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December 04, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Title: Synthetic Genetics Systems for Rapid Mutation and Continuous Evolution in Vivo Abstract: We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships…
November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Biomimetic Drugs: In Vitro, In Vivo & Mechanistic Studies of 5-12mer Antimicrobial & Antiviral Peptoids to Treat Respiratory Infections Abstract: Growing bacterial resistance to conventional antibiotics has spurred the exploration of bioengineered antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) and analogues as novel anti-infective agents…
November 06, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Surgical Bioengineering - Engineering Stem Cells and Extracellular Components for Tissue Regeneration   Abstract: This presentation is providing an overview of the Wang lab research on engineering stem cells and biomaterials to develop novel regenerative therapies for a variety of diseases, with the main focus being on the birth…
October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Neuregulin-1 for Stroke Treatment: A Journey From the Bench to Clinical Translation   Abstract: Ischemic stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability and the 5th leading cause of death in the United States.  Revascularization of the occluded cerebral artery, either by thrombolysis or thrombectomy, is the only…
October 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
In vivo imaging of human retinal structure and function with adaptive optics imaging   Abstract: The human eye provide a clear window in which the neuronal and vascular structure of the central nervous system can be observed noninvasively at the histological level. Retinal imaging is a major diagnostic modality for retinal…
October 09, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Bone Bioengineering: Microstructure, Mechanics, Mechanobiology, and Beyond   Abstract: Bone Bioengineering Laboratory is developing innovative technology in microstructural assessments, biomechanical modeling, multiscale and mechanobiological approaches in skeletal research.  Bone Bioengineering has both basic science and…
October 02, 2019 @ 11:00 am
A265 Bourns Hall
Computational Modeling of the Complement System under Homeostasis, Disease, and Therapeutic Interventions Abstract: The complement system is a major part of the innate immune system that targets invading pathogens and assists in maintaining host homeostasis. Complement is composed of three pathways known as alternative (AP),…
June 05, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall 205
Understanding the Neuromechanics of Locomotor Learning in Healthy and Pathological Gait   Abstract: Motor skill acquisition is the basis of a broad class of rehabilitation interventions for people post-stroke, individuals with spinal cord injury, and people with Parkinson’s disease. However, although there is a rich literature…
May 29, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
Integrated Circuits for Electronic Medicine   Abstract: Over the past decades, remarkable advances toward miniaturized biomedical devices have been made and have enabled the development of new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. For instance, smart pills are being used to image the gastrointestinal…
May 22, 2019 @ 11:10 am
Winston Chung Hall
High Resolution Biological Imaging Across Scales for Fundamental Research   Abstract: Direct physiological observation of subcellular dynamics is now feasible using the Lattice Light-Sheet Microscopy. It is a transformative imaging technology that spans the relevant scales in space and time because of the wide resolution range…