Faculty Search Candidate: Designer polymer excipients to enable next-generation insulin formulations


Caitlin Maikawa, PhD Abstract: Insulin was first isolated a century ago, yet commercial formulations of insulin for hormone replacement therapy fall short of mimicking the endogenous glycemic control that occurs in non-diabetic individuals. Moreover, diabetes management is increasingly relying on automated insulin delivery using closed-loop systems to improve glucose management and reduce patient burden. However,... Read more »

Faculty Search Candidate Talk – Unconventional Nanobiophotonics: Upconversion/Persistent Luminescence Nanoparticles for Anti-cancer Therapy


Kai Huang, PhD Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School Abstract: Biophotonics has been widely applied as versatile and powerful approaches for biomedical applications, such as for bioimaging, biodetection, photodynamic therapy, and optogenetics. However, conventional biophotonics suffers from several constraints. For example, the short-wavelength excitation light cannot penetrate deep into... Read more »

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Ehsan Hoque- Embedding human values in digital medicine (Hybrid Delivery)


Speaker Ehsan Hoque Associate Professor Computer Science University of Rochester Abstract Many argue that making interoperability, federal incentives, barcoding, and deep learning is the core of revolutionizing healthcare information technology. It is. But it is also about developing technologies that align with our values and integrate effortlessly with our lifestyles and healthcare workflow while improving... Read more »

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Zhi Pei Liang- Ultrafast Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging for Brain Mapping (Virtual Delivery with an in-person streaming option)

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Red Room, 160 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E1, Canada

*** This talk will be delivered virtually, however the presentation will be streamed in the DC Red Room for those wanting to attend 'in-person'. Cookies and coffee will be provided for attendees. *** Speaker Zhi Pei Liang Franklin W. Woeltge Professor Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Abstract Since its... Read more »

NRC+CRAFT Speaker – Invited Academic Seminar Series – Ankur Singh – Lymphoid Organoids and Multiscale Technologies for Untangling Immunity in Infectious Diseases and Cancers (Hybrid Delivery)

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Red Room, 160 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E1, Canada

Speaker Ankur Singh Woodruff Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University School of Medicine Abstract For many life-threatening global infectious diseases, effective vaccinations are still lacking. There are numerous challenges in understanding disease transmission, and pathology, and... Read more »

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Vivian Mushahwar- Walking Again after Spinal Cord Injury (Virtual Only)

Speaker Vivian Mushahwar Professor in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry University of Alberta Abstract The overall goal of the work in my lab is to develop interventions that improve function after neural injury or disease. In this talk, I will focus on spinal cord injury (SCI), a devastating... Read more »

BME Holiday Cocktail Party 2022

Great Hall, Hart House 7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, Ontario

Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME) is proud to host this year's Institute-wide holiday celebration! Get out of your labs and offices, socialize, get to know one another, and help build our community. Date and Time:  December 13, 2022, 1:00-4:00 pm Venue:  Great Hall, Hart House

Invited Academic Seminar Series – Cynthia Reinhart-King – The Intersection of Mechanobiology and Cellular Metabolism in Cancer (Hybrid Delivery)

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Red Room, 160 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3E1, Canada

Speaker Cynthia Reinhart-King Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Engineering Professor of Biomedical Engineering Director of Graduate Studies in Biomedical Engineering Vanderbilt School of Engineering Abstract During solid tumor progression, cells undergo mechanical and metabolic changes that help to fuel metastasis. To move, cells must utilize ATP to fuel the the cellular contractility and forces that sustain... Read more »

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