Spring Events

May 1

BME 210 Competition
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Old Engineering Courtyard
Read about last year's competition

May 2

End-of-Year Picnic
5 p.m.
Himmel Park
All students are invited.
Games and food will be provided.

May 11

BME Convocation Ceremony
9-11 a.m.
Crowder Hall
For more information, contact Diana Wilson at or 520.621.5420

BME Student Research Expo 

Feb. 28
6th Annual BME Student Research Expo (PDF)
Student Union Ballroom
RSVP by Feb. 22

Final Thesis Defense

April 13
Jeffrey Watson
"Development of an Augmented Microscope for Image-Guided Surgery in the Brain" (PDF)
Medical Research Building, Room 102

April 23
Amy Vaughn
"Synchronization and Data Acquisition of Multimodal System for Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer" (PDF)
11 a.m.
Keating, Room 103

April 25
Shellie Knights-Mitchell
"Plasmon Resonant Liposomes as a Targeted, Controlled-Release Drug Delivery System" (PDF)
Medical Research Building, Room 102

April 27
Rheagan Chambers
"Pupillary Device Design for Ocular Cranial Nerve Monitoring" (PDF)
2 p.m.
Keating, Room 103

BME Seminars

Every Monday at 2 p.m. in Keating 103

Jan. 22
"In Vivo Microscopy for Disease Diagnosis" (PDF)
Dongkyun Kang
Assistant Professor
The University of Arizona

Jan. 29
"Switch-Like Control of Ultraviolet Upconversion" (PDF)
Pete Dawson
"Interfacial Effect-Based Real-Time Quantification of Droplet Isothermal Nucleic Acid Amplification" (PDF)
Tiffany Ulep
The University of Arizona

Feb. 5
"Biophysical Properties and Alzheimer's Disease -Related Cytotoxicity of Amyloid-Beta Peptides" (PDF)
Fernando Teran Arce
Research Associate Professor
The University of Arizona

Feb. 12
"Changes in Platelet Membranes as a Result of Activation" (PDF)
Alice Sweedo
The University of Arizona

Feb. 19
"Toward Virtual Cartilage: An Analysis Framework for Health and Disease" (PDF)
David Pierce
Assistant Professor
University of Connecticut

Feb. 26
Medical Research Building, Room 102.*
Student Presentation (PDF)
"Cell Chromatography: Paper-Based Microfluidic Purification of White Blood Cells for Point of Care Applications"
Matt Bills
"AMPK and Estrogen-Dependent Mechanisms Underlying Susceptibility to Cardiovascular Disease During Menopause"
Marissa Lopez-Pier
The University of Arizona
*Take note of special location.

March 5
Spring Vacation

March 12
"Physical Ergonomics to Advance (Worker) Safety and Health" (PDF)
Ehsan Rashedi
Assistant Professor
Rochester Institute of Technology

March 19
"Accoustic Tweezers for Single-Cell Micromanipulation" (PDF)
David Collins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(*Andrea Deranek and Loi Do student presentation moved to April 16)

March 26
"Load-Bearing Biomacromolecules and Their Interactions in Wet Conditions" (PDF)
Dong Soo Hwang
Pohang University of Science and Technology

April 2
"Right Heart Failure and Diastolic Stiffness in Pulmonary Hypertension" (PDF)
Rebecca Vanderpool
University of Arizona

April 16
"Investigation of the Ability to Link Genotype to Phenotype by Characterizing Structural Alterations Due to Point Mutations in Thin Filament Proteins" (PDF)
Andrea Deranek
Loi Do
The University of Arizona

April 23
"Bioelectronic, Biodegradable Paving for Active Endovascular Support" (PDF)
Kaitlyn Ammann
The University of Arizona

April 30
"Intelligent and Integrative Systems for Critical Care and Trauma-Mediated Illness" (PDF)
Vignesh Subbian
The University of Arizona 

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