Department Seminar

In Fall 2015, the GSC started a student-run and hosted department seminar series. This Fall Distinguished Lecture series seeks to bring renown, compelling speakers to BU and gives students the chance to network and mingle with experts in their fields.

All members of the BME student community are welcome to participate on Department Seminar Committee! You can suggest a speaker, sign up to get lunch with the speaker or become part of the committee by emailing

To view past speakers, visit the archive here.

Fall 2020 Speaker Schedule

Seminar schedule coming soon!

Fall 2019 Speaker Schedule

All seminars to be held in PHO 206 from 3:30PM – 4:30PM on the dates listed, with the exception of * which will be from 2:00 – 3:00pm.

Date Speaker Current Institution Research Area
9/6/2019 Sumita Pennathu UC Santa Barbara Nanoscale chemicals and biological systems, Diagnostics
10/4/2019* Ravi Bellamkonda Duke University Neurological biomaterials
10/11/2019 Krishna Shenoy Stanford University Neural prosthetics
11/1/2019 Domitilla Del Vecchio Massachusetts Institute of Technology Synthetic genetic circuits
11/8/2019 Cheryl Blanchard President & CEO Keratin Biosciences Biomaterials for regenerative medicine and drug delivery
12/6/2019 Taejkip Ha Johns Hopkins University Single molecule imaging
12/13/2019 Liangfang Zhang UC San Diego ^QBP symposium speaker