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  • Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Wed, Mar 13, 2024 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Ishwar K. Puri, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Talk Title: Playing with Magnets

    Abstract: Control over coalescing particles as they interact, grow, and form patterns leads to a wide array of life science and nanotechnology applications. We consider engineered clusters, such as annuli, spheroids, and organoids, that better mimic in vitro physiological constructs than 1D monolayer structures. Here, we describe a macroscale contactless and label-free field-guided magnetic method that prints in-situ three-dimensional particle assemblies of different morphologies and sizes using non-adherent cells (RBCs) and adherent cells, such as MCF-7, over relatively short timespans. Potential applications of the method include biosensing, high-throughput drug testing, and other patient-specific treatments.

    Biography: Ishwar K. Puri is professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Southern California. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and holds the Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence awarded by Professional Engineers Ontario and the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers. Puri is the author of over 200 archival publications and books that have been cited over 9,400 times per Google Scholar with an H-Index of 54, and is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world based on the citations publications between 1965-2019. He has founded and mentored startups. He also oversees the USC Office of Research and Innovation that guides the university’s research programs.

    Host: Peter Wang

    Location: Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience (MCB) - 102

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Carla Stanard


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