3rd Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference

September 27-28, 2018

The 3rd Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference will bring together top researchers from academia and industry to discuss advances in the development, clinical and commercial translation of biological technologies.


The conference will ephasize the advances in the translation of immunoengineering, biopharmaceuticals, biological imaging and diagnostics, biomanufacturing, and data technologies in a single-track conference format. 

Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

Session Topics

  • Biological imaging and diagnostics
  • Biopharmaceuticals and drug delivery
  • Immunoengineering
  • Stem cell/regenerative engineering
  • Biomanufacturing and regulatory issues
  • Big data technologies in translational medicine

Conference Chairs

Organizing Committee

Featured Speakers

Daniel G. Anderson

Professor Daniel G. Anderson is a leading researcher in the field of nanotherapeutics and biomaterials. He is appointed in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology at MIT. The research done in Prof. Anderson’s laboratory is focused on developing new materials for medicine. He has pioneered the development of smart biomaterials, and his work has led to advances in a range of areas, including medical devices, cell therapy, drug delivery, gene therapy and material science.Read more

James Collins

James Collins is the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT, as well as a Member of the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology Faculty. He is also a Core Founding Faculty member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, and an Institute Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. His research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance.Read more

Jennifer Elisseeff

Professor and Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center
Wilmer Eye Institute and Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedic Surgery, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Elisseeff is a Professor and Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Wilmer Eye Institute with appointments in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Orthopedic Surgery.  She was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological...Read more

Darrell Irvine

Dr. Irvine obtained an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Pittsburgh.  As a National Science Foundation graduate fellow he then studied Polymer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Following completion of his Ph.D., he was a Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell postdoctoral fellow in immunology at the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine. He is presently a Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. He is an Associate Director for the Koch Institute...Read more

Hang Lu

Hang Lu is the Love Family Professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Deputy Director of the Interdisciplinary Bioengineering Program at Georgia Tech. Her current research interests are microfluidics, automation, data analytics, and their applications in neurobiology, cell biology, cancer, and biotechnology. She is currently the associate director of the Southeast Center for Mathematics and Biology (SCMB) supported by NSF and Simons Foundation. Her lab’s work has been and is supported by US NSF, NIH, private foundations and others.Read more

Todd McDevitt

Todd McDevitt, PhD is a Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, a Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and Director of the Bioengineering Graduate Program at UCSF. The primary objective of Dr. McDevitt’s research is to engineer stem cell technologies capable of directing differentiation and morphogenesis more effectively in order to create new models of development and disease, novel drug screening platforms, and regenerative medicine therapies. The McDevitt laboratory has been a leader in the development of novel 3D suspension culture platforms for stem cell morphogenesis and scalable biomanufacturing.Read more

Mikhail Shapiro

Mikhail Shapiro is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and an Investigator of the Heritage Medical Research Institute at Caltech. The Shapiro laboratory develops biomolecular technologies allowing cells to be imaged and controlled inside the body using sound waves and magnetic fields, to enable the study of biological function in vivo and the development of cell-based diagnostic and therapeutic agents.Read more

Susan Thomas

Susan Napier Thomas, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor with tenure of Mechanical Engineering in the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she holds adjunct appointments in Biomedical Engineering and Biological Science and is a member of the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Her interdisciplinary research program is supported by multiple awards on which she serves as PI from the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, amongst others.Read more