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Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine, and Engineering

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Hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois)

“Visionary Frontiers at the Convergence of Biology, Medicine, and Engineering”

Join expert bioengineering researchers, federal agency, and industry leaders for a discussion on the state of the art interface of biology, medicine, and engineering and the high-impact, broad applications that current and future research breakthroughs will have on this exciting field.

Speakers Include:

Marcia McNutt, Ph.D.  Editor-in-Chief, Science

Gene Robinson, Ph.D.  Director, Institute for Genomic Biology, Illinois

John Rogers, Ph.D.   Director, F. Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, Illinois

Rashid Bashir, Ph.D.  Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering and Head of Dept. of Bioengineering, Illinois

Todd Coleman, Ph.D.  Director, Neural Interaction Laboratory, UC San Diego

Gregory K. Farber, Ph.D.  Director, Office of Technology Development and Coordination, NIMH (invited)

Amy Kruse, Ph.D. Vice President of Innovation, Intific

Cheryl Martin, Ph.D.  Acting Director, ARPA-E (invited)

Doug Weber, Ph.D.  Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office, DARPA 

Rita V. Rodriguez, Ph.D.  Program Director, CNS, NSF (invited)