Maroney-Bryan Lecture

Audience listening to the 2019 Maroney-Bryan lecturer

The Maroney-Bryan Lecture in Biomedical Engineering & Innovation

From 2010 to today, the Biomedical Engineering Department at UC Davis has invited standout innovators to share their entrepreneurial journey at the annual Maroney-Bryan Distinguished Lecture. This seminal series highlights how researchers in biomedical engineering, medicine, and biotechnology have created solutions of a different caliber and translated them to industry to bring a sustainable, healthier and more resilient world within reach. This year, the event will be held on November 19 and feature Dr. Pamela Munster, Founder of Alessa Therapeutics.

Past speakers include:

  • 2010  Thomas Fogarty, Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery (Stanford University)
  • 2011  Leroy Hood, President and co-founder, Institute for Systems Biology
  • 2012  Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Professor, Bioengineering (Rice University); Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Rice University); Founder, Beyond Traditional Borders; Director, Rice 360°: Institute for Global Health Technology
  • 2013  Paul Yock, Professor of Medicine and Director of Biodesign, Stanford University; Founding Co-Chair of Stanford University Department of Bioengineering
  • 2014  Bruce Rosen, Professor, Radiology (Harvard Medical School); Professor, Health Science and Technology (Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology; Director, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Massachusetts General Hospital)
  • 2015  Joseph DeSimone, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor, Chemistry (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); Distinguished Professor, Chemical Engineering (North Carolina State University); Professor, Chemistry (UNC); CEO Carbon3D
  • 2016  Fred Dinger, CEO, Aerin Medical
  • 2017  John Gore, Hertha Ramsey Cress Chair in Medicine, Vanderbilt University; Professor, Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics (Vanderbilt University); Director, Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science
  • 2018  Stanton Rowe, Chief Scientific Officer and Corporate Vice President of Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences; UC Davis BME External Advisory Board Member
  • 2019  Jennifer Elisseeff, Morton Goldberg Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Johns Hopkins); Director, Translational Tissue Engineering Center (Johns Hopkins)

The Maroney-Bryan Lecture is one of many examples of excellence emanating from the current Department of Biomedical Engineering. Additionally…

  • Ranked 21 and 28 in US News and World Report for our graduate and undergraduate programs, respectively.
  • Hands on learning as a core value: At UC Davis we emphasize translation through our close relationships with clinicians, both at the UC Davis Medical Center and at the School of Veterinary Medicine
  • We now serve over 400 students
  • 75+ percent of our students participate in undergraduate research on campus, with many going on to graduate or professional school. 
  • 50+ percent of our undergraduate students participate in off-campus internships at academic institutions, medical clinics, industry or national labs.
  • Award winning faculty: 14 American Institute for Medical And Biological Engineering fellows; 8 Biomedical Engineering Society Fellows: and in 2020, Department Chair Steven George was awarded the Senior Scientist Award by the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society and faculty members Ramsey Badawi and Simon R. Cherry were awarded the 2020 Chancellors Innovation Awards for their work developing EXPLORER, the world’s first total-body PET scanner.