BioE/ChemE's team will launch an interdepartmental health engineering course for first year direct to college (DTC) students that explores multidisciplinary engineering approaches to improving and promoting human health.
The grant will support efforts to develop a framework for studying renal vascular disease by creating a model of the renal microvasculature environment.
This event will feature an agenda of talks from prominent members of industry, alumni and UW faculty communities, student activities and the annual Allan S. Hoffman Lecture. This year's lecturer is the event's namesake - Prof. Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman.
Engineered human liver tissue “seeds” blossom after transplant, offer an alternative strategy to organ transplantation
Researchers discovered that a "seed" of human liver and supporting cells "blossomed" to 50 times its original size in mice. The work could lead to clinical solutions for organ disease and failure, and serve as an alternative to whole organ transplant.
Kelly R. Stevens, Margaret A. Scull, Vyas Ramanan, Chelsea L. Fortin, Ritika R. Chaturvedi, Kristin A. Knouse, Jing W. Xiao, Canny Fung, Teodelinda Mirabella, Amanda X. Chen, Margaret G. McCue, Michael T. Yang, Heather E. Fleming, Kwanghun Chung, Ype P. de Jong, Christopher S. Chen, Charles M. Rice and Sangeeta N. Bhatia. Science Translational Medicine, 19 Jul 207: Vol. 9, Issue 399. Stevens et al. fabricated artificial liver seeds in biomaterials that were able to grow after implantation into mice in response to liver injury, and began to carry out normal liver functions. The work offers an approach to study organ development and a possible strategy for organ engineering.
B.S. alumna Jasmine Fuerte-Stone receives Washington State Opportunity Scholarship/Infectious Disease Research Institute internship
2017 B.S. Bioengineering graduate Jasmine Fuerte-Stone is among four UW students to receive internships through a partnership with the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI).
UW Bioengineering ranked fifth among biomedical engineering programs by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
UW Bioengineering is among several UW departments ranked in the world's top 10 in their respective fields in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017.
Xiaohu Gao and other UW researchers have discovered a simple way to increase the accuracy of commonly used diagnostic tests. By adding polydopamine — a material first isolated from shellfish — the team was able to increase the sensitivity of these common bioassays such as ELISA, micrarrays, FISH and immunohistochemistry imaging, by as many as 100 to 1,000 times.
Fourth year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist of Associate Professor Barry Lutz's lab has received a 2017 UW Medicine Graduate Discovery Fellowship to work with Dr. Shirit Einav of Stanford University. The experience will allow Nuttada to further pursue development and translation of diagnostic technologies.
Junwei Li, Madison A. Baird, Michael A. Davis, Wanyi Tai, Larry S. Zweifel, Kristina M. Adams Waldorf, Michael Gale Jr, Lakshmi Rajagopal, Robert H. Pierce, Xiaohu Gao. Nature Biomedical Engineering, 1, 0082 (2017). The researchers report a simple, universal "add-on" technology (EASE) that converts the ordinary sensitivities of common bioassays to extraordinary ones. They demonstrate that EASE facilitated increased sensitivity of ELISA-based detection of HIV, and enabled the direct visualization in tissues of the Zika virus and of low-abundance biomarkers for neurological diseases and cancer immunotherapy.