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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Lael Wentland, Peer Advisor


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  • Wednesday, April 8, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m., Foege N230
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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
    2014 data

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  • Health Innovation Challenge competition

Students win $7,500, Second and Third Place prizes at UW Health Innovation Challenge

Two UW Bioengineering student teams won $7,500 and the Second and Third Place prizes at […]

By |March 9th, 2016|
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Controlled Release Society to hold Dr. Allan Hoffman Recognition Event & Reception

The Controlled Release Society (CRS) Board of Directors extends a cordial invitation to an evening of celebration in honor of Dr. Allan Hoffman, UW Bioengineering Professor Emeritus the recipient of the 2016 CRS Foundation Award.
By |March 9th, 2016|
  • A micrograph of a motor neuron cell showing its extended fibers.

TAxI peptide shuttles protein cargo into spinal cord

Drew Sellers, Suzie Pun and collaborators have demonstrated that a small peptide called TAxI, or Targeted Axonal Import, shows promise as a treatment strategy for ALS and other notoriously difficult to treat motor neuron diseases.
By |February 17th, 2016|
  • Photo of Bioengineers without Borders Anesthesia Device Team

Bioengineers without Borders team receives PATH Health Innovation Portfolio grant

UW Bioengineering’s Bioengineers without Borders (BWB) has secured a 6 month grant from Seattle’s PATH to support continuing work to develop an anesthetic delivery device for low-resource settings.
By |February 9th, 2016|
  • Colin Studholme

Colin Studholme to present 2015-16 UW Medicine Science in Medicine Lecture

In his Feb. 25 Science in Medicine lecture "Mapping Living Human Brain Structure and Function Before Birth," joint UW Professor of Pediatrics and Bioengineering Colin Studholme will describe his group's efforts to develop methods to safely study the human brain before birth.
By |February 10th, 2016|
  • Illustration of myoblasts organizing into myotubes on gold-patterned substrate

Electroconductive nanopatterned substrates enhance myongenic differentiation and maturation

UW Bioengineering Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim and collaborators have demonstrated the ability of electroconductive nanopatterned substrates to enhance the maturation and differentiation of skeletal muscle cells.
By |January 28th, 2016|
  • WH Foege Building from Portage Bay

Call for applications – Bioengineering Cardiovascular Training Grant

The Bioengineering Cardiovascular Training Grant (BCTG) is currently accepting applications for appointments starting in June and September 2016. The BCTG provides an opportunity for graduate students interested in cardiovascular science and engineering to train under the guidance of excellent mentors.
By |February 5th, 2016|
  • UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship Logo

BioE Ph.D. students wow judges in UW Foster School Science & Technology Showcase

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. students Marvin Mecwan, Ruying Chen and Alex Jiao competed in this month's UW Foster School of Business Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship and Science & Engineering Business Association (SEBA) Science & Technology Showcase.
By |January 28th, 2016|
  • A composite image of HeLa cells stained sequentially with antibodies to five different proteins.

Stir no more: Gao lab shows that draining speeds up bioassays

Gao lab's "soak, drain, repeat" approach could reduce time waiting for an assay to produce results from hours and days to mere minutes.
By |January 8th, 2016|
  • Students discussing research poster at UW Bioengineering BioEngage symposium
  • Presentation at UW Bioengineering's BioEngage Symposium
  • Student presenting poster at December 10 2015 BioEngage Symposium
  • UW Bioengineering students discussing research poster at BioEngage symposium
  • UW Bioengineering students discussing research poster at BioEngage symposium

(Recap) BioEngage Symposium: Biochemistry and Devices for in vitro Diagnostics

UW Bioengineering's first BioEngage Symposium was held December 10, 2015. This inaugural event gathered students, faculty and industry professionals representing a wide variety of biotechnology companies and nonprofit research organizations together to discuss their work, identify collaboration opportunities, network and build connections.
By |January 5th, 2016|