Bioengineering Friday Talks

Faculty and students with interests in biology and engineering from across the University gather every other Friday during the academic year for a scientific colloquium. Colloquia include talks from graduate students, post-docs, and external speakers from academia and industry.  The goals of these colloquia are to educate Princeton bioengineers about research activities on and off campus, and engage in creative interdisciplinary discussions about recent bioengineering endeavors.

Colloquia are in Hoyt Lab, Room 307 (unless noted below) and start at 4:45 pm with pizza and refreshments.  The talks run from 5 to 6 pm.

The upcoming schedule of talks is:

September 15, 2017
Yvonne Chen
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA
Engineering smarter and stronger T cells for cancer immunotherapy

September 29, 2017
Yonghyun Song (Shvartsman lab grad student): How do embryos make DNA precursors?

Wendy Mok (Brynildsen lab post-doc): Tick-tock: Timing is of the essence for fluoroquinolone persistence

October 13, 2017
Bin Xu (Wingreen lab grad student): Protein phase separation in and out of cells

Matt Heinrich (Kosmrlj lab grad student): Modeling epithelial sheets- Cell flocking and sticky/slippery walls

October 27, 2017
Frank Piscotta (Link lab grad student): Biochemical and structural characterization of a novel toxin-antitoxin module

James Spurlin (Nelson lab post-doc): Integration of tissue architecture and cell behavior during embryonic lung development

November 10, 2017
Woncheol Kim
BASF Corporation
White biotechnology in sustainable production of chemicals

December 1, 2017
Buz Barstow
Burroughs Wellcome Fund CASI Fellow
Department of Chemistry, Princeton University
Knockout Sudoku of esoteric microbes for sustainable energy

December 15, 2017
Highlight Seminar!
Matt DeLisa
William L. Lewis Professor of Engineering
Robert Fredrick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University
Adventures in bacterial glycobiology: engineering sweet solutions to sticky situations

For questions about this seminar series, please contact Prof. Mark Brynildsen (