Join us virtually to celebrate the Petit Institute's Bioengineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program!
12 noon Welcome and Opening Remarks - Hang Lu, Ph.D., Director, and Manu Platt, Ph.D., Deputy Director - BioEngineering Program
12:05 p.m. "Journey to Bioengineering" - Shuichi Takayama, Ph.D. - Outstanding BioE Faculty Advisor; Introduced by Hannah Viola
12:45 p.m. "Biosensors for Field Deployable Diagnostics" - Monica McNerney, Ph.D. - Outstanding BioE Thesis; Introduced by Mark Styczynski, Ph.D.
1:15 p.m. Rapid Fire Presentations - 10 current BioE students to present
2:15 p.m. "Securing a Job as a Ph.D. Student: A Few Pitfalls and Tactical Solutions" - Steven Schwaner, Ph.D., BioE Alum Class of 2019, Consultant, Exponent; Introduced by Ross Ethier, Ph.D.
2:45 p.m. "Universal Brain-machine Interfaces Enabled by Flexible Scalp Electronics & Deep-learning” - Musa Mahmood, Doctoral Candidate - Outstanding BioE Paper; W. Hong Yeo, Ph.D., Advisor
3:15 p.m. "Adhesion Analysis to Interrogate Extravasation Capacity of CD8 T Cells for Adoptive Cell Therapy" - Camila Camargo, Doctoral Candidate - Outstanding BioE Abstract; Susan Thomas, Ph.D., Advisor
3:30 p.m. “Insect Pee: How Sharpshooters Excrete Ultrafast Fluid Droplets” - Elio Challita, Doctoral Candidate - Outstanding BioE Abstract; Saad Bhamla, Ph.D., Advisor
3:45 p.m. "A Bioengineering Journey: Navigating Unique Challenges and Opportunities" - Ivana Parker, Ph.D., BioE Alum Class of 2015, Assistant Professor University of Florida; Introduced by Manu Platt, Ph.D.
4:15 p.m. 2020 Awards Announced – Outstanding Rapid Fire Presentation, Christopher Ruffin Leadership Award
4:30 p.m. Virtual Happy Hour
5:30 p.m. Adjourn