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Sep
25
Wed
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Thao (Vicky) Nguyen @ Mason Hall Auditorium

Thao (Vicky) Nguyen will deliver a lecture titled “Biomechanics of the optic nerve head in glaucoma” as part of the Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. Nguyen is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Marlin U. Zimmerman, Jr. Faculty Scholar.

Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve axons and remodeling of the connective tissues in the optic nerve head. High pressure in the the eye is a major risk factor for the disease, and lowering this pressure is currently the only effective way to slow the disease’s progression. Nguyen seeks to understand the fundamental biomechanical mechanisms through which changes in the intraocular pressure alter the physiological function of cells and remodel the collagen structures of the optic nerve head. In this presentation, she will describe ongoing work to measure the deformation response of the cellular and connective tissue structures of the optic nerve head to pressure, characterize alterations with age and glaucoma, model the effects of structural variations on the deformation and stress response, and investigate the mechanisms through which stress can direct connective tissue growth and remodeling.


The Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series began in 1993 as a way to honor newly promoted full professors. Professor Giddens, originator of the series, served as the fifth dean of Engineering at Johns Hopkins.

Nov
11
Mon
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session and Alumni Gathering 2019
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
RISE@APL Poster and Information Session and Alumni Gathering 2019 @ Glass Pavilion

The Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE@APL) program allows highly qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the Whiting School of Engineering and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences the opportunity to conduct research at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

At the event, last summer’s scholars will share their experiences at APL. Following the formal program, there will be a poster session and open networking reception for current students, their APL mentors, and Hopkins engineering alumni. Additionally, representatives from APL and WSE will be available to answer students’ questions about the application and selection process.

Register for the 2019 RISE@APL Info Session and Alumni Gathering
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