TiME Day

TiME Day Symposium | Wednesday, April 3, 2024

The Tissue Microenvironment (TiME) Day Symposium will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m, in 1005 Beckman and the Beckman atrium.


Time Topic Location
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration and Poster Setup Outside 1005 Beckman
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Welcome: Rohit Bhargava and Rex Gaskins 1005 Beckman
10:15 – 10:20 a.m. Sjoerd Finnema Introduction 1005 Beckman
10:20 – 11:10 a.m. Sjoerd Finnema (40-Minute Talk + Q/A) 1005 Beckman
11:10 – 11:15 a.m. Yang Liu Introduction 1005 Beckman
11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. Yang Liu (40-Minute Talk + Q/A) 1005 Beckman
12:05 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch w/ Poster Session 1005 Beckman and Beckman Atrium
1:45 – 1:50 p.m. Introduce Michael King 1005 Beckman
1:50 – 2:40 p.m. Michael King (40-minute talk + Q/A) 1005 Beckman
2:40 – 2:45 p.m. Gregory Underhill Introduction 1005 Beckman
2:45 – 3:35 p.m. Gregory Underhill (40-Minute Talk + Q/A) 1005 Beckman
3:35 – 4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks, Refreshments, and Networking 1005 Beckman


Sjoerd Finnema

Sjoerd Finnema

Head of Molecular Imaging, Translational Imaging at AbbVie

Sjoerd Finnema serves as the head of molecular and translational imaging at AbbVie and has expertise in positron emission tomography, neuropsychopharmacology, and neurobiology.

He received his Ph.D. in experimental neuroscience from Karolinska Institutet in 2011.

Michael King

Michael King

J. Lawrence Wilson Professor, Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Michael King works at the interface of cellular engineering, drug delivery, and nanotechnology. His lab employs engineering concepts to understand biomedically important processes that occur in the bloodstream, including cancer metastasis, inflammation, and thrombosis.

He received his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1999.

Yang Liu

Yang Liu

Professor, Bioengineering, University of Illinois

Yang Liu investigates the future of precision medicine through cutting-edge multiscale optical microscopy, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence, and large-scale bioimage informatics.

She received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 2006.

Gregory Underhill

Associate Professor, Bioengineering

Gregory Underhill’s research focuses on cellular fate decisions, including in particular, the tissue development and engineering of the liver. These efforts are at the interface of cell and developmental biology, genomics, biomaterials, and microfabrication.

He earned Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Poster Instructions

  • Standard 3′ by 4′ poster
  • Check with the registration table to identify which board to use to hang your poster
  • There will be push pins at the registration table
  • Hang your poster by 10:00 a.m.
  • Take down your poster by 4:00 p.m.