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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Clay Schwenn
I direct UW Bioengineering Academic Services, advise undergraduates, and answer questions from prospective Ph.D. and PHARBE students.
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Clay Schwenn, 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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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 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

(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|

(Recap) BioEngage Industry Meet and Eat – Philips Healthcare

BioEngage's Meet and Eat events aim to connect UW Bioengineering students and faculty with local industry partners in key biotechnology industry sectors. The first Meet and Eat event was held Dec. 4 2015 at Philips Healthcare in Bothell.

By | January 4th, 2016|

miPS: BioE PhD candidate’s startup aims to freeze cells to repair your body later

UW Bioengineering's Alex Jiao co-founded startup miPS with a novel idea: allow consumers to freeze their cells now, and be able to regenerate their bodies later.

By | January 4th, 2016|

Suzie Pun named 2015 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Suzie Pun, the UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was recently named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and societal welfare.

By | December 22nd, 2015|