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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  • UW Bioengineering Prof. Emeritus Allan Hoffman

Allan Hoffman to receive Controlled Release Society, Acta Biomaterialia awards

UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus Allan Hoffman will receive two prestigious awards recognizing his contributions to the field of biomaterials: the 2016 Allan Hoffman CRS Foundation Award and the 2017 Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal.
By |April 11th, 2016|
  • Wendy Thomas with student next to research poster

Wendy Thomas selected for 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Award

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Wendy Thomas was selected for a 2016 UW Distinguished Teaching Award. This award recognizes Dr. Thomas's outstanding teaching and mentoring, excellence in research, selfless contributions to service at UW and beyond, and her efforts to champion inclusion.
By |March 29th, 2016|
  • Yager lab diagnostic device

Scientific American: Paper diagnostic tests could save thousands of lives

Paul Yager and other researchers are developingfast, inexpensive, highly sensitive and simple disease testing technology that anyone can use, anywhere, without needing access to power, running water or special equipment. The devices could lead to faster treatment, limit spread of infectious disease, save hundreds of thousands of lives and reduce the cost of health care.
By |March 29th, 2016|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Patrick Stayton

Patrick Stayton named Distinguished Career Professor of Bioengineering

Boldly pursuing the forefront of molecular engineering and nanotechnology, Patrick Stayton embodies UW Bioengineering’s mission to invent the future of medicine.
By |March 14th, 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|
  • 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|