Integrated Bioscience Seminar Series 2020

Seminars are from 2:45 - 3:35 p.m., Fridays in ASEC (biology) B201.

If you would like more information about the speaker or details about their visit, contact the listed host.

Our IB series will continue to feature four speakers invited and hosted by Biomedical Engineering (BME). We welcome BME faculty and students and thank them for helping make the IB series interesting to a diverse audience! Contact Peter H. Niewiarowski for more information.


Jan. 24

Dr. Yuan Tang Bio_Abstract

Title: Microvascular Network on a Chip for Understanding the Role of Endothelial Cells in Inflammation

University of Toledo

Dr. Yun (BME)

Jan. 31

Dr. Jackie Novak

Title: The Vascular Effects of the Ovarian Hormone Relaxin

Walsh University

Dr. Yun (BME)

Feb. 7

Dr. Alexis Noel

Title: Grip, Grab, and Groom: The Biomechanics of Tongues and Paws


Dr. Niewiarowski, Austin Garner

Feb. 14

Dr. Saad Bhamla Abstract

Title: Fast, Furious and Frugal: Soft Matter Principles in Ultrafast Organismal Biophysics and Low-cost Science Tools


Dr. Blackledge

Feb. 21

Dr. Deepak Nagrath

Title: Metabolic Abnormalities & Mutualism in Tumors

University of Michigan

Dr. Yun (BME)

Feb. 28

Dr. Chris Vinyard

Title: Mastication’s Place in Nature: The Evolution of Primate Chewing Behaviors


Dr. Astley/Hope Zimmerman

Mar. 6

Dr. Stephan Mayer

Title: Transforming Psychological Worldviews to Confront Climate Change

Oberlin College

Dr. Niewiarowski, Sarah McInerney

Mar. 13


Dr. Kyoo-Chul Park Bio_Abstract

Title: Frost Pattern on Macrotextured Surfaces

Northwestern University

Dr. King

Mar. 20


Dr. Lakshmi Dasi

Title: Towards Personalization of Trans-catheter aortic valves


Dr. Yun (BME)

Mar. 27

Spring break - No seminar

Apr. 3


Dr. Richard Moore

Title: From the Wild to the Wild: The Journey of Papaya’s Hermaphrodites

Miami University

Dr. Weeks, Chathumadavi Ediriweera

Apr. 10


Dr. Loren Williams

Title: RNA and Protein: A match made in the Hadean


Dr. Sahai, Cynthia Yoder

Apr. 17


Dr. Andrew Inkpen

Title: Patterns of Interaction as Units of Selection

Brandon University (Canada)

Dr. Huss

Apr. 24


Dr. Ross Hatton

Title: Snakes and Spiders, Robots and Geometry

Oregon State University

Dr. Astley

May 1


Dr. Tom Roberts

Title: TBD

Brown University

Dr. Astley


FALL 2019
Sep. 6 Derek Jurestovsky, Thibaut Houette, Paul Bonezzi 15- minute talks
Sep. 13 Henry Astley, Jordan Renna, Randy Mitchell 15- minute talks
Sep. 20 Dr. Sailaja Paruchuri (UA) Bio-active lipids in inflammation, asthma and cancer
Sep. 27 Jesse Young (NEOMED) Running Wild: What limits mammalian locomotor performance in nature
Oct. 4 Abraham Joy (UA) Wet adhesion of polyester adhesives: An inquiry into maximizing adhesive and hydrophobic interactions with the surface
Oct. 11 Andrew Gordus (Johns Hopkins University) A computational model of behaviors that produce spider orb webs
Oct. 18 Kenneth Kemner (Argonne National Laboratory) Using a Synchotron for Biological & Environmental Research: Taking Superman's X-Ray Vision to a New Level
Oct. 25 Amir Nourhani (UA) Microrobotics, Microcyborgs, and Saddling Microorganisms
Nov. 1 Leah Shriver (UA) Targeting Metabolic Pathways involved in Infection and Inflammation
Nov. 8 Christopher Rainwater (NYU) Interpreting Skeletal Trauma: Research and Insights from Forensic Anthropological Casework
Nov. 15 Jake Miesbauer (Morton Arboretum) Tree Biomechanics & 3D Modeling
Nov. 22 Monica Burdick (BME) Functional Selection Ligands on Cancer Cells in Transit & Transition
Dec. 6 Ingo Braasch (MSU) Genomics Journeys into a Lost World: Using Ancient Fish Genomes to Illuminate Vertebrate Development & Evolution


Jan. 25, 2019 Alja Aksamija (UMASS) Architecture | "Integrating Innovations in Architecture”

Feb. 1, 2019 Senyo (Case) Biomedical Eng. | "Consideration of the extracellular matrix as a tool for regeneration"

Feb. 8, 2019 Min Ho Kim (KSU) Biomedical Eng. | "Harnessing Macrophage Polarization towards the Resolution of Biofilm Infection"

Feb. 15, 2019 Derek Skillings (Penn) Philosophy | Can a Microbiome be healthy?

Feb. 22, 2019 Christopher Kuhar, Ph.D. | "Science and the Role of the Modern Zoo"

Mar. 1, 2019 Natalia Vergara (Colorado) Medicine/Vision | “3D Retinal organoids: from human development to regenerative therapy”

Mar. 8, 2019 Chen Li (Johns Hopkins) Mech. Eng. | “Terradynamics of animal & robot locomotion in complex 3-D terrain”

Mar. 15 2019 Sharon Amacher (OSU) Molecular Gen. | "Modeling muscle development and disease in zebrafish"

Mar. 22, 2019 Heather Allen (OSU) Chem./Biochem | "Lipids, Electric Fields, and Ion Pairing: Organization of Membranous Aqueous Surfaces"

Mar. 29, 2019 SPRING BREAK

April 3, 2019 (SPECIAL SEMINAR, WEDNESDAY) Jan Kippers (University of Stuttgart) | "Biological Design and Integrative Structures"

Apr. 5, 2019 Nick Brandley (Wooster) Ecol./Behavior | "Visual Acuity across Animals"

Apr. 12, 2019 Hyeon Joo Cheon (Cleve.Clinic) Biomedical Eng. | "2’, 5’-oligo A synthetase 1 helps cells survive DNA damage by inhibiting poly(ADP-ribose) accumulation"

Apr. 19, 2019 Yang Hu (Virginia Commonwealth) Biomedical Eng. | “Dendrimer-based novel multidimensional multifunctional biomaterials for drug and gene delivery”

Apr. 26, 2019 Randee Hunter (OSU) Radiology | “Leveraging the Hierarchy of Bone Quality"

May 3, 2019 Annette Rowe (Cincinnati) Environ. Micro. | "Eating Rocks! Investigating microbes that mobilize electrons from minerals, electrodes and other microbes"

Fall 2018

9/7/18 "Re Establishment of wild bee communities on reclaimed mine lands."
Jessie Lanterman, Ohio State University

9/21/18 "Illuminating ghosts of biospheres past: what stable isotopes can (and can't) tell us about microbial evolution on early earth"
Boswell Wing, Univ. of Colorado

9/28/18 "Night blindness in mice: mice, mechanisms & clinical implications"
Neal Peachey, Cleve. Clinic; CWRU

10/5/18 "Experimental evolution of multi-cellularity"
Mike Travisano, Univ. Minn.

10/12/18 "Perspectives on biological individuality from a microbial point of view."
Maria Rebolleda-Gomez, Iniv. Pitts.

10/19/18 "Ising MALDI-TOF-MS and IBDac to discriminate bacterial function & reduce redundancy in microbial libraries used for antibiotic discovery."
Brian Murphy, Univ, Ill. Chicago

10/26/18 "Applying forensic anthropology to identify missing migrants"
Cate Bird, International Committee of the Red Cross

11/2/18 "A nifty time for computation in human genomics."
Ben Voight, Univ. of Penn.

11/9/18 "Molecular determinants of bone phenotype in long-lived big brown bats (Eptesicus Fuscus) and bowhead whales (Balaena Mysticetus)."
Lisa Cooper, NEOMED

11/30/18 “Skeletal Response to Dynamic Impacts: Applied skeletal biology”
Amanda Agnew, The Oh. St. Univ.

12/7/18 TBA
Aaron Goldman, Oberlin Coll./Conservatory