David Sing, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Physics & Astronomy and Earth & Planetary Sciences
“A Comparative View of Exoplanet Atmospheres”
Abstract: Hubble has played the definitive role in the characterization of planets outside of our own solar system. The atmospheres of these exoplanets can now be probed in depth across a diverse range of planets from smaller rocky worlds to Neptune and Jupiter sizes. With the Hubble Space Telescope and soon JWST, a new era of atmospheric studies is opening up, where wide scale comparative planetology of dozens of planets in different physical environments is now possible. Such studies can provide powerful insights into how planets form and evolve in different conditions and how their atmospheres work.
Joshua Doloff, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Director, Immunoengineering and Regenerative Medicine Lab
“Modulating the Immune System to Prevent Host Rejection of Implant/Transplant Systems for Modern Medicine”
Abstract: Biomedical implant and transplant systems comprise a major component of modern healthcare and are essential for a wide range of clinical applications; however, a huge impediment to their therapeutic performance and lifespan is host immune-mediated rejection. Systems biology approaches to elucidate core players in this response will be presented in the context of identifying next generation drug targets, which will be leveraged toward the design of next generation technologies for eliminating host rejection response.
About Faculty Forum
The Faculty Forum—a monthly celebration of recent faculty appointments, promotions, retirements, and awards—offers Hopkins faculty an opportunity to learn about the work of colleagues from disciplines across the university by hosting brief talks for a general faculty audience in an informal and convivial setting. Two short talks will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m.. Refreshments will be served from 4-6 p.m.. The next Forum will be October 9, 2019.
Open to all faculty members only. To attend, please register below.