Fall 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews for Peers

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of UW Bioengineering e-News for Peers In this issue: News Briefs 2013-14 Faculty Awards and Highlights Dear Friends and Colleagues, At the start of […]

  • Graphic of swabs used, and specimens collected, in diagnostic testing for disease
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    Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.

  • UW Bioengineering Professor Ruikang Wang's research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal
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    Ruikang Wang’s research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal

Ruikang Wang’s research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Ruikang Wang’s research is featured on the cover of the October issue of the journal Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging (OSLI) Retina. Dr. Wang, a noted innovator in the field of optical imaging, and collaborators published two papers in the issue investigating applications of OCT angiography.

Paul Yager to speak at TEDxRainier 2014

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Paul Yager will present a talk at TEDxRainier 2014 on November 22nd. Dr. Yager, who served as UW BioE chair from 2007 to 2013, focuses on development of microfluidic devices and systems for analysis of biological fluids for use in biomedical diagnostics. The primary goal of his work is to expand access to healthcare by creating low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices that can easily be used in low-resource settings.

November 4: Building a new epicenter for healthcare innovation – Cambia’s bet on the Pacific Northwest

Rob Coppedge, Senior Vice President Strategic Investment and Corporate Development, Cambia Health Solutions will discuss how Cambia Health Solutions, a company with a long history in the region, is making a big investment in Seattle’s health care innovation infrastructure.

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    Systems Biology Postdoctoral Research Associate – Montana State University

Systems Biology Postdoctoral Research Associate – Montana State University

Job posting for Systems Biology Postdoctoral Research Associate – Montana State University. A postdoctoral research position is available for the in silico study of metabolic electron fluxes for biofuels synthesis.

  • Charles Murry, UW professor of cardiology, pathology and bioengineering
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    Charles Murry to present first lecture in UW’s 2014 Engineering Lecture Series

Charles Murry to present first lecture in UW’s 2014 Engineering Lecture Series

Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, cardiology and bioengineering, will present the first lecture in UW’s 2014 Engineering Lecture Series, “Engineering the Heart: From Cell Therapy to Computer Technology”. Dr. Murry will present a talk entitled “Engineering a Broken Heart”, on October 15, 2014.

  • David Tirrell, 2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture
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    2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: David A. Tirrell: Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: from polymers to proteomics

2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: David A. Tirrell: Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: from polymers to proteomics

The Department of Bioengineering welcomes David A. Tirrell of California Institute of Technology to present the 2014
Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: “REINTERPRETING THE GENETIC CODE: FROM POLYMERS TO PROTEOMICS”

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    Postdoctoral fellow position, Jensen Lab, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Postdoctoral fellow position, Jensen Lab, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Postdoctoral fellow position, Jensen Lab, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute

  • Kathie Jordan, Director of the UW Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program
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    Kathie Jordan promoted to Program Director, Kassandra Thomson appointed Assistant Director, of UW Coulter TRP Program

Kathie Jordan promoted to Program Director, Kassandra Thomson appointed Assistant Director, of UW Coulter TRP Program

We are pleased to announce that Kathie Jordan, PhD has been promoted to Director of the UW Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program. Kathie was appointed as the Interim Director of the UW Coulter TRP Program in December 2013. We are also pleased to welcome Kassandra Thomson, PhD as the new Assistant Director of the UW Coulter TRP Program, appointed in June of 2014.