Researchers affiliated with the SCIB are very active in their chosen fields. This section provides links to information on their activities and news articles about them, on both SCIB and non-SCIB research.
Engineers Study Folding in Higher Mammalian Brains
Engineers at Washington University are finding common ground between the shaping of the brain and the heart during embryonic development.
Larry A. Taber, the Dennis and Barbara Kessler Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Philip Bayly, the Hughes Professor of Mechanical Engineering, are examining mechanical and developmental processes that occur in the folding of the brain’s surface, or cortex, which gives the higher mammalian brain more surface area (and hence more intellectual capacity) than a brain of comparable volume with a smooth surface...Click here for entire article
Dr. Beth Winklestein (University of Pennsylvania) honored by ASME for Contributions to Bioengineering (more)
Professor Barry Myers (Duke University) has been appointed senior associate dean for industrial partnerships and research commercialization at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering. Myers will lead the school’s efforts to increase industry involvement in engineering education, research, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship.
Professor Barclay Morrison and his co-organizer Dale Bass (University of Virginia) are organizing a session on Spine Kinematics and Injury Biomechanics for the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics to be held in Munich, Germany on July 29 - August 4, 2006.
Professor Barclay Morrison and his co-organizers Stephanie Lacour (Princeton University) and Joao Conde (Instituto Superior Tecnico) are organizing a two-day symposium for the Material Research Society Spring 2006 Meeting to be held in San Franscisco on April 17-21, 2006. The title of their symposium is ElectroBiological Interfaces on Soft Substrates.
- Professor Barclay Morrison has been invited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University to give a seminar on December 12, 2005. His seminar will be titled “Hippocampal mechanical properties determined with the atomic force microscope: implications for head injury”.
- Professor Barclay Morrison has been invited by the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Applied Biomechanics at the University of Virginia to give a seminar on December 1, 2005. The title of his seminar will be “Heterogeneous constitutive properties of the hippocampus measured by atomic force microscopy may explain trauma-induced, regional patterns of cell death”.
- Professor Barclay Morrison has been invited by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York to give a seminar on November 30, 2005. The title of his seminar will be “In vitro approaches can increase our understanding of head injury biomechanics using atomic force microscopy and an organotypic slice culture model of traumatic brain injury”.
- Professor Barclay Morrison has been invited by the Virginia Tech - Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to give a seminar on November 17, 2005. His seminar will be titled “Are sub-regions of the hippocampus more vulnerable to post-traumatic cell death? Insights from atomic force microscopy and an in vitro model”.
- Professor Barclay Morrison presented our latest advances on a stretchable microelectrode array at the 2005 annual National Neurotrauma Society meeting held in Washington, D.C. on November 10 and 11. This project is in collaboration with Professor Sigurd Wagner in the Electrical Engineering Department at Princeton University.
- Professor Barclay Morrison gave an invited seminar titled "Brain constitutive properties measured with atomic force microscopy: implications for head injury” to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology on October 6, 2005.
- Dr. Michelle LaPlaca was featured in Science Daily with the DETECT device, which she co-developed with colleague Dr. David Wright. The device allows field testing for concussions. “Portable Tech/Emory Device Checks For Concussions” (Link for the article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050517064332.htm)
- Dr. Stefan Duma was featured in the Virginia Tech Research magazine in December 2004, in an article called “On A Quest to Banish Injuries”. Dr. Duma’s SCIB-sponsored research looks at in situ cadaveric eyes to learn more about the role of the eye’s oblique muscles in serious eye injury events. (Link for the article: http://www.research.vt.edu/resmag/2004resmag/Duma.html)
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