All seminars will be held on Friday at 3:10 p.m. in 101 Roberts Hall unless otherwise noted.
Upcoming Seminars | Fall 2013
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||Cory Neu, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering
|Purdue University||Hybrid Methods to Investigate the Mechanics of Single Cells and Tissues|
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Ron June, host
Knowledge of the mechanics of cells and tissues in their native physiologic environment is critical to understand the conditions that must be replicated when engineering replacement biomaterials. A thorough understanding of the micromechanical environment of healthy tissue will improve the ability to quantify cellular responses to physical stimuli, track the progression of tissue damage or degeneration, and fabricate and evaluate biomimetic biomaterials. My lab is dedicated to the study of multiscale biomechanics, mechanobiology, and regeneration of soft biological tissues. An emphasis is placed on the design of tools to assess and treat osteoarthritis, a debilitating disease of articular cartilage and joints that afflicts nearly 20% of people in the United States. Here, we will present our efforts to implement novel imaging techniques, involving magnetic resonance imaging and optical microscopy, to noninvasively describe internal patterns of strain, stress, and material properties throughout the volume of complex tissues and biomaterials. We will highlight recent achievements, including specialized imaging methods to characterize tissue mechanics in vivo and reveal deformation in musculoskeletal tissues exhibiting short T2 values, and hybrid methods that link intranuclear deformation to newly synthesized RNAs. We will further present our integrated efforts to regenerate articular cartilage, including the treatment of membrane damage in post-traumatic osteoarthritis, and the repair of osteochondral defects using magnetically-aligned collagens. Preliminary biomechanical data in musculoskeletal tissues and single cells, with direct implications for mechanobiology and regeneration, will be presented.
|November 22||TBD (Rob Maher, host)|
|December 6||TBD (Rob Maher, host)|
Thanks to Seminar Series Speakers
Thank you to the following speakers who have participated in the seminars during the 2013-14 academic year.
Pizhong Qiao, Ph.D., P.E.
Washington State University
Dylan Freytag, P.E.
Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates
Aydın Buluç, Ph.D.
Computational Research Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Mark Conradi, Ph.D.
For further information on the seminars, or to visit with the speakers, please contact Anne Camper at email@example.com
Seminar series sponsored by the College of Engineering
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