Paul Yager presents at TEDXRainier Nov. 22, 2014 (video)

UW Bioengineering Professor and former department chair (2007-13) Dr. Paul Yager presented at TEDXRainier in Seattle’s McCaw Hall on November 22, in which he discussed how his research group is developing paper-based devices for diagnosing infectious disease, revolutionizing the world of medicine and increasing access to healthcare to everyone, everywhere.

  • student demonstrates vHAB platform for stroke rehabilitation
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    Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. students lead a 4-member team developing vHAB, a interactive virtual reality platform to rehabilitate stroke victims. The project was recently featured on a story appearing on the UW homepage as well as in a UW-produced video.

  • Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine.
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    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Valerie Daggett is hosting December 2014’s UW Walker Ames lecturer, Dr. Michael Levitt, the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt is a 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and was also Dr. Daggett’s postdoc advisor in the early 1990s.

  • Dr. Eric Chudler travels to Dharmsala, India to teach neuroscience to Tibetan Buddhist monks
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    Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

UW Bioengineering Research Associate Professor Dr. Eric Chudler recently returned from a trip to Dharmsala, India to teach Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience.

Assistant or Associate Professor Recruitment

The University of Washington Department of Bioengineering Invites Applications for a Tenure-Track or Tenured Position in Bioengineering. Applications are sought from candidates in all areas of bioengineering. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in tissue engineering (including stem cell research), immunoengineering and neural engineering. Consideration will also be made to candidates doing work in areas that bind and support the above fields such as synthetic and systems biology, computational, biomaterials research, protein engineering, and imaging.

  • UW Bioengineering professors Buddy Ratner and Cecilia Giachelli at UW Medicine 2014 Inventor of the Year event
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    Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner, UW joint professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, was honored with the second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award on November 6. He received the award at UW Medicine’s 2014 Inventor of the Year event held at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus.

David Castner Receives 2014 Rivière Prize

UW Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering David Castner was named as the 2014 recipient of the Rivière Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum at the November 2014 American Vacuum Society International Symposium and Exhibition. This award recognized Dr. Castner’s impact upon the field of surface analysis, particularly his contribution to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces.

  • Image of protein structure binding to folding amyloid protein
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    Valerie Daggett’s research featured in Alaska Airlines magazine

Valerie Daggett’s research featured in Alaska Airlines magazine

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Valerie Daggett’s research was featured in an article, “Innovative Medicine”, published in the November 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine. The article discussed novel approaches to treating complex diseases currently being developed by Seattle-area researchers, and details Dr. Daggett’s work designing peptides to neutralize harmful changes to proteins thought to have a role in amyloid diseases like Alzheimer’s.

  • UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
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    UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW Bioengineering’s BMES chapter engaged scientists of all ages at Life Sciences Research Weekend, held at Seattle Center November 7-9, 2014. Volunteers at the booth led activities demonstrating ultrasound and controlled release.

BioE PhD students lead, participate in CSNE Hackathon

UW Bioengineering PhD students led and participated in a weekend-long hackathon October 10-12, hosted by UW CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) . 15 Students from UW, MIT and San Diego State University were split into five teams of three students – one from each school – to build a device or system that aligned with the CSNE’s core missions of uniting the human brain with technology.