BME Spring Seminar: Cardiovascular Soft Tissues in Time and Space

Presented by

Colleen Witzenburg, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Virginia


Cardiovascular soft tissues serve critical mechanical functions within the body, but pathologic changes to these tissues alter their material properties causing disruption or reduction in function. This loss can be

BME Spring Seminar: Systems Approaches for Understanding Antimicrobial Efficacy

Presented by

Jason Yang, Ph.D.; Postdoctoral Associate, MIT


All living organisms possess the incredible ability to integrate several diverse, dynamic and often contradictory biochemical signals in eliciting complex responses. Cellular responses to environmental cues underlie human health and disease processes …

Brain boot camp: New technology aims to accelerate learning

The adage, “Put your thinking caps on,” might evoke visions of an elementary classroom, where a teacher has just admonished cherubic little learners about to embark on a particularly difficult academic adventure.

In today’s high-stakes world, where we all need …

12th Annual Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium to focus on bioengineering

Over the past several years, gene editing has become a powerful tool for creating cellular models of human diseases, particularly with the emergence of technologies like CRISPR-Cas9.

But one concern with gene editing tools like CRISPR — which allows scientists …