Understanding the Brain: A Chemical Engineering Perspective

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 12:30pm-3:00pm MST

This session will explore the roles of chemical engineers in understanding the brain, including understanding its molecular, cellular, and neuronal network structure and function; the brain interaction with proximal tissues, i.e., vasculature, and distant tissues, such as liver; transport processes and the blood/brain barrier; repair and regeneration strategies; and modeling of brain processes. The opportunities for chemical engineers to carry out this type of research and to contribute to the overall understanding of brain structure and function will be discussed.

Speakers & Panelists include:

  • Mikhail G. Shapiro 
    Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology

  • Shu Q. Liu
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University

  • Amina A. Qutub
    Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Rice University

  • Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
    Associate Professor of Functional Genomics/Computational Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

  • Thanassis Sambanis
    Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Rajakkannu Mutharasan
    Program Director, CBET, 
    National Science Foundation

Chairs:

  • Rajanikanth Vadigepalli
    Associate Professor of Functional Genomics/Computational Biology, Thomas Jefferson University

  • Thanassis Sambanis
    Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

This session is sponsored by the AIChE Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of our donors to the Annual Fund, the Board of Trustees awarded grants to new and innovative projects that benefit AIChE members and the Chemical Engineering Profession.

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