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:

January 31, 2019 (Thursday)
Highlight Seminar!
2:30PM – 3:30 PM, EQuad A224

Amy Herr
Lester John & Lynne Dewar Lloyd Distinguished Professor
Department of Bioengineering
University of California, Berkeley
Profiling cellular-to-molecular diversity using electrophoretic cytometry

February 15, 2019 (Friday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Robert Lovelett (Avalos and Kevrekidis joint grad student): Modeling, optimization, and control of engineered yeast metabolism using optogenetics

Yaojun Zhang (Associate Research Scholar with Wingreen): Chromatin mechanics and phase separation

March 1, 2019 (Friday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Tapomoy Bhattacharjee (Datta lab postdoc): Bacterial hopping and trapping in porous media

Grant Gelderman (Brynildsen lab postdoc): Persistence to fluoroquinolones: Population diversity during recovery conditions effects cellular survival

March 14, 2019 (Thursday)
4:00PM – 5:00 PM,
Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Makoto Lalwani (Avalos lab grad student): Optogenetic circuits for dynamic control of microbial metabolism

Matt Heinrich (Cohen and Kosmrlj joint grad student): Hurricanes and Watermelons: Expansion dynamics and cell cycle in expanding tissues

March 29, 2019 (Friday)
Highlight Seminar!
3:00PM – 4:00 PM,
EQuad A224
James Grotberg
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
University of Michigan
Pulmonary Fluid Mechanics

April 12, 2019 (Friday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Allie Obermeyer
Assistant Professor
Columbia University
Engineering protein complex coacervation for synthetic cellular compartmentalization

April 25, 2019 (Thursday)
4:00PM – 5:00PM, Hoyt Laboratory Room 307
Daniel Dwyer
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics and the Institute for Physical Science & Technology
University of Maryland
Achieving a predictive understanding of lethal stress and antimicrobial resistance physiologies

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