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
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  • Kassandra Thomson, PhD, Assistant Director of the UW Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Research Partnership Program

Kassandra Thomson Appointed New Interim Director of the UW Coulter TRP Program

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.
By |April 13th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering undergraduate Soley Olafsson

Undergraduate Soley Olafsson receives Greek of the Week award

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.
By |April 10th, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering faculty Suzie Pun, Albert Folch inducted as AIMBE Fellows
  • Suzie Pun at AIMBE induction ceremony
  • Albert Folch at AIMBE induction ceremony
  • Buddy Ratner, Suzie Pun, Albert Folch and Ceci Giachelli

Suzie Pun, Albert Folch inducted as 2015 AIMBE Fellows

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.
By |March 24th, 2015|
  • Reinbach, Germany
  • Erlangen, Germany skyline

Undergraduates Kevin Gray, Emi Lutz receive DAAD-RISE summer internships to study in Germany

UW Bioengineering junior undergraduates Kevin Gray (Deok-Ho Kim's lab) and Emi Lutz have received DAAD RISE internships to study in Germany in summer 2015. Kevin will study at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Reinbach, and Emi will travel to the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg in Erlangen.
By |March 24th, 2015|
  • Department of Bioengineering building sign

Winter 2015 Mary Gates Scholars Announced

17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, tying previous records for awards granted in an application cycle.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
  • The Red Gate (Akamon), The University of Tokyo

Undergraduate Nikita Milani named 2015 University of Tokyo Amgen Scholar

Junior undegraduate Nikita Milani has been accepted to The University of Tokyo's Amgen Scholars program and will travel to Japan in summer 2015. Nikita will work in the lab of Yasuyuki Sakai, who investigates physiologically relevant cultured organ models, and implantable liver and pancreatic tissue scaffolds.
By |March 23rd, 2015|
  • smart magnetic nanoparticles
  • Image of kidney podocytes
  • UW Bioengineering student Krittika D'Silva in India
  • Empreva co-inventor Renuka Ramanathan
  • UW Bioengineering alumnus and Fulbright Student Fellow Hani Mahmoud teaches a class of children

UW Bioengineering eNews – Spring 2015

UW Bioengineering eNews Spring 2015 features the latest on the Department of Bioengineering's advances in bioengineering research and education, as well as recognizes awards and honors received by our students and faculty.
By |March 18th, 2015|
  • Surface analysis equipment

Coulter Program helps launch BioE technologies toward clinical impact (Part 2 of 2)

This May marks the 10th anniversary of the UW’s Coulter Translational Research Partnership in Biomedical Engineering, which has helped propel dozens of UW inventions from the lab toward clinical use. We profile one of Coulter’s recent successes: a platform for growing cardiac cells for drug toxicity testing. Researchers in BioE’s Deok-Ho Kim’s lab developed the technology, which was recently spun out to the start-up NanoSurface Biomedical.
By |June 2nd, 2015|
  • UW Bioengineering student Krittika D'Silva in India
  • User holding phone showing medical diagnostic app
  • CGNet Swara app by Krittika D'Silva

Student’s smartphone apps connect remote populations to health care, help

Undergraduate student Krittika D’Silva, dual major in UW Bioengineering and Computer Science, builds apps for global health and to help those in developing regions.
By |March 18th, 2015|
  • Sage Bionetworks ResearchKit Parkinson's app screenshots

UW BioE alum Michael Kellen brings open source ideals to bioscience

UW Bioengineering alumnus Michael Kellen of Sage Bionetworks works to bring open-source software technology and culture to the medical research community.
By |March 18th, 2015|