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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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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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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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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    • Undergraduate enrollment: 180
    • Bachelor’s degrees awarded: 53
    • Graduate enrollment: 153
    • Master’s degrees awarded: 29
    • Doctoral degrees awarded: 16
    2014 data

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  • Charles Murry, Ruikang Wang, Rong Tian, Michael Regnier

Charles Murry, Michael Regnier, Ruikang Wang and Tueng Shen inducted as 2016 AIMBE Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Charles Murry, Michael Regnier, Rong Tian and Ruikang Wang were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2016 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held April 3-4 in Washington, D.C.
By |April 21st, 2016|
  • Charles Murry in office

Charles Murry’s winding path to the forefront of stem cell science

UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology Charles Murry's career led him from medical school to a PhD and back again, to his current work at the forefront of cardiac stem cell science and engineering.
By |March 9th, 2016|
  • Charles Murry, UW professor of cardiology, pathology and bioengineering

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.
By |October 10th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering faculty Michael Regnier and Charles Murry

Michael Regnier, Charles Murry named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows

UW Bioengineering faculty Charles Murry (joint professor of pathology, bioengineering and medicine/cardiology) and Michael Regnier, as well as adjunct faculty Michael Jensen, MD, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer at Seattle Children’s Research Institute and professor of pediatric hematology-oncology at UW Medicine and Satoshi Minoshima, professor of radiology, were named 2014 UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows.
By |July 1st, 2014|
  • Drs. Charles Murry and Michael Laflamme in lab

The Seattle Times reports “‘Very big deal’: UW team uses stem cells to fix monkey hearts”

The Seattle Times reports that Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and cardiology, and colleagues have successfully regenerated heart muscle in monkeys using human stem cells. This "proof-of-concept" research may one day be applied to humans whose hearts are damaged by heart attack and shows promising progress towards solving the "burgeoning public-health problem" of cardiac disease.
By |May 1st, 2014|
  • Regenerated heart muscle (white)

Stem Cell Therapy Regenerates Primate Heart Muscle

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle in primates, finds a study led by Dr. Charles Murry, UW professor of pathology, bioengineering and cardiology. This approach, which uses heart cells created from human embryonic stem cells, should be feasible in humans and may be ready for clinical trials in humans within four years, researchers say. The study was published in the advanced online April 30, 2014 edition of Nature.
By |May 1st, 2014|
  • Illustration of heart and cardiogram

A “Band-Aid” to Heal Hearts

The heart cannot heal itself very well. However, Dr. Charles Murry, professor of Pathology, Bioengineering and Cardiology, is working on new ways to repair heart damage.
By |March 26th, 2014|
  • BIOE eNews Winter 2014

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews. Updates on our research in technologies for global health, student profiles, news briefs and more.
By |January 29th, 2014|
  • Drs. Charles Murry and Francois Baneyx

Charles Murry, François Baneyx named AAAS fellows

UW Bioengineering professor Dr. Charles Murry (joint in Cardiology and Pathology) and adjunct faculty Dr. François Baneyx (professor of Chemical Engineering) are among 5 UW faculty members recently named American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows.
By |December 2nd, 2013|
  • Students at BMES Seattle 2013
  • Students discussing research poster at BMES Seattle 2013
  • Students at BMES Seattle 2013
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  • Students at BMES Seattle 2013

UW Bioengineering welcomes BMES to Seattle, Hosts Lab Tours

Seattle hosted the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting, and UW Bioengineering student, faculty and staff volunteers were present in force to welcome, engage and educate over 4,000 conference attendees.
By |November 8th, 2013|