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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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

Core Faculty

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  • 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|
  • Controlled Release Society logo

Controlled Release Society to hold Dr. Allan Hoffman Recognition Event & Reception

The Controlled Release Society (CRS) Board of Directors extends a cordial invitation to an evening of celebration in honor of Dr. Allan Hoffman, UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus the recipient of the 2016 CRS Foundation Award.
By |March 9th, 2016|
  • A micrograph of a motor neuron cell showing its extended fibers.

TAxI peptide shuttles protein cargo into spinal cord

Drew Sellers, Suzie Pun and collaborators have demonstrated that a small peptide called TAxI, or Targeted Axonal Import, shows promise as a treatment strategy for ALS and other notoriously difficult to treat motor neuron diseases.
By |February 17th, 2016|
  • Colin Studholme

Colin Studholme to present 2015-16 UW Medicine Science in Medicine Lecture

In his Feb. 25 Science in Medicine lecture "Mapping Living Human Brain Structure and Function Before Birth," joint UW Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering Colin Studholme will describe his group's efforts to develop methods to safely study the human brain before birth.
By |February 10th, 2016|
  • Illustration of myoblasts organizing into myotubes on gold-patterned substrate

Electroconductive nanopatterned substrates enhance myongenic differentiation and maturation

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and collaborators have demonstrated the ability of electroconductive nanopatterned substrates to enhance the maturation and differentiation of skeletal muscle cells.
By |January 28th, 2016|
  • A composite image of HeLa cells stained sequentially with antibodies to five different proteins.

Stir no more: Gao lab shows that draining speeds up bioassays

Gao lab's "soak, drain, repeat" approach could reduce time waiting for an assay to produce results from hours and days to mere minutes.
By |January 8th, 2016|
  • Suzie Pun, Professor of Bioengineering

Suzie Pun named 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Suzie Pun, the UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was recently named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and societal welfare.
By |December 22nd, 2015|
  • Student working with bioengineering laboratory equipment and devices

New Master of Applied Bioengineering program to prepare students for translational research

This month, UW Bioengineering will begin accepting applications for its newest master’s degree program, the […]

By |December 16th, 2015|
  • Student participants in CSNE Hackathon

Uniting the brain with technology: Ph.D. Student Nile Wilson leads 2015 CSNE Hackathon

UW’s CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) hosted its 2015 Hackathon November 6-9. At this […]

By |December 11th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering undergraduates Jamie Nunez and Lael Wentland

Lael Wentland and Jamie Nunez receive UW EIP Presidential Scholarships

The Presidential Scholarship supports UW students who demonstrate scholastic achievement, an interest in research and motivation to pursue graduate study in their field.
By |December 15th, 2015|