Frontiers in Science Public Lecture Series with Dr. Elizabeth Brainerd

“Biomedical Imaging: Extending the Powers of Human Observation”

"Our abilities to see from the minuscule and the immense, and high-speed imaging acts like a microscope for time, slicing it into tiny pieces that can be reassembled to track motions of the fastest organisms on earth. Imaging modalities such as CT, MRI and PET scanning probe inside humans and other animals to visualize bones, muscles, and organs that are normally hidden from view. In this talk, I'll review overall advances in biomedical imaging and then focus on a new technology developed in my research group, X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology (XROMM). With XROMM we can visualize bones and joints in freely moving subjects, such as frogs jumping, bats flying, sea turtles swimming and the knees of humans during sports maneuvers, such as jump-cuts.

The 2019 FAU Frontiers in Science lecture series runs from Friday, January 11 through Friday, April 5. Learn about topics such as the astrobiology of meteorites, to keeping your genome safe. Explore the sciences with eight researchers and innovators from across the globe and right here in our own community. We invited experts in the fields of Anthropology, Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Mathematics, and Physics. Science Dean, Dr. Ata Sarajedini states, “My hope is that these lectures stir you to deeper learning, explain your world, ignite your discussions, and bring the richness of the sciences to you.”

Find out more at: science.fau.edu/frontiers.php.

Friday, February 15 at 3:30pm to 6:00pm

FAU General Classroom North, GN 102 General Classroom North Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event Type

Lectures, colloquia, seminars, etc.





College of Science


Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity