BioE Day Presenters


Guest Speakers


Dr. Fuchiang (Rich) TSUI - Keynote Speaker

Dr. Tsui is the holder of the Endowed Chair in Biomedical Informatics and Entrepreneurial Science in the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include—but are not limited to—real-time clinical decision support, population informatics, mobile healthcare, precision medicine, biosurveillance, machine learning (ML), natural language processing (NLP), and signal processing. Dr. Tsui has produced over 100 peer-reviewed publications and his publications have been actively cited. He has been working in healthcare analytics and electronic health records (EHRs) for more than 20 years.  Prior to joining CHOP, Rich served as Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Intelligent Systems Program, and Bioengineering here at the University of Pittsburgh.


Spotlight Presentations

Sophia Bakar - Undergraduate Student, Duquesne University

Presenting: Fluoride Removal From Water Using a 3D Printed Calcium Carbonate Filter

Hikaru Mamiya - Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh

Presenting: Exposure of Muscle Stem Cells to A Stiff Microenvironment Drives An “Aged” Mitochondrial Phenotype

Sahil Rastogi - Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University

Presenting: Novel Three-Dimensional Fuzzy Graphene (3DFG)-Based Ultra Microelectrodes Array for Sub-Cellular Electrical Recordings

Gary Yu - Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh

Presenting: Novel Ticagrelor Coated Coronary Stent Using a Self-Assembled Monolayer Linker System


Poster Presentations

Impact of an Information Processing Task on Balance in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, A Preliminary Study     

Bailes, Anna H.*; Bohse, Patrick*; Iverson, Jana M.; Trout, Jenna; Sparto, Patrick J.; Cham, Rakié

Differentiation of hPSCs into Islet-mimetic cells: Encapsulation versus Suspension Culturing        

Kevin Pietz*, Connor Wiegand, and Ipsita Banerjee

Snapshot Polarized Light Microscopy for Quantifying Collagen Fiber Orientation in Ocular Tissues          

Po-Yi Lee*, Bin Yang, and Ian A. Sigal

Identification of bacterial infection in blood using photoacoustic flow cytometry 

Robert H. Edgar, Cierra Noel, Austin Minard, Rachel Fernandez, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Anie-Pier Samson*, Andrea Sajewski, Justin Cook, Dr. John D. Hempel, Dr. John A. Kelluma,  Dr. John Viator

Clinical Translation of Sonoreperfusion Therapy for Treatment of Microvascular Obstruction      

Filip Istvanic*, Gary Yu, Francois Yu, Jeff Powers, Xucai Chen, John Pacella

Development of Cost-Effective 3D Printed Patient-Specific Hip Models as Surgical Guides

Grace Hobayan*, April Krivoniak, Anish Ghodadra, MD

Automatic Segmentation and Detection of Meningioma in Brain MRI        

Yutong Zhang, Dr. Prahlad Menon

Assessment of Ascending Aortic Wall Stresses for Non-Dissected Patients with Bicuspid Aortic Valve and Dissected Patients with Tricuspid Aortic Valve                          

Sreyas Ravi*, David A. Vorp, Ph.D., Spandan Maiti, Ph.D.

Biocompatibility of Soft Implantable Electrodes for Intramuscular Stimulation      

Azante Griffith*, X. Sally Zheng, X. Tracy Cui

Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy : Image Quality Optimization         

Shivani Tuli* , Yang Liu, Jianquan Xu

Development of a Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry System for the Detection of Circulating Adrenal Cancer Tumor Cells  

Cook, Justin L.* ; Edgar, Robert H. ; Viator, John A.

In-Vivo Studies to Investigate Potential Toxicity in Antibacterial Perfluorocarbon Ventilation (APV) Treatment   

Erin Kavanagh*, Diane Nelson, Saif Al Qatarneh

Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) neck coil system for 7 Tesla MRI           

Salem Alkhateeb*, Tales Santini, Nadim Farhat, Tiago Martins, Tamer S. Ibrahim

Mapping Changes in Vasculature Structure After Microelectrode Implantation with Two-Photon Imaging          

Kaylene Stocking*, Steven Wellman, Takashi D.Y. Kozai

Identifying nanoscale structural alterations of nucleus in early stage cancer tissue using Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy (STORM)       

Chang Liu*, Jianquan Xu, Hongqiang Ma, Yang Liu

Analysis of the Effects of E-Juices on Cultured Lung Cells    

Jacob Salvatore*; Andre Samuel, PhD; Kimberly Forsten Williams, PhD

7-day In Vivo Performance of a Low-Flow Extracorporeal CO2 Removal Device     

A.G. May, R.A. Orizondo, E. Kocyildirim, J. D'Cunha, W.J. Federspiel

Machine learning of Adipocytes Metabolic Disease Pathophysiology under Obesogenic Exposure           

Sean Pereira*, Rosalyn D. Abbott

Matrix-bound Nanovesicles for Treatment of Achilles Tendinopathy          

Yoojin Lee, George Hussey, Stephen F. Badylak

Applied hand-rung forces after a ladder climbing perturbation       

Erika M Pliner* and Kurt E Beschorner

One-Hand Zip Assist  

Katherine Poduska*, Andrea Hartman*, Caitlin Lucas*, Daniel Fulmer*, Nicholas Anastasi*, Kevin Markiewicz*

Nasal Cannula Securement Device    

Nowa Bronner*, Edward-James Gardner*, Daniel Jacobs*, Rajat Lahiri*, Ian Moran*, Lauren Williams*, Parker Landis, Madeline Reiche, Sun Young Bang

Expandable Cannula Sheath Sheath for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation   

Nicholas Gabriel, Lea Wenger, Lacey Kostishack*, Abigail Snyder, Courtney Vu, & Deepika Sarma

Quantifying Postpartum Blood Volume Loss

Ellen Martin, Amy Hill, Malik Snowden, Lisa He, Samantha Espos

OxyDas: Alert system for Nasal Cannula Dislodgement        

Angela Cinaglia, Jake Donovan, Xinyu Li*, Eleni Parke, Kaylene Stocking, Soumya Vhasure, Kaleigh Mellett, Ensar Tota, Dr. Jennifer Kloesz

IV Management System        

Eric Cecco* John Driggers* Alex Meteow* Benjamin Roadarmel* David Saperstein*

Patient Migration Prevention: Helping Nurses and Patients

Danielle Charbonneau*, Farah Khan", Max Baxter*, Brian Coyne*, Anna Dzuricky*

Security Sleeve: Modified ICU Mitt Restraints          

Tim Bowers, Aidan Dadey, Danielle Danucalov, Troy Eismann, Ethan Paules, Daniel Sokolowski

Redesigning the Pelvic Exam Wedge 

Katie Bruce, Sam Rowen, Jessica Sider, Tori Smith, Sarah Tolaymat

Design of an Automated Arterial Line Leveling System for ICU Settings      

Overholt, K*; McKeon, S*; Pasnello, A; Koo S; Lin S; Salz, A

Effect of age on the biomechanics of in situ engineered small diameter vascular grafts    

Piyusha S. Gade*, Keewon Lee, Yadong Wang, Anne M. Robertson

7 Tesla Neuroimaging Studies with the Tic-Tac-Toe Radiofrequency Coil System   

Tales Santini*, Sossena Wood, Nadim Farhat, Tiago Martins, Salem Alkhateeb, Neilesh Vinjamuri, Howard Aizenstein, Tamer S. Ibrahim

Failure Biomechanics of Arterial Wall Tissue

Ronald Fortunato*, Anne M Robertson, Chao Sang, Spandan Maiti

PMA Stimulation of Glial Cells via Thiol Nanoparticle Surface Modifications          

S. Jeevan*, K. M. Woeppel, and X.T. Cui