The Open BME Seminar Series is coordinated by seven of the leading BME departments in the country.
This virtual seminar series is being coordinated by seven of the leading BME departments in the country. The goal is to expose our community to cutting edge ideas in the field of biomedical engineering by attracting a group of high-quality speakers that would be difficult for any single department to host on its own.
Participating BME departments are the Univerity of Virginia, Case Western Reserve University, Northwestern University, Rice University, University of Michigan, University of Pittsburgh, and Washington University in St. Louis.
April 8th, 4-5pm EST
Synthetic Biology: Life Redesigned
Dr. James Collins
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering and Science
Hosted by Dr. Sanjeev Shroff | University of Pittsburgh
James J. Collins is Termeer Professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Biological Engineering and Institute for Medical Engineering & Science. He is also affiliated with the Broad Institute and the Wyss Institute. His research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance. Professor Collins' patented technologies have been licensed by over 25 biotech, pharma and medical devices companies, and he has helped to launched a number of companies, including Sample6 Technologies, Synlogic and EnBiotix. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a Rhodes Scholarship, a MacArthur "Genius" Award, an NIH Director's Pioneer Award, a Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award, as well as several teaching awards. Professor Collins is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and a charter fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. The Collins research group works in synthetic biology and systems biology, with a particular focus on using network biology approaches to study antibiotic action, bacterial defense mechanisms, and the emergence of resistance.