Fred S. Grodins Keynote Lecture

The Viterbi School’s Biomedical Engineering Department has named its keynote lecture for the late Fred S. Grodins, the department’s founding chair.

Grodin’s 1963 publication, “Control Theory and Biological Systems,” is a landmark document on the earliest applications of engineering control theory to physiological systems.

2015/2016 Speaker

Gilda A. Barabino, Ph.D
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Dean,
The Grove School of Engineering,
The City College of New York,
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Davidson Continuing Education Center (DCC), Vineyard Room
3:00 – 4:00 pm Lecture
4:00 – 5:30 pm Reception

Title: Cell Biomechanics and Disease

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Past Speakers


2013 / 2014
Antonios Mikos
Louis Calder Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Center for Excellence in Tissue Engineering
Director, J.W. Cox Laboratory for Biomedical Engineering
Rice University
Advancing Scaffold Based Approaches for Tissue Engineering

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2012 / 2013
Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D.
Robert D. Bent Chaired Professor
Biophysical Engineering & NanoBio-Polymers Lab
University of Pennsylvania
‘Self’ versus ‘Foreign’ and Soft versus Stiff – Cell-cell and Cell-Matrix-Nuclear mechanisms in survival and differentiation

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2011 / 2012
Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc., D.Eng.Distinguished University Professor
University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
“Bioengineering: The Bridge between Biology and Orthopaedic Surgery”


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Shu Chien, MD, PhD
University Professor and Y.C. Fung Professor of Bioengineering and Medicine
University of California, San Diego
“Perspectives of Biomedical Engineering”


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Miguel A. L. Nicolelis, MD, PhD
Anne W. Deane Professor of Neuroscience
Depts. of Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, and Psychology and Neuroscience
Co-Director, Duke Center for Neuroengineering, Duke University
“Computing with Neural Ensembles”


Matthew O’Donnell, Ph.D
Frank and Julie Jungers Dean of Engineering and Professor of Bioengineering
University of Washington, Seattle.
“Can Ultrasound Become the Dominant Molecular Imaging Modality”

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Douglas Lauffenburger (inaugural lecture)
“Bioengineering and Systems Biology: A Promising Intersection for Bioscience and Biotechnology”

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