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

    Wed, Sep 13, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Cheri X. Deng, Professor of Biomedical Engineering - University of Michigan

    Talk Title: Expanding the boundaries of biomedical ultrasound: recent results in biomaterials and mechanobiology applications

    Abstract: Ultrasound has a long history in medicine, prized for its non-invasive capability and unparalleled safety profile. In recent years, biomedical ultrasound has entered a renaissance, with revived interest and rapid technological advances fueled by transducer and imaging innovations alongside interdisciplinary efforts harnessing new discoveries in basic sciences. Our lab aspires to develop novel ultrasound approaches, expanding the capability and boundaries of the versatile modality through research at the intersection of acoustics, microfabrication, biomaterials, and cell biology. In this presentation, I will highlight recent results from our projects in resonant acoustic rheometry, acoustic tweezing cytometry, and acoustic patterning - with applications in tissue engineering, mechanical characterization of biomaterials and cells, coagulation assessment, mechanobiology, and stem cell differentiation. These examples illustrate our progress and future vision to expand the boundaries of biomedical ultrasound through new collaborations that leverage leading-edge innovations across disciplines.

    Biography: Dr. Cheri Deng is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include the development of innovative biomedical ultrasound technologies for applications in the areas of imaging and intervention, non-viral intracellular drug and gene delivery, stem cells differentiation, formation of organoids, tissue engineering, biomaterials, biophysics, and mechanobiology. Supported by the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation, her lab has worked on various projects such as sonoporation for intracellular delivery, exosomes engineering, quantitative ultrasound imaging, high intensity focused ultrasound tissue ablation, ultrasound technologies for biomaterials/tissue engineering applications, acoustic tweezing cytometry for mechanical phenotyping and stem cell differentiation, as well as contactless acoustic bio-patterning.
    Dr. Deng received her BS in Physics from Nanjing University in China, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. She was a research staff member at Riverside Research Institute in New York City before becoming an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in 2002. She joined the faculty of University of Michigan in 2007 and was promoted to full professor in 2013. She has served as a reviewer in various study sections for the National Institutes of Health as well as other national and international funding agencies. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Dr. Deng is currently serving as a member of the executive committee of the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in the BME department, and mentored Post Doctoral Scientists, Doctoral students, as well as undergraduate student researchers

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

    More Info: zoom link available upon request

    Location: Corwin D. Denney Research Center (DRB) - 145

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard

    Event Link: zoom link available upon request

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