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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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
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Paul Yager

  • 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 of Bioengineering Paul Yager

Paul Yager receives over $4M to continue developing paper-based diagnostic device, amongst top Q2 2015 UW Medicine research award recipients

UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager has received $4,197,407 to continue developing a highly sensitive, inexpensive and simple paper-based device for diagnosing infectious disease in low-resource environments. With this new funding, Dr. Yager is the third-highest recipient of funding amongst UW Medicine faculty in Q2 2015.
By |August 11th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager
  • Chris Adams

Paul Yager, Leslie Chan and Christopher Adams receive 2015 College of Engineering Awards

uW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager, Ph.D. candidate Leslie Chan and Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute building coordinator Christopher Adams have been selected for 2015 College of Engineering (COE) Awards.
By |April 30th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering student Krittika D'Silva in India
  • User holding phone showing medical diagnostic app
  • CGNet Swara app by Krittika D'Silva

Student’s smartphone apps connect remote populations to health care, help

Undergraduate student Krittika D’Silva, dual major in UW Bioengineering and Computer Science, builds apps for global health and to help those in developing regions.
By |March 18th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager presenting at TEDXRainier, November 22, 2014

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.
By |November 25th, 2014|
  • Paul Yager at-home test with cell phone
  • Students at UW Bioengineering's Bloomin Brains Summer Camp
  • Work in a prosthetics lab

Making good: Desire to help others inspires diverse research

What do at-home disease test kits, neuroscience and the fit of artificial limbs share in common the researchers’ dedication to serving the public good and improving health. We talk with three researchers about the motivations for their work and the impact it stands to make.
By |December 15th, 2014|

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab’s at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches […]

By |December 15th, 2014|
  • Graphic of swabs used, and specimens collected, in diagnostic testing for disease

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.
By |October 16th, 2014|
  • UW Bioengineering Professor of Bioengineering Paul Yager

Paul Yager to speak at TEDxRainier 2014

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Paul Yager will present a talk at TEDxRainier 2014 on November 22nd. Dr. Yager, who served as UW BioE chair from 2007 to 2013, focuses on development of microfluidic devices and systems for analysis of biological fluids for use in biomedical diagnostics. The primary goal of his work is to expand access to healthcare by creating low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices that can easily be used in low-resource settings.
By |October 15th, 2014|
  • 2014 UW Business Plan Competition 2nd place prize recipient, FluFinder

PhD candidates Gina Fridley, Carly Holstein lead Team Flu Finder to 2nd place in 2014 UW Business Plan Competition

Team Flu Finder receives second place prize ($10,000) and Best Innovation prize ($2,500) at the 2014 UW Business Plan Competition. The team, led by UW Bioengineering PhD candidates Gina Fridley and Carly Holstein and involved UW Foster School of Business MBA students. Flu Finder aims to improve current flu diagnosis tests with a new type of diagnostic device that is accurate, inexpensive, and can be administered by anyone, anywhere, with results in less than 20 minutes.
By |May 23rd, 2014|