2015 Department of Physiology and BME Seminars

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

Date Speaker Host Title
January 2 No Seminar – New Years Weekend    
January 9 Matthew Urban, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Characterization of Anisotropic Media with Shear Waves
January 16 Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Regulation of pancreatic beta-cell function and mass in health and diabetes
January 23 Philip Gottlieb, Ph.D., University at Buffalo Arthur Beyder, M.D., Ph.D. Mechanical Transduction of Cells through the eyes of PIEZO1 ion channel
January 30 No Seminar - Interview Weekend    
February 6 David Wood, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Dynamic & Dangerous: Microscale models of dynamic pathologic processes
February 13 No Seminar - Interview Weekend    
February 20 No Seminar – cancelled
February 27 Philip Bayly, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis Richard Ehman, Ph.D. The Brain in Motion: Visualizing Brain Biomechanics and Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
March 6 Kay Pepin and Elisabeth Jensen (students), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.
  • Jensen: Historical Background and Current Directions in Intramuscular Pressure Research
  • Pepin: MR Elastography for the Assessment of Chemotherapeutic Response: Application in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
March 13 David Holmes III, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Engineering Big Data: Alternative Computing Approaches
March 20 Christopher Evans, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Using Genes to Aid the Regeneration of Orthopedic Tissues
March 27 Gurpreet Sandhu, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Novel Biomedical Technologies for Cardiovascular Diseases
April 3 No Seminar - Easter Weekend    
April 10 Rahim Rizi, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Mostafa Fatemi, Ph.D. Assessment of the Pulmonary System Using Hyperpolarized MRI
April 17 Andre van Wijnen, Ph.D., Department of Orthopedic Surgery Kenton Kaufman, Ph.D. Epigenetic landscaping of stem cells to improve tissue-engineering of skeletal tissues
April 24 Xin Sun, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Investigating Lung Developmental Disorders Using Mouse Models
May 1 Kristin Zhao, Ph.D., Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Image-Based Techniques for Quantifying Arthrokinematics and Biomarkers During Joint Motion
May 8
  • Elizabeth Vogel, M.D. (Ph.D. student), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
  • Arij Faksh, D.O., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology-Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.
  • Vogel: Sex, Aging, and the Lung: Implications for Pulmonary Pathophysiology
  • Faksh: Effects of Antenatal Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and Postnatal Hyperoxia on Airway Reactivity and Remodeling
May 15 Vivian K. Mushahwar, Ph.D., University of Alberta Jose (Luis) Lujan, Ph.D. Restoring Standing and Walking Using Intraspinal Microstimulation: Fact or Fiction?
May 22 No Seminar – Memorial Day Weekend    
May 29 Carlos Mantilla, M.D., Ph.D., and Armando Manduca, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering and Physiology Track Overview and Updates
June 5 Karry Jannie, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and Arin Ellingson, Ph. D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Jannie: STAT3 Pathway Members Contribute to Fibrosis in Lung Cells
Ellingson: Quantification of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration and its Effects on Spinal Mechanics
June 12 Emma Fortune Ph.D, Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and David Gutekunst, Ph.D., Division of Orthopedic Research
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Fortune: Physical Activity Monitoring Using Wearable Sensors
Gutekunst: Merging Clinical Biomechanics and CT Imaging
June 19 Kuntol Rakshit, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering and Anping Chen, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Rakshit: Role of Bmal1 as regulator of pancreatic beta cell function and expansion in diabetes
Chen: Na+/HCO3- cotransporter knockout models: acidosis, glaucoma and PKD
June 26 Kirsten Coffman and Steven Chase (students), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Coffman: Optimization of the single-breath, single-oxygen tension DLCO/DLNO method Chase: Quantifying the impact of heart failure on lung structure-function relationships
July 3 No Seminar - Independence Day Weekend    
July 10 Dan Mellema (student), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, and Mahdi Bayat, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Mellema: Leveraging External Vibration Methods in Ultrasound Elastography
Bayat: Biomedical Ultrasound: Beyond Imaging
July 17 Shengzhen Tao (student), Ivan Nenadic, PhD
Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Tao: MR Image Reconstruction with Integrated Gradient Nonlinearity Correction
Nenadic: In Vivo Application of Attenuation Measuring Ultrasound Shearwave Elastography (AMUSE)
July 24 Sara Aristizabal Taborda and Shanette Go (students), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.
  • Aristizabal Taborda: Viscoelastic characterization of transverse isotropic tissue mimicking phantoms and muscle
  • Go: Optimizing a Fiber Optic Pressure Sensor Protective Housing for Skeletal Muscle Pressure Measurements
July 31 Michelle Howard and Maria Gonzalez Porras (students), Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.
  • Howard: Verification of Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) of Proton Therapy in Primary Patient Cell Lines
  • Gonzalez Porras: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles to Target Phrenic Motoneurons
August 7 No Seminar – Summer Break    
August 14 No Seminar – Summer Break    
August 21 No Seminar – Summer Break    
August 28 No Seminar – Summer Break    
September 4 No Seminar – Labor Day Weekend    
September 11 Zhoubo Li (student) Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, Zhicong Yu, Ph.D. Department of Radiology-Diagnostic Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.

Li: Image-based basis material decomposition for Photon-Counting CT (PCCT)

Yu: Performance Evaluation of a Prototype Whole-body Photon-counting Computed Tomography System
September 18 Chi Ma, Ph.D and Zaiyang Long, Ph.D., Department of Clinical Medical Physics Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.

Ma: Impact of Number of Repeated Scans on Model Observer Performance for a Low-contrast Detection Task in CT

Long: Low Dose Breast Imaging—Comparative Performance of Molecular Breast Imaging and Breast Specific Gamma Imaging Systems
September 25 Harald Stauss, MD, Associate Professor, Human Physiology, University of Iowa Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Chronic Vagal Nerve Stimulation as a Potential New Treatment for the Metabolic Syndrome?
October 9 Ching Tung, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.  
October 16 Derek Radisky, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Dissecting the biomechanical cues that govern breast cancer progression
October 23 Matt Bernstein, Ph.D., Department of Radiology Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Compact 3T MRI scanner with high performance gradients
October 30 Hongzhen Hu, Ph.D., Department of Anesthesiology, The Center for the Study of Itch, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. TRP Channels, Innate Immune Cells, and GI Functions
November 6 Aleksey Matveyenko, Ph.D. Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Circadian control of glucose metabolism
November 13 Jim Fitzsimmons, Senior Research Tech, Department of Orthopedics
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Communicating your Data Effectively: Strategies for Presentations and Print
November 20 Tamas Ordog, M.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Epigenetic regulation of cell fates and function in the enteric neuromuscular apparatus
November 27 No Seminar - Thanksgiving Day Weekend    
December 4 Steven Sine, Ph.D., Department of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D.  
December 11 Scott Kimmel, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Jason Stoup, Senior Electrical Engineer at Imricor
Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Our Experience in the Medical Device Industry as Biomedical Engineers
December 18 Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Daniel Tschumperlin, Ph.D. Targeting Protease Signal Transduction for Myelin Repair and CNS Regeneration
December 25 No Seminar - Christmas Weekend