Bioengineering and Human Physiology HA 2023

Course Available in: Lima, Peru

Bioengineering and Human Physiology

Cyborgs, mind-controlled devices, advanced prosthetics, genetic engineering and sensors to monitor how your body works are all examples of the latest medical technologies that has revolutionized medicine. This course teaches the basics of human physiology and engineering and uses these concepts to understand the basics of DNA isolation, CRISPR, gene editing, blood glucose sensors, wireless cameras used for endoscopy, and advanced prosthetics for the eye and arm. The journey takes us from joints, including artificial joints, and their replacements and travels to the eyes, heart, lungs, stomach, and finish our journey with mind-machine devices. Students will isolate DNA, deign a prosthetic arm, write some computer code to control a device, make a circuit to sense light, and explore the extraordinary solutions of modern engineering to human disease!

January 16 – 27, 2023 (Monday to Friday)

From 9:00 am to 3:30 pm

In-person in your country

Rabindra “Robin” Shivnaraine

PhD, Stanford University

Rabindra (Robin) Shivnaraine holds a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and Pharmacology from the University of Toronto and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University. He was trained by James Wells (University of Toronto) and by Brian Kobilka (Nobel Prize Chemistry) and Steven Chu (Nobel Prize Physics) at Stanford University, studying the mechanisms by which a protein changes its shape to cause functional effects within a cell. This research involved building novel microscopes, writing software, and synthesizing new chemical tools. He was Dean’s Fellow of the Stanford School of Medicine and an Interdisciplinary Scholar of the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institutes of Stanford University. Currently, Robin is an Instructor at Stanford University in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology. In his spare time, Robin likes to play tennis and to go road biking.