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FALL 2001 SEMINAR SERIES
Sponsored by the SKT Memorial Lecture Fund
For more information about the seminar series,
contact Prof. Susannah Fritton at
212.650.5213 or fritton@ccny.cuny.edu

September 5
A Study of Loading Parameters that Affect DNA Electrophoresis in Microdevices
Maribel Vazquez, Sc.D.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, CCNY

September 12
Clinical Instability of the Cervical Spine
Abraham Tchako, CCNY Mechanical Engineering doctoral student

*October 1 (BMES student chapter will sponsor)
Third Annual Benjamin Zweifach Memorial Lecture
(Monday) Shu Chien, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Bioengineering, University of California San Diego

October 10
Application of Neural Networks to the Classification of Cancer Genes
Amadou Toure, CCNY Electrical Engineering doctoral student

October 17
Dynamics of the Vocal Imitation Process: How a Zebra Finch Learns its Song
Ofer Tchernichovski, Ph.D.
Department of Biology, CCNY

October 24
Development of Self-Assembled Proteins to Model Bioactive Surfaces
Parthasarathy Sampathkumar, CCNY Chemical Engineering doctoral student

October 31 (BMES student chapter will sponsor)
Understanding Failure in a Tissue Engineered Blood Vessel
Stacey Dixon, Ph.D.
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, University of Minnesota

November 7 (BMES student chapter will sponsor)
Biomechanics Consulting: Legal and Medical Technology Development Applications
Marta Villarraga, Ph.D.
Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Philadelphia, PA

November 21
Flow-induced Fluid Shear Stress Alters Bone Cell Junction Expression and Function
Mia Mia Thi, CCNY Electrical Engineering doctoral student

November 28
Advances in the Application of Wavelets for Medical Image Analysis
Andrew Laine, D.Sc.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University

December 5 (BMES student chapter will sponsor)
Wear in Total Joint Replacements: Has the Problem Been Solved?
Tim Wright, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Mechanics and Materials, Hospital for Special Surgery

December 12
Detection of Cancer and Precancer by Native Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Alvin Katz, Ph.D.
Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers, CCNY


Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars held at 3 PM in Steinman Hall Room 254
*Will be held at 4 PM, Room TBA



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