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TiME Day Symposium

Event Type
Cancer Center at Illinois
Apr 3, 2024   9:30 am - 4:15 pm  
Marcia Pool
Originating Calendar
Cancer Center Events


The annual TiME Day Symposium features speakers Sjoerd Finnema, Michael King, Yang Liu, and Gregory Underhill, as well as student presentations and an awards ceremony.

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9:30 – 10:00 a.m. 
Registration and Poster Setup 
Outside 1005 Beckman 
10:00 – 10:15 a.m. 
Welcome Remarks: 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

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

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

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.

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