In this issue: Chair’s Welcome – Features – Bioengineers in the News – Awards & Honors – Events Chair’s Welcome Dear Alumni and Friends, Greetings from the University of Washington […]
Inside the Yager lab’s at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches and valves – a microfluidic system that is designed to look for the chemical fingerprints […]
Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24
UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Albert Folch delivered the keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event November 19, 2014, an event that celebrates the intersection of art and science. He was also interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24 on November 25, 2014, and discussed his work with 3D printing and art.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.