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Biomedical MicrodevicesDr. Koji SodeExam will be VIRTUAL on Jan 27 3pm until Jan 28 3pm (24 hours). The exam questions will be disclosed via zoom at the beginning of the examTopic: Biomolecular Sensing Technologies. PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials:
All reference links on Biomolecular Sensing Technologies
Regenerative MedicineDr. Brian Diekman48h take-home exam on Tuesday Feb 22 at 9 am and due Thursday Feb 24 at 9 am

Topic: Regenerative medicine approaches to muscle disorders (stem cells, gene therapy, genome editing, tissue engineering, etc). Students will have access to the reading materials during the exam time. PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials: 2014 Rejuvenation of the muscle stem cell population; 2018 DMD correction human eng heart; 2019 Long-term evaluation of AAV-CRISPR genome; 2000 AAV minidystrophin DMD
Rehabilitation EngineeringDr. Nitin SharmaTake-home exam on March 24 at 9 am. The test will have two parts: a written component and a simulation and report component. You will have 48 hours to complete the exam. Topic: Primary assistive devices to help rehabilitation of people with neurological disorders. PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials: 2008 Optimizing Compliant, Model-Based Robotic Assistance to Promote Neurorehabilitation; 2012 Iterative learning control in health care; 2001 A myosignal-based powered exoskeleton system; 2005 Control method of robot suit HAL working as operator's muscle; 2007 Active-impedance control of a lower-limb assistive exoskeleton; 2015 Variable impedance control of redundant manipulators; 2009 A neuro-sliding-mode control with adaptive modeling of uncertainty
Biomedical ImagingDr. David LalushAt-home exam: starts on April 20 by 9am, due April 22 by 11:00 PM. Topic: Kinetic Modeling in PET Imaging
PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials:
Background PET Kinetic Modeling 2004; Background_PET_Systems; Lammertsma_SRTM_Paper_1996
PharmacoengineeringDr. Shawn GomezRemote Take Home Exam held on Wednesday May 25th from 9 am, to be returned by May 26th 9 am.PhD Qualifying Exam Reading Materials: PhD Qualifying Exam Overview; Mathematical Modelling of an outbreak of zombie Infection
Biomedical MicrodevicesDr. Michael DanieleTake Home Exam. Prof will send out June 13 by 8:00 AM and it should be returned by June 15 at 8:00 AM. Topic: Fundamentals & Applications of Biomedical Microdevices & Sensors. PhD Qualifying Exam Overview and Reading Materials
Regenerative MedicineDr. Donald FreytesTake-home exam, prof will submit by 5pm on July 22 and it will be due a week later, by midnight on July 29.PhD Qualifying Exam Reading Materials: Cell 2006 Takahashi; Nature Protocols 2008 by Park; Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 2012 by Bellin;
Science 1998 Thomson; Stem Cells 2007 Chamberlain;
Stem Cells 2014 by Feng-Juan Lv
Rehabilitation EngineeringDr. Jacque ColeAugust 2022- TBDAugust 2022- TBD
Biomedical ImagingDr. Alon GreenbaumSeptember 2022- TBDSeptember 2022- TBD
PharmacoengineeringDr. Yevgeny BrudnoOctober 2022- TBDOctober 2022- TBD
Biomedical MicrodevicesDr. William PolacheckNovember 2022- TBDNovember 2022- TBD
Regenerative MedicineDr. Roger NarayanDecember 2022- TBD
December 2022- TBD
Regnerative MedicineDr. Scott MagnessPAST EXAM: August 12, 2021
Take home exam
Topic: Stem cell Concepts: In vivo tissue regeneration and
ex vivo tissue engineering. Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials:
1) Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine
2) Regeneration of Damaged Cells
3) Mesenchymal Stem Cells
4) Stem Cell Progeny
5) Nature Year in Review 2016
Rehabilitation EngineeringDr. Derek KamperPAST EXAM: An in-class exam portion will be held on Wed, Sept. 29 from 10am -12pm.
A take-home portion will be due on Thursday, Sept. 30 at noon.
Rehabilitation PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials:
1) Chen_Smart crutches
2) Debarba_Virtual Reality2017
3) Dingwell_Neurophysiol_2002
4) Lambercy_Grip Control
5) Maimon_Prosthetic Limb
6) Nabeshima_Advanced Robotics
7) Ranzini_Neurocognitive Robot-assisted Rehabilitation
Biomedical ImagingDr. Gianmarco PintonPAST EXAM: October 27, 2021, at 9 amTopic: Ultrasound Imaging Methods. Reading Materials:
1) Contrast_agents
2) Elastography
3) Functional_ultrasound
4) Harmonic_imaging
5) Synthetic_aperture
6) Therapy_overview
7) Time_reversal
*Additional background: Foundations of Biomedical Ultrasound (Biomedical Engineering) by Richard S. C. Cobbold. Oxford University Press, 2006
Pharmacoengineering Dr. David ZaharoffPAST EXAM: Exam on November 19, 9-11am in 4142 EB3Topic: Biologics Delivery Systems. PhD Qualifying Exam Overview
Reading Materials:
1) Akash 2015-Natural and Synthetic Polymers as Drug Carriers
2) Kim 2014-Natural and synthetic biomaterials
3) Silva 2015-Delivery Systems for Biopharmaceuticals Part I
4) Silva 2015-Delivery Systems for Biopharmaceuticals Part II
5) Vishwakarma 2016-Engineering Immunomodulatory Biomaterials
6) What Makes Biologics Unique
7) Zhao 2017-Polycationic vectors for gene delivery