Research Seminars

FALL 2017


Dr. David Smith

Bottom-up engineering of nanoscale devices to program biological materials

Dr. David Smith, Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology, Germany

September 15, 2017

 

 


Active Microrheology of Mammalian Cells in Health and Disease

Chris Sitaras, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

September 22, 2017

 

 

 

Quantifying Vocal Fatigue in Voice Actors After a Routine Recording Session

Nicholas Ogrodnik, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

September 22, 2017


Dr. David Juncker

Microfluidics and nanotechnologies for bioassays and tissue engineering

Dr. David Juncker, McGill University, Department of Biomedical Engineering

September 29, 2017

 


Real-time US-CT registration : a step towards more accurate and radiation-free image guided spinal surgery

Ben Brat, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

October 6, 2017

Assessing Dacron grafts’ viscoelasticity in ascending aorta repair

Chris Zikry, M.Eng in BBME at McGill University

October 6, 2017


Dr. Frédérick Lesage

 

Putting the aging brain under the microscope

Dr. Frédéric Lesage, École Polytechnique Montréal and Montreal Heart Institute

October 13, 2017

 


Dr. Jeff Xia

Systems approaches to understand gene-environment-microbiome interactions

Dr. Jianguo (Jeff) Xia, Institute of Parasitology -  Department of Animal Science at McGill University

October 20, 2017

 


BBME student symposium

October 27, 2017


Image of breast cancer spheroid grown in a 3D tissue-like matrix after 15 days of culture. The green channel corresponds to the green fluorescent protein (GFP) expressed in the cell’s nucleus. The red channel corresponds to the fluorescence from a chemotherapeutical drug interacting with the spheroid.

3D bioprinted breast cancer models for toxicological screening

Salvador Flores Torres, Ph.D. candidate in BBME at McGill University

November 3, 2017

 

 

 

Computational Modeling of Surgical Vocal Fold Injury and Repair

Aman Garg, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

November 3, 2017

 

 


Characterization of extracellular vesicles for the purification of lentiviral vectors

Aline Do Minh, Ph.D. candidate in BBME at McGill University

November 10, 2017

Time‐Varying and Parameter‐Varying Methods to Identify Ankle Joint Dynamic Stiffness

Johann Vargas, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

November 10, 2017


Dr. Aaron Wheeler

Digital Microfluidics for Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine

Dr. Aaron Wheeler, Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto

November 17, 2017

 


Decellularized extracellular matrix hydrogel composite as a bioink for 3D bioprinting in vitro cancer models

Jacqueline Kort Mascort, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

November 24, 2017

Whisk and Blink Tracking in an Animal Model of Facial Palsy

Guy Tsror, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

November 24, 2017


Dr. Joaquin Ortega

Cryo-electron microscopy, a Nobel-Prize winning technique. Impact on the antibiotic resistance race

Dr. Joaquin Ortega, Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) at McGill University

December 1, 2017

 


 

WINTER 2018

 

Fabricating Functional Devices Using Self-Assembling Proteins

Dr. Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, Department of Chemical Engineering at McGill University

January 12, 2018

 

 


Designing Soft Biomaterials with Unprecedented Mechanical Properties for Tissue Repair

Dr. Jianyu Li, Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University

January 19, 2018

 


Reducing the Brain Foreign Body Response: Silicone Elastomer and PEDOT:PSS Based Ultra-Soft Neural Implants for Chronic Recordings

Edward Zhang, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

January 26, 2018

A Neuroimaging Study of the Effects of Early vs. Late Anti-Inflammatory Treatment in the TGF344-AD Rodent Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Caitlin Fowler, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

January 26, 2018


Modelling Plasma Glucose Dynamics During Exercise in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes

Haneen Alkhateeb, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

February 2, 2018

Identification and Monitoring of Endogenous Fluctuations in Heart Rate Under Free-Living Conditions

Gregory Laredo, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

February 2 2018


Mathematical Model Connecting Biological Processes and Physical Chemistry of Hydroxyapatite Formation in Bone Tissue

Borys Ostapienko, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

February 9, 2018

Automated Classification and Segmentation of Active Brain Tumor Using Convolutional Netowrks in an Image-Guided Neurosurgical Pipeline

Jai K. Hebel, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University

February 9, 2018


Role of Regulatory Proteins in the Latch-State

Zsombor Balassy, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Anne-Marie Lauzon

February 16, 2018

Discriminating Between Schizophrenia Subtypes Using Clustering and Supervised Learning

Alexandra Talpalaru, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Mallar Chakravarty

February 16, 2018


Elizabeth Olson headshot

The Active Cochlea: Cell Based Forces and Wave Mechanics

Dr. Elizabeth S. Olson, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Auditory Biophysics at Columbia University

February 23, 2018

 

 


In situ detection of exosome proteins using printed microarrays

Rosalie Martel, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisor: David Juncker

March 2, 2018

 

Molecularly imprinted microshell through layer-by-later assembly of natural polyelectrolytes on E-coli

Michael Yitayew, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. Maryam Tabrizian

March 2, 2018


Headshot of Dr. Gabriel Popescu

Label-free imaging of thick specimens using gradient light interference microscopy (GLIM)

Dr. Gabriel Popescu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 16, 2018

 

 


Improving Corrosion Properties and Micro-cracking of Coated Bio-absorbable Stents

Jeffrey Kent, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisors:Dr. Rosaire Mongrain and Dr. Jean-Luc Meunier

March 23, 2018

In vitro analysis of polymeric microspheres containing human vocal fold fibroblasts for regeneration of vocal fold lamina propria

Alicia Reyes, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisors: Dr. Luc Mongeau and Dr. Satya Prakash

March 23, 2018


Headshot of Dr. Amos Matsiko

Publishing at Nature Journals 

Dr. Amos Matsiko, Editor - Nature Materials

March 26, 2018

 

 


Gender and age-related effects on cytoskeletal organization of primary cells and their role in cellular nanoparticle uptake   

Pooja Pushparaj, M. Eng in BBME at McGill University
Supervisor: Dr. J. Matt Kinsella

April 6, 2018

 


Headshot of Maurizio Vecchione

The Power of Developing World Technology: Reverse Innovation

Maurizio Vecchione, Executive Vice President of Global Good & Research at Intellectual Ventures

April 13, 2018

 

 


 

Biomimetic silica based nanobiocatalysts 

Dr. Lorena Betancor, Department of Biotechnology, Universidad ORT Uruguay

May 11, 2018

 


Headshot of Dr. John Kildea

NICE & ROKS: Neutron-Induced Carcinogenic Effects and Radiation Oncology Knowledge Sharing

Dr. John Kildea, Medical Physics Unit, McGill University

May 18, 2018

 


Headshot of Dr. Jonathan Lovell

Emerging Anti-cancer Applications for Porphyrin-phospholipid Liposomes

Dr. Jonathan Lovell, Department of Biomedical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo

June 4, 2018