Emeritus Faculty

UW Bioengineering emeritus faculty are retired from active teaching and research activities in the department, do not maintain labs, and do not accept graduate students. Emeritus faculty include:

Kirk W. Beach
David M. Foster
Michael Hlastala
Allan S. Hoffman
Thomas A. Horbett
Martin J. Kushmerick
Henry C. Lai
Roy Martin
Don Martyn
Francis Spelman
Pedro Verdugo

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Kelli Jayn Nichols, Director of Academic Services
I direct UW Bioengineering Academic Services, advise undergraduates, and answer questions from prospective Ph.D. and PHARBE students.
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Kelli Jayn Nichols, Director, Academic Services
Marta Scatena, Graduate Program Coordinator
As the Graduate Program Coordinator, I help our PhD and MS students progress through their degree programs.
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Marta Scatena, Graduate Program Coordinator
Holly Williams
I advise undergraduate students and specialize in freshmen and transfer advising.
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Holly Williams, Academic Counselor, Undergraduate Programs
Peggy Sharp
I advise current and prospective MS, PhD and PharBE students.
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Peggy Sharp, Academic Counselor, Graduate Programs
Lael Wentland, UW Bioengineering peer advisor
I am a UW Bioengineering peer advisor and provide guidance to undergraduate students. Spring 2015 Drop-in Hours: Wednesdays, 11:45 – 2:15pm, Foege N137
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Lael Wentland, Peer Advisor


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B.S. Bioengineering Information Sessions

  • Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Foege N230
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Foege N230
Academic Programs by the Numbers
    • Undergraduate enrollment: 180
    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
    • Graduate enrollment: 153
    • Master’s degrees awarded: 29
    • Doctoral degrees awarded: 16
    2014 data

Alyssa Taylor

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  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

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).
By |June 24th, 2015|
  • Alyssa Taylor working in lab with student

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.
By |June 2nd, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
  • UW Bioengineering student working with young children
  • Students demonstrating device at BMES Life Science Weekend

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.
By |November 17th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Dr. Dan Ratner leads activity on ultrasound
  • UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Dr. Kim Woodrow leads activity about HIV virus action/mechanism
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants receive lesson about disease diagnostics from a graduate student
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants complete activity about disease diagnostics
  • UW Bioengineering summer camp participants deliver presentation

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 concludes, teaches high school students about bioengineering, global health

UW Bioengineering Summer Camp 2014 wraps up, teaching 24 high school students about the field of bioengineering and and the field's solutions for global health problems.
By |July 28th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineers at Engineering Discovery Days
  • Composite image of UW Bioengineering students, faculty and staff leading youth outreach exercises at 2014 Engineering Discovery Days
  • Composite image of UW Bioengineering students, faculty and staff leading youth outreach exercises at 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

UW Bioengineers participate in 2014 Engineering Discovery Days

UW Bioengineering faculty, staff and students participated in Engineering Discovery days April 25-26, 2014, teaching bioengineers of all ages through exciting hands-on exhibits and activities.
By |April 28th, 2014|
  • Bioengineering student leads outreach session with high school students

UW Bioengineering Hosts 2013 Youth Ethics Summit

UW Bioengineering lecturer Dr. Alyssa Taylor co-organized this event with the Northwest Association for Biomedical […]

By |July 30th, 2013|