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Students, faculty attend BMES meeting

Oct. 11, 2013
Eric Martin, a second-year BME master's program student, made an oral presentation at the 2013 meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, held Sept. 25-28 in Seattle.

Martin presented the paper "Dynamic Biochemical Tissue Analysis of Colon Cancer Tissue Reveals Functional P-selectin Ligands Undetectable via Static Biochemical Tissue Analysis." Co-authors on the paper include BME faculty members Ramiro Malgor, Doug Goetz, and Martin's advisor, Monica Burdick.

Brian Garven, also a second-year BME student, is the lead author of "Evaluating Bending Stiffness Sensitivity through Parametric Models of the Human Ulna." He was unable to attend, but the paper was presented at the BMES meeting by his advisor, John Cotton, one of the co-authors.

BME program graduates Grady Carlson and Bibo Shi also are lead authors of papers presented at the meeting. Both are now PhD candidates in the labs of their BME master's advisors: Burdick for Carlson and Jundong Liu for Shi.

Carlson, a chemical engineering PhD candidate, presented "Dynamic Biochemical Tissue Analysis Detects Functional L-selectin Ligands on Colon Cancer Tissues." Co-authors include Malgor, Goetz, and Burdick.

Burdick presented "Dynamic Biochemical Tissue Analysis: A Novel Method for In Situ Amina Mohammadalipour, a PhD student in the lab of BME faculty member David Tees, presented at the BMES meetingAntigen Detection," whose lead author, Venktesh Shirure, earned a chemical engineering PhD as a member of the Burdick lab. Carlson, Martin, Malgor, Goetz, and Burdick are co-authors.

Shi, a computer science PhD candidate, is the lead author on "Development of a Whole-body-mouse Statistical Shape Atlas for Obesity Research" but did not attend the conference. Co-authors include Liu and BME faculty member John Kopchick.

Liu is a co-author on another conference paper, "Towards the Identification of Shape Biomarker(s) for Alzheimer's Disease (AD) based on a Spectral Shape Analysis Framework." The lead author is Huihui Xu, a PhD candidate in Liu's computer science lab.

Amina Mohammadalipour, a biophysics PhD student in the lab of BME faculty member David Tees, presented "Mechanical Properties of Cancer Cells: A Possible Biomarker for Stemness." Her co-authors include Tees, Burdick, and Fabian Benencia, also a BME faculty member.


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