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Faculty Speakers

Share the Vision 2017 will focus on technologies at the intersection of engineering and medicine. 

Below are our speakers and their areas of research. Talk titles and abstracts are coming soon.  

Emerging Drug Discoveries
Paul Hergenrother
Novel Anticancer and Antibacterial Drugs, for Pets and People
Marty Burke
Molecular Prosthetics to Treat Anemia and Cystic Fibrosis
Jianjun Cheng
Cell Labeling & Cancer Targeting
Zeynep Madak-Erdogan
Designer Estrogens: New Opportunities for Improving Postmenopausal Women's Health
Dan Schmitt
Actuate Therapeutics

Actuate Therapeutics is spun out of technology developed at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Northwestern University.

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Steve Zimmerman
Targeting the DNA and RNA that Causes Disease Using Small Molecules and Polymers
Targeted Bio-Tools & Real Time Diagnostics
Andrew Ferguson
Data-Driven Computational Vaccine Design
Dipanjan Pan
A Novel Point-of-Care Biosensor for Real-Time Monitoring of Post-Traumatic and Post-Surgical Eye Injuries to Improve Quality and Reduce Vision Loss
Paul Garris
Neurochemostat for Closed-Loop Regulation of Brain Neurotransmitters

Dr. Garris is a professor at Illinois State University

Patrick Degnan
Tony Banks
NeuroLux, Innovative Discovery Tools for Medical Research
Huimin Zhao
Programmable DNA-guided Artificial Restriction Enzymes
Intersection of Informatics & Healthcare
Olgica Milenkovic
Portable and Random-access DNA-based Storage Systems
Catherine Blake
Biomedical Informatics
Jian Peng
Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Karen White
Medical Data Visualizations

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Dr. White is a researcher and physician at Carle Foundation Hospital. 

Saurabh Sinha
Building a Knowledge Engine for Genomics
Cheng Zhai
Information Retrieval & Text Mining
Body Visualization & Engineering
Rashid Bashir
Biomedical & Micro/Nanotechnology Applications
Jean Paul Allain
Plasma Surface Engineering of Advanced Biointerfaces
Graham Huesmann
Acute & ICU Epilepsy Monitoring

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Dr. Huesmann is a researcher and physician at Carle Foundation Hospital. 

Amy Wagoner Johnson
Biomechanics for Synthetic Bone Construction
Zhi-Pei Liang
Ultrafast MR Spectroscopic Imaging: A Marriage of Spin Physics and Machine Learning to Enable Label-free Molecular Imaging