Invited Academic Seminar Series

The Invited Academic Seminar series hosted by the Institute of Biomedical Engineering welcomes world class researchers to present and discuss their most recent research.

Review below for the upcoming seminars that is hosted in the 2021-2022 session.

Bin He

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Host: Yu Sun

September 14, 2021 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Electrophysiological Source Imaging of Brain Dynamics for Mapping Epileptogenic Networks and Brain-Computer Interface 

Abstract:

Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for elucidating the mechanisms of brain function and dysfunction, and aiding in clinical diagnosis and management of brain disorders. Electrophysiological source imaging (ESI) is a functional imaging technology that estimates and images spatio-temporal distribution of dynamic brain electrical activity from noninvasively recorded electroencephalogram (EEG) or magnetoencephalography (MEG). We will review our recent work on developing ESI techniques incorporating sparse signal processing for precision imaging of both source locations and extents, and clinical validation in focal epilepsy patients (Nature Communications, 2020). We will also discuss a new biomarker, high frequency oscillations riding epileptiform spikes, and show our recent results on noninvasively detecting and delineating epileptogenic tissues from such noninvasive biomarker (PNAS, 2021). Finally, we will discuss our work to enhance performance of EEG based brain-computer interface with the aid of ESI, that led to brain control of continuous movement of a robotic arm using noninvasive EEG recordings (Science Robotics, 2019).

Bio:

Bin He is a Trustee Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, and by courtesy Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. He has made significant research contributions to the fields of neuroengineering and biomedical imaging, including electrophysiological source imaging, brain-computer interface, and focused ultrasound neuromodulation. Recognizing his contributions, Dr. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the IEEE EMBS William J. Molock Award, the IEEE EMBS Academic Career Achievements Award, among others. He has been the Chair of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering from 2018-2021, an international academy affiliated with the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. He served as Past President of IEEE EMBS, Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, and a Member of NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group. He is an elected Fellow of International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering, IEEE, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. He is the sole editor of textbook “Neural Engineering” first published in 2005, with its 3rd edition published in fall 2020 by Springer.

Joseph Wu

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Host: Daniel Franklin

October 12, 2021 

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stem Cells and Genomics for Precision Medicine 

Abstract: 

Heart disease is the most significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. Recent technological advancement has enabled the generation of patient-specific and disease-specific human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CMs) in vitro. These iPSC-CMs carry all the genetic information from the individuals from whom they are derived. Here I will discuss recent advances in this technology and how it may be used for elucidating mechanisms of rare inherited cardiovascular diseases, for drug discovery, and for precision medicine. 

Warren Grayson

Warren-Grayson

Host: Penney Gilbert

November 9, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

Kip Ludwig

Kip Ludwig

Host: Kei Masani

December 14, 2021

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

Amy Keating

Amy Keating

Host: Michael Garton

January 11, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

Ankur Singh

NRC-CRAFT-BME Invited Lecturer

Ankur Singh

Host: Milica Radisic

February 8, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

Mikhail Shapiro

Mikhail Shapiro

Host: Naomi Matsuura

March 8, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

Jenny Ning Jiang

Jenny Ning Jiang

Host: Lidan You

April 12, 2022

12:00pm - 1:00pm

TBA

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