Conventional pulsed power applications in biology and medicine have a long history, going back three centuries to Galvani, Volta, and Franklin (Benjamin), and even much earlier. Karl Schoenbach, working here at ODU, drawing on his experience in plasma physics and engineering, began in the 1990s with Stephen Beebe and colleagues at Eastern Virginia Medical School applying to biomedical targets a different kind of pulsed power: very high electric fields — megavolts per meter — for very short times — nanoseconds (billionths of a second). In doing so, he brought together the people and resources required to create a new multi-disciplinary field that includes physicists, engineers, cell and molecular biologists, and physicians. Explore Our Research
Professors Chen and Kong with postdoctoral fellow Dr. Sudhir Bhatt
Schematic overview of trident cold atmospheric plasma effects on cancer cells
Professor Pakhomova (center) with Drs. Aleksander Kielbik and Pamela Sowa
Professor Pakhomova with Olga Michel receiving the Early Career Investigator Award at the 3rd World Congress on Electroporation.
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Center for Bioelectrics Seminar Series
Unless specified otherwise, seminars are held on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (EST) via Zoom.
To join our seminars contact Donna Moore
|12/6/2022||John Foster, University of Michigan, USA||Progress in plasma-based water purification|
Guijun Wang, Old Dominion University, USA
|Carbohydrate Based Organogels and Hydrogels and Their Applications|
Marco Pravetoni, University of Washington, USA
|Development of immunotherapeutics to treat and prevent substance use disorders and overdose|
John Lazo, University of Virginia, USA
|Exploring the pharmacological properties of tyrosine phosphatase inhibitors|
|10/25/2022||Nobuhiro Ohta, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan||Cancer specific cell death induced by nanosecond pulsed electric field as revealed by fluorescence imaging of endogenous and exogenous fluorophores|
Hai-Lan Chen, Old Dominion University, USA
|A redox approach to wound disinfection and healing|
Joseph Reiner, Virginia Commonwealth, USA
Detecting cancer-marking peptides with cluster-enhanced nanopore sensing.
Michael Daniele, North Carolina State University, USA
|Microphysiological Systems at the Blood-Tissue Interface|
Hyun (Michel) Koo, University of Pennsylvania, USA
|Targeting biofilms of surfaces: from nanoparticles to microbiotics|
Richard Heller, University of South Florida, USA
|Therapeutic applications of pulsed electric fields|
Stephen Beebe, Old Dominion University, USA
|Dynamic effects of NPS on mitochondria and cellular electron transport|
|4/19/2022||Richard A. Britten, Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA||The role of NASA funded space radiation research in changing the conceptual basis of radiation effects on the CNS|
|4/12/2022||Lisha Yang, University of Nevada, USA||Characterization of the plasma membrane current induced by ultrashort nanosecond electric pulses in adrenal chromaffin cells: Na+ influx via voltage-independent ion channels, plasma membrane nanopores, or both?|
|4/5/2022||Pengwei Zhang, Old Dominion University, USA||Mechanistic studies on intracellular trafficking of human papillomavirus during infection|
|3/29/2022||Ana Pego, University of Porto, Portugal||Nanobiomaterials for neural regeneration: Breaking barriers with nanotools|
|3/22/2022||Peter W. Grabham, Columbia University, USA||Blood vessels in space vessels: The microvasculature in the space environment|
|3/15/2022||Guijun Wang, Old Dominion University, USA||Carbohydrate based organogels and hydrogels and their applications|
|3/01/2022||Siqi Guo, Old Dominion University, USA||Immunological effects and mechanisms of nanosecond electric pulse tumor ablation|
|2/22/2022||Venkat Maruthamuthu, Old Dominion University, USA||Mechanical regulation of cell adhesion and contractility|
|2/15/2022||Michael Kong, Old Dominion University, USA||Cold-plasma regulation of metabolism to target tumorigenesis and inflammation|
|2/08/2022||Olga Pakhomova, Old Dominion University, USA||Role of ion channels in the plasma membrane permeabilization by nanosecond pulsed electric field|
|2/01/2022||Michael Levin, Tufts University, USA||Bioelectric networks: from basal cognition to electroceuticals for regenerative medicine|
Old Dominion University, USA
Visual of Plasma membrane potential changes within nanoseconds time intervals using strobe fluorescence
University of California San Diego, USA
|Photosynthetic bio-manufacturing in green algae: food and fuel for the 21st century|
University of Maryland, USA
|Mechanochemical regulation of lung endothelial cell barrier function|
University of California, Irvine Medical Center, USA
Making, Maintaining, and Repairing Skin Barrier
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania
|Cellular Responses and the Electronics Behind the Electric and Magnetic Field Treatment Techniques in VilniusTECH|
Old Dominion University, USA
|Evaluating the effect of pulsed electric field and plasma on biological tissues by determining tissue conductivity|
|10/26/2021||Julita Kulbacka, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland||PEFs in gastrointestinal cancers-in vitro and in vivo models|
|10/19/2021||Guillermo Marshall, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina||The quest for an optimal dose-response relationship in EP-based tumor treatments|
Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA
|Extracellular Vesicles Take Charge in Obesity Comorbidities|
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