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Graduate Seminar Series

Every week at 11:30 AM • ENGR 406
See below for exact dates

September 26

Alonzo Cook

Alonzo Cook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Brigham Young University

Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Abstract: The demand for replacement hearts for transplant has always exceeded their availability. Our research objective is to grow hearts from cells and extracellular matrix protein scaffolds. We use decellularized porcine hearts and combine them with human beating cardiomyocytes differentiated from induced pluripotent stem cells. To strengthen the hearts, we have built mechanical stretch devices, and our current studies are looking at the combination of mechanical and pharmaceutical stimulation of beating heart patches.


October 3

Ronald Sims, Ph.D.

Dept. of Biological Engineering
Utah State University

October 10

Philip Heck, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant General Manager/Process Engineer
Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility

October 24

David Bolton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Utah State University

November 7

Abby Benninghoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science
Utah State University

November 14

Erin Bobeck, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biology
Utah State University

November 28

Dilpreet Bajwa, Ph.D.

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
North Dakota State Universty

 December 5

Craig Criddle, Ph.D.

Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Science
Stanford University