4th Bioengineering & Translational Medicine Conference

October 7-8, 2019
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The 4th 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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Keynote Speakers

Invited Speakers

  • Julie Champion, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Craig Duvall, Vanderbilt University
  • Charlie Gersbach, Duke University
  • Ravi Kane, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • James Moon, University of Michigan
  • John Wilson, Vanderbilt University
  • Efie Kokkoli, Johns Hopkins University
  • Aaron Esser-Kahn, University of Chicago
  • Jenny Munson, Virginia Tech
  • Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia
  • Tatiana Segura, Duke University
  • Cherie Stabler, University of Florida
  • Millient Sullivan, University of Delaware

Session Topics

  • Immunoengineering
  • Delivery of small molecules
  • Delivery of biologics
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Gene therapy
  • Cell therapy

Conference Chairs

Organizing Committee

Featured Speakers

Julie Champion

Julie Champion is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and a member of the Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences and the Bioengineering Program. She earned her B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2001. Dr. Champion completed her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2007 as a National Science Foundation graduate fellow under the advisement of Dr. Samir Mitragotri. She was a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow from 2007-...Read more

Craig Duvall

Dr. Craig L. Duvall is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. He completed his Ph.D. in BME at Georgia Tech and Emory University in 2007 under the guidance of Robert Guldberg, Ph.D. and W. Robert Taylor, M.D., Ph.D. His postdoc was completed in Bioengineering in the labs of Patrick Stayton and Allan Hoffman at the University of Washington through support from an NIH NRSA-funded postdoctoral fellowship. Based on these foundations, the Duvall Advanced Therapeutics Laboratory (ATL) was launched in the Vanderbilt Biomedical Engineering Department in 2010, and Dr....Read more

Charles Gersbach

Dr. Charles A. Gersbach is the Rooney Family Associate Professor at Duke University in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, an Investigator in the Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, and Director of the Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering.Read more

Ravi Kane

Ravi Kane is the Garry Betty/ V Foundation Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Cancer Nanotechnology. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University in 1993. Also, he received an M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from MIT, working with Bob Cohen and Bob Silbey. After postdoctoral research with George Whitesides in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, he joined Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as an assistant professor in 2001. He was promoted to associate professor in 2006, to full professor...Read more

Efie Kokkoli

Efie Kokkoli is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and a member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University. Before joining Johns Hopkins, she was a faculty in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (CEMS), and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota for 15 years. She received her Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with Chip Zukoski. She...Read more

Patrick Stayton

Patrick Stayton currently serves as the Distinguished Career Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington. He received his B.S. in Biology (summa cum laude) from Illinois State University, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, also at the University of Illinois. Stayton has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and has been the recipient of the Clemson Award from the Society For...Read more

Melody Swartz

Swartz's research focuses on how lymphatic vessels, and their transport functions, contribute to adaptive immunity. Biomedical scientists currently regard the fluid-drainage function of the lymphatic system as mostly important for maintaining tissue fluid balance. The cell transport functions, which regulate immunity, are considered separately.Read more