Distinguished Speaker Series

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The California Academy of Bioengineering hosts a Distinguished Speaker Series, presentations by leading thinkers on future trends in biomedical engineering. This series provides a forum for California Bioengineers practicing in academia and industry.

Upcoming Presentations

  • August 8, 2022: Samuel Achilefu, Washington University
  • October 3, 2022: Tejal Desai, UC San Francisco

Past Presentations

Expanding the Frontiers of BioEng to keep pace with ever expanding biomedical knowledge

Tom Skalak, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation

Targeted Non-invasive Genetic Therapies for Brain Disorders

Viviana Gradinaru, Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience and Biological Engineering; Director, Center for Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience, California Institute of Technology

Engineering Medicine for a Global Society

Roderic I. Pettigrew, M.D., Ph.D.
CEO, EnHealth
Robert A. Welch Professor and Executive Dean EnMed Intercollegiate School of Engineering Medicine, Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist Hospital