2009 BME Seminars

(11:00 a.m - 12:00 noon, Mann Hall, Medical Sciences Building)

Gray = Guest Lecturer White = Mayo Lecturer





Jan. 2

No Seminar - New Year's Day Holiday


Jan. 9

Michael Fehlings, Ph.D.
University of Toronto


Repair and regeneration of the injured spinal cord:  Opportunities for clinical translation of basic discoveries.

Jan. 15

SPECIAL SEMINAR - Christy L. Haynes, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


Electroanalytical eavesdropping on cellular communications.

Jan. 16

Andrew Hansen, Ph.D.
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Roll-over shapes of lower limb systems and their clinical implications for prosthetics and orthotics.

Jan. 23

Student Presentations:  Miguel Bernal Restrepo; Dan Litwiller; Amine Issa


Ultrasound radiation force applied to estimates of arterial wall elasticity; MR elastography of the bovine globe; Charaterization of neuregulin as a synaptic based tropic influence on phrenic motoneuron.

Jan. 30

Shuai Leng, Ph.D.
Department of Radiology


Novel methods to address data truncation artifacts and streaking artifacts in 4D cone beam computed tomography.

Feb. 6

Erik Swenson, M.D.
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA


Newer aspects of acetazolamide at high altitude:  Is it better than you thought?

Feb. 13

No Seminar - Ph.D. Interview Weekend


Feb. 20

Mitsue Miyazaki, Ph.D.
Toshiba Medical Research Institute USA, Vernon Hills, IL


Recent progress in non-enhanced MR angiography.

Feb. 27

No Seminar - Ph.D. Interview Weekend


Mar. 6

Rick Steinhardt, Ph.D.
University of California at Berkeley


The mechanism of cell membrane repair.

Mar. 13

John Henley, Ph.D.
Neurology Research


Nerve growth cone guidance mechanisms.

Mar. 20

Kattesh Katti, Ph.D.
University of Missouri


Green nanotechnology in nanomedicine and technology.

Mar. 27

LaDora Thompson, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota


Muscle dysfunction with aging.

Apr. 3

Mark Hamilton, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin - CANCELLED


Biomedical applications of nonlinear acoustics.

Apr. 10

Stuart Goodman, Ph.D.
Stanford University


Particle-induced osteolysis: Basic biological mechanisms and regenerative methods to replace lost bone.

Apr. 17

Markus Amann, Ph.D.
VA Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT


The complex role of fatigue in human exercise performance: The interaction of "muscle" and "mind".

Apr. 24

Karen A. Selz, Ph.D.
Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA


The dance of the segmented neutrophils: Evidence of a low order phase transition in living human cells.

May 1

Guoan Li, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


Fluoroscopy and dynamic knee joint motion.

May 8

Valerie Compan, Ph.D.
Institut de Genomique Fonctionnell, France


Anorexia-like behavior and addiction share pathway.

May 15

W. Todd Penberthy, Ph.D.
University of Cinncinati, OH


Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in disease with pharmacological approaches and explorations using the zebrafish vertebrate animal model.

May 22

No Seminar - Memorial Day Holiday


May 29

Jeff Fessler, Ph.D.
University of Michigan


Motion-compensated image reconstruction

June 5

Student Presentations:  Clifton Haider, Heather Argadine, Lindsay Godin


High temporal and spatial resolution 3D CE-MRA using Cartesian acqusition with projection reconstruction-like sampling; Complexity of protein balance in skeletal muscle; Plasma membrane wounding in alveolar epithelial cells-interventions to promote wound healing.

June 12

Fred Sachs, Ph.D.
University of New York at Buffalo


The electromechanics of cells and patches.

June 19

Yogesh Mariappan, Ph.D., Radiology; Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D., Physiology and BME


High frequency mode conversion magnetic resonance elastography; Mechanisms of aging and longevity role of the NAD pathway.

June 26

Craig Dunham
Dynasil Corporation


Securing SBIR/STTR grants.

July 3

No Seminar - Independence Day Holiday


July 10

Virginia Miller, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and BME


Sex-based differences in vascular function.

July 14 (40)

Stephen Henry, Ph.D.
AUT Biotechnology Research Institute, Aukland, NZ


Biosurface engineering using KODETM constructs.

July 17

Caroline Sussman, Ph.D., Physiology and BME; Kristen Zhao/Shuai Leng, Ph.D., Orthopedic Biomechanics Lab/Radiology


Explorations with EGFR (ErbB) growth factor receptors, zebrafish, embrionic development, and cancer; A methodology to assess dynamic joint instabilities using 4D CT imaging.

July 24

Kendall Lee, Ph.D., Neural Engineering Lab; Jennifer Rabbitts, M.B., Ch.B., Anesthesiology; Hua Li, Ph.D., Medical Physics


Neural engineering next generation deep brain stimulation implant devices: Role of wireless; Effects of dehydration on the sympathetic nervous system: Role of Angiotensin II; Metal artifact suppression with dual-front active contours in multi-slice helical CT.

July 31

David Linden, Ph.D. Physiology and BME; Wendy Hurd, Ph.D., Motion Analysis Lab


Altered neurophysiology of postganglionic sympathetic neurons during colitits; Clinical profile of the uninjured high school pitcher's shoulder.

Aug. 7

Y.S. Prakash, Ph.D., Anesthesiology; Maryam Rettmann, Ph.D., Physiology and BME


Estrogens in the airways; From analysis to guidance: Imaging applications in the cardiac ablation therapy.

Aug. 14

Mark Hamilton, Ph.D.
University of Texas, Austin


Biomedical applications of nonlinear acoustics.

Aug. 21

BME Bootcamp - Miranda Shaw, Biomechanics Lab; Ek Tsoon Tan, MRI Research Lab; Arunark Kolipaka, Department of Radiology


Iinvestigating lumbar spine posterior dynamics stabilization systems; Non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the intracranial arteries; Magnetic resonance elastography of the heart.

Aug. 28

Mambi Madzivire, Ultrasound Lab; Carolina Amador, Ultrasound Lab 


Ensuring the sustainability of donated medical equipment: Initial experience in El Salvador; In vitro cortex elasticity and viscosity measurements with shearwave dispersion ultrasound vibrometry (SDUV) on swine kidney.

Sep. 4

No Seminar - Labor Day Holiday


Sep. 11

Charles Mistretta, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Undersampled acquisition and contrained reconstruction for accelerated medical imaging.

Sep. 17

Juan Carlos Romero, MD Lectureship
Jane F. Reckelhoff, Ph.D.
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

BME Staff

Mechanisms responsible for postmenopausal hypertension in the aftermath of WHI.

Sep. 25

Michael Romero, Ph.D.


The unbearable lightness of anion transporters - the common thread of acidosis, cystic fibrosis, malaria, glaucoma and kidney stones.

Oct. 2

Hai-Long Wang, Ph.D.
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering


From prokaryotic proton-activated ion channels to eukaryotic cys-loop receptor-coupled ion channels.

Oct. 9

Regina Moritz, M.D.


High cholesterol and Micro-embolization provide insight into coronary artery atherogensis:  A micro-CT study.

Oct. 16

Barry Gilbert, Ph.D.
Special Purpose Processor Development Group


Technology for a possible approach to the delivery of Home Health Care for Mayo's patient population in the next decade

Oct. 23

John Sarwark, Ph.D.
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


Growth considerations of the pediatric spine

Oct. 27

Mehmet Isbir, Ph.D.
University of the Mediterrenean, Antalya, Turkey
To be held at Alfred G-21
 Sieck  A new biomarker for drug discovery: can it be intracellular calcium?

Oct. 30

Paul Fadel, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Nitric oxide deficiency and hypertension in humans: beyond the endothelium

Nov. 6

I. David Goldman, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein Cancer Center, Yeshiva University


The search for a drug transporter; discovery of the molecular basis of an inherited disorder – the proton-coupled folate transporter

Nov. 13

Jorn Op Den Buijs
Division of Engineering


Femoral fracture during a fall on the hip: Experiments and finite element analysis.

Nov. 20

Fedias Christofi, Ph.D.
Ohio State University


In Vitro Ca2+ imaging of novel purinergic signaling targets in gut neural circuits of the "human little brain”

Nov. 27

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday


Dec. 4

Carlos Escande
Anesthesia Research


Regulation of SIRT1 by DBC1 in vivo and its impact on the development of liver steatosis induced by high-fat diet.

Dec. 11

Bin He, Ph.D.
Distinguished McKnight University Professor
University of Minnesota


Spatio-temporal Functional Neuroimaging of Brain Activity

Dec. 18

Ray Venderby, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Acoustoelasticity for biomechanical measurements, or how does this sound?

Dec. 25

No Seminar - Christmas Holiday