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17th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

where Biomedical Engineering graduate students of the University of Southern California
showcase their research

April 13th, 2013 at:
Radisson Hotel

Committee Members

Bong Jin Kang, Niharika Gajawelli, Steven Walston, Antonia Zaferiou, Sneha Ravi, Dr. Norberto Grzywacz
(Left to Right)

Schedule of Events


8:00 AMREGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
8:50 AMWELCOME
9:00 AMPODIUM SESSION 1
Phillip Hendrickson (9:00AM - 9:20AM) The Contribution of Relative Activation Levels Between Populations of Cells to Network Activity in a Large-Scale Biologically Realistic Model of the Hippocampus
Nadav Ivzan (9:20AM - 9:40AM) A Computational Model predicting the Responses of Retinal Ganglion Cells to Natural Images Probabilistically
Alice Cho (9:40AM - 10:00AM) Physiological Response of RD Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells to Electrical Stimulation
10:00 AMCOFFEE & POSTERS
Group 1 (G1): 10:00 - 10:30 AM
Group 2 (G2): 10:30 - 11:00 AM
11:00 AMPODIUM SESSION 2
Fei Yu (11:00AM - 11:20AM) Shear Stress-Activated Wnt-Angiopoeitin-2 Signaling Recapitulates Vascular Development and Repair in Zebrafish Embryos
Heidi Gensler (11:20AM - 11:40AM) A MEMS Micropump System with One-way Valve for Chronic Drug Delivery
11:40 AMSPONSORS EVENT (MathWorks)
12:00 PMNETWORKING LUNCH
1:00 PMPODIUM SESSION 3
Matthew Borzage (1:00PM - 1:20PM) Perfusion of the Brain During Hypoxia
Sinchai Tsao (1:20PM - 1:40PM) Isolating Apoliopoprotein E ε4 (ApoE-ε4) Related White Matter Damage using Diffusion MR and Clinical Scores
1:40 PMCOFFEE & POSTERS
Group 3 (G3): 1:40 - 2:10 PM
Group 4 (G4): 2:10 - 2:40 PM
2:40 PMDEPARTMENT CHAIR ADDRESS
Professor Norberto Grzywacz
2:55 PMKEYNOTE SPEECH by Sue Van
3:40 PMAWARDS
4:10 PMCONCLUSION

Awards


Grodins Graduate Award:
Heidi Gensler - Implantable MEMS Micropump System for Chronic Drug Delivery

Platform First Place:
Matthew Borzage - Forebrain and Hindbrain response to Hypoxia in Adults

Platform Runner-Up:
Alice Cho - Physiological Response of Mouse Retinal Ganglion Cells to Electrical Stimulation

Grodins Service Award:
Steven Walston, Antonia Zaferiou, Niharika Gajawelli, Sneha Ravi, Bong Jin Kang

Biomedical Engineering Department Service Award:
Sinchai Tsao

Best Poster Awards:

  • Biosystems and Signals

   Hu, Wenhsin - Modeling the Progression to Type 2 Diabetes: Extending PNEUMA
Kang, Yue - Dynamic Nonlinear Modeling of EEG data for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Devices and Diagnostic Technology

   Lin, Chia-Hsien - Estimating Point of Contact, Force and Torque in a Biomimetic Tactile Sensor
with Deformable Skin

Nicholson, Adriana - Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
Su, Zhe - Haptic robot and human psychophysical studies: A complementary framework
to decode haptic perception

Zhou, Li - Mechanical Design and Testing of a Percutaneously Implanted Cardiac Pacemaker for Fetuses

  • Imaging

   Cunningham, Samantha Functional Connectivity of Dorsal and Ventral Visual Streams in Late-Blind Individuals
with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Nguyen, Man - Ultrasound Harmonic Imaging for Fresnel Beamforming: Implementation and Evaluation
in the Presence of Phase Aberration

Shin, Jun Seob - Dual Apodization with Cross-correlation in Tissue Harmonic Imaging

  • Neuroengineering / Cell and Tissue Engineering

   Iyer, Arvind - Neural Spikes in Hamming Spaces : Examining Applicability of Linear Decoding
Xu, Huijing - Simultaneous recording of unitary activities from dentate gyrus,
CA3 and CA1 regions of the hippocampus in behaving rats with a customized multi-electrode arra
y
Yu, Gene - Frequency Domain Analysis of the Spatiotemporal Transformation
Performed by Rat Dentate Gyrus Cells

  • 1st Year Ph.D Student Best Poster Award

   Peterson, Travis - Neuromuscular Control Strategies of the Golf Swing Using Different Clubs

USC Stevens Center "Most Innovative" Research Award:
Shin, Jun Seob - Dual Apodization with Cross-correlation in Tissue Harmonic Imaging

Coulter Award:

First Place: Nicholson, Adriana - Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
Runner Up: Sheybani, Roya - Closed-loop On-demand Micropump for Chronic Pain Management Applications

BMES Travel Awards:
Beebe, Tyler - 
Shear Stress-Responsive Protein Kinase C Epsilon Modulated Endothelial Tube Formation
Crew, Joseph - 
How Does Electric Hearing Combine with Acoustic Hearing for Speech and Music?
Eikenberry, Steffen - 
Principal Dynamic Mode Analysis of a Nonlinear Autoregressive Volterra Model
of the Hodgkin-Huxley Equations

Henley, Brandon
 - Parametric Versus Nonparametric Modeling of Cerebral Hemodynamics
Ivzan, Nadav - 
Statistical Analysis of a Probabilistic Model Predicting
: The Retinal Ganglion Cell Responses to Natural Images

Iyer, Arvind - 
Neural Spikes in Hamming Spaces : Examining Applicability of Linear Decoding
Jen, Nelson - 
Oscillatory Shear Stress Induces Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Autophagy
Kang, Yue - 
Dynamic Nonlinear Modeling of EEG data for Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease
Lee, Juhyun - 
Study of Zebrafish Cardiac Morphogenesis Using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Ma, Teng 
Laser-scanning Photoacoustic Ophthalmoscopy with Optimized High-frequency Transducer Design
Nava Guerra, Leonardo - 
Model-based Estimation of Ventilatory Control Dynamics during NREM Sleep
in Pediatric Obesity

Nicholson, Adriana - 
Closed-Loop Recharging System for a Fetal Pacemaker
Zhou, Li
 - Mechanical Design and Testing of a Percutaneously Implanted Cardiac Pacemaker for Fetuses

2015-2016 Grodins Organizing Committee

Chair: Jennifer Rohrs
Co-Chair: Xin Miao
Secretary: Wanwara Thuptimdang
Treasurer: Robert Wodnicki
Technology and Media Coordinator: Eric Hu

Office:

USC Biomedical Engineering Department
1042 Downey Way
Denney Research Center (DRB) 140
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1111
Telephone: (213) 740-0344
Fax: (213) 740-0343
E-mail: grodins@gmail.com

Comittee Advisors

Mischal Diasanta
Academic Advisor, BME Graduate Affairs
E-mail: diasanta@usc.edu

Diana Sabogal
Assistant Director, Education and Outreach
E-mail: dsabogal@usc.edu

Ellis Meng, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Biomedical Engineering
E-mail: ellis.meng@usc.edu

Published on November 13th, 2017

Last updated on March 29th, 2021