PDF Agenda – Inaugural UCLA Bioengineering Research Day


No RSVP required to attend talks, alumni panel and laboratory open house


8:30 am – 9:00 am Refreshments – Mong Learning Center Atrium
9:00 am – 9:05 am Welcome and Opening Remarks   
Song Li, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor and Department Chair
9:05 am – 9:35 am Invited Faculty Speaker
Yvonne Chen, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
“Engineering Next Generation T Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy
9:35 am – 10:05 am Plenary Speaker
Ali Khademhosseini, Ph.D.,
Professor of Bioengineering, Radiology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Director, California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI)
Director, Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics (C-MIT)
“Micro and Nanoengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Engineering”
0:05 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break and Mingling (Mong Learning Center Atrium)
10:45 am – 11:15 am Plenary Speaker
Aaron Meyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bioengineering
“Engineering More Precise and Potent TAM-Targeted Therapies”
11:15 am – 11:45 am Invited Faculty Speaker
Bahram Jalali, Ph.D.
, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering
“Deep Learning Cellular Tomography”
11:45 am – 12:05 pm Graduate Student Speaker
Stephanie M. Delgado,
Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Bioengineering
“Shape Changing Photodegradable Hydrogels for 4D Cell Culture”
12:25 pm – 12:45 pm Graduate Student Speaker
Parinaz Abiri,
Ph.D. Candidate, UCLA Bioengineering Department
“Inductively Powered Batteryless Miniature Cardiac Pacer for Vascular Implantation”
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch and Poster Presentation (by invitation only)
 3:00 pm – 4:30pm Alumni Panel: Pathways for Bioengineering Leaders
Dean Ho, Ph.D., Professor, UCLA School of Dentistry and Bioengineering (Panel Chair)
Bert Lao, Ph.D., J.D., Associate, Hogan Lovells Law Firm
Garrett Mosley, Ph.D., Co-Founder and COO of Phase Diagnostics
Amit Mulgaonkar, Ph.D., Investor at Mithril Capital Management, LLC
Sophia Sangiogio, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Laboratory Open House – Engineering V, VI, Boelter Hall
Posters Outside each lab, showcase products, hands on videos/experiments