3rd Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference

September 27-28, 2018
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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.

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Call for Abstracts open until July 27, 2018

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Poster size: 30" x 40", any orientation

Preliminary Technical Program

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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

Confirmed 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

  • Stelios Andreadis, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Rebecca Carrier, Northeastern University

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

Prof. Irvine holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Physics from University of Pittsburgh. After completing his PhD at MIT in Polymer Science, he continued his postdoctoral research in Immunology at Stanford University. Darrell Irvine joined MIT in 2002 as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Material Science and Engineering and the then Biological Engineering Division.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 has received several honors and awards for research, mentoring and teaching which include: New Investigator Award from the American Heart Association and the Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award and was inducted in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows and most recently, was awarded the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Research Leadership Award, which enabled his move to the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco in 2015. The McDevitt lab is focused on the engineering of innovative technologies to translate the morphogenic potential of stem cells as models of development and disease, as well to develop cellular and molecular therapies aimed to treat degenerative diseases and traumatic injuries.Read more

Mikhail Shapiro

Mikhail Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, a Schlinger Scholar and a Heritage Principal Investigator at Caltech. He received his PhD in Biological Engineering from MIT and his BSc in Neuroscience from Brown, and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Miller Fellow. 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