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  • Alfred E.Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering - Seminar series

    Fri, Dec 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Dr. Jin Zheng, Ph.D., Professor and Chair - Department of Pharmacology- UC San Diego

    Talk Title: Illuminating the Biochemical Activity Architecture of the Cell

    Abstract: The complexity and specificity of cellular processes require spatial microcompartmentation and dynamic modulation of the underlying biochemical activities, such as dynamic phosphorylation and dephosphorylation catalyzed by specific protein kinases and phosphatases, respectively. We hypothesize that cellular biochemical activities are spatially organized into an activity architecture and reorganization and restructuring of this activity architecture lead to disease. In this talk, I will introduce a series of genetically encoded fluorescent biosensors that we have developed to monitor biochemical events in living cells, and then present a couple of studies where we combine quantitative fluorescence imaging with targeted perturbations as well as biochemical and functional assays to probe the subcellular regulation of cAMP/PKA and ERK signaling pathways.

    Biography: Dr. Jin Zhang received her PhD in Chemistry from University of Chicago in 2000.  After completing her postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Roger Tsien at UC San Diego, she joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2003. She was promoted to Professor of Pharmacology in 2013. In 2015 she moved back to UC San Diego and is currently Professor and vice Chair in Department of Pharmacology. Research in her lab focuses on developing enabling technologies to probe the active molecules in their native environment and characterizing how these active molecules change in diseases including cancer. Dr Zhang is a recipient of the Biophysical Society Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award (2009), NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2009), John J. Abel Award in Pharmacology (2012), Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry (2012), NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (2015 and 2022), Robert R. Ruffolo Career Achievement Award in Pharmacology (2022), Protein Society Christian B. Anfinsen Award (2022) and Biophysical Society Carolyn Cohen Innovation Award from (2023). She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2014, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2019 and a Fellow of American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in 2021. Dr. Zhang also received UC San Diego Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring in 2019 and UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award in 2022.

    Host: Peter Yingxiao Wang- Chair of Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    More Info: zoom link available upon request

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 136

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

    Event Link: zoom link available upon request

  • ASTE Seminar

    Fri, Dec 01, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Astronautical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Arun Viswanathan, NASA-JPL

    Talk Title: From Rockets to Routers: Navigating the Cybersecurity Challenges of Space Exploration

    Biography: Dr. Arun Viswanathan is a senior cybersecurity researcher and leads the Cyber DefenseEngineering and Research group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His work at JPL is primarilyconcerned with making mission-critical capabilities cyber resilient, with an emphasis on buildingcybersecurity solutions that can be deployed in operational environments such as spacecraft,spacecraft ground data systems, and autonomous systems. He has led teams on severalcybersecurity projects within JPL, with the DoE, NSA, and various industry partners, and haspublished in premier cybersecurity venues on topics of cyber situational awareness, model-basedcyber risk assessment, AI techniques for cybersecurity, and security of autonomous andintelligent systems. He is a senior member of the American Institute of Aeronautics andAstronautics (AIAA), and chair of the Aerospace Cybersecurity Working Group (ACWG). Healso participates in the development of an international IEEE standard on space systemscybersecurity as chair of the ground systems subgroup. Prior to JPL, Arun received his M.S. andPh.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, where he exploredmodel-driven approaches for cyber situational awareness and explored the impact of cyberattackson the Smart Grid.

    Host: ASTE Department

    Location: Thomas & Dorothy Leavey Library (LVL) - LVL 17 (Parsons Auditorium, Leavey Library Basement)

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Dell Cuason

  • CS Colloquium: Yuto Nakanishi, Ph.D. (GITAI USA, Inc.) - Challenge to Develop Space Robots for Building a Moonbase

    Fri, Dec 01, 2023 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Yuto Nakanishi, Ph.D., GITAI USA, Inc.

    Talk Title: Challenge to Develop Space Robots for Building a Moonbase

    Abstract: GITAI is a space robotics start-up developing tools to reduce the risk and cost of labor in space. Our robots are capable of autonomous operations including structure assembly and handling tools in a vacuum. We are working towards a robotics space labor force that could reduce space labor costs by 100-fold.GITAI is unique among space start-ups in developing all the mechatronics, electronics, and software of the robot in-house to achieve a tight integration of the best technologies.In this talk, I will talk about why GITAI focuses on developing space robots with my robotics experiences at the University of Tokyo, SCHAFT, and Google and will introduce GITAI’s latest challenge of space robot development, especially our new inchworm modular arms, and rovers for future lunar exploration.
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Chief Robotics Officer of GITAI. Former Founder & CEO of SCHAFT. After retiring as an assistant professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology (JSK Lab), he founded the bipedal robot startup, SCHAFT, the champion of DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials in 2013. He later sold the company to Google in 2013, and had led Tokyo biped platforms development team under Google X for 5 years. Now, he joined GITAI to develop space robots to build moon base.

    Host: Stefanos Nikolaidis

    Location: Hedco Pertroleum and Chemical Engineering Building (HED) - 116

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Events