UW Bioengineering Ph.D. students lead a 4-member team developing vHAB, a interactive virtual reality platform to rehabilitate stroke victims. The project was recently featured on a story appearing on the UW homepage as well as in a UW-produced video.
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.
The University of Washington Department of Bioengineering Invites Applications for a Tenure-Track or Tenured Position in Bioengineering. Applications are sought from candidates in all areas of bioengineering. We especially encourage applicants with expertise in tissue engineering (including stem cell research), immunoengineering and neural engineering. Consideration will also be made to candidates doing work in areas that bind and support the above fields such as synthetic and systems biology, computational, biomaterials research, protein engineering, and imaging.
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.
UW Bioengineering PhD students led and participated in a weekend-long hackathon October 10-12, hosted by UW CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) . 15 Students from UW, MIT and San Diego State University were split into five teams of three students – one from each school – to build a device or system that aligned with the CSNE’s core missions of uniting the human brain with technology.
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.