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  • Joan Sanders, Professor of UW Bioengineering
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    Joan Sanders to present UW Medicine “Science in Medicine” Lecture, January 20, 2015

Joan Sanders to present UW Medicine “Science in Medicine” Lecture, January 20, 2015

UW Bioengineering Professor Joan Sanders will present in the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine Lecture series. The series, presented on behalf of the School of Medicine and Council on Research and Graduate Education, features talks by UW Medicine faculty researchers and clinicians on topics representing the breadth and diversity of UW Medicine’s cutting-edge research and clinical care.

  • Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine.
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    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Valerie Daggett is hosting December 2014’s UW Walker Ames lecturer, Dr. Michael Levitt, the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine. Dr. Levitt is a 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and was also Dr. Daggett’s postdoc advisor in the early 1990s.

  • Dr. Eric Chudler travels to Dharmsala, India to teach neuroscience to Tibetan Buddhist monks
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    Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

UW Bioengineering Research Associate Professor Dr. Eric Chudler recently returned from a trip to Dharmsala, India to teach Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience.

  • UW Bioengineering professors Buddy Ratner and Cecilia Giachelli at UW Medicine 2014 Inventor of the Year event
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    Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Dr. Buddy D. Ratner, UW joint professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering and Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, was honored with the second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award on November 6. He received the award at UW Medicine’s 2014 Inventor of the Year event held at UW Medicine’s South Lake Union campus.

David Castner Receives 2014 Rivière Prize

UW Professor of Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering David Castner was named as the 2014 recipient of the Rivière Prize from the UK Surface Analysis Forum at the November 2014 American Vacuum Society International Symposium and Exhibition. This award recognized Dr. Castner’s impact upon the field of surface analysis, particularly his contribution to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomaterial interfaces.

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    Valerie Daggett’s research featured in Alaska Airlines magazine

Valerie Daggett’s research featured in Alaska Airlines magazine

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Valerie Daggett’s research was featured in an article, “Innovative Medicine”, published in the November 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine. The article discussed novel approaches to treating complex diseases currently being developed by Seattle-area researchers, and details Dr. Daggett’s work designing peptides to neutralize harmful changes to proteins thought to have a role in amyloid diseases like Alzheimer’s.

  • UW Bioengineering students participate in Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center
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    UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW BMES participates in 2014 Life Sciences Research Weekend at Seattle Center

UW Bioengineering’s BMES chapter engaged scientists of all ages at Life Sciences Research Weekend, held at Seattle Center November 7-9, 2014. Volunteers at the booth led activities demonstrating ultrasound and controlled release.

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    BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

BS Bioengineering alumnus & Fulbright recipient Hani Mahmoud checks in from Kuwait

Since graduating and finishing an internship at Physio-Control, BS Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Study/Research grant recipient Hani Mahmoud left Seattle in August to travel to Kuwait, eager to begin his project and help establish collaborations between his host country and the United States on mutual interests in biomedicine to improve health.

Fall 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews for Peers

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of UW Bioengineering e-News for Peers In this issue: News Briefs 2013-14 Faculty Awards and Highlights Dear Friends and Colleagues, At the start of […]

  • Graphic of swabs used, and specimens collected, in diagnostic testing for disease
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    Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.