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2015 Johns Hopkins University Nano-Bio Symposium and poster session
Friday, May 1
8 am to 4 pm; poster session from 1:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Owens Auditorium – JHU Medical Campus

Posters now being accepted on any multidisciplinary topic. Your poster need NOT be nano-bio related to submit. Prizes awarded to best poster presenters!

DEADLINE FOR POSTER TITLE REGISTRATION IS APRIL 27. Read our poster guidelines here.



8:00 – 9:00
Registration/Free Continental Breakfast/Networking

Welcome and Introductions
Peter Searson
Reynolds Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Director, Institute for NanoBioTechnology
Physics & Astronomy; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Oncology

Dwight Bergles
The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience
Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery

9:05 – 9:35
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa, MD, FAANS
“Cutting Edge: Chasing Migratory Cancer Cells”

Professor of Neurological Surgery and Oncology
Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

9:35 – 10:05
Jordan J. Green, PhD
“NanoBioTechnologies to Treat Brain Cancer”

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ophthalmology, Neurosurgery,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Materials Science & Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering

10:05 – 10:35
Ahmet Hoke MD, PhD, FRCPC
“Electrospun nanofibers for nerve regeneration”
Professor, Neurology and Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Patricia H. Janak
“Neural circuits for reward: new advances and future challenges”

Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences/Department of Neuroscience, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Johns Hopkins University

11:15- 11:45
Piotr Walczak, MD.PhD
“MRI-Guided Targeting of the Brain with Therapeutic Agents at High Efficiency and Specificity”

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Division of MR Research, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

11:15 – 12:15
Martin G. Pomper, MD, PhD
“Molecular Neuroimaging”

William R. Brody Professor of Radiology; Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

12:15 -1:15

Poster Session A

Poster Sessions B
2:15-3:15 p.m.

Prize Presentations/Photos


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2014 – Stem Cell Science and Engineering: State of the Art

Faculty experts gathered Friday, May 2, at the Owens Auditorium at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to discuss the clinical, the engineering and the commercial aspects of stem cells. Speakers included Linzhao Cheng, PhD, Oncology/Stem Cell program, JHMI; Linda M. S. Resar, MD, Oncology/ICE JHMI; Hai-Quan Mao, PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, JHU; Warren Grayson, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, JHU; Mark Powers, PhD, R&D Thermo Fisher Scientific; and Gou-li Ming, PhD, Neurology/ICE JHMI.

2013 – Translating the Promise of Nanoscience from Laboratory to Development

Held at Shriver Auditorium Friday, May 17 on the Homewood campus from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Speakers included industry and faculty experts who are succuessfully translating their science and engineering innovations into technologies that can help people and solve problems in healthcare and medicine. An afternoon poster session featured the nano-bio related research from laboratories across the University system, including work from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Public Health, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering and the Applied Physics Laboratory.

2012 – Cancer: The Big Picture

Exploring the diagnosis and treatment of cancer from a variety of novel approaches using epidemiology, physical sciences, genetics, and cell biology. The sixth annual symposium of Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) was held on May 4, 2012 at the university’s Medical Campus.

2011 – Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine

Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine formed the focus of the fifth annual symposium of Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT). The even was held on May 12-13, 2011 at the university’s Homewood campus.

2010 – Environmental and Health Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials

Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology 4th Annual Symposium was held on Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

2009 -Nanoscience for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery

Nanoscience for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, INBT’s 3rd annual symposium was held Monday, May 18, 2009  from 9 a.m. until noon in Mountcastle Auditorium of the PreClinical Teaching Building. A poster session was held in Turner Concourse on the Johns Hopkins medical campus. Speakers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine included Ted Dawson, Abramson Professor of Neurodegenerative Diseases; John W. Griffin, Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Service Professor of Neurology, Neuroscience and Pathology and director of the Brain Science Institute; Michael T. McMahon, assistant professor of Radiology, MR Division; Alessandro Olivi, professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology and chair of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center; and Jeffrey Rothstein, professor of Neurology and director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research.

2008 – Nanotechnology for Cancer

All facets of research relating to the emerging discipline of nanobiotechnology were explored at the second annual Johns Hopkins NanoBio Symposium, May 1 -2, 2008. “Nanotechnology for Cancer“  was the focus of Thursday’s workshop, co-hosted by the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. This workshop featured short presentations and engaging discussions with several Johns Hopkins faculty experts working in areas relating to nanobiotechnology. Invited speakers included Donald E. Ingber, M.D., Ph.D., professor or vascular biology from the Harvard Medical School; Andrew D. Maynard, Ph.D., chief science advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Paras N. Prasad, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Lasers, Photonics, and Biophotonics at the University at Buffalo; Jeffery A. Schloss, Ph.D., from the National Human Genome Research Institute; and Jennifer L. West, Ph.D., professor of bioengineering at Rice University.


The first annual symposium for nanobiotechnology at Johns Hopkins Universtity washeld on Friday, April 27, 2007 on the Homewood campus. Speakers included Michael P.Sheetz, Prof., Biological Sciences, Columbia University; David J. Mooney, Prof., Bioengineering, Harvard University; Günter Oberdörster, Prof., Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester; Dennis Discher, Prof., Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; Gang Bao, Prof, Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Wendy Sanhai, Senior Scientific Advisor, FDA; Greg Downing, Director, Office of Technology and Industrial Relationships, NCI; and Piotr Grodzinski, Director, Nanotechnology Alliance for Cancer, NCI.