BME Seminar Series: Redox-based synthetic biology–towards electrogenetics

William E. Bentley Chair of Engineering, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of MarylandPresented by

William E. Bentley, Ph.D.; Robert E. Fischell Distinguished Chair of Engineering, Fischell Department of Bioengineering, University of Maryland


We are developing tools of “electrobiofabrication” that enable facile assembly of biological components within devices, including microelectronic devices, that preserve …

BME Seminar Series: Bio-inspired micro-optical imaging

Hongrui Jiang Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Wisconsin-MadisonPresented By

Hongrui Jiang, Ph.D.; Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Optical detection and imaging have wide applications. With continuing miniaturization effort to realize integrated microsystems, the importance of micro-scale optical components become more and more prominent. …

BME Seminar Series: Polarimetry as a novel source of contrast in intravascular OCT

Presented by

Brett E. Bouma, Ph.D.; Professor at Harvard Medical School


Intravascular OCT is widely available for coronary artery imaging to guide percutaneous intervention and characterize atherosclerosis. Conventional OCT provides cross-sectional images based on the intensity of back-scattered infrared light …

BME Seminar Series: Fiber Curvature Drives Cell Protrusive Behavior

Photo of Amrinder Nain from Virginia Tech

Presented by

Amrinder S. Nain, Ph.D.; Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech


Native fibrous proteins of small to large diameters (tens of nm to microns) distributed in various configurations (sparse/dense or random/aligned) form the complex and heterogeneous fibrous extracellular …

BME Spring Seminar: Engineering Human CNS Morphogenesis In Vitro

Presented by

Randolph S. Ashton, Ph.D.; Asst. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) possess the emergent properties necessary to recapitulate developmental processes ex vivo and give rise to organotypic cultures and tissues. If harnessed, …

BME Undergraduate Design Expo

The Biomedical Engineering Department invites the public to a poster session presented by biomedical engineering undergraduates.  44 design projects that teams of students are conducting for clients in the medical school, life sciences, engineering, and the community will be showcased; …