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.
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.
17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, tying previous records for awards granted in an application cycle.
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.
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.
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.
Q&A with Renuka Ramanathan: BioE Ph.D. student works on Empreva, a prize-winning technology for women’s health
No product currently on the market allows women to initiate both HIV prevention and contraception. Renuka and collaborators from the Woodrow lab seek to change this with Empreva, an innovative drug delivery platform that empowers women to take control of their own health.
UW bioengineers from Suzie Pun’s lab, along with collaborators from Emergency Medicine and Chemical Engineering, have developed an injectable polymer that could keep soldiers and trauma patients from bleeding to death.
Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca receives Marie Sklodowska-Curie post-doctoral fellowship to study human fetal skeletal and cardiac motor proteins
Recent Ph.D. graduate Alice Ward Racca is a recipient of a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship and will spend the next two years working with Dr. Michael Geeves of the University of Kent, UK, to better understand the myosin II isoforms that are predominantly expressed during in utero development
Cecilia Giachelli has served as acting chair since fall 2013 and was appointed chair of the Department of Bioengineering on February 1, 2015. She has shown tremendous leadership during her time as acting chair and brings deep experience in both medicine and engineering that will continue to strengthen UW BioE for years to come.