Electrospun fibers show promise for rapid HIV prevention

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Cameron Ball, and Assistant Professor Kim Woodrow, demonstrate the potential of a new type of product that may help women protect themselves against sexual HIV transmission. Their research, published online ahead of print in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (AAC) of the American Society for Microbiology, shows the ability of water-soluble electrospun fiber material to rapidly release maraviroc, an antiretroviral drug. The researchers suggest that their material offers advantages over other anti-HIV microbicides currently in development.

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    Graduate student Anna Blakney receives 2014 GROW with USAID Fellowship

Graduate student Anna Blakney receives 2014 GROW with USAID Fellowship

UW Bioengineering graduate student Anna Blakney receives 2014 GROW with USAID fellowship to study in South Africa. Anna, currently researching in Kim Woodrow’s lab, will spend 6 months at University of Cape Town investigating the timing of the BCG vaccine and HIV acquisition from an immunological perspective.

  • Hunter Bennett, UW Bioengineering senior and Dean's Medal recipient
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    UW Bioengineering senior Hunter Bennett receives 2014 College of Engineering Dean’s Medal

UW Bioengineering senior Hunter Bennett receives 2014 College of Engineering Dean’s Medal

Hunter Bennett, has been awarded the College of Engineering Dean’s Medal for Academic Excellence for 2014. This honor reflects Hunter’s hard work, leadership, and tremendous contributions to the Department of Bioengineering during his time here. Congratulations, Hunter!

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.

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    Kim Woodrow named on Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s 125 Women of Impact List

Kim Woodrow named on Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s 125 Women of Impact List

UW Bioengineering assistant professor Dr. Kim Woodrow’s was named on this list, compiled by Newsweek/The Daily Beast to accompany the recent Women in the World Summit. Dr. Woodrow was cited […]

  • Nanofibers designed to protect against HIV and pregnancy
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    Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV

Electrically spun fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV

  UW Bioengineering assistant professor Dr. Kim Woodrow is leading efforts to develop a versatile platform to offer contraception and prevent HIV: an electrically spun cloth made of tiny fibers […]

Kim Woodrow Receives NIH Directors New Innovator Award

UW Bioengineering assistant professor Dr. Kim Woodrow has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for her project entitled “Nanomaterials for engineering protection in […]