Fall/Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews

In this issue: Chair’s Welcome  – Features – Bioengineers in the News – Awards & Honors – Events Chair’s Welcome Dear Alumni and Friends, Greetings from the University of Washington […]

  • powerPad clean water monitoring device
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    Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Senior fellow Juan Pablo Esquivel receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seed grant to develop clean water monitoring device

Juan Pablo Esquivel, a senior fellow in Professor Paul Yager’s research group, led a team that received a $50,000 seed grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the 2014 Electrochemical Energy and Water Summit of the Electrochemical Society (ECS) to develop powerPAD, a clean water monitoring device using paper fuel cell technology

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab’s at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches and valves – a microfluidic system that is designed to look for the chemical fingerprints […]

  • UW Bioengineering associate professor Albert Folch
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    Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24

Albert Folch delivers keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event; Interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24

UW Bioengineering Associate Professor Albert Folch delivered the keynote talk at Duke University’s Mahato Memorial Event November 19, 2014, an event that celebrates the intersection of art and science. He was also interviewed by Spanish-language NTN24 on November 25, 2014, and discussed his work with 3D printing and art.

  • Joan Sanders, Professor of UW Bioengineering
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    Joan Sanders to present UW Medicine “Science in Medicine” Lecture, January 20, 2015

Joan Sanders to present UW Medicine “Science in Medicine” Lecture, January 20, 2015

UW Bioengineering Professor Joan Sanders will present in the 2014-2015 Science in Medicine Lecture series. The series, presented on behalf of the School of Medicine and Council on Research and Graduate Education, features talks by UW Medicine faculty researchers and clinicians on topics representing the breadth and diversity of UW Medicine’s cutting-edge research and clinical care.

  • student demonstrates vHAB platform for stroke rehabilitation
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    Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

Bioengineering PhD student-led vHAB project featured on UW website, video

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.

  • Michael Levitt, 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and the Robert W. Vivian K. Cahill Professor of Cancer Research in the Department of Structural Biology at Stanford School of Medicine.
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    Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt to present December 2014 UW Walker Ames Lecture

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.

  • Dr. Eric Chudler travels to Dharmsala, India to teach neuroscience to Tibetan Buddhist monks
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    Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

Eric Chudler travels to India to teach Buddhist monks and nuns about neuroscience

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.

Assistant or Associate Professor Recruitment

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.

  • UW Bioengineering professors Buddy Ratner and Cecilia Giachelli at UW Medicine 2014 Inventor of the Year event
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    Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

Buddy Ratner receives second-ever UW Medicine Lifetime Innovator Award

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.