University of Pennsylvania will be hosting the NCI Junior Investigator Meeting this year. The meeting includes several talks throughout the day and poster sessions (5:15 pm Thursday & 4:00pm Friday) NCI Junior Investigator Meeting August 17-18, 2023 Wu & Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Please see the website for details: https://events.cancer.gov/dcb/ji-meeting
Plasmonic nanostructure based on silver and gold that produces LSPR to withstand ultrahigh temperatures without damage remains a great challenge for future ultra-compact integrated circuits, and high-power enabled photonic devices. In principle, the shapes of plasmonic nanostructures containing noble metals would change after the heat treatment that altered the plasmonic resonance. Thus, discovering refractory plasmonic […]
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Lou Soslowsky are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Ashley Fung. Title: The Role of Collagen XII in Establishing Tendon Cell Organization, Hierarchical Structure, and Mechanical Function During Tendon Development Advisor: Dr. Lou Soslowsky Date: Tuesday, August 22 Time: 2pm Location: CRB Austrian […]
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Felix Wehrli are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Rajiv Deshpande. Title: “MRI-based Quantification of Renal Oxygen Utilization” Date: August 28, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Donner-Grice Auditorium, HUP (2nd Floor) The public is welcome to attend.
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. David Issadore are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Andrew Lin. Title: “Development of magnetic nanopore-based extracellular vesicle subpopulation sorting for the multimodal diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disease and cancer” Date: Wednesday, September 6th from Time: 2:30 PM Location: Raisler Lounge (Towne 2nd Floor) […]
The repertoire of naturally occurring proteins is finite and many molecules induce multiple confounding effects, limiting their efficacy as therapeutics. Recently, there has been a growing interest in redesigning existing proteins or engineering entirely new proteins to address the deficiencies of molecules found in nature. Researchers have traditionally taken an unbiased approach to protein engineering, […]
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania along with Drs. Despina Kontos and Taki Shinohara proudly announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Hannah Horng. Title: Batch effect detection and harmonization methods for quantitative features extracted from medical images Date: September 15, 2023 Time: 10:30am Location: John Morgan Building - Class of '62 Auditorium. Zoom […]
Insect respiration is characterized by the rapid transport of respiratory gases within the organism and efficient exchange with the external environment. This unique system is comprised of a network of tracheal tubes that directly supply oxygen to the cells throughout the body, eliminating the need for blood as an intermediate oxygen carrier. The remarkable diversity […]
The Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Ophir Shalem are pleased to announce the Doctoral Dissertation Defense of Henry Sanchez. Title: Pooled tagging of endogenous proteins for exploration of the human proteome driven by prime editing Date: September 21, 2023 Time: 3:00pm Location: Colket Translational Research Building (Room 4040) The public is welcome to attend.
The native extracellular microenvironment dynamically remodels as cells synthesize, assemble, and remodel their surroundings during tissue development, injury, and repair. In my research group, we use engineered systems to both probe mechanisms of cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions (e.g., mechanobiology) and to guide cell function towards therapeutic behaviors (e.g., tissue repair/regeneration). In this seminar, I will […]