Congratulations to the 2010 BE-BMES Executive Board!Presidents: Hattie Chung and Jessica Perez
Treasurer: Allen Lin
Secretary: Sabina Sood
Industrial Relations Chair: Shikha Kaji
Distinguished Lectures Series Chair: Omar Abudayyeh
Student Research Chair: Jarrett Remsberg
Campus Relations Chair: Elizabeth Pan
Faculty Relations Chair: Ginger Yang
Publicity Chair: Akansh Murthy
BioTECH Editors: Anurag Kashyap, Mashaal Sohail, and Vanessa Trevino
BioTECH Photographers: Andrea Fabre and Ginger Yang
Thanks to all the candidates who ran for positions and everyone who voted online and at the caffeine study break!
Good luck on your finals and have a wonderful winter break!
Caffeine Study Break & ElectionsEvent Details:
Tuesday December 8, 2009
Student Center Coffeehouse
We will have a variety of drinks and snacks filled with caffeine to help you study for those finals! It's a great way to learn about what BE-BMES can offer you!
Also, be sure to come vote for the new 2009-2010 BMES executive board.
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical ResearchEvent Details:
Monday December 7, 2009
400 Technology Square, Cambridge MA
Please RSVP by Monday, November 30 to this email to secure your spot.
Novartis is one of the largest healthcare companies in the world that develops, manufactures, and markets numerous prescription drugs, vaccines, diagnostics, contact lenses, among many other products. Based in Switzerland, Novartis employees 96,700 people across the world and generated a net revenue of over $1 billion last year. In recent news, Novartis has entered an agreement for exclusive rights to a new oral medication for schizophrenic patients. Just two weeks ago (November 9, 2009), Novartis acquired 85% of a Chinese vaccination company to build a leader in this new market segment in China.
Join us on December 7th to visit our very own Cambridge office of one of the largest companies in the world!
Functional Neuroimaging: Opportunities and ChallengesEvent Details:
Monday December 7, 2009
Professor Bin He
University of Minnesota
President of IEEE EMBS
Over the past decade, functional neuroimaging has emerged as an important interdisciplinary research area. This has been in particular promoted by the development of functional MRI and the significant advancement in electrophysiological neuroimaging using EEG/MEG. We will review the advancement in electrophysiological neuroimaging integrating EEG with structure MRI. We will also review the investigation of co-localization of hemodynamic and electrophysiological signals associated with motor imagery using BOLD fMRI and electrophysiological neuroimaging. Dr. Bin He is a Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Director of Center for Neuroengineering and Director of NIH Training Program in Neuroimaging. Dr. He's major research interests include neuroengineering, functional biomedical imaging, and bioelectromagnetism. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles in leading international journals and delivered over 150 plenary, keynote, and invited talks at various international conferences and institutions. He serves as an associate editor of multiple international journals including IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering and IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. Dr. He was the recipient of NSF CAREER Award, American Heart Association Established Investigator Award, and is a Fellow of IEEE and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He is a Past President of the International Society of Bioelectromagnetism and a Past President of the International Society for Functional Source Imaging. Dr. He is the 2009-2010 President of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.
Padma Lakshmi Special Event: "The Pain Within: My struggle with and triumph over Endometriosis"!Event Details:
Friday December 4, 2009
The model and celebrity host of Top Chef, is visiting MIT in an event co-sponsored by BE-BMES. Her visit marks the launch of the MIT Center for Gynepathology Research.
Ms. Lakshmi is visiting to raise awareness of the toll endometriosis takes on society, including members of the MIT community. Her seminar is free and open to the public. To learn more about Padma Lakshmi's visit and apply to attend a private reception with her following her seminar, visit the Center for Gynepathology Research website.
High throughput microfluidics and ultrafast optics for in vivo compound and genetic discoveriesCheck out the flyer!
Wednesday November 18, 2009
Prof. Mehmet Fatih Yanik
MIT EECS and Broad Institute
In recent years, the advantages of using small invertebrate animals as model systems for human diseases have become increasingly apparent and have resulted in three Nobel Prizes. However, high-throughput in vivo studies of animal models could not previously be performed at sub-cellular resolution. We present key technologies for complex high-throughput whole-animal genetic and drug discoveries at sub-cellular resolution. Using femtosecond laser microsurgery techniques, we performed in vivo neuronal regeneration screens on tens of thousands of animals and identified compounds and genetic targets that enhance regeneration dramatically following injury.
Prof. Yanik received his BS and MS at MIT Engineering in 2000, and PhD at Stanford Physics in 2006 as a Fellow. He completed short postdoctoral work in Stanford Bioengineering and Neurosurgery. He is currently serving as faculty at MITâ€™s Department of Engineering. His work on femtosecond optics, microfluidics, neuronal regeneration, coherent photonics is recognized by NIH Directorâ€™s Innovator Award, Packard Award in Engineering, Alfred Sloan Award in Neuroscience, NIH Eureka (Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) Award, Shillman Career Award, NSF Career Award, Innovator's Challenge Award of Silicon Valley, Technology Review Magazineâ€™s â€œWorldâ€™s top 35 innovators under age 35â€, Junior Chamber Internationalâ€™s â€œOutstanding Young Person", and Technology Research News Magazineâ€™s â€œTop ten advances of the yearâ€.
5th Annual Merck/BE-BMES Undergraduate Research Poster SessionDate: Monday, November 16, 2008
Come see the amazing posters your classmates submitted this year!!!
3 winners receive cash prizes of $500, $300, or $100!
Work will be judged on quality of research, poster, and presentation Broad range of biological engineering research topics accepted!
Biological Engineering - Biomedical Engineering Society (BE-BMES) GENERAL BODY MEETING!!Event Details:
Tuesday, September 22nd 7-8:30pm in 4-270
DINNER WILL BE PROVIDED
guest speakers: Professor Bathe and Professor Kamm, who will be discussing their research!
The MIT BE-BMES Student Chapter presents
Pre-med advising event: A merge of clinical practice and research
Dr. Richard Lee
Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
May 6, 2009
This event is focused on pre-medical advising and a discussion of the clinical practice and research interface. We will begin at 7:00pm with a networking dinner followed by welcoming remarks. Dr. Richard Lee will give a seminar titled "Regenerating Heart Cells". Dr. Lee will then open up the floor to discussion and questions.
Tour the Genzyme Center in Kendall Square
Platinum Winner of the U.S. Green Building Council
Thursday, May 7th @ 3:30pm
*Genzyme is the world's third largest biotechnology company
*One of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for"
*Awarded the National Medal of Technology, the highest level of honor awarded by the President of the United States to America=92s leading innovators
*Develops products/drugs related to oncology, genetics and diagnostics, transplant and immune diseases, orthopedics, renal disease, lysosomal storage diseases
*Conveniently located in Kendall Square!
RSVP to hchung11 [AT] MIT [DOT] EDU by Sunday, April 26th midnight!
Space is limited.
Submissions due Thursday, April 3, 2009.
Awards ceremony in early May 2009.
Application and more information: PDF Format or Word Document
The BioTECH Newsletter
WANTED: Writers and Editors for the May 2009 edition!
We would like to bring back the BioTECH newsletter, published 1-2 times a semester, that highlights exciting developments and opportunities in biological/ biomedical engineering on campus, at other academic institutions, and in industry.
- Managing editor - oversees all work, recruits writers, helps devise ideas for articles
- Assistant editor - proofreading/copy-editing, helps managing editor
- Layout editor - designs and formats article submissions into newsletter
- Operations editor - handles production, publicity, etc.
- Senior post-graduation plans (interviews)
- Student spotlight (research, projects)
- Professor spotlight
- Industry (latest news and developments)
- BE/BME news + calendar
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