Paul Yager to speak at TEDxRainier 2014

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Paul Yager will present a talk at TEDxRainier 2014 on November 22nd. Dr. Yager, who served as UW BioE chair from 2007 to 2013, focuses on development of microfluidic devices and systems for analysis of biological fluids for use in biomedical diagnostics. The primary goal of his work is to expand access to healthcare by creating low-cost point-of-care diagnostic devices that can easily be used in low-resource settings.

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    2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: David A. Tirrell: Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: from polymers to proteomics

2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: David A. Tirrell: Reinterpreting the Genetic Code: from polymers to proteomics

The Department of Bioengineering welcomes David A. Tirrell of California Institute of Technology to present the 2014
Allan S. Hoffman Lecture: “REINTERPRETING THE GENETIC CODE: FROM POLYMERS TO PROTEOMICS”

SACNAS, BMES AND ABRCMS 2014 Conference Information

Prospective students, alumni, and other peers of UW Bioengineering are welcome to stop by and visit us at the following upcoming conferences! Conference dates, locations, booth numbers and more.

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    Ph.D. student’s idea for device that diagnoses tuberculosis from urine leads to Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant

Ph.D. student’s idea for device that diagnoses tuberculosis from urine leads to Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant

An interdisciplinary research team led by PIs Drs. James Lai and Barry Lutz of UW Bioengineering and UW tuberculosis researcher-clinician Dr. David Horne has received the 2014 Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant to develop a point-of-care diagnostic device to diagnose TB from urine samples. The idea originated from a proposal developed by UW BioE student Nuttada Panpradist and UW MPH student and pediatrician Dr. Diana Marangu in a Global Health course, GH 590, “Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children”.

Direct freshman admit Solomon Muche “found hope in the margins” to overcome adversity and study at UW

UW BIOE Direct freshman admit and recent Ethiopian immigrant Solomon Muche faced a difficult path to UW, including homelessness. However, perseverance and hope guided him to complete high school, apply to UW and study bioengineering.

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    Barry Lutz starts tenure-track position, Gianluca Interlandi joins faculty and Suzie Pun is promoted to full professor

Barry Lutz starts tenure-track position, Gianluca Interlandi joins faculty and Suzie Pun is promoted to full professor

UW Bioengineering is pleased to announce the hires of faculty Barry Lutz and Gianluca Interlandi, as well as the promotion of Suzie Pun to full professor.

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    “Turning up the volume on a quiet world”: Dr. Jay Rubinstein interviewed for recent WHYY radio piece

“Turning up the volume on a quiet world”: Dr. Jay Rubinstein interviewed for recent WHYY radio piece

Joint UW professor of bioengineering and otolaryngology Dr. Jay Rubinstein was interviewed for recent piece on radio station WHYY in Philadelphia, Penn. The segment discussed a new type of cochlear implant technology that can help individuals with severe to profound hearing loss at high frequencies. Dr. Rubinstein proposes that improved signal processing, combined with the new hybrid devices, will enable cochlear implant users to “be the superstars of the cochlear implant world”.

“Big Potential in Going Small”: Patrick Stayton’s nanotechnology research mentioned in Alaska Airlines Magazine

“Big Potential in Going Small”: Patrick Stayton’s nanotechnology research mentioned in Alaska Airlines Magazine. The article explores the history of nanotechnology, its current application and Dr. Stayton’s current work developing a nanotechnology delivery system to treat certain diseases, including liver cancer.

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    Folch lab and collaborators examine how cells use systems-level mechanisms to process information in new PNAS paper

Folch lab and collaborators examine how cells use systems-level mechanisms to process information in new PNAS paper

UW Bioengineering associate professor Albert Folch, Folch lab senior fellow Nirveek Bhattacharjee and collaborators at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina have published research in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) examining how cells use systems-level mechanisms to process environmental information. The research shows a promising example of how microfluidics can be used to expose cells to complex signals, a major goal in systems biology studies.

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    Huffington Post: Dissolvable “tampon” could quickly deliver anti-HIV drug

Huffington Post: Dissolvable “tampon” could quickly deliver anti-HIV drug

Anti-HIV materials being developed by the Woodrow group could be integrated into a dissolvable, “tampon”-like product that is both easy for women to use and also effective, reports the Huffington Post.