Dr. Carla Mattos – Biochemistry Seminar Series
Affiliation: Northeastern University
Hosted by: Dr. Pei
Seminar – Huimin Zhao
2016 Mack Lecturer: Omar Yaghi, UC Berkeley
March 24, 2016
2:45-3:5pm, Stillman 100
Weaving with Molecules
March 25, 2016
11:30am-12:40pm, CBEC 130
Reticular Crystals for Clean Energy
Dr. Sam Glover – Analytical/Physical Seminar
BME Seminar Series: Dr. Damir Janigro, Flocel Inc.
“Blood-brain barrier in health and diesase”
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) serves to protect the central nervous system (CNS) from damage by exogenous molecules. In doing so, it also can prevent some drugs from reaching their sites of action. A variety of CNS disorders contribute to BBB disruption, and detection of this “opening” can be used for both diagnostic purposes and for determining time periods when drugs can more easily enter the CNS. While expensive and time-consuming imaging techniques are currently used for this purpose, we have devised a method for detecting plasma levels of a blood biomarker of BBB disruption. The relevance of these findings in translational neurosciences will be discussed.
DR. DAMIR JANIGRO, PhD, FAES is the CSO and founder of Flocel Inc. a Professor at CWRU, a member of the World Neurobiology Commission of ILAE, and associate editor for Epilepsia, PLOS among others. He has over 30 years of experience and has received continuous support from the NIH since 1996. He is the inventor of the dynamic in vitro model of the BBB that constituted one of the founding blocks of Flocel’s technology. He discovered S100B as a marker of BBB function and has for many years collaborated with top notch hospitals in the US and Europe to broaden the scope and use of this technology. He recently patented the use of S100B as marker of hemorrhagic transformation in stroke victims undergoing intra-arterial therapies. With his former student, Dr. Nicola Marchi, he received the Morris-Coole award in 2008. He has served on several NIH panels, and has been part of three FDA applications. He served as Chairman for study sections for the American Heart Association and the Department of Defense. He has been associated with neurosurgeons and neurointensivists since his post-doctoral years at the University of Washington (1994-1999). He has published over 150 papers.
Colloquium – Rafael Lang (Purdue) Dark Matter and How To Go About It
This talk will give an overview of astrophysical and cosmological evidence for Dark Matter. While this will make it clear that Dark Matter does exist, it remains entirely unknown what it is made of. Many well-motivated models predict Dark Matter particles with masses between
10 and 10,000 proton masses. Various techniques exist to tackle the search for such particles. This talk will present XENON1T, the most sensitive experiment ever built to search for Dark Matter scattering off a laboratory target. Given availability, new results from XENON1T will be presented. An outlook will be given over a variety of searches that are possible with XENON1T, from unconventional forms of Dark Matter to neutrinos from the Sun and supernova explosions anywhere in the Milky Way.
CAR Seminar Series: Bharat Hegde, graduate student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Ghulam Murtaza, visiting scholar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Presenters: Bharat Hegde, graduate student, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering / Ghulam Murtaza, visiting scholar, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University
Topics: “Look-ahead energy management scheme for on-highway commercial vehicles” (Hedge) / “Modeling and control of Atkinson cycle engine” (Murtaza)
Join faculty, staff, visiting scholars and graduate students to learn about various automotive engineering topics during this weekly seminar series in spring semester 2017. Held in the classroom/room 198 at the Center for Automotive Research. Follow the conversation online: #CARSeminarSeries.
Denman Forum Overview
The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, now in its 22nd year, is coordinated by the Undergraduate Research Office and generously supported by Mr. and Mrs. Denman, the Office of Research, the Office of Undergraduate Education, and corporate and private donors. The Denman Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to showcase their research, scholarship, and creative activities to the OSU community and beyond.
About Mr. and Mrs. Denman
Mr. and Mrs. Denman are long-time members of the Ohio State University community and proud supporters of the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, since its inception. In addition, they have established the Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Undergraduate Research Forum Endowment Fund. They also have established a Professorship for Clinical Research in Epilepsy and The Richard J. and Martha D. Denman Fund for Basic and Clinical Research in Epilepsy in Memory and Honor of their son, Richard (Rik) J. Denman, Jr. Both Mr. and Mrs. Denman are Inaugural Members of the Oval Society, established in 2010 and lifetime members of the President’s Club and the Ohio State Alumni Association. Mr. Denman served as an Ohio State University Foundation Board Charter Member Director (1985-2003) and is now an Emeritus member and Lifetime Director of the Board. He is a member of Medicine’s Order of Hippocrates, as well. In 1996, the University presented him with a Distinguished Service Award.
BME Seminar Series: Dr. Giuliano Scarcelli, University of Maryland
More details coming soon.