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16 Sep
Bioengineering Graduate Seminar: Dr. Warren Ruder
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Lectures, Symposia, Etc.

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Research

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Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Graduate Students, Postdocs

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Department of Bioengineering
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Bioengineering Graduate Seminar: Dr. Warren Ruder

Dr. Strangeforce, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BiRM

Warren Ruder, PhD
Associate Professor
William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

 

Abstract: Sixteen years ago, I began my PhD as one of four inaugural trainees in the Pitt-CMU Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine (BiRM) NIH T32 training program. In this talk, I will discuss how studying biomechanics in Pittsburgh opened opportunities in fields where I never expected to publish when I started my PhD, including microbiology, marine biology, robotics, and genetic engineering. While I will show research highlighting how mechanics plays an important role in fields such as marine biology, ecology and medical devices, my main focus will be on highlighting how my experiences as a graduate student in Pittsburgh, along with wonderful lessons from two very different PhD co-advisors, has allowed biomechanics to take me on a truly unexpected journey in academia. This talk will be especially geared to graduate students with a focus on conveying lessons applicable to expanding your work beyond your current area of focus.

Bio:  Warren Ruder is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Ruder completed undergraduate engineering studies at MIT, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from CMU. Before his postdoctoral studies, he spent one month at McMurdo Station Antarctica as part of Professor Mark Denny’s Biomechanics Group within the NSF Antarctic Marine Biology Course. Professor Ruder then completed postdoctoral studies with Professor James Collins at BU and the Harvard Wyss Institute, and was a tenure-stream Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) for four and a half years at Virginia Tech. For the past four and a half years, he has been back in Pittsburgh. Along the way, Professor Ruder received a 2018 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Thursday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Benedum Hall, Room 157
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Bioengineering Graduate Seminar: Dr. Warren Ruder

Dr. Strangeforce, Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the BiRM

Warren Ruder, PhD
Associate Professor
William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow
Department of Bioengineering
University of Pittsburgh

 

Abstract: Sixteen years ago, I began my PhD as one of four inaugural trainees in the Pitt-CMU Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine (BiRM) NIH T32 training program. In this talk, I will discuss how studying biomechanics in Pittsburgh opened opportunities in fields where I never expected to publish when I started my PhD, including microbiology, marine biology, robotics, and genetic engineering. While I will show research highlighting how mechanics plays an important role in fields such as marine biology, ecology and medical devices, my main focus will be on highlighting how my experiences as a graduate student in Pittsburgh, along with wonderful lessons from two very different PhD co-advisors, has allowed biomechanics to take me on a truly unexpected journey in academia. This talk will be especially geared to graduate students with a focus on conveying lessons applicable to expanding your work beyond your current area of focus.

Bio:  Warren Ruder is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering and William Kepler Whiteford Faculty Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Ruder completed undergraduate engineering studies at MIT, and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from CMU. Before his postdoctoral studies, he spent one month at McMurdo Station Antarctica as part of Professor Mark Denny’s Biomechanics Group within the NSF Antarctic Marine Biology Course. Professor Ruder then completed postdoctoral studies with Professor James Collins at BU and the Harvard Wyss Institute, and was a tenure-stream Assistant Professor of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) for four and a half years at Virginia Tech. For the past four and a half years, he has been back in Pittsburgh. Along the way, Professor Ruder received a 2018 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award.

Thursday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m.

Benedum Hall, Room 157
3700 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Topic

Research

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