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BioE PhD students lead, participate in CSNE Hackathon

UW Bioengineering PhD students led and participated in a weekend-long hackathon October 10-12, hosted by UW CSNE (Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering) . 15 Students from UW, MIT and San Diego State University were split into five teams of three students – one from each school – to build a device or system that aligned with the CSNE’s core missions of uniting the human brain with technology.

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    Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

Nation’s graduate students rate UW BioE #2 “Best Biomedical Engineering School” in Graduateprograms.com ranking

The nation’s graduate students have rated UW Bioengineering as having the second-best biomedical engineering program in the US, according to the Fall 2014 Graduate School Rankings recently published by Graduateprograms.com.

Fall 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews for Peers

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of UW Bioengineering e-News for Peers In this issue: News Briefs 2013-14 Faculty Awards and Highlights Dear Friends and Colleagues, At the start of […]

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    Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.

  • UW Bioengineering Professor Ruikang Wang's research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal
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    Ruikang Wang’s research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal

Ruikang Wang’s research featured on cover of OSLI Retina journal

UW Bioengineering Professor Dr. Ruikang Wang’s research is featured on the cover of the October issue of the journal Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging (OSLI) Retina. Dr. Wang, a noted innovator in the field of optical imaging, and collaborators published two papers in the issue investigating applications of OCT angiography.

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.

  • David Tirrell, 2014 Allan S. Hoffman Lecture
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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.