旅美科协华盛顿分会和北京中医大学美国中医中心联合举办“名师名人”系列讲座第十七讲和第十八讲

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CAST-DC/NIS & USCCM-BUCM 2019 Seminar
Pain-Sensing Neurons | Silicon Photonic Devices
旅美科协华盛顿分会和北京中医大学美国中医中心
联合举办“名师名人”系列讲座
第十七讲和第十八讲

Time: Saturday March 9th, 2019, 1:30pm-5pm
Location: 9600 Blackwell Road, #300, Rockville, MD 20850
US Center for Chinese Medicine by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
北京中医大学美国中医中心

第十七讲 Title: Why we itch? – Molecular and Genetic Studies of Pain-sensing Neurons


Distinguished Speaker: Prof. Xinzhong Dong
Professor of Neuroscience, Neurosurgery, Dermatology
Early Career Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Department of Neuroscience
John Hopkins University, USA

Abstract:
Itch is a sensation we feel everyday. However, it is not much known about what neurons and molecules mediate itch until recently. In addition, many diseases can cause chronic itch which affects quality of life for millions of people. Currently there is no any FDA approved drug specifically treating chronic itch. Dr. Xinzhong Dong at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will talk about the recent development of itch research and novel strategy to treat chronic itch.

Speaker Biography
Dr. Xinzhong Dong is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dong has identified many genes specifically expressed in the pain-sensing neurons of the brain’s dorsal-root ganglia.

Using approaches that include molecular biology, mouse genetics and behavior, and electrophysiology, his research examines the function of these genes in pain sensation.

Dr. Dong serves on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences and the Center for Sensory Biology, as well as on the Neurosurgery Pain Research Institute’s scientific advisory board.

He received his B.A. from Holy Cross College and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

第十八讲 Title: Silicon photonic devices for optical signal (de)multiplexing in wavelength, polarization and mode


Prof. Yikai Su
Department of Electronic Engineering
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
800 Dong-Chuan Rd
Shanghai, 200240, China
http://otip.sjtu.edu.cn

Abstract:

Optical signal multiplexing is an important technique in large capacity systems covering telecommunications, data centers and super computers. Multiple signals can be combined and separated in different dimensions including wavelength (frequency), polarization, and mode. Silicon photonics provides an excellent platform to achieve high density integration of multiple channels, which are multiplexed at the transmitter and de-multiplexed at the receiver side. In this talk we will discuss optical interleaving and filtering devices for wavelength processing, polarization beam splitting and rotating devices, and a high order mode multiplexer and a sub-wavelength mode converter.

Speaker’s biography:

Yikai Su (Ph.D. in EE) graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA in 2000. He worked at Crawford Hill Laboratory of Bell Laboratories and he joined the Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a Full Professor in 2004. His research areas cover silicon photonic devices for information transmission and switching. He has over 400 publications in international journals and conferences, with more than 4000 citations (scopus search). He holds 6 US patents and ~50 Chinese patents.

Prof. Su has served as an associate editor of APL Photonics (2016- ), a topical editor of Optics Letters (2008-2014), and a guest editor of IEEE JSTQE (2008/2011). He is the chair of IEEE Photonics Society Shanghai chapter, a general co-chair of ACP 2012, a TPC co-chair of ACP 2011 and APCC 2009. He also served as a TPC member of a large number of international conferences including CLEO (2016-2018), ECOC (2013-2017), OFC (2011-2013), OECC 2008, CLEO-PR 2007, and LEOS (2005-2007).

Registration
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Fee FREE seminar to public, $5 for onsite refreshments if needed
Dress Code Business Casual

Organizers CAST Washington DC Chapter and Network Information Society
US Center for Chinese Medicine by Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Co-organizer NIST-CSSA, NIH-CSSA

About CAST-DC/NIS

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