MIT researchers headline upcoming chemical engineering seminars

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will headline the next two installments of the spring Chemical Engineering Seminar Series.

Neda Bagheri, postdoctoral research associate in biological engineering at MIT, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3, in 108 Wartik Laboratory on Penn State's University Park campus.

Bagheri will present "Computational methods to investigate cell regulatory dynamics of virus-host interaction and T-cell signaling."

Bagheri's research involves computational and statistical analysis of individual T-cell regulation, function and differentiation upon antigenic stimulation. He also studies dynamical systems modeling of interactions between virus and host cells to improve combinatorial effects of oncolytic adenovirus cancer therapy.

Christian Metallo, postdoctoral fellow in chemical engineering at MIT, will speak the following week as part of the series. He will present "Rethinking carbon utilization in human cells" at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8, in 108 Wartik Laboratory on Penn State's University Park campus.

Metallo's research focuses on the dynamic interplay between cell signaling, metabolism and stem cell function.

The seminars are free and open to the public.

Last Updated February 01, 2011