Neuromodulation and Neuroplasticity – Dr. Milos Popovic

Medical Science Building, Room 2170 1 King's College Circle, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Milos Popovic, Dipl. El. Eng., Ph.D., FCAE, FAIMBE, P.Eng. Abstract In this lecture, I will share the journey my trainees, colleagues, and I embarked on over the past twenty-five years, crafting numerous clinically relevant therapies. First, I'll delve into FES therapy's role in restoring motor functions. Next, I'll explore the augmentation of FES therapies […]

High Resolution Diffusion MRI of the Human Brain – Christian Beaulieu

TRI-UC - 2nd floor Auditorium, 550 University Avenue 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada

Location: Enter from the Elm Street entrance and take the stairs on the left hand side to the second floor. Speaker Christian Beaulieu Professor of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging & Biomedical Engineering, University of Alberta Scientific Director of Peter S Allen MRI Research Centre Canada Research Chair Abstract Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has made major advances […]

Symmetry breaking and self-organization in living cells – Alexander Dunn

Wallberg Memorial Building, Room 116 184 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Alexander Dunn Associate Professor Department of Chemical Engineering Stanford University Abstract Living cells are the quintessential smart materials, whose ability to move, change shape, and assemble into complex, multicellular organisms ultimately stems from the molecular-scale interactions of their constituent protein components. How exactly nanoscale protein-protein interactions dictate the complex material and functional properties of […]

Biomaterials for delivering on the promise of immunotherapy – Natalie Artzi

Lassonde Mining Building, Room 128 170 College St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Natalie Artzi Associate Professor Harvard Medical School Abstract Immunomodulatory therapies have advanced to clinical trials over the past decade for the treatment of a range of diseases and disorders, from cancer to diabetes to transplant rejection. However, the efficacy of these therapies remains limited, as challenges associated with off-target drug toxicity, poorly controlled drug […]

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Theresa Reineke- CANCELLED

Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Ave, 2nd Floor Auditorium 550 University Ave, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Theresa Reineke Prager Chair in Macromolecular Science Distinguished McKnight University Professor Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota Abstract TBA Host Caitlin Maikawa

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Taufik Valiante

TRI-UC - 2nd floor Auditorium, 550 University Avenue 550 University Ave, Toronto, ON, Canada

Speaker Taufik Valiante Director of Surgical Epilepsy Program, Krembil Neuroscience Centre Co-Directorm CRANIA Co-Director, Max Planck-UofT- Center for Neural Science and Technology Scientist, KITE Research Institute, UHN Associate Professor (status-only), Institute of Biomedical Engineering Abstract TBA  

Targeting Nucleic Acids to Combat Inflammation – Kam Leong

Medical Sciences Building 3154 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Kam Leong Samuel Y. Sheng Professor of Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering Columbia University Abstract Inflammation serves as a crucial defense mechanism, alerting our bodies to damage and aiding in the restoration of homeostasis. However, when inflammation becomes excessive or chronic, it can manifest as a range of debilitating diseases, including cancer, autoimmune […]

Merging Humans and Machines to Assist Human Movement – Daniel Ferris

Medical Sciences Building 3154 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Daniel Ferris Robert W. Adenbaum Professor J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Florida Abstract The University of Florida Human Neuromechanics Laboratory studies the science and engineering of bionic prostheses, robotic exoskeletons, and mobile brain computer interfaces. The two goals are to better understand how humans control their bodies and to […]

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Jaydev Desai

Medical Sciences Building 3154 1 King's College Cir, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speaker Jaydev Desai Professor Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering Emory University Abstract TBA Host Lueder Kahrs