Keynote Speakers



Gary Glover, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences and Biophysics, Stanford University
Director, Radiological Sciences Laboratory
Member, National Academy of Engineering


Gary H. Glover is a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Radiology. He also serves as the Director of the Radiological Sciences Laboratory. His work in the Radiological Sciences Laboratory is devoted to the advancement of imaging sciences for applications in diagnostic radiology. He collaborates closely with departmental clinicians and with others in the school of medicine, humanities, and the engineering sciences. The laboratory's activities include development of both CT and MRI imaging techniques, with spiral CT Angiography, an example of the former. Work is underway in developing MRI methods for quantitative blood flow imaging, spectroscopic imaging methods for metabolite quantitation, RF pulse design and application, rapid scanning methods, imaging of cardiac and musculoskeletal dynamic functions, and development of magnetization transfer and other specialized sequences for alternative contrast mechanisms. Applications include breast cancer and renal function imaging. Additionally, he is also a Professor (courtesy) at Stanford's Department of Electrical Engineering. Prior to Stanford, Dr. Glover was a Senior Physicist at Applied Science Laboratory and a Physicist at the GE Corporate Research and Development Center among other others. He also did a GE Medical Systems Research Fellowship at Stanford University's Department of Electrical Engineering in 1989. Furthermore, he has published numerous articles in Medical Physics and Radiology. Dr. Glover received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering also from the University Minnesota.

Roger Kamm, Ph.D.
Director, NSF Science and Technology Center on Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems
Cecil and Ida Green Distinguished Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academies

A primary objective of Kamm's research has been the application of fundamentals in fluid and solid mechanics to better understand essential biological and physiological phenomena. Studies over the past thirty years have addressed issues in the respiratory, ocular and cardiovascular systems. More recently, his attention has focused on new areas, the molecular mechanisms of cellular force sensation, cell population dynamics, and the development of new microfluidic platforms for the study of cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions. Kamm has been a leader in bringing the fields of mechanics together with biology and chemistry; by exploring the ways in which single molecules transmit force through macromolecular networks and the resulting change in molecular binding or enzymatic activity; and by developing new cell culture methods that enable simultaneous assessment of multiple cell types communicating in a realistic microenvironment. This cumulative work has led to over 200 refereed publications. Recognition for his contributions is reflected in Kamm's election as Fellow to AIMBE, ASME, BMES, AAAS and the IFMBE. He is also the 2010 recipient of the ASME Lissner Medal for lifetime achievements and was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine.

John H. Linehan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University
Member, National Academy of Engineering

John Linehan is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. From 2007-10, he was the Director of the Center for Translational Innovation within the NU Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Since 2005, he has been a Consulting Professor of Bioengineering in the Stanford University Biodesign Program. He helped create and is an advisor to BioInnovate - Ireland. Dr. Linehan was Vice President of the Whitaker Foundation from 1998 - 2005 (when the Foundation closed). He was responsible for implementing and managing large multi-million dollar biomedical engineering educational grant programs. Prior to joining Whitaker in 1998, Dr. Linehan was the Rose Eannelli-Bagozzi Professor and the founding Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (1989) at Marquette University. Until 1998, he was also Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Clinical Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Linehan is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a fellow and past president of the Biomedical Engineering Society, a founding fellow and past president of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He was a member of the Commissioner's Science Board of the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.




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