University of Southern California Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC

13th Annual Fred S. Grodins Graduate Research Symposium

Los Angeles Convention Center

April 4th, 2009

Committee Members

Grodins 2009 Committee
Sinchai Tsao, Andrew Weitz, Matt Borzage, Gabriela Mallén-Ornelas, Flavia Oliveira, Manish Kurse

Grodins Graduate Award:
Xiwu Cao

Platform First Place:
Suvimol "Ming" Sangkatumvong – Non-invasive Assessment of Cardiovascular Autonomic Control in Sickle Cell Disease

Platform Runner-Up:
Chia-Chin Wu – A Systematic Approach to Identify Potential Therapeutic Targets in Cancer Using Heterogeneous Data

USC Stevens Institute "Most Innovative" Research Award:
Jeremy Fishel, Nora Nelson & Nicholas Wettels – Tactile Sensing

Poster Awards:

  • Biosystems and Signals
    Jae Kyoo Lee – Dynamics of Molecular Processes in Retinal Ganglion Cell Apoptosis under Elevated Pressure
  • Cell and Tissue Engineering
    Jin Ho Oh – A Novel Method for Expansion of Adult Human Hair Follicle Stem Cells
  • Devices and Diagnostic Technology
    Heidi Gensler – Design and Fabrication of a MEMS Ocular Drug Delivery Device for the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa
    Markus Hauschild – A Virtual Reality Environment to Support Motor Learning and Rehabilitation
    Ronalee Lo – Heat-Shrink Packaged In-Plane Dual Check Valve for Bandpass Regulation in a Drug Delivery Device
  • Imaging
    Jae Youn Hwang – In Vivo Preclinical Chemotherapy Assessment Using a New Multimode Optical Imaging System
    Jay Mung – An Ultrasonic Navigation System for Endovascular Aortic Repair
  • Neuroengineering
    Ude Lu – High Order Nonlinear Dynamical Model of Single Neurons
    Vijay Srinivasan – Prostheses Suitable Hardware Implementation of a 32-Input 32-Output Nonlinear Model of Hippocampal Circuitry
    George Tsianos – Neural Circuit Models to Study the Role of the Spinal Cord in Control of Arm Movement

T-Shirt and Logo Award:
Bryce Wilkins & Alisara Tareekes

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