Welcome to the 3rd-annual Bioengineering Graduate Student Symposium, which showcases the research of our outstanding graduate students. We hope the presentations will foster future collaborations among our students and faculty. We will present awards for the best oral and poster presentations, as well as a few other select department-related honors at the conclusion of the program.

Date: May 3rd, Friday

Location: Illini Union, Room C

Time: 12 to 5 pm



2019 BIOE Grad Research Symposium Schedule, May 3rd noon to 5 pm, Illini Union Room C
Time Presenter Title
12:00-12:30 Lunch, Setup, and Social
Poster Session 12:30-1:15 Poster presenters Poster Presentation
1:20-1:30 Welcome/Introduction
Oral Presentation, Session 1
1 1:30-1:45 Max Simon Filling in the Gaps: Complete Biosynthetic Pathway to Fosfomycin in Pseudomonads
2 1:50-2:05 Samantha Zambuto A Gelatin Hydrogel to Study Endometrial Angiogenesis and Trophoblast Invasion
3 2:10-2:25 Marley Dewey The Addition of the Amniotic Membrane to Mineralized Collagen Scaffolds for Immunomodulatory Bone Regeneration
4 2:30-2:45 Mai Ngo Developing a biomaterial model of the glioblastoma perivascular niche
2:50-3:00 Break
Oral Presentation, Session 2
5 3:00-3:15 Indrajit Srivastava On-chip Electrical Monitoring of Real-time “Soft” and “Hard” Protein Corona Formation on Carbon Nanoparticles
6 3:20-3:35 Jungeun Won Quantitative assessment of eardrum mobility using pneumatic optical coherence tomography
7 3:40-3:55 Hyukjin Jang Polymeric microfluidic continuous flow mixer combined with hyperspectral FT-IR imaging for studying rapid biomolecular events
8 4:00-4:15 Shraddha Shirguppe Correction of Duchenne muscular dystrophy through epigenetic activation of the Utrophin gene
4:20-5:00 Dr. Dipanjan Pan Award Ceremony

Poster Abstract

1 Lauren Grant Enhancement of engineered skeletal muscle function via gap junction connexin expression
2 Maha Alafeef Machine Learning Assisted Solid-State Sensors for the Detection of Single Bacterial Pathogens based on Aggregation-Induced Quenching of Metal Doped Carbon Nanoparticles
3 Sony Manandhar Genetic Correction of Parkinson’s Disease Using CRISPR Base Editing
4 Clare Ko Matrix Topography Regulates Synaptic Transmission at the Neuromuscular Junction
5 Sandra Arias Ion-induced nanopatterning of a bacterial cellulose hydrogel with bactericidal activity
6 Yi Wen Epigenotoxicity of Perfluoroalkyl Compound and its Role in Lipid Metabolism
7 Ariana Mostafa Digital amplification from whole blood in microwell array

The 3rd Annual Graduate Student Symposium was organized by the Grad BMES committee:

  • Yi Wen, President
  • Niharika Mirji, Secretary
  • Lauren Grant, Outreach Chair
  • Chris Kenji Brenden, Social Chair
  • Mingxiao Zhang, Technology Chair
  • Denise Medina, Treasurer
  • Cameron Hoerig, Senior Adviser
  • Krista Smith, Staff Adviser

Special thanks to Facilities + Services, Engineering IT, and the Bioengineering Department Faculty and staff for supporting this symposium.