Beyond the Seminar: Conversations in Science
Prof. Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos - University of Florida Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos - University of Florida Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

May 9, 2022
This week on the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Department's Beyond the Seminar podcast, Prof. Carlos Rinaldi-Ramos breaks down his lab's work contributing to an exciting new modality: magnetic particle imaging (MPI). He also shares how representation in research labs illuminated his path to success from his time in Puerto Rico to his current position as chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Florida.
 
Prof. Sara St. James - University of Utah Radiation Oncology

Prof. Sara St. James - University of Utah Radiation Oncology

May 3, 2022

This week on the UC Davis BME Beyond the Seminar podcast Prof. Sara St. James (University of Utah) breaks down how proton therapy is transforming cancer treatment, particularly for pediatric patients. She also dives in to how her engineering background improves her medical work and her mitten-knitting skills.

Prof. Sheri Sheppard - Stanford Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Sheri Sheppard - Stanford Mechanical Engineering

April 18, 2022

Prof. Sheri Sheppard is a research scientist and renowned educator at Stanford University. This week on the podcast, she shares how her weaving path through music education, the auto industry, and Burning Man informs her approach to innovating methods to train future engineers.

Prof. Chris Hernandez - Cornell Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Prof. Chris Hernandez - Cornell Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

February 22, 2022

Prof. Chris Hernandez shares how he broke out of his comfort zone to envision a totally new area of scientific exploration - how does the gut microbiome dictate bone health? - and what he is looking for when recruiting a trainee to his lab.

Prof. Keyue Shen - USC Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Keyue Shen - USC Biomedical Engineering

February 4, 2022

Prof. Keyue Shen breaks down his lab's work to improve cancer therapeutics by focusing not on the cancer cell, but it’s environment, and shares his love of history and how his experience growing up in post-Cultural Revolution China shaped his natural inclination towards science experimentation. 

Prof. Liana Lareau - UC Berkeley Bioengineering

Prof. Liana Lareau - UC Berkeley Bioengineering

November 2, 2021

Dr. Liana Lareau shares her passion for studying RNA, what is was like to work in Pat Brown's group as a trainee, and explains how it felt in 2020 to be working in a field with direct relevance to the emerging global pandemic.

 

Here is a link to the iBiology video Liana mentions during the podcast:  

https://www.ibiology.org/genetics-and-gene-regulation/experiment-meselson-and-stahl/

 

Prof. Beth Pruitt - UC Santa Barbara Bioengineering

Prof. Beth Pruitt - UC Santa Barbara Bioengineering

October 25, 2021

Dr. Beth Pruitt describes why she is interested in mechanobiology - how cells change their decision making when under load - and how joining the Navy paved a circuitous path to academia.

Prof. Tara Deans - University of Utah Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Tara Deans - University of Utah Biomedical Engineering

October 18, 2021

Prof. Tara Deans, an associate professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah, discusses her innovative ideas at the forefront of synthetic biology and opens up about the challenges of having a baby during graduate school. 

Shivang Dave, Ph.D. - CEO of PlenOptika

Shivang Dave, Ph.D. - CEO of PlenOptika

October 11, 2021

Bioengineer Dr. Shivang Dave talks about the challenges of developing his start-up company, PlenOptika, and how his childhood trips to India informed his passion to contribute to solving issues in global health. 

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