A 2-member delegation from the Biomedical Engineering Department University of Houston visited iCreate and met start-ups in the field of biomedical devices. They are now looking to partner with entrepreneurs to promote commercialization of the innovation. The start-ups got a chance to get a global outlook as well as one on one expert guidance for their project/venture/device. About Mentors: Dr. Metin Akay PhD Founding Chair Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Houston. Prof. Metin Akay is currently the founding chair of the new Biomedical Engineering Department and the John S. Dunn professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Houston. He received hisB.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1981 and 1984, respectively and a PhD degree from Rutgers University in 1990 Dr Akay has played a key role in promoting biomedical education in the world by writing and editing several books, editing several special issues of prestigious journals, including the Proc of IEEE, and giving more than hundred keynotes, plenary and invited talks at international conferences, symposiums and workshops regarding emerging technologies in biomedical engineering. His Neural Engineering and Informatics Lab is interested in developing an intelligent wearable system for monitoring motor functions in Post-Stroke Hemiplegic Patients and detecting coronary artery disease. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey in 1981 and 1984, respectively and a PhD degree from Rutgers University in 1990 Dr Chandra Mohan Professor - Biomedical Engineering Depatment University of Houston Following his medical training in Pathology and Rheumatology at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, Dr Mohan undertook his doctoral thesis work focusing on the cellular immunology of lupus at Tufts University, Boston. His post-doctoral training had focused on the genetic analysis of murine lupus. As an independent investigator, his laboratory’s research efforts have concentrated on elucidating the cellular, molecular, and genetic players leading to murine lupus, with corresponding translational studies in human lupus. His more recent work has focused on translating findings from basic biology towards the early diagnosis of end-organ involvement in autoimmune diseases. Dr Mohan’s ongoing studies are aimed at tapping leads from proteomic and metabolomic platforms to mine new biomarkers and targets in chronic rheumatic diseases. Dr Mohan has won numerous awards, including most recently, he became the Cullen Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Houston.
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