2011 BME Seminars

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

Gray = Guest Lecturer White = Mayo Lecturer
Date Speaker Host Title
January 7 Bryan Berger, Ph.D.
Lehigh University
Jordan Miller, Ph.D. Regulating receptor signal transduction through transmembrane domain interactions
January 14 Michael S. Rosol, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Erik Ritman, M.D. Ph.D. Establishing and Managing a Small Animal Imaging Center
January 21 John Eisenach, M.D.
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Beta-2 adrenergic receptor gene variation: phenotypic harmony or noise?
January 28 No Seminar - Interview Weekend    
February 4 Veronica Nin & Claudia Chini Ph.D.
Eduardo Chini, M.D., Ph.D.

Veronica: The protein Deleted in Breast Cancer 1 is a regulator of liver gluconeogenesis

Claudia: HDAC3 is negatively regulated by the nuclear protein DBC1

February 11 No Seminar - Interview Weekend    
February 18 Ivan Nenadic (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. In Vivo Quantitative Assessment of Myocardial Stiffness
February 25 Su-Youne Chang
Neurologic Surgery and Division of Engineering
Kendall Lee, M.D., Ph.D. Investigating electrochemical involvement of the therapeutic action of DBS/HFS during human neurosurgery
March 4 Thomas J. Royston, Ph.D.
University of Illinois, Chicago
Richard Ehman, M.D. Sonic Imaging: New Acoustic Paradigms in Medical Diagnosis
March 11 Chunfeng Zhao, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgery
Kai-Nan An, Ph.D. A Journey into SSCT (Subsynovial Connective Tissue) to Explore the Mechanical Etiology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
March 18 Cristian Linte, Ph.D.
Biomedical Imaging Resource
Richard Robb, Ph.D. Virtual and Augmented Reality Techniques for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Interventions: From Design to Pre-Clinical Implementation
March 25 No Seminar    
April 1 No Seminar – Elizabeth Townsend Thesis Defense
Crisp Lecture Hall – Gonda 19
April 8 John Henley, Ph.D. & Dominique Higgins
Neurosurgery and Physiology
Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

John: Single vesicle imaging reveals distinct modes of rapid membrane retrieval during nerve growth

Dominique: Brain tumor stem cell proliferation and invasion

April 15 Patrick Zabinski
Special Purpose Processor Development Group
Erik Daniel, Ph.D. Protecting Our Network Data
April 22 Gary Mawe, Ph.D.
University of Vermont
David Linden, Ph.D. From molecules to motion: Mechanisms of disrupted motility in colitis and gallstone disease
April 29 Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D.
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Radiation Risk and Risk Perception in Medical Imaging
May 6 No Seminar    
May 13 David Asuzu (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Tamas Ordog, M.D. ICC Stem Cells in Aging and Disease
May 20 Nitish Thakor, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Y. S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D. Translating Neuroengineering from Bench to Bedside — Two Stories (Neurodiagnostics/ Neuroprosthetics)
May 27 No Seminar - Memorial Day Weekend    
June 3

Thomas Burghardt, Ph.D.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Casey Johnson (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Thomas: Single Molecule Detection of Myosin Cross-Bridge Lattice Constraints and Active Strain in Papillary Muscle.

Casey: Time-Resolved Calf-Foot 3D Bolus Chase MR Angiography With Fluoroscopic Tracking.
June 10 Carolina Amador Carrascal (student) & Lucas Meuchel (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Carolina: In vivo assessment of renal tissue viscoelasticity during acute and gradual renal ischemia

Lucas: Pulmonary Arterial Endothelium and Smooth Muscle: Actions of Neurotrophins

June 17

Petrice Mostardi (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Jordan Miller, Ph.D.
Cardiovascular Research

Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Petrice: Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography of the Abdomen with Highly Accelerated Acquisition Techniques

Jordan: Models, mechanisms, and modulators of calcific aortic valve stenosis

June 24

Jia Wang, Ph.D. & Xinhui Duan, Ph.D.

Carolyn Roos
Cardiovascular Research

Cynthia McCollough, Ph.D. & Jordan Miller, Ph.D.

Jia and Xinhui: Characterization of renal stones using dual energy computed tomography.

Carolyn: Mechanisms contributing to age-related vascular dysfunction.

July 1 No Seminar - Independence Day Weekend    
July 8

Steven M. Jorgensen
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Matthew Murphy, Ph.D. Radiology

Erik Ritman, M.D. Ph.D.

Steven: Medipix All Resolution System (MARS) Mini-CT Scanner Project — Overview and Update

Matthew: Magnetic Resonance Elastography of the Brain

July 15

Philippe Delmotte, Ph.D. & Vanessa Zavaletta, Ph.D.
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Gary Sieck, Ph.D.

Philippe: Regulation of Intracellular Calcium by Mitochondria in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells.

Vanessa: Mitochondrial Kinetics in Human Airway Smooth Muscle Cells

July 22 Michael Romero, Ph.D. & Yasin Seven (student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Michael: Bicarbonate and solute transporters in epithelial — why should you care?

Yasin: Neuromotor Control of the Diaphragm Muscle

July 29 Tamas Ordog, M.D. & Timothy L. Kline
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. & Erik Ritman, M.D. Ph.D.

Tamas: Epigenic Control of Cell-Autonomous and Smooth Muscle-Derived Factors Regulating Postnatal Maintenance of Interstitial Cells of Cajal

Timothy: Quantitation of Intramyocardial Blood Volume and Perfusion Defects: Multiple Nested ROI Analysis of CT Images

August 5 Virgina Miller, Ph.D. & John Mullins (Student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Virginia: Sex matters — yes, even in Science

John: Ion Beam CT for accurate proton therapy planning

August 12 Soldano Ferrone, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Michael Yaszemski, M.D. Ph.D. Monoclonal antibody-based immunotherapy of malignant disease
August 19 Boot Camp Gary Sieck, Ph.D.
August 26

Brian J. Bartholomai, M.D.

Sushravya Raghunath (Student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering

Armando Manduca, Ph.D.

Brian: Lung Tissue Research Consortium: Challenges and Opportunities

Sushravya: Referenceless Stratification of Parenchymal Lung Abnormalities

September 2 No Seminar - Labor Day Weekend    
September 9 Elisa Konofagou, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Mostafa Fatemi, Ph.D. Ultrasound-based Intrinsic and Induced Elasticity Imaging & Therapeutics
September 16 Jerome A. Dempsey, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Bruce D. Johnson, Ph.D. New Ideas About Chemoreceptors and their Role in Health and Disease
September 23 Dierdre King, Ph.D.
Medical Physics
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Technical aspects of MRI-guided cryoablations for prostate cancer
September 30 Anatilde Gonzalez Guerrico, Ph.D.
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Targeting NAD Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer
October 7 Lihong Wang, Ph.D.
Washington University in St. Louis
Xiaoming Zhang, Ph.D. Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Breaking through the Optical Diffusion Limit
October 14 Raul Urrutia, M.D.
Gastroenterology Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. The Nucleosome: A Molecular Nanomachine for Translating Environment-Gene Interactions
October 21 Xiangqing (Annie) Tangpong Ph.D.
North Dakota State University
Chunfeng Zhao, M.D. Tribological and Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites
October 28 Steven Sine, Ph.D. & Corrie daCosta, Ph.D.
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Molecular recognition linked to biological function in neuronal alpha7 nicotinic receptors
November 4 Bin Zhang, M.D.
Cardiovascular Surgery & Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo (Student)
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Jordan Miller, Ph.D.

Bin: DDAH-1 differentially regulates progression of fibrocalcific aortic valve disease and atherosclerosis

Juan Carlos: Myocardial Perfusion imaging with computed tomography

November 11 David Holmes, III, Ph.D. &
Clifton Haider, Ph.D.
Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Armando Manduca, Ph.D. Constructing an electromagnetic tissue-mimicking phantom: Lessons learned
November 18 Marilyn Merker, Ph.D.
Medical College of Wisconsin
Gary Sieck, Ph.D. Probing Bioenergetic Function in the Pulmonary Endothelium and Lung
November 25 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Day Weekend    
December 2 Eric Snyder, Ph.D.
College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
John Eisenach, M.D. Non-invasive assessment of airway ion regulation in cystic fibrosis: a new tool to determine therapeutic effectiveness and genetic modifiers of the disease.
December 9 Wan-Ju Li, Ph.D.
University of Wisconsin
Chunfeng Zhao, M.D. Enhance Cartilage Regeneration by Modulating the Chondrogenic Capacity of Pre-differentiation Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
December 16 Katsuyuki (Ken) Taguchi, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
Gary Sieck, Ph.D. A Fully 4-D imaging method for cardiac x-ray CT: toward one-stop shopping for cardiac triple information
December 23 No Seminar - Christmas Weekend    
December 30 No Seminar - New Year's Weekend