October 21, 2009

Students to Present Cutting-edge Research in Celebration of BME's 40th Anniversary

Students will present cutting-edge research as part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering's 40th Anniversary celebration tomorrow.

Graduate students Melissa Krebs, D. Michael Ackermann, Christine P. Fleming and Prasad Oruganti will discuss their works on bone regeneration technology, designing electrodes to block neuropathic pain and spasms, using new imagery techniques to guide heart ablation, and determining if cancer cells use intracellular transport as a mechanism to survive lethal drugs. Their discussions begin at 8:45 a.m. in Nord Hall.

During two BME open houses, poster sessions featuring student researchers will be held in the hallways of Wickenden Hall, at 10 a.m. and again at 3 p.m. The research ranges from imaging embryonic development of the heart to a microscopic device that can deliver drugs and fluorescent dyes to single breast cancer cells; developing a variety of technologies enabling amputees and the paralyzed to control prostheses and gain movement to engineering bone, cardiovascular tissues and more.

The full schedule of the day's events can be found online.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, October 21, 2009 08:38 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, Events, Students, news

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