Advice for Future Scientists
Researchers from chemical engineering, biomedical and bioengineering, biochemistry, and biophysics give their advice to science students and those who are thinking of going into science.
Christopher Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Henry Eden, M.D., Ph.D.
David Kaplan, Ph.D.
George Patterson, Ph.D
Belinda Seto, Ph.D.
Roberty Tranquillo, Ph.D.
Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew: A Decade of Innovation for Health
Dr. Pettigrew welcomed the crowd of over 200 hundred attendees and opened the symposium by focusing on how biomedical imaging and bioengineering has changed in last decade. Dr. Pettigrew described examples of point-of-care technologies that permit diagnostics at the bedside to detect cancer, and imaging advances revealing that human brain circuitry is organized in a grid, like city-streets on a map.
Mr. Robert Summers: New Discovery Allows Paralyzed Man to Stand
Mr. Summers spoke movingly about how NIBIB sponsored research affected his life and helped him to regain vital functions such as the ability to sweat and to move his legs voluntarily, as well as bowel, bladder and sexual control.
Mr. Arthur Cassano: A Patient's Story
Mr. Cassano spoke about how advanced imaging techniques helped to diagnose and treat his subarachnoid hemorrhage, saving his life and preventing permanent brain damage or disabilities.
Dr. Carla Pugh: Use of Sensors and Simulation Technology to Quantify Clinical Palpation
NIBIB grantee Dr. Carla Pugh discussed the need for practical, tangible educational tools for doctors and surgeons that can give quantifiable information on the effectiveness of the exam or procedure being performed. Some of the tools she developed to help doctors learn to diagnose breast tumors were on display at the technology showcase.
Dr. Hari Shroff: New Technologies for High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Imaging
NIBIB researcher Dr. Hari Shroff presented new developments his lab has made in the field of microscopy, allowing him to take 3D images of worm embryos (C. Elegans) over the course of 14 hours.
Dr. Roger Tsien: Improving Surgery Through Target Specific Molecular Imaging
Dr. Roger Tsien talked about the future of fluorescence research and how it may have the ability to not only help surgeons identify cancerous tumors, but also help them to avoid cutting nerves.
Dr. Francis Collins: Vision for Medicine in the 21st Century
Dr. Frances Collins describes the challenges facing healthcare today and how technology, translation, talent, and investment will have a huge impact on healthcare in the 21st century.