You’Re Gonna Build a What? - Creativity and Vision in Biomedical Engineering

Friday, October 17, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
LACC 304A (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Miquella Chavez, PhD, Postdoctoral researcher, University of California San Francisco

Description: Bioengineering is an exciting field in which scientists develop materials and technologies for biomedical applications in all areas of biology. Our goal is to help patients through regenerative and translational medicine. This session focuses on methods, materials, technologies and issues that can have a direct impact on human health.

10:15 AM
Introductory Remarks
10:20 AM
Building Stem Cell Scaffolds for Abdominal Soft Tissue Repair
Perla Ayala, PhD , Postdoctoral Researcher , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
10:40 AM
11:00 AM
Bio-Inspired Robots for Search-and-Rescue, Environmental Monitoring and Prosthetic Devices
Robert Full, PhD , Director , University of California, Berkeley
11:20 AM
Reversing Bio-Inspired Engineering: Applying Engineering Principles to Understand Neuroscience
Francisco Valero-Cuevas, PhD , Professor of Biomedical Engineering , University of Southern California