Biomedical Engineering the Future

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Virtual Event

Monday, July 20, 2020, 6 pm

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Husky Bites presents Special Guest Smitha Rao

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Michigan Technological University

About Husky Bites
Husky Bites are free 20-minute Interactive Zoom Webinars from the College of Engineering at Michigan Tech. Time after for Q&A.

Series Host
Janet Callahan, Dean of the College of Engineering
Michigan Technological University

Brain Food
Join us for a bite! Grab some dinner with Dean Janet Callahan and a special guest, and learn something new! This family-friendly event is BYOC (bring your own curiosity). 

When: Mondays, 6:00 p.m. starting May 11 and held weekly through August.


In the field of cancer research, the idea that scientists can disrupt cancer growth by changing the environment in which cancerous cells divide is growing in popularity. The primary way researchers have tested this theory is to conduct experiments using animals. But what if we could replace animal testing altogether? Smitha Rao and her tenacious team of undergraduate and graduate research students are getting closer every day. Cell scaffolding research aims to replace animal testing in cancer research with electrospun synthetics. Get the full scoop at

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