Seminars are held Thursdays, Winter and Spring quarters 1:00 – 1:50pm PDT.

Bioengineering Departmental Seminar Schedule

3/28/2024: Zithri Saleem – UW Information School
Title: Unpacking Values and Power in Bioengineering Education: A Critical Sociotechnical Design Approach
Flyerpdf   Video

4/4/2024: Ahmad (Mo) Khalil – Boston University
Title: Synthetic Reconstitution of Complex Cellular Behavior
Flyerpdf  Video

4/11/2024: Jessica Ray – UW Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Title: Selective, polymer-imprinted activated carbon composite adsorbents for targeted removal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in wastewater
Flyerpdf  Video

4/18/2024: Niall Peters – Just-Evotec
Title: Turning Connected into Continuous – Designing Automation and Process Control to Get the Most from Pilot and Bench Scales
Flyerpdf  Video

4/25/2024: Yvon Woappi – Columbia University
Title: Systems Bioengineering for Skin Wound Healing at Scale
Flyerpdf  Video

5/2/2024: Joseph Hellerstein
Title: Control Engineering of Biological Systems
Flyerpdf  Video

5/9/2024: Sarah Heilshorn – Stanford
Title: Designer Materials for Biofabrication of Human Tissue Mimics
Flyerpdf  Video

5/16/2024: Sylvia Qu – UW
Title: Using Digit Tip Regeneration to Inform Regenerative Engineering of Complex Musculoskeletal Tissues

5/23/2024: Dwayne Dunaway – Nanostring
Title: The Spatial Biology Revolution Will Transform Life Science Research: Multi-omic Whole-Transcriptome Digital Spatial Profiling (DSP) and Whole-Transcriptome Single-Cell Spatial Molecular Imaging (SMI)

5/30/2024: Sarah Roberts
Title: TBA

1/4/2024: Mehmet Kurt – UW Department of Mechanical Engineering
Title: Brain in Motion: A deep dive into brain biomechanics with advanced neuroimaging and computer vision
Flyerpdf     Recording(UW Zoom Account Required)

1/11/2024: Marco Pravetoni – UW – Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dept of Pharmacology
Title: Development of vaccines and antibody-based interventions to treat opioid use disorders and overdose and beyond
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

1/18/2024: Li Li – UW – Dept of Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Title: Precision anesthesia: towards neural circuit-specific modulation of arousal
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

1/25/2024: Li Xin – UW Dept. of Urology
Title: Prostate Tissue Microenvironment
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

2/1/2024: Anitha Pasupathy – UW Dept. of Biological Structure
Title: Neural basis of visual object recognition in the primate brain
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

2/8/2024: Jenny Robinson – UW – Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Title: Designing In Vitro Systems to Interrogate Sex Differences in Connective Tissue Injury and Regeneration
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

2/15/2024: Janice Hall – Georgia Tech
Title: Epistemic Shifts: Challenging the Narrative on Women in Engineering and Maternal Health
Flyerpdf     Recording – (UW Zoom Account Required)

2/22/2024: Zach Danziger – Emory University
Title: Learning and Control in High-Dimensional Human-Machine Interfaces
Flyerpdf   Recording – (Zoom Account Required)

2/29/2024: No Seminar

3/7/2024: Mykel Green – The University of Texas at Austin
Title: Advancing Health Equity through Innovative Biomedical Engineering Education
Flyerpdf   Recording  – (UW Zoom Account Required)

3/14/2024: Finals week

1/5/2023: Douglas Fowler – UW
Title: Understanding genetic variants: from technology development to the clinic

1/12/2023: Benjamin Freedman -UW
Title: Bioengineering a Stem Cell Therapy for Kidney Disease

1/19/2023: Brian Aguado – UCSD
Title: Sex-specific in vitro models of aortic valve stenosis

1/26/2023: Juan Carlos del Álamo – UW Medicine
Title: Patient-specific, physics-informed prediction of cardioembolic stroke risk

2/2/2023: Prof. Denise Cai, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title: The brain in motion: how ensemble fluidity supports memory-updating

2/9/2023: Elizabeth Wayne, Carnegie Mellon University

2/16/2023: Joshua Chen, Rice University

2/23/2023: Dr. Meredith Redd, University of Washington
Title: Strategies to combat cardiac ischemia – from stem cells to deadly venom

3/2/2023: faculty candidate hold

3/9/2023 no seminar – Phd recruitment

3/16/2023: faculty candidate hold

3/23/2023: Arup Chakraborty – MIT

3/30/2023: faculty candidate hold

4/6/2023: Anna Kuchina – IBS (Seattle)

4/13/2023: Elizabeth Nance – UW

4/20/2023: TBD

4/27/2023: Sarah Heilshorn – Stanford

5/4/2023: Rong Fan – Yale

5/11/2023: Lin Tian – UC Davis

5/18/2023: Jen Davis – UW

5/25/2023: TBD

6/1/2023: TBD

March 31: Song Li – UCLA
Title: “Engineering stem cells and biomaterials for neuromuscular regeneration”

Apr. 7: Shelly Peyton – UMass Amherst
Title: “Tissue-Inspired Synthetic Biomaterials”

Apr. 14: Erika Moore – Univ. of Florida
Title: “Understanding and Designing Biomaterials for Immune Cell Tuning”

Apr. 21: Paul Gallant – Lifenet Health
Title: TBA

Apr. 28: Shannon Oda – Seattle Children’s Research Inst./UW Pediatrics
Title: “Overcoming T cell therapy barriers with engineered proteins”

May 5: Vincent Rotello – UMass Amherst 
Title: “Interfacing Nanomaterials with Biology: From Biologics Delivery to Antimicrobials”

May 12: Mark Frohlich – Indapta Therapeutics
Title: “Developing Cell Therapy for Cancer; Lessons learned over 2 Decades of Clinical Development”

May 19: Beth Pruitt – UC Santa Barbara
Title: “Human iPSC derived cardiomyocytes as models for the mechanobiology of cardiomyopathy at the single cell level”

May 26: Younan Xia – Georgia Tech
Title: “Biomimetic Scaffolds for Tissue Repair and Regeneration”

June 2: Joe Beechem – NanoString Technologies
Title: “The Spatial Biology Revolution in Life Sciences: multi-omic whole-transcriptome digital spatial profiling combined with single-cell and sub-cellular Spatial Molecular Imaging”