Bioengineering Friday Talks

Faculty and students with interests in biology and engineering from across the University gather twice a month 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.

Times and locations of colloquia are provided below and refreshments will be available 15 min before the scheduled time outside the meeting rooms.

The upcoming schedule of talks is:

September 21, 2018 (Friday)
4:00PM – 5:00 PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307

Katherine Goodwin (Nelson lab grad student): Smooth muscle sculpts emerging branches in mouse lung development

Matthias Koch (Gitai lab post-doc): A sense of touch in bacteria: how Pseudomonas aeruginosa probes its mechanical micro-environment

October 5, 2018 (Friday)
Highlight Seminar!
3:00PM – 4:00PM, EQuad A224
Rebecca Schulman
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
Sensing and assembling biomolecules to fold and swell soft materials

October 18, 2018 (Thursday)
Highlight Seminar!
3:00PM-4:00PM, Friend Convocation Room
Matthias Heinemann
Professor and Group Leader of Molecular Systems Biology Group, Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute
University of Groningen
Governing principles of cellular metabolism

November 1, 2018 (Thursday)
4:00PM – 5:00 PM,
Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Joseph Sanfilippo (Gitai lab grad student): Force-independent bacterial rheosensing

Joel Marthelot (Brun lab postdoc): Dragonfly wings-inspired deployable structures

November 15, 2018 (Thursday)
4:00PM – 5:00 PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Joel Boerckel
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Forceful feedback: mechanosensation in cell motility and morphogenesis

November 30, 2018 (Friday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Giovanni Pilloni
Senior Researcher at ExxonMobil
Toward the bioengineering of hydrocarbon environments for improved mitigation of reservoir souring and pipelines’ biocorrosion

December 13, 2018 (Thursday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307

Bryan Nerger (Nelson lab grad student): Self-assembly of collagen fibers in evaporating droplets

Wen Kang Chou (Brynildsen lab grad student): Sequential detoxification of antimicrobials by Escherichia coli

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