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  • Empreva co-inventor Renuka Ramanathan
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    Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health

Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health

No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.

Injectable polymer could stop bleeding, save lives

UW bioengineers from Suzie Pun’s lab, along with collaborators from Emergency Medicine and Chemical Engineering, have developed an injectable polymer that could keep soldiers and trauma patients from bleeding to death.

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    Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins

Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins

Recent Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca is a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and will spend the next two years working with Dr. Michael Geeves of the University of Kent, UK, to better understand the myosin II isoforms that are predominantly expressed during in utero development

UW Bioengineering Announces New Chair Cecilia Giachelli

Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.

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    Undergraduate Ian Andrews selected for EPFL Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology

Undergraduate Ian Andrews selected for EPFL Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology

Ian Andrews, a junior undergraduate in Dr. Barry Lutz’s lab, has been selected to participate in the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) School of Life Sciences Summer Research Program.

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    Ph.D. student Gary Liu investigates drug delivery frontiers for kidney disease treatment

Ph.D. student Gary Liu investigates drug delivery frontiers for kidney disease treatment

At the age of five, second-year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Gary Liu was diagnosed with a chronic condition called minimal change kidney disease. His experience with the disease inspired him to study bioengineering and develop solutions to treat kidney disease. With bioengineering, Gary aims to improve his own health and help others suffering from kidney disease.

  • Research Assistant Professor Anthony Convertine
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    Anthony Convertine named Author of the Month by Royal Society of Chemistry

Anthony Convertine named Author of the Month by Royal Society of Chemistry

UW Bioengineering research assistant professor Anthony Convertine was named the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Polymer Chemistry Blog Author of the Month. In an interview on the RSC Polymer Chemistry blog, Dr. Convertine, whose academic background is in polymer science and engineering, talks about his latest work, inspiration to become a chemist and what he enjoys doing in his free time.

Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett elected AIMBE Fellows

UW Bioengineering Professors Suzie Pun and Valerie Daggett have been elected to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015. Drs. Pun and Daggett join UW Bioengineering’s 18 other AIMBE Fellows. AIMBE, or the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering,is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving lives through medical and biological engineering.

Barry Lutz receives Pilcher Faculty Fellowship

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor receives Pilcher Faculty Fellowship, a new award for faculty who demonstrate outstanding potential for scholarly and professional contributions to the field of bioengineering and a commitment to biomedical innovation and commercialization.

  • UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager presenting at TEDXRainier, November 22, 2014
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    Paul Yager presents at TEDXRainier Nov. 22, 2014 (updated video)

Paul Yager presents at TEDXRainier Nov. 22, 2014 (updated video)

UW Bioengineering Professor and former department chair (2007-13) Dr. Paul Yager presented at TEDXRainier in Seattle’s McCaw Hall on November 22, in which he discussed how his research group is developing paper-based devices for diagnosing infectious disease, revolutionizing the world of medicine and increasing access to healthcare to everyone, everywhere.