The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Association invites you to attend the Third Annual Summer Research Symposium, this Thursday, July 28, 2011.
This event is open to all graduate students, undergraduate researchers, faculty, and staff.
Dr. Arthur Coffey, M.D.
12:30 – 1:30pm, MJIS 1001
**Lunch will be provided**
Student Poster Competition
2:00 – 3:30pm, MJIS 2001
Drs. Jennifer Bailey, Aaron Lottes, Amani Salim, and Joseph Wallace
3:45 – 4:45pm, MJIS 1001
**Reception with appetizers to follow in the MJIS atrium**
The program and abstract book is available here.
More information about our guests:
Dr. Arthur Coffey, M.D.
Director of Cardiovascular Surgery, IU Health
Dr. Arthur Coffey was born in Indianapolis and graduated from Purdue in 1985. He went on to obtain his M.S in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue in 1988, and his M.D from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1991. He completed his surgical residency at the IU Methodist hospital, and his cardiothoracic residency at the University of Virginia. Currently Dr. Coffey is the Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at IU Health. Dr. Coffey’s current research interests are focused on sympathetic ganglion activity in post operative atrial fibrillation, while his past research includes working on the SIS with Dr. Leslie Geddes. In his free time Dr. Coffey enjoys playing golf and spending time with his family.
Dr. Jennifer Bailey
Bioengineering Lecturer, University of Illinois
Dr. Jennifer Bailey graduated with her PhD from the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering in August of 2010. For the 2010-2011 academic school year, Jennifer taught at the University of Southern Indiana with an emphasis on freshmen level courses in the Department of Engineering. She is now a Lecturer at the University of Illinois in Bioengineering focusing on the Cell and Tissue Culture Laboratory.
Dr. Aaron Lottes
Regulatory Scientist, Cook MED Institute
Dr. Aaron Lottes received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1997. He worked for 5 years as a quality and process engineer, and earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2000. Aaron returned to Purdue in 2002 and received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2006. He joined Cook MED Institute in 2007 where he currently serves as a Regulatory
Scientist working on drug-device combination products in the US and globally.
Dr. Amani Salim
Postdoctoral Fellow & Faculty Fellow, Purdue University
Dr. Amani Salim is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE) at Purdue University and a Faculty Fellow in the School of Engineering Education at Purdue University. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Minnesota, USA, with emphasis in microelectronics and microfabrication. She holds a Master of
Science degree in Electrical Engineering, also from University of Minnesota, where she developed a model for inductive link for implantable wireless microsystems. She has a Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, developing biomolecule patterning techniques for implantable wireless microsystems. She conducts research in both biological engineering, and engineering
education. Her engineering research focuses on developing Micro-Electro-Chemical-Sensors (MECS) for answering fundamental questions in these broad areas: Environment, Biomedical, Agriculture, Biology, and Astrobiology. Her engineering education research focuses on problem formulation within open-ended and realistic engineering problems.
Dr. Joseph Wallace
Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor, IUPUI
Professor Wallace received a B.S in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2002 before attending the University of Michigan for his PhD studies. In 2007, he received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering and chose to remain at Michigan for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Chemistry with funding from an NIH F32 individual postdoctoral grant. He joined the faculty in the BME Department at IUPUI in September 2010. His work in orthopaedic biomechanics focuses on impacts of disease and mechanical loading on bone structure and mechanical function. Primary research interests include understanding factors that influence the organization and assembly of bone at discrete length scales throughout bone’s hierarchy.