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May 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am
Winston Chung Hall
This year, the BioMedical Engineering Society chapter at UC Riverside returns with BioHack, the second annual student-run 12-hour health and medicine themed hackathon at UCR on Saturday May 18th, 2019! Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of biohackers and healthcare advocates to help meet the patient care needs of…
May 08, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Diversification and Compartmentalization: Two Synthetic Biology Technologies for Redesigning Cells   Abstract: I will discuss two technologies my lab is developing to gain control over cellular behaviors, particularly engineered metabolism. The first is an in vivoCRISPR-guided DNA polymerase we call EvolvR to introduce localized…
May 01, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Building T Cell Immunity with Biomaterials   Abstract: Dysfunction of the immune system underlies many diseases, and results from certain cancer therapies. However, strategies to effectively accelerate return of immune function and program disease-specific immune responses by manipulating stem cells and immune cells are at an…
April 24, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Integrated Optofluidics for Biomedical Applications   Abstract: Light is a special form of energy. Its unique physical properties give engineers and scientists the possibility to create numerous enabling functional devices and instrument for biomedical applications. This presentation will cover several integrated optofluidics…
April 17, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
System Fluid Dynamics Approaches for Development of Noninvasive Diagnostics of Acute and Chronic Cardiovascular Diseases.   Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) have reached epidemic proportions with serious consequences in terms of human suffering and economic impact. Therefore, there is increasing motivation to develop low-…
April 10, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Ceramic Nanoparticles for Advanced Biomedical Applications: From Bone to Brain   Abstract: Structural complexities of ceramics in solid or colloidal forms are the key to explaining their displays of broad ranges of interesting properties. However, these complexities are yet to be harnessed to the fullest extent and translated to…
April 03, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Neural Decoding and Control of Mood to Treat Neuropsychiatric Disorders   Abstract: In this talk, I first discuss our recent work on modelling, decoding, and controlling multisite human brain activity underlying mood states. I present a multiscale dynamical modelling framework that allows us, for the first time, to decode mood…
March 06, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Intestinal Barrier Regulation by Host Gene – Bacterial Crosstalk   Abstract: Increased intestinal permeability (leakiness) and alterations in the abundance of intestinal bacteria are critical factors contributing to many autoimmune diseases such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes. Genetic…
February 27, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205/206
Engineering Elastomeric Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications   Abstract: Tissue engineering is an interdisciplinary field aimed at maintaining, restoring and promoting the normal function of organs and tissues through the use of live cells, and by incorporating concepts from engineering, biological sciences, and medicine. One of…
February 20, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Title: Dynamic Mapping and Interfacing with Brain   Abstract: Brain activity is distributed over the 3-dimensional volume and evolves in time. Mapping spatio-temporal distribution of brain activation with high spatial resolution and high temporal resolution is of great importance for understanding the brain and aiding in the…