Biotech Building

The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering offers regular seminars to enrich the academic experience for students and faculty.

The presentations are held at 2:30 p.m. in JSCBB Room A108 unless otherwise noted. Refreshments follow at 3:30 p.m.

When schedules permit, drop-in sessions with the speakers are offered after the seminars.

James and Catherine Patten Seminar Series

The Patten Seminar Series brings notable professors to campus each academic year to speak on research topics across chemical and biological engineering.

Frontiers of Biological Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

This new lecture series was established in 2017 by the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the BioFrontiers Institute. The series celebrates the common ground between both groups, which share space in the Jennie Smoly Caruthers Biotechnology Building, and showcases preeminent leaders in biological engineering.

Spring 2018 Seminars

  • Jan. 18: Patten Seminar | Jacinta Conrad "Shake it Off: Dynamics of Bacterial Adhesion at Interfaces"
    Ernest J. and Barbara M. Henley Associate Professor, University of Houston
    Host: Daniel Schwartz
  • Jan. 23: Patten Seminar | Kristala L.J. Prather "Metabolite Valves: Dynamic Control of Metabolic Flux for Pathway Engineering"
    Arthur D. Little Professor, MIT
    Host: Anushree Chatterjee
  • Jan. 25: Jimmy Lawrence
    Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Hosts: Christopher Bowman and Andrew Goodwin
  • Jan. 30: Maria Lukatskaya "Synergizing High Capacitance with Fast Charging: Materials Design and Mechanisms"
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
    Host: Charles Musgrave
  • Feb. 1: Xiaoguang (William) Wang
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
    Host: Jerome Fox
  • Feb. 15: Monirosadat (Sanaz) Sadati
    Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Chicago
    Host: Daniel Schwartz
  • Feb. 20: Siddarth Srinivasan
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
    Host: Daniel Schwartz
  • Feb. 22: Patten Seminar | Tim Whitehead "Programming Biomolecules by Deep Sequencing and Design"
    Johansen-Crosby Endowed Chair, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
    Host: Joel Kaar
  • Feb. 27: C. Wyatt Shields
    Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
    Host: Andrew Goodwin
  • March 1: Jinhye Bae
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
    Host: Kristi Anseth
  • March 15: Cesar de la Fuente-Nunez
    Postdoctoral Associate, MIT
    Host: Joel Kaar