OMILab and NBEL are hosting a talk on Numerical Approaches in Biomimetic and Translational Research
Dr. Tinen Iles, University of Minnesota Medical School
1 August 2022
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The Open Media and Information Lab (OMILab) and the Neuro-Biomorphic Engineering Lab (NBEL) are hosting a talk on:
Numerical Approaches in Biomimetic and Translational Research in the Black Bear: Explainability of Causation in Biological Systems
Dr. Tinen Iles
University of Minnesota Medical School
Recent interdisciplinary studies highlight the importance of a mathematical tool box of methods in analyzing wildlife data to optimize its translation to clinical applications and to the explainability of causation in a biological system.
There has been extensive research on the biomimetic translation of the American black bears' adaptation to long periods of hibernation (immobility) that may be applied to human medicine.
American black bears (Ursus americanus) hibernate from 4-6 months in Minnesota; during this time they remain relatively normothermic, produce minimum activity, lose very little muscle mass and have asystolic cardiac events of over 30 seconds; the adaptations that bears achieve during hibernation are worthy of investigation.
This seminar will cover the clinical perspective, the application of hibernation physiology in the black bear, patient environment and phenotypes in addition to observations on the connectivity of biomedical, wildlife and conservation research.