Junior undegraduate Nikita Milani has been accepted to The University of Tokyo’s Amgen Scholars program and will travel to Japan in summer 2015. Nikita will work in the lab of Yasuyuki Sakai, who investigates physiologically relevant cultured organ models, and implantable liver and pancreatic tissue scaffolds.
UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering’s advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.
Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health
No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.
UW BioE alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait – Promoting healthy lifestyles in Kuwaiti community
UW Bioengineering B.S. program alumnus and Fulbright Student Fellowship recipient Hani Mahmoud is currently working with Dasman Diabetes Institute in Kuwait to establish an electronic health record that enables Kuwaiti schools to screen, record and assess the state of health of their student populations.
UW bioengineers from Suzie Pun’s lab, along with collaborators from Emergency Medicine and Chemical Engineering, have developed an injectable polymer that could keep soldiers and trauma patients from bleeding to death.
Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins
Recent Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca is a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and will spend the next two years working with Dr. Michael Geeves of the University of Kent, UK, to better understand the myosin II isoforms that are predominantly expressed during in utero development
Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.
Ian Andrews, a junior undergraduate in Dr. Barry Lutz’s lab, has been selected to participate in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program.
UW Bioengineering welcomes Christopher Hall of Philips Healthcare to its Health Innovators Collaborative seminar series
Talk title: Delivering Innovation Across the Health Care Continuum
UW Bioengineering welcomes Arnold Milstein of Harvard University and the Pacific Business Group on Health to its Health Innovators Collaborative Seminar. Talk title: Providing Better Care with Less