Old Dominion University's Center for Bioelectrics hosted its 2021 Research Retreat on November 11, 2021. The retreat was organized by a Committee of Faculty and Postdocs of the Center. Professor Colunga Biancatelli Ruben led the committee which included Professors Olga Pakhomova, Christiana Dimitropoulou, Pavel Solopov and Postdocs Federica Castellani, Vitalii Kim and Flavia Mazzarda.

The retreat was in a hybrid-format with both in-person presentations and participants presenting remotely via zoom. In addition to members of the Center, guest speakers from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) and University of South Florida (USF) participated in the event.

Recognition and prizes were given for the following:

  • Best Young Scientist Presentation: Emily Gudvangen, B.S.
  • Best Postdoc Presentation: Flavia Mazzarda, Ph.D.
  • Schoenbach Scholarship: Alex Chittmas, B.S.

Some of the Abstracts presented on that day are published below.


Submissions from 2021

Intratumoral Immunotherapy with NanoPulse Stimulation and anti-PD-L1-Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in B16f10 Melanoma, Kamal Asadipour and Stephen J. Beebe

Electric Field Thresholds for Electroporation and Cell Death by Milli- To Nanosecond Pulses: How to Avoid Neuromuscular Stimulation in Cancer Ablation, Emily Gudvangen and Andrei G. Pakhomov

Challenges in Bioelectrics for Cancer Immunotherapy, Sigi Guo

Bipolar Cancellation of Cell Membrane Electroporation by Nanosecond Pulsed Electric Field, Vitalli Kim and Andrei G. Pakhomov

Synergistic Effect of Nanopulse and Cold Plasma in Pancreatic Cancer, Zobia Minhas, Edwin Ayobami Oshin, Ruben Colunga Biancatelli, Chunqi Jiang, and Sigi Guo

Evaluation of Electric Property Changes in Cancer Cells in Vitro Induced by Cold Plasma and Electric Field Treatment, Edwin Oshin, Zobia Minhas, Sigi Guo, Ruben Colunga Biancatelli, John D. Catravas, and Chunqi Jiang

Visualization of Plasma Membrane Potential Changes Within Nanoseconds Time Intervals Using Strobe Fluorescence, Iurii Semenov, Mantas Silkunas, and Andrei G. Pakhomov

Nanosecond Pulse Bursts for Neuron Stimulation, Mantas Silkunas, Emily Gudvangen, and Andrei G. Pakhomov

High-Throughput Screening to Identify Proteins Involved in Nanopores Formation After nsPEF, Giedre Silkuniene, Uma Maheswari Mangalanathan, Mantas Silkunas, Andrei G. Pakhomov, and Olga N. Pakhomova