Graduate and Postdoc (GaP) Seminar Series

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  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday November 28, 2012 - Thursday November 29, 2012
      11:00 am - 11:59 am
  • Location: Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience, Rm. 1128
  • Phone: (404) 894-6228
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Manu Platt, PhD


Summary Sentence: Ivan Caceres and Tiffany Chen presenting

Full Summary: The Graduate and Post-Doc (GaP) Seminar Series is a weekly event of research presentations by two graduate students or post-docs conducting bio-related research.  The series is organized and sponsored by the Parker H. Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience (IBB) with additional support from the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is held every Wednesday at 12:00pm in IBB 1128 and refreshments are provided. If your research group or department would like to present at future seminars, please contact Manu Platt, PhD

  • GaP Seminar Series GaP Seminar Series
  • Ivan Caceres Ivan Caceres
  • Tiffany Chen Tiffany Chen

Ivan Caceres - Advisor, Hang Lu, PhD

"Automated Screening of C. elegans Using Image Processing Algorithms and Microfluidic Devices"

C. elegans is an excellent model organism for genetic screens because of the large number mutants and transgenic strains. However, conventional screening methods are labor intensive, and greatly benefit from high throughput technologies like microfluidics. In addition, saturating screens normally takes years, requiring countless manual operations. Automated screening platforms provide an opportunity to overcome this bottleneck.

Tiffany Chen - Advisor, Charlie Kemp, PhD

"Partnered Human-robot Stepping based on Interactive Forces at the Hand"
Rehabilitative partner dance has been shown to improve balance and gait skill for people with Parkinson’s disease. We hypothesized that the humanoid robot Cody could be led by the hand during partner dance. Cody was able to successfully follow 10 expert dancers in a forward/backward walking step using only haptic feedback at the hands. Subjective and objective measures of dance performance were altered when changing properties of the robot.

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