Jia Jun Chia receives HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Award

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Jia Jun Chia has received a HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Award. This award recognizes commitment to research at the interface of basic science and medicine.

Alyssa Taylor elected ASEE officer

Lecturer Alyssa Taylor has been elected as Member-at-Large for the Biomedical Engineering Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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    UW Bioengineering: Building World Leadership in Heart Regeneration

UW Bioengineering: Building World Leadership in Heart Regeneration

UW Bioengineering and Pathology announce new assistant professors Jennifer Davis and Kelly Stevens. They will be part of the UW heart regeneration program.

Lara Gamble named Fellow of AVS

Dr. Gamble is recognized for her continued development of novel biomedical surface analysis tools and methodology for advancing our understanding of diagnostic devices and biological materials.

2015-16 undergraduate scholarships announced

Ten UW Bioengineering undergraduates have received College of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Most scholarship award decisions were made on the basis of merit, […]

UW Bioengineering eNews – Spring/Summer 2015

Read the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of UW Bioengineering eNews for the latest on how our students and faculty are inventing the future of medicine.

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    Lecturer Alyssa Taylor recognized for teaching excellence, promoting academic discovery

Lecturer Alyssa Taylor recognized for teaching excellence, promoting academic discovery

Instead of pursuing a tenure-track faculty position or a job in industry, UW Bioengineering Lecturer Alyssa Taylor decided to focus on her passion for undergraduate education and become a course lecturer. Today, Dr. Taylor is recognized for her work teaching and mentoring BioE students, and promoting academic discovery in the department community.

  • UW Bioengineers, led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, designed a polymer-based hydrogel with nanoscale grooves and ridges, shown in this scanning electron microscope image, for growing heart cells. The nano-grooved surface causes immature human heart cells to organize and mature into a layer of human heart tissue useful for testing toxic effects of drugs.
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    Coulter Program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact (Part 2 of 2)

Coulter Program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact (Part 2 of 2)

This May marks the 10th anniversary of the UW’s Coulter Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering, which has helped propel dozens of UW inventions from the lab toward clinical use. We profile one of Coulter’s recent successes: a platform for growing cardiac cells for drug toxicity testing. Researchers in BioE’s Deok-Ho Kim’s lab developed the technology, which was recently spun out to the start-up NanoSurface Biomedical.

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    Alumnus Patrick Hsieh confronts challenges in cardiac stem cell therapy

Alumnus Patrick Hsieh confronts challenges in cardiac stem cell therapy

UW Bioengineering alumnus Patrick Hsieh is confronting these challenges by developing stem cell therapy strategies for treating cardiovascular disease and preventing heart failure. Dr. Hsieh’s research focuses on developing drug delivery and biomaterials that promote the survival, retention and integration of cardiac stem cells.

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    Students win Second Place, Finalist, Best Idea Prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

Students win Second Place, Finalist, Best Idea Prizes at UW Business Plan Competition

Five UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $30,000 of start-up funding at the 18th annual UW Business Plan Competition. The competition offers entrepreneurial students an opportunity to turn their ideas into compelling and viable startups. BioE teams won seven of the 14 prizes in the competition, including the second place and finalist prizes.