Biomedical Engineering Seminars

Upcoming Seminars:

Most seminars are held at 11:45am in Dentistry 3157, with coffee and treats available beforehand. Some seminars may start at different times and locations, please check below.

Date Speaker Title  
Sept 26th   Professional Development: Scholarship Writing  
Oct 3rd

Chris Moraes, Assistant Professor

Canada Research Chair in Advanced Cellular Microenviroments
Department of Chemical Engineering
McGill University

Tissue-on-chip technologies: seeing developmental and disease mechanobiology from a cellular perspective

 

Seminar PDF

 
Oct 31st

Dr. Geoff Maksym

Professor, Dalhousie University

Director, School of Biomedical Eningeering

Lung Physiology – We are Beginning to See More Clearly Now, Examples from Asthma to Post-Lung Transplant.  

Starts at 11:30 am and is located in:

Room 3H1, Tupper Building, 5650 College Street.

 

Seminar PDF

 
Nov 14th

Dr. Anne-Marie Lauzon

McGill University

Joint Seminar with Physiology and Biophysics

Starts at 11:30 am and is located in:

Room 3H1, Tupper Building, 5650 College Street.

 
Nov 21st Kate Latham Phd. Student, Dalhousie University  
Nov 28th

Dr. Milica Radisic

Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 2)
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry
Senior Scientist, Toronto General Research Institute

Towards organs-on-a-plate and injectable tissues

Seminar PDF

 

Dr. Radisic will also be the keynote speaker at the SBME 20th Anniversary Networking Event
Location: The Atrium in the Life Sciences Research Institute
Time: 4:30pm to 6:00pm
 
Dec 12th Elysia Davis Phd. Student, Dalhousie University  
Feb 20th Matthew Mallay    
Feb 27th Andy Huang    
Mar 5th Nick Campbell    
Mar 19th Ana Tahir    
Apr 2nd

David Kaplan

Tufts University
Guest Speaker  
Apr 16th Kathryn Young    

 

2018-2019 Past Seminars

Nicky Tam 
MAsc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Understanding the Role of ECM in Prostate Cancer Progression using 3D Cell Culture
Chris Samson 
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
High-Frequency Ultrasound Beamforming for A Minimally Invasive Probe
Dr. Cari Whyne 
Senior Scientist and Professor, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and University of Toronto
Fracture Risk and Reconstruction: New Paradigms in the Treatment of Cancer in the Spine and Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
Marta Cerruti 
Associate Professor in Materials Engineering and Canada Research Chair in Bio-Synthetic Interfaces, McGill University
What do Diabetes and Malaria Have in Common? A Scientific and Personal Journey from Bioceramics to Our World’s Grand Challenges  
Dr. Shine Zhang 
Research Chair in Applied Nanotechnology, Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment, Cape Breton University
Multimeric Aptamer Devices for the Isolation of Circulating Tumor Cells from Whole Blood
Dr. Richard Hurley 
Assistant Professor, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dalhousie University
The Halifax Bioprinting SUPER LAB Partnership
Taylor Landry 
MAsc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
3D Photoacoustic Tomography for use in Endoscopic Brain Surgery
Dr. Heather Sheardown
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Ophthalmic Biomaterials, Dept. of Chemical Engineering,
McMaster University
Changing Paradigms in the Delivery of Ophthalmic Drugs
Kerry Costello
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Defining Cumulative Knee Joint Loads and their Relationship to Structural Progression of Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis
Dr. David Langelaan
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Dalhousie University
Using Structural Biology to Understand Protein Assembly
Dr. Paul Santerre
Professor,Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, Translational Biology and Engineering Program, Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto

Faculty of Medicine 150 Lecture

A Degradable Polyurethane Platform for Tissue Regeneration: From Basic Research to Pre-Clinical Translational Studies

Kathryn Young
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Applications for Objective Assessment and Clinical Decision Support in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dr. Eli Vlaisavljevich
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics,
Virginia Tech
Non-invasive Image-guided Ultrasound Surgery using Histotripsy
Elysia Davis
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Biomechanical Factors Related to Joint Health in Female Athletes
Jensen Doucet
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Synthesis, Characterization, and Risk Assessment of a Novel Degradable, Imageable Uterine Artery Embolic Agent
Hayden Nix
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Chemotherapy-Loaded Polyphosphate Glass Microspheres for Transarterial Chemoembolization
Arlyne Simon
Systems Engineer, Intel Corporation
Systems Engineering: From Protein Chips to Supercomputers
Emile Feniyanos
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Age-, Diabetic- and Sex-Based Differences in Overload Damage to Human Tendon Collagen
Dr. Marya Ahmed
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Prince Edward Island
Synthetic Biomaterials for Health Applications
Tyler Herod
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Regional Variations in the Molecular Structure and Mechanics of the Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Annulus
Alyne Teixeira
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
Screening Immunotherapies in Polymer Solution Microreactors
Dr. Alison Thompson
Killam Profesoor, Dept. of Chemistry, Dalhousie University
Synthetic Adventures with Pyrroles
Dr. Roger Zemp
Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta
Novel Methods of Biomedical Imaging, Including Biomedical Optics and Biomedical Ultrasound
Dr. Alison McGuigan
Associate Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
Engineered Tissue Platforms for Probing Fundamental Tissue Biology and Identifying Novel Therapeutics
Josh Farrell
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering,
Dalhousie University
A Software Framework for Real-time Functional and Structural Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of the Middle Ear

2017-2018 Past Seminars

Rishima Agarwal
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Biopatterning of Keratinocytes Using Aqueous Two-Phase Systems for Cutaneous Wound Re-epithelialization
Dr. David Lai
Process Engineer, GlaxoSmithKline
Pharmaceutical Microfluidic Manufacturing: Emulsification and Crystallization
Kristin Robin Ko
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Development of High-Throughput 3D Neural Cell Culture Platforms
Dr. Brett Taylor
Clinical Lead for Innovation, IWK Health Center
Opportunities for Collaboration with the IWK Innovation Group
Dr. Paul Gratzer
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
From the Lab to the Clinic: Commercial Development of a Regenerative Scaffold for Advanced Wound Care
Dan MacDougall
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Towards a Miniature Imaging Probe for Functional Middle Ear Imaging
Kathleen MacDonald
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Borate Glass-Filled Hydrophillic Bone Cements for the Therapeutic Release of Strontium
Elise Laende
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Implant Fixation: The Influence of Patient and Implant Characteristics in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Jeffrey Woodacre
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
A Small Ultrasound Device for Imaging and Ablation of Cerebral Tissue

Dr. Kimberly Brewer
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University

A Small Ultrasound Device for Imaging and Ablation of Cerebral Tissue

2016-2017 Past Seminars

Dr. Chun Seow
Professor, Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia
How smooth muscle works: recent advances
Kathleen MacDonald
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Ion Release Mechanisms in Glass Reinforced Resin Composite Cements
Dr. Mehdi Shafa
Postdoctoral Fellow, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
A Clinical Potential: Development of Alveolar Epithelial Cell Therapy for Lung Genetic Disorders
Sara Sparavalo
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
The Structural Basis for Injury in Human Tendons
Dr. Alasdair Syme
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology Oncology, Dalhousie University
Radiation Dosimetry of Radio-opaque Glass Microspheres
Dr. Antony Bou Francis
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Process Engineering and Applied Science, Dalhousie University
Absorbable Polymers for Fracture Fixation in low Load-bearing Applications
Dr. Jean-Philippe St-Pierre
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Ottawa
Designing Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine
Sarah McLeod
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Using Reliability to Provide Patient-Specific Processing of Neuroimaging Data
MikeLovas
Design Director, Healthcare Human Factors
Weird Paths: Tissue Biomechanics to Wearable Devices to Healthcare Service Design
Kate Latham
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Design and Fabrication of a Low Cost 3D Ultrasound System

2015-2016 Past Seminars

Saad Rehan
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Use of a Low Dose EOS System to Investigate Hip Osteoarthritis
Bela Suki
Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Mechanical Forces in Biology: Implications for Enzyme Activity and Cellular Energetics
Andre Bezanson
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Fabrication and development of a miniaturized high-frequency ultrasonic phased array for endoscopic imaging
Dan MacDougall
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Clinical Optical Coherence Tomography of the Human Middle Ear
William Whelan
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics, University of P.E.I.
Optoacoustic Imaging: Lightning and Thunder in Tissues
Keith Brunt
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Dalhousie University (New Brunswick)
Engineering cytoprotective therapies for myocardial infarction- a journey towards patient translation
Adam Quirk
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
The interrelationship between spinal sub-system function and trunk neuromuscular control
Florentin Wilfart
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Characterization of polymer membranes for anesthetic delivery
Jeremy Norman
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Ultrasonic dry coupling through tissue
Amir Moslehi
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Developing a Novel Model to Measure Dynamic Joint Stiffness of L4/L5 Joints in Human Lumbar Spines Using an Inverse Dynamic Approach
Andrew French
Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering and Dept. of Biophysics, Dalhousie University
Targeted transcriptome assembly plus in vivo RNA interference for molecular and functional identification of opsins and TRP channels in insect phototransduction
Akhilesh Kotiya
Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
A subcutaneous piezoelectric bone conduction hearing aid actuator and system
Alexander Rudiuk
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
Application of Support Vector Machines to Longitudinal Data
Jereme Outerlays
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
An objective model of joint and muscle function outcome after total knee arthroplasty surgery
Jasmin Astle
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
Creating collagen fibers: extrusion, self-assembly, and the search for discrete plasticity
Chris Samson
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
A 64-Channel high frequency phased array beamformer
Ubong Peters
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
Clinical validation and measurement optimization of a novel device for assessment of lung mechanics

2014-2015 Past Seminars

Edward Valstar
Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Leiden University Medical Center
Joint Replacement for Life
Alon Friedman
Professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
Neuro-Vascular Interactions in the Diseased Brain: New Approach, New Targets for Treatment, and Many New Questions
Kerry Costello
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
Defining Cumulative Knee Joint Loads and their Relationship to Structural Progression of Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis
Patricia Comeau
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Novel Fabrication of a Calcium Polyphosphate Delivery Matrix for Treatment of Osteomyelitis and Bone Regeneration
Jonathan C. Knowles
Professor, Head of Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, Eastman Dental Institute, University College London
Phosphate-Based Glasses for Hard and Soft Tissue Engineering
Andy Adler
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering Systems and Computer Science, Carleton Univerity 
Electrical Impedance Tomography:
Applications and Perspectives
Elise Laende
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Tracking Knee Implant Migration using Radiosterometric Analysis
Chris McGibbon
Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
Rehabilitation Biomechanics and Aging in the Era of Wearables
Kevin Zhou
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 
Solving the Inverse Problem of Electrocardiography to Image Myocardial Infarct Scar
Derek Rutherford
Assistant Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Dalhousie University
Gait Analysis in Lower Extremity Osteoarthritis: A New Chapter at Dalhousie
Arash Momeni
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
In situ-Forming Calcium Polyphosphate as a Hemostatic Agent
Tohid Didar
Postdoctoral Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Harvard Medical School
Bio-functional Interfaces: Enabling Tools for Miniaturized Biomedical Devices
Hamed Hanafi
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Airway Oscillometry using a Piezoelectric Actuator
Nancy Kilcup
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Synthesis and Characterization of Ion-Releasing Glasses for Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE) of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
Brett Dickey
PhD Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University
Effects of Germanium on Composition-Structure-Property Relationships of Zinc Silicate Glass Ionomer Cements
Jesse Greener
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Laval University
Multimodal, In Situ Characterization of Flow-templated Biofilms: New Opportunities for Studying Biofouling and Bio-catalysis
Jonathan Tjong
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University

Lung Cell Mechanics

Brandon Scott
MASc Candidate, School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University

Mitral Valve Remodeling