Biomedical Engineering Seminar

November 19, 2018
November 19, 2018
Speaker: Gowri Gowrishankar, PhD
                 Massachusetts Institute of Technology     
Title: Electroporation: How do Pores Stay Open After Pulsing, by Molecule Insertion?     
Location: Biomedical Engineering Auditorium
Time: 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Dr. Gowri Gowrishankar received his doctorate in medical physics from the University of Chicago. His research interests are in the areas of bioelectromagnetics, electrical injury, and transdermal and tranungual drug delivery. His research focuses on in silico modeling of electric field effects on single cells and multicellular systems. His recent work explores the role of external molecules on electroporation kinetics and post-pulse transport. 

Dr. Gowrishankar is a co-inventor of a functional method of simulation that enables modeling of coupled transport of charge, heat and molecules in complex geometries. He has co-invented several methods of minimally invasive drug delivery across skin and nail. He has developed a device for painlessly creating openings in nail plate for topical treatment of nail fungal infection. He has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a co-inventor on seven patents and patent applications.

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