glycocalyx” at “The 15th International Congress on Biorheology & The 8th International Conference on Clinical Hemorheology” in Seoul, Korea on May 28, 2015.

April 30 - 2015
VivoZ Biolabs took home the $50,000 2015 Kaylie Prize

VivoZ Biolabs LLC is a life sciences companion technology company whose ultimate goal is to help oncologists make better informed cancer treatment decisions using their preclinical drug screening systems. Team members:  Zeynep Dereli-Korkut, PhD, a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at CCNY, received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering at CCNY;  Joanne Lee received her BE in Biomedical Engineering from CCNY and is currently a PhD student at Columbia University; and Dionne Dawkins received her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering at CCNY.


April 17 - 2015
2015 CCNY salutatorian: Da Wi Shin, Biomedical Engineering

Da Wi Shin, a Korean immigrant and biomedical engineering major in the Macaulay Honors College at City College, will be the 2015 CCNY Salutatorian.

October 31 - 2014
Faculty position in Neural Engineering

The BME department has a faculty position open in Neural Engineering. Candidates will be considered at all levels. For an overview of current BME faculty in Neural Engineering see this site.


December 23 - 2013
Auguste wins Presidential Early Career Award
Prof. Debra Auguste has been selected to receive the 2012 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

June 1 - 2013
Faculty positions available in Translational Neuroscience
Three open-rank faculty positions in Translational Neuroscience are available at The City College of York. One of the 3 positions is likely to be in the Biomedical Engineering Department: 1. Clinical neuroscience researcher with a focus on neurological and/or psychiatric diseases (e.g., neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric disorders, stroke, traumatic brain/spinal cord injuries) and expertise in brain stimulation and/or imaging techniques (e.g., TMS, tDCS, DBS, functional and structural MRI, PET). 2. Basic neuroscience researcher specializing in advanced techniques in brain stimulation and/or imaging (e.g., ultrasound stimulation, optogenetic stimulation, magnetic resonance, and in general, techniques still in early phases of clinical testing or pre-clinical development) for application in clinical settings. 3. Computational neuroscience researcher with interests in normal brain function (e.g., sensory systems, sleep, consciousness, neuroeconomics) and/or neurological/psychiatric dysfunction (e.g., schizophrenia, autism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders). Significant experience in modeling and computational techniques is required. For a full description follow the link below.

May 13 - 2013
BME Day 2013 and Wallace H. Coulter Centennial
What a difference 10 years can make: A time of celebration and reflection. Members of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering recently celebrated their 10th year anniversary during the annual BME Day observance, May 2, 2013 thru May 3, 2013. This two-day celebration highlighted the department’s history, research initiatives, undergraduate and graduate program development, and strategic plan for the future. On May 2, 2013, the celebration began with a commemorative dinner in honor of the work and generosity of a Biomedical Engineering pioneer, the late Wallace H. Coulter, engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Honored guests included: Wayne Barlin, Vice President and General Council, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; lifelong friend and colleague, Elkin Simson, Professor of Pathology, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine; and several members of the BME Advisory Board. On May 3, 2013, John Tarbell, Distinguished Professor and Chair,CCNY Department of Biomedical Engineering officially welcomed everyone and explained the purpose of the day. Also in attendance were Joe Barba, Dean, Grove School of Engineering and Maurizio Trevisan, Provost of City College and Dean, Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education who offered offered words of welcome and congratulations. At the conclusion of the opening session, Drs. Tarbell, Weinbaum, Barba, Simson and Mr. Barlin presented a plaque in honor of Wallace Coulter, which will be displayed in the BME department. There was also a ceremonial cake. BME students presented their research during a special poster session. Please visit the following link to view the pictures of this two day celebration:

April 10 - 2013
Why Start a Career at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)?
Employer Opportunity Notification for CUNY Department of Biomedical Engineering Dear John Tarbell, The Department of Veterans Affairs is inviting your Department of Biomedical Engineering students and members to explore and consider a career or internship with them in one of their 1,400 US locations. Thanks in advance for sending out the information below so students can apply. Take care, Dave Meeks, AfterCollege University Relations, on behalf of VA __________________________ Health Care and Non-Health Care Opportunities Available Nationwide At Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), employees and interns from all nationalities and backgrounds work together to deliver high-quality care to our Nation’s Veterans—in an environment where everyone is valued and respected. While VA is renowned for medical careers, we also offer a number of non-medical career opportunities, from IT and administrative to finance and HR. Our internships help you build a solid foundation for your future. And our careers allow you to serve America’s heroes while making the most of life—both professionally and personally. No matter which VA career path you choose, you’ll work within an interdisciplinary team structure and be challenged to perform at your best, each and every day. And with over 1,400 U.S. locations, VA gives you the chance to practice virtually anywhere in the Nation—with only one active state license. We also offer: · Nationwide job transfer opportunities · Competitive salaries and pay differential · Generous vacation, personal and sick leave, as well as 10 Federal holidays · Stable health and retirement benefits Come discover the challenges, opportunities and rewards that come with joining the VA family. Apply Today,

February 22 - 2013
BME Professor Receives $1.5MM to Study Breast Cancer Therapies
NIH "Director's New Innovator Award" to Dr. Debra Auguste supports investigation of personalized drug delivery vehicles.

September 28 - 2012
BME Fall 2012 Seminar Series

August 22 - 2012
Grants for Biomedical Engineering -Study or Research Abroad
All Whitaker Awards Degree / Enrollment: No more than 3 years from most recent degree, or currently enrolled Citizenship: Have U.S. citizenship, OR are a permanent legal resident of the U.S. Language: Have language ability to carry out the proposed project in the host country at the time of departure. Field / Specialty: In biomedical engineering/bioengineering or a closelty related field NOTE: If you are at an institution that does not offer a formalized BME program, an applicant should have a demonstrated commitment to the field of BME. Significant coursework, research, laboratory/work experience are some of the ways to demonstrate such commitment. Fellowship-Pre-Doctoral Graduating senior Recent recipient of a BS In an MS program, or recently completed one In a PhD program Currently employed, with most recent degree no higher than an MS Scholarship Post-Doctoral Will finish PhD before taking a Whitaker grant Completed PhD Award Benefits Include: Round trip international airfare A monthly living stipend Health & Accident insurance Travel Enhancement Fund Enrichment Seminar in Europe Fellows Only: Tuition (and bench fees) reimbursement, capped at US$35,000 (regardless of country of exchange or exchange rate). Individual reimbursement amounts are determined by the Whitaker Program at the time of grant award, typically no greater than US$25,000 If you have comments or questions about the grant, the application, becoming a campus contact, or anything else, you can contact us by phone or email: Phone: +1 212.984.5442 Email: " rel="nofollow"> The Whitaker International Fellows and Science Program is administered by the U.S. Student Programs division at the Institute of International Education by: Sabeen Altaf Program Manager Science & Technology Programs +1 212.984.5442

July 10 - 2012
"Reading the brain" in the news
The study on measuring engagement with EEG during movies generated quite a buzz.

March 20 - 2012
Fall 2011 Dean's List - Biomedical Engineering

February 7 - 2012
BME Spring 2012 Seminar Series

January 31 - 2012
NIH Scholars Program wins NAMEPA 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award
January 16, 2012 The National Association of Multicultural Engineering Program Advocates (NAMEPA) is pleased to announceNIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering has been selected as the 2012 Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award recipient. The NIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering will be recognize at the 33rdAnnual NAMEPA National Conference in Scottsdale, AZ at the closing Awards Banquet on Friday, January 27, 2012. The NAMEPA Outstanding Collegiate Retention Award was established to honor collegiate programs or individual(s) who have been active increasing the retention and graduation of minorities in engineering disciplines. The award recognizes NIH Scholars Program for Undergraduate Training of Underrepresented Minorities in Biomedical Engineering, who inspires students through academic excellence and research. NAMEPA is very grateful and humbled by City College of New York College of Engineering efforts and life-long dedication to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program will join a list of past NAMEPA honorees for their dedication. It is because of programs like this that serves as a national model to increase minority engineering retention and graduates. For more information about NAMEPA, visit: Sincerely, Travis Griffin Dr. Crystal S. Smith 2012 NAMEPA Awards Chair President, NAMEPA

December 7 - 2011
New Job Opportunities with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has new job opportunities available and would like to invite your Department of Biomedical Engineering students and members to apply. I would greatly appreciate you forwarding the information below, as the open periods for some opportunities are ending December 12th. Thank you in advance and please let me know of any questions. Best, Dave Meeks AfterCollege University Relations on behalf of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service *** Are you ready to join thousands of people just like you who have discovered the joy of working for a premier federal government agency? If so, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers you unparalleled experiences to conserve the nature of America on some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring lands in our nation. If you have a scientific or technical background in any of the following disciplines, consider applying to our available jobs*: - Biology - Chemistry - Statistics - Physics - Mathematics - Environmental Science - Natural Resource Management - Social or Human Behavior * The open periods for some opportunities are ending December 12th, so be sure to check them out today. We currently have vacancies in the following states: - Colorado - Kansas - Montana - Nebraska - North Dakota - South Dakota - Utah - Wyoming

December 7 - 2011
BME Fall 2011 Seminar Series

September 26 - 2011
2011-2012 BME Departmental Executive Committee Members (DEC)
The new slate of student executive committee members has been elected. Their names and emails are:  Shantanu Saha : ssaha02@ccny.cun %79.ed%75" rel="nofollow"> Steven Vuong : s%76%75ong00@ccny.cun %79.ed%75" rel="nofollow"> Sankha Ghatak : %6ey.e%64u" rel="nofollow"> Shaida Langtoo-Soogrim : Sammy Kupfer : Abhinav Chintakunta : ach%69nta%302@ccny.cuny .%65du" rel="nofollow"> Estefany Condo :

September 19 - 2011
NRC Ranks CCNY PhD Program Among Best in US

May 2 - 2011
BME DAY 2011
Department showcases its graduate and undergraduate research at this annual event.

March 31 - 2011
Johnson Ho, BME Student, Receives 2011 Goldwater Scholarship
Congratulations to Johnson Ho, Macaulay Honors College Student and BME Major, for receiving the 2011 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. This prestigious award is awarded to deserving students for their academic achievements and is primarily given to students who intend to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in a STEM discipline. The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Johnson for distinguishing himself as an excellent student and biomedical engineer. Johnson plans to pursue a MD/PhD in Neural and Behavior Sciences.

February 7 - 2011
BME Spring 2011 Seminar Series

December 1 - 2010
Graduate program among best in the nation according to NRC Graduate Program Rankings
The BME graduate program at CCNY ranks high in the National Research Council (NRC) rankings. The NRC rankings are revised every 10 years and have just recently been released. They are generally considered to be the gold standard of national ranking systems. The NRC rankings take into account detailed quantitative measures of faculty productivity, student achievements, financial support for students, peer recognition, diversity and many other criteria. On the website below you will gain access to the NRC rankings and you will be able to select and weight the factors that are most important to you. We have provided one example with all criteria weighted equally. With that weighting our graduate program is rated top 1st in the nation among 77 programs. Try your own criteria and see what you think. CCNY is listed as "CUNY Graduate School and University Center"

November 23 - 2010
2010-2011 BME Departmental Executive Committee (DEC)
2010-2011 BME Departmental Executive Committee (DEC) Members: Nicole K. Febles (grad rep)- Shuvro Biswas (undergrad rep)- Joanna Ma (undergrad rep) Farzana Chowdhury (undergrad rep)- fch%6fwdh0%33@ccny.cun" rel="nofollow"> Karim Asqiriba (undergrad rep)

October 28 - 2010
BME spin-off company: Soterix Medical
BME faculty, Marom Bikson and Lucas Parra, and BME PhD Abhishek Datta, launch a City College of New York spin-off biomedical device company. Soterix Medical will commercialize technology developed in the CCNY Neural Engineering Lab for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, such a Pain and Depression.


September 23 - 2010


All undergraduates should take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions


August 31 - 2010
BME Fall 2010 Seminar Series

March 12 - 2010
BME job growth predicted to be number one

February 1 - 2010
 No longer accepting applications | Faculty Position in Biomedical Engineering (Neural Engineering)
SEARCH CLOSED -- We are no longer accepting applications. The Department of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering at the City College of New York (CCNY) and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) jointly seek a faculty person at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Responsibilities will focus on research as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The areas of specialization in the department include: neural engineering, nanotechnology/ biomaterials, tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. At this time, only candidates in neural engineering should consider applying for this position. announcement

February 1 - 2010
BME Spring 2010 Seminar Series

December 1 - 2009
BME Career Network
New website for job opportunities for BME students.

October 19 - 2009
Start your search for an internship or job NOW.
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October 19 - 2009
Summer Undergraduate Research in Systems Biology
The Systems Biology Center New York will have four undergrad research fellowships for students to be introduced to and learn how to conduct Systems Biology research at the Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine or in the laboratories of members of the Center. The fellowship will offer a stipend of $2500 for the ten week research period from May 31st to August 6th, 2010.

September 15 - 2009
Steve Nicoll joins the BME Department
His research program incorporates the principles of cell and molecular biology, materials science, and mechanical engineering toward the development of living tissue surrogates for connective tissue restoration. Nicoll is recipient of the NSF CAREER Award for his work on "Polysaccharide-Based Biohybrid Constructs for Engineering of Cartilaginous Tissue." Previously he was Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Nicoll joins the department as Associate Professor.

September 1 - 2009
BME Departmental Executive Committee 2009-2010
-Xiang Gu, Graduate( ) -Attin Saha, Undergraduate (" rel="nofollow"> ) -Avikal Malik, Undergraduate ( ) -Daphne Harel, Undergraduate ( ) -Jeremy Bekritsky, Undergraduate ( ) -Maura O'Brien, Graduate ( )
July - 2009
CCNY NIH Scholars Program in the news
Diversity/Careers Journal writes: "First group of NIH scholars earn BME degrees at CCNY ... The college aims to be a model for minority biomedical engineering education."

June 30 - 2009
Prof. Marom Bikson awarded Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award

Prof. Bikson was awarded a 2009 Early Career Translational Research award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation. Prof. Bikson will develop "High-Density Transcranial Electrical Stimulation" technology for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders used weak electrical current applied non-invasively and painlessly through the scalp. This project will include medical device development at CCNY and pilot clinical studies at the National Institute of Health.

May 5 - 2009
New process for enrolling in BME 59000 Independent Study (3 credits) and BME 59100 Special Project in BME (1 credit)

BME Undergraduate Students, if you are planning to enroll in one of the following courses (BME 59000 or 59100), you must do so with your advisor. During your advising session, your advisor will complete the "Request for Independent Study" form and forward it directly to the registrar. A confirmation will be sent to you from your advisor (via email) once the process is complete. If you have questions, see your advisor.

March 4 - 2009
Dr. Parra's work on speech recognition featured on CNN

"Talking in person better": CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a study performed at Dr. Parra's laboratory showing that communication works better face to face.

October 10 - 2008
BME PhD candidate Abhishek Datta wins Best Poster Award at 2008 Comsol Conference

Abhishek Datta was awarded the Popular Choice Best Poster Award for his poster "A system and device for focal transcranial direct current stimulation using concentric ring electrode configurations" at the 2008 Comsol conference in Boston. Maged Elwassif, Varun Bansal, Jinal Patel, Julian Diaz, Prof. Fortunato Battaglia and Prof. Marom Bikson are co-workers on this project with the goal of developing technology for non-invasive electrotherapy of brain disease.

September 1 - 2008
Faculty Position SEARCH CLOSED!

We are no longer accepting applications -- The BME Department at CCNY and the NY Center for Biomedical Engineering (NYCBE) jointly seek a faculty person at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Responsibilities will focus on research as well as teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The areas of specialization in the department include: neural engineering, nanotechnology/ biomaterials, cell/ tissue engineering, cardiovascular engineering, and musculoskeletal biomechanics. Candidates in all of these areas should consider applying.


August 28 - 2008
Dr. Mitch Schaffler joins the BME Faculty

Dr. Mitchell B. Schaffler, formerly Director of Orthopedic Research at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, joins the faculty in the Biomedical Engineering Department as the Wallace Coulter Presidential Professor on September 15, 2008. Dr. Schaffler is a world authority on mechanisms of bone remodeling in osteoporosis and disuse and has made important contributions to our understanding of mechanotransduction in bone. He will establish a new laboratory in Steinman Hall to continue his studies and begin teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses in his area of specialization.

June 1 - 2008
BME PhD candidate Yuliya Vengrenyuk recieves first prize at 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, in Vienna

BME PhD candidate Yuliya Vengrenyuk recieves first prize at 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, in Vienna

Our own Yuliya Vengrenyuk was awarded first prize for her poster "Micro-CT based analysis of a new paradigm for vulnerable plaque rupture" at the 6th International Conference on Medical Innovations, in Vienna, Austria May 30-31. The cash prize is funded by a Mimics Innovation Award. Her paper with the same title was chosen as one of seven papers to appear in a special issue of Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics. Prof. Luis Cardoso and Prof. Sheldon Weinbaum are co-authors on both the poster and paper. Congratulations to Yuliya and her co-authors.

May 28 - 2008
Prof. Susannah Fritton named Grove School of Engineering Teacher of the Year

Acclaimed as a master teacher who “goes beyond limits in her dedication to students,” Associate Professor Susannah Fritton was selected as the 2007-08 Grove School of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award.

May 10 - 2008
Congratulations to the BME class of 2008!

The Biomedical Engineering department acknowledges the tremendous accomplishments of the 2008 graduating class. Members of the 2008 class have been awarded a range of competitive national and international awards. We wish them continued success as they pursue graduate research, medical studies, and professional positions in some of the world leading BME institutions and companies.

April 10 - 2008
Alina Levchuk awarded 2008 Whitaker International Fellowship
Alina Levchuck, City College BME class of 2008, was awarded a prestigious Whitaker International Fellowship. Alina will be going to ETH Zurich in Switzerland, to work in Dr. Ralph Muller's Biomechanics laboratory on the project entitled "Ultrastructural assessment of bone development using synchrotron radiation based nano-computed tomography"

January 7 - 2008

The City College of New York (CCNY) was selected to receive one of the first grants awarded through New York State’s new $600 million multi-year stem cell research program. The funding will strengthen CCNY’s stem cell research capabilities by supporting training of researchers and infrastructure development. As the current frontier in biomedical research, stem cells offer great promise for cell-based therapies and tissue engineering for the next generation of regenerative medicine as well as scientific understanding of developmental biology. Stem cell research holds out hope to people who suffer from such debilitating and life-threatening ailments as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cancer. “While CCNY faculty members now can conduct biomedical research related to stem cells, these funds will help us develop long-term research capabilities using human embryonic stem cells,” said Dr. John Tarbell, Wallace Coulter Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering, The Grove School of Engineering at The City College. Dr. Tarbell and Dr. Sihong Wang, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, are co-Principal Investigators on the grant. Two new science research buildings to be built on The City College campus will provide extended space and facilities for development of stem cell research at CCNY, Dr. Tarbell noted. It is anticipated that groundbreaking for these structures will take place during the spring of 2008.

October 2 - 2007
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Sheldon Weinbaum

Professor Weinbaum, who joined the CCNY faculty in 1967, retired from teaching at the beginning of the Fall 2007 semester. However, he continues to advise students and conduct research at the College, supported by five grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

July 27 - 2007
Karla Wyatt wins Best Paper Award in the Master's Level Student Paper Competition in Cellular and Molecular Biomechanics

Karla's paper titled "Deformation-Dependent Enzyme Cleavage of Collagen" was co-authored with Peter A. Torzilli, and Jonathon Bourne. The work was performed at Torzilli's Laboratory for Soft Tissue Research at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Karla Wyatt is a M.S. student at CCNY and Torzilli is member of the NYCBE.

June 1 - 2007
Jeniffer Walz is 2007 Valedictorian of the GSOE

Class of 2007 BME B.E. graduate, Jeniffer Walz, becomes Grove School of Engineering Valedictorian.


January - 2007
The BME Department is growing

This Spring, Sihong Wang joins the faculty of the CCNY BME department.

October - 2006
TimeOut ranks Convent Avenue in top 5 blocks in New York City
"..with architecture that echoes the City College of New York's Gothic Revival style, shines the movie-perfect example of quiet excellence."
October - 2006
CCNY/MSKCC Partership Symposium and 8th Annual Benjamin Zweifach Lecture
Engineering innovations in cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment will be highlighted at a symposium presented by The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan-Kettering (MSKCC), one of the nation premier cancer centers. The conference featured severel ongoing collaboration between the BME Department and MSKCC. View the full program The keynote speaker, Rakesh K Jain delivered the 8th annual CCNY BME Benjamin Zweifach lecture. Past Zweifach Memorial lectures at CCNY: YC Fung from UCSD, 1999 Shu Chien from UCSD, 2000 Peter Davies from UPENN, 2001 Jim Hudspeth from the Albert Einstein college of Medicine, 2002 Michael Gimbrone from the Harvard medical school, 2003 Bob Langer from MIT, 2004 Robert Nerem from Georgia Tech, 2005
June - 2006
Congratulations to our fourth H.R. Lissner Award winner
Dr Peter Torzilli, a founding member of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering recieved the 2006 H.R. Lissner award of the ASME. This is the highest award for achievement given by its Bioengineering Division.
May - 2006
Congratulations for the third place honors at the Young Investigators Award Competition
Yuliya Vengrenyuk, a graduate student in the CUNY-CCNY Biomedical Engineering PhD program took third place honors in a Young Investigators Award competition at the American College of Cardiologists 55th Annual Meeting.
March - 2006
Congratulations to Thomas Radman for Honorable Mention at the Vienna Technical Univesity Junior Scientist Conference
Thomas Radman, a graduate student in the CUNY-CCNY Biomedical Engineering PhD program took honorable mention for work on the effects on enviromental electrics fields (cell phones, power lines) on the brain.
November - 2005
Andrew Grove donates $26million
Andrew Grove, CCNY class of 1960 and co-founder of the Intel Corporation, has donated $26 million to the School of Engineering at the City College of New York. Press Release
November - 2005
7th Annual Benjamin Zweifach Lecture
Robert Nerem delivers the 7th annual Benjamin Zweifach lecture at the City College of New York. Event Images Past Zweifach Memorial lectures: YC Fung from UCSD, 1999 Shu Chien from UCSD, 2000 Peter Davies from UPENN, 2001 Jim Hudspeth from the Albert Einstein college of Medicine, 2002 Michael Gimbrone from the Harvard medical school, 2003 Bob Langer from MIT, 2004
August - 2005
The BME Department is growing
A new faculty member joins the department this fall. Luis Cardoso will compliment the department's strengths in biomechanics, signal/image processing, bioinstrumentation and mechanotransduction in bone.
July - 2005
Congratulations to the winner of ASME 2005 Bioengineering Conference poster competition
Congratulations to BME Ph.D., candidate Kelly Emerton who won 1st place in the ASME 2005 Bioengineering Conference poster competition.
November - 2004
A New Concept for a High Speed Train Track Based on a Red Cell Gliding Through Capillaries
The concept is featured in the Nature News. It was published in Wu Q., Andreopoulos Y., Weinbaum S., et al. Phys. Rev. Lett., 93. 194501.
November - 2004
BME Inaugural Event
Amidst great fanfare and day long festivities the BME Department celebrated the long awaited Inauguration of its new facilities on Nov. 5, 2004. The Department wants to thank Stephen Eli, the architect, for the masterful design of its new offices, laboratories and conference room. The event which included a keynote talk by Bob Langer, 36 student posters, talks by leaders from seven of our hospital partners in the NYCBE and an official ribbon cutting ceremony and reception with CUNY Chancellor Matt Goldstein and CCNY President Gregory Williams presiding. The lunch event, which drew over 150 guests, featured President Peter Katona of the Whitaker Foundation and President Sue Van of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation who have provided CCNY's BME program with three Special Opportunity awards and 50-50 matching funds for the entire renovation. BME Department Inauguration Photo Album.
November - 2004
Congratulations to our third H. R. Lissner Awardee
CUNY and Wallace Coulter Distinguished Professor of BME, John Tarbell, received the H. R. Lissner award of the ASME at its 2004 International Conference and Exposition in Annaheim. This is the highest award for achievement given by its Bioengineering Division. Professor Tarbell is just the third chemical engineer to have received this award from the nation's largest mechanical engineering society. He joins Professors Cowin and Weinbaum as BME's third Lissner awardee making CCNY the only institution other than Georgia Tech to have received this distinction. Professor Tarbell, Chair of BME, is widely recognized for his pioneering contributions to the Penn State artificial heart program, the mechanics of heart valves, in vitro experiments on the effect of fluid shear stress on the permeability of vascular endotheium and mass transfer aspects of arterial disease. He is the author of over 140 technical papers and is past President of BMES (2003).
July - 2004
$1.3M Award from Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The City College of New York has been awarded a $1.3 million grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to boost science education and encourage more minorities to pursue scientific careers. The grant will be used to support initiatives developed by the HHMI Undergraduate Science Education Program at CCNY, a collaborative effort between the College’s Division of Science and the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering. City College President Gregory H. Williams hailed the award and said: “It is critically important to introduce exciting new interdisciplinary research fields to our students, and provide them with a coherent and compelling pathway to participate in research. The HHMI award will help us to meet this challenge.”
May - 2004
Record Attendance at the 9th NYCBE-BMES Awards Luncheon
Over 100 students and faculty packed the Amsterdam Room on May 18 to attend the ever more popular annual event.
May - 2004
Congratulations to our Latest NAE Member!
CUNY Distinguished Professor Stephen Cowin is joining his illustrious colleague Sheldon Weinbaum to the National Academy of Engineering. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Dr. Cowin, who is the co-founder of the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering, has authored over 200 research papers and eight books. A pioneer in modeling the adaptive behavior of bone, his recent work in the coupling of local cell-level mechanics and the adaptive behavior of bone may lead to important clinical applications relating to surgical implant of orthopedic prostheses
September - 2003
The BME Department is growing
Two new junior faculty have joined the department this Fall: Marom Bikson earned his Ph.D. in BME from Case Western Reserve University and comes from the University of Birmingham (UK) where he studied neuronal activity in central networks. Lucas Parra received his Ph.D. in Physics from Maximilian University in Munich (Germany) and comes from the Sarnoff Corporation where he was a group leader in Adaptive Image and Signal Processing.





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)
At a specific mutually agreed upon time arranged by email:

B-C April 8, 2013-April 15, 2013 Kelly (ST-460)
Office Hours: M, W 10:00am -12:00noon starting April 8th :

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)
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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
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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,
Washington, DC,USA
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"