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
  • Thursday, April 30, 3:00 – 4:15 p.m., Foege N230
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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Paul Yager, Leslie Chan and Christopher Adams receive 2015 College of Engineering Awards

uW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager, Ph.D. candidate Leslie Chan and Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute building coordinator Christopher Adams have been selected for 2015 College of Engineering (COE) Awards.
By |April 30th, 2015|
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Daggett Lab’s Clare Towse named 2015 UW Postdoc Mentor of the Year

Clare Towse, a senior fellow in Valerie Daggett's lab, has received the 2015 UW Postdoc Mentor of the Year Award. This award recognizes and honors the tremendous role postdocs play in student research and training at UW.
By |May 7th, 2015|

2015 Bioengineering Capstone Design Symposium

Engineering Solutions for Life and Health June 1, 2015 W.H. Foege Bioengineering Building (Foege North) 3:00-6:00 p.m.
By |April 30th, 2015|

Shivani Gupta receives Society of Women Engineers scholarship

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student has received the 2015 Ada I. Pressman Memorial Scholarship. This $5,000 scholarship recognizes Shivani's outstanding academic achievement and strong engineering potential.
By |May 1st, 2015|
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UW’s BMES chapter announces 2015-16 student officers

UW Bioengineering's chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) has announced its officers for the 2015-16 academic year. The new officers look forward to contributing to and further improving the BioE community.
By |May 4th, 2015|
  • David Yama

BioE research intern David Yama defies stereotypes, selected for national award

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.
By |April 28th, 2015|
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High-resolution imaging technique can detect vascular, structural changes caused by acne

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.
By |April 20th, 2015|
  • Buddy Ratner

Buddy Ratner named 2015 Langmuir Lecturer

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.
By |April 8th, 2015|
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Three UW Bioengineering undergraduates receive Goldwater Scholarship Awards

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.
By |March 31st, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering undergraduate student Abbi Helfer

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.
By |April 13th, 2015|