American University of Beirut

BME Seminars

​​​​Spring 2022 Talks​​​​​​​​​​​​

Talks and meetings are being held online on Mondays at 6:30 pm. To join our virtual talks, please use the meeting details below. For any further information, please email

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 864 6983 2348
Passcode: 448512​​

Michael LongComparative neurob​iology of vocal communication (Jan 24)

Jonathan RubinDecision-making dynamics in the basal ganglia: a theory and acomplication (Jan 31)​

Matthew KaufmanLinking computation and neurobiology in control of reaching (Feb 7)​​

David FreedmanNeural circuit mechanisms of cognition in artificial and biological neural networks (Feb 14)

Kathleen CullenPredictive coding of natural self-motion: Implications for perception and action (Feb 21)

Ed BoydenTools for analyzing and controlling biological systems (Feb 28)​

Angela KoehlerAttenuating transcription in Cancer (Mar 07)​

Bart Bo​lsterleeApplication of diffusion tensor imaging to study skeletal muscle structure in health and disease (Mar 14)​

Tagpo NiepaControlling microbial dynamics using substrate conductive biointerfaces and nanomaterials (Mar 18)​

​​Ruth Anne EatockBiophysical specializations in the vestibular inner ear may serve rapid stabilization of vision and balance (Mar 21)

Richard M​ooneyFrom song to synapse: The neurobiology of vocal communication (Apr 04)

Luismar PortoThe role of chemical engineering fundamentals in biomedical engineering (Apr 11)

Scott SandsTechniques for investigating the causes and consequences of obstructive sleep apnea (Apr 18)

Jean FanComparative analysis of spatially resolved transcriptomics data (Apr 25)


​​​Past​​ Biomedical E​ngineering Seminars  

A summary of past online Biomedical Engineering Seminars is included below.

Spring 2021 Talks:

Robert GauntArtificial touch in brain computer interfaces (Feb 15)

Oliver HaydenSolving clinical unmet needs with in vitro and in vivo diagnostics (Feb 22)

Silvestro MiceraIntraneural neuroprosthesis to understand and restore sensory, motor and autonomic neural functions (Mar 1)

Dong SongComputational models and interface technologies for hippocampal memory prostheses (Mar 8)

Richard BertramSeeing through the fog: Why biologists need mathematical models? (Mar 15)

Max CatalanBionic limbs and neurorehabilitation of pain (Mar 22)

Adrienne FairhallReverse engineering neural control of behavior in Hydra (Mar 29)

Daniel MargoliashNeural Computation in birdsong learning (Apr 5)

John RinzelBistable dynamics of perceiving ambiguous stimuli (Apr 12)

Jesse GoldbergMale songbirds turn off their self evaluation system when they perform for females (Apr 19)

Lonnie SheaImmune engineering and precision health (Apr 26)

Alyssa PanitchPromoting tissue healing and regeneration using peptide-modified glycosaminoglycans (June 14)

Jennifer ElisseeffLessons in translation: The immune system in tissue repair and biomaterial response (June 21)

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