Ten UW Bioengineering undergraduates have received College of Engineering and Department of Bioengineering scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. Most scholarship award decisions were made on the basis of merit, […]
Read the Spring-Summer 2015 issue of UW Bioengineering eNews for the latest on how our students and faculty are inventing the future of medicine.
Instead of pursuing a tenure-track faculty position or a job in industry, UW Bioengineering Lecturer Alyssa Taylor decided to focus on her passion for undergraduate education and become a course lecturer. Today, Dr. Taylor is recognized for her work teaching and mentoring BioE students, and promoting academic discovery in the department community.
This May marks the 10th anniversary of the UW’s Coulter Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering, which has helped propel dozens of UW inventions from the lab toward clinical use. We profile one of Coulter’s recent successes: a platform for growing cardiac cells for drug toxicity testing. Researchers in BioE’s Deok-Ho Kim’s lab developed the technology, which was recently spun out to the start-up NanoSurface Biomedical.
UW Bioengineering alumnus Patrick Hsieh is confronting these challenges by developing stem cell therapy strategies for treating cardiovascular disease and preventing heart failure. Dr. Hsieh’s research focuses on developing drug delivery and biomaterials that promote the survival, retention and integration of cardiac stem cells.
Five UW Bioengineering student-led teams won over $30,000 of start-up funding at the 18th annual UW Business Plan Competition. The competition offers entrepreneurial students an opportunity to turn their ideas into compelling and viable startups. BioE teams won seven of the 14 prizes in the competition, including the second place and finalist prizes.
Natacha Lou Comandante will be participating in the 2015 MIT Summer Research Program (MSRP). She will work with Dr. Michael Mitchell in the Langer lab of MIT’s Biological Engineering Department for two months.
Profiles of the 2015 BioE Awards recipients: Suzie Pun (Outstanding Faculty Mentor), Nuttada Panpradist (Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor), Ted Chen (Outstanding Graduate Student TA) and Colleen Irvin (Outstanding Staff Member).
Senior Sharon Newman receives Fulbright, Whitaker fellowships, will travel to Europe to advance neuroprosthetics research
After she graduates in June 2015, Sharon will spend the next year applying her expertise in neuroprosthetics, robotics and engineering while building relationships with universities and hospitals in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
UW Bioengineering PhD students Debobrato (Jojo) Das, Pakapreud Khumwan and Jonathan Tsui have received HHMI/Molecular Medicine Scholar Awards. These awards recognize these students’ commitment to research at the interface of basic science and medicine.