Open BME Seminar Series

All Seminars will take place via Zoom over the next two quarters.

We are thrilled to announce that The University of Michigan will be a part of the Open BME Seminar Series this Winter and Spring. This virtual series is being coordinated by seven of the leading BME departments across the country. The goal is to expose our graduate students to cutting edge ideas in the field of biomedical engineering, attracting a group of high-quality speakers that would be difficult for any single department to host on their own.  

All Seminars will take place via Zoom over the next two quarters.

2021 Schedule: 

Bruce Tromberg, PhD
Bruce J. Tromberg, PhD

Bioengineering for COVID-19: Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) at Unprecedented Speed and Scale

February 4th, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Bruce J. Tromberg |
Director of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at the National Institutes of Health 

Host: Dr. Lori Setton (Washington University in St. Louis) 

Matthew Porteus, PhD
Matthew Porteus, PhD

Gene Targeting of Stem Cells to Create Effective and Safe Medicines

February 18th, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Matthew Porteus
Stanford University
Professor of Pediatrics- Stem Cell Transplantation

Host: Dr. Gang Bao (Rice University) 

 Adriana Velazquez
Adriana Velazquez

As the world gets smaller, how can we expand the biomedical engineering impact to global health?

February 25th, 3-4pm CST

Adriana Velazquez |
World Health Organization
Group Lead Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics

Host:Dr. Horst von Recum (Case Western University)

 Danielle Bassett, PhD
Danielle Bassett, PhD

Systems Neuroscience

March 4th, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Danielle Bassett |
University of Pennsylvania
J. Peter Skirkanich Professor, Bioengineering

Host: Dr. Robert Kirsch (Case Western University)

Daniel Ruckert, PhD
Daniel Ruckert, PhD

Learning clinically useful information from medical images

March 18th, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Daniel Rueckert |
Imperial College London
Professor of Visual Information Processing and former Head of the Department of Computing

Host: Dr. Frederick Epstein (University of Virginia)

Warren Grayson, PhD
Warren Grayson, PhD

Making Faces: Regenerating Craniofacial Bone

March 25th, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Warren Grayson |
Johns Hopkins University
Professor and Vice-Chair for Faculty Affairs in Biomedical Engineering

Host: Dr. Guillermo Ameer (Northwestern University)

Tim Downing, PhD
Tim Downing, PhD

Synthetic Genome Regulation for Cell and Tissue Engineering

April 1st, 3-4pm CST

Dr. Tim Downing |
University of California Irvine
Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering

Host: Dr. Sriram Chandrasekaran (University of Michigan)

James Collins, PhD
James Collins, PhD