BioE research intern David Yama defies all conventional stereotypes of a high school dropout. A drive to succeed has enabled him to return to school and discover bioengineering in Assistant Prof. Deok-Ho Kim’s lab. Today, he’s about to graduate with his AA degree and recently received one of the nation’s top honors for community college students.
Researchers in Professor Ruikang Wang’s lab have demonstrated the capabilities of optical coherence tomography (OCT) -based microangiography in detecting high-resolution, three-dimensional structural and microvascular features of human skin affected by acne.
Buddy Ratner, UW professor of bioengineering and chemical engineering and the Michael L. & Myrna Darland Endowed Chair in Technology Commercialization, has been selected as a 2015 Langmuir Lecturer.
UW Bioengineering undergraduates Ian Andrews, Alice Bosma-Moody and Gina Hansen have received Goldwater Scholarship Awards for the 2015-16 academic year. Earlier this year, four BioE students were nominated for the prestigious scholarship program. All Goldwater Scholar nominees from the University of Washington in 2015 were from BioE.
Undergraduate Abbi Helfer to participate in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program
UW Bioengineering undergraduate Abbi Helfer was selected for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Abbi will work in the lab of Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem, whose research focuses on stem cell biology, and stem cell gene transfer to treat patients with genetic and acquired diseases.
UW Bioengineering undergraduate Kadin Brooks has been selected as an Amgen Scholar and will participated in the 2015 Stanford Summer Research Program (SSRP)/Amgen Scholars Program. He’ll live on-campus at Stanford University from June-August and work full-time on a research project focused on cell biology.
UW Bioengineering undergraduate student and peer advisor Lael Wentland has been chosen to participate in the Engineering World Health (EWF) Summer Institute in Tanzania.
Kassandra Thomson, Ph.D. has been appointed Interim Director of the W. H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership (TRP) Program. The Coulter TRP program was previously led by Kathie Jordan, PhD, who became the Coulter Program Director at Drexel University beginning in April 2015.
UW Bioengineering junior Soley Olafsson is a recipient of the Greek of the Week award. This new highlights the accomplishments of the UW Greek community members and the strides they have taken to deter the negative connotations surrounding Greek life around the country.
UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun and Albert Folch were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2015 at the AIMBE Annual Event, which was held March 15-17 in Washington, D.C.