The 2017 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 9th in Hogness Auditorium. All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017 or Summer 2017 are eligible to participate.
UW Bioengineering faculty Valerie Daggett, Wendy Thomas, Rong Tian and Chun Yuan were inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2017. 29 BioE core and adjunct faculty are AIMBE Fellows, and this year's class is the largest inducted in the department's history.
Ph.D student Jeneva Cronin discusses CSNE’s efforts to use brain stimulation to restore tactile sensation
UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Jeneva Cronin discusses efforts to restore tactile sensation in limbs for people who live with spinal cord injuries and amputations.
Friday, May 19, 2017, Hitchcock Hall Rm. 132, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. This talk will review mechanisms of mammalian and insect smell, and provide insights on how biomimetic approaches can be used to design smell and taste sensors that overcome the sensitivity problems.
In an interview with Future Science, Buddy Ratner reflects on his career at UW, the evolution of biomaterials science and bioengineering over the decades, and the impact of UWEB (University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials, formerly an NSF Engineering Center), which he leads, on biomaterials research.
Amy Orsborn, who will join UW in January 2018 as the Clare Booth Luce Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering, discusses her work in improving brain-computer interfaces and offers advice to women in STEM.
Development of switchable polymers to address the dilemma of stability and cargo release in polycationic nucleic acid carriers
Yilong Chen, Drew L. Sellers, James-Kevin Y. Tan, David J. Peeler, Philip J. Horner, Suzie H. Pun. Biomaterials. Volume 127, May 2017, Pages 89-96. The researchers report a pH-sensitive polymer, p(PMA-PMBA)-b-p(OEGMA-DMAEMA) (SP), and its successful use in vitro and in vivo gene transfer. The polymer addresses the dilemma of stability and cargo release in gene delivery, and may have broad potential therapeutic agent delivery applications.
J.P. Esquivel, J.R. Buser, C.W. Lim, C. Domínguez, S. Rojas, P. Yager, N. Sabaté. Journal of Power Sources. Volume 342, 28 February 2017, Pages 442-451. The researchers demonstrate a stand-along power source that integrates a paper-based hydrogen fuel cell with a customized chemical heater that produces hydrogen in-situ upon the addition of a liquid. Their approach could power portable diagnostics and enable functionality such as device timing, actuation and signal quantification.
miR-155 Modifies Inflammation, Endothelial Activation and Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Cerebral Malaria
Kevin R Barker, Ziyue Lu, Hani Kim, Ying Zheng, Junmei Chen, Andrea L Conroy, Michael Hawkes, Henry S Cheng, Makon-Sébastien Njock, Jason E Fish, John M Harlan, Jose A López, W Conrad Liles, and Kevin C Kain. Molecular Medicine. 2017 February 2; 23. The researchers demonstrate that miR-155 has a mechanistic role in host response to malaria via regulation of endothelial activation, microvascular leak and blood brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction in cerebral malaria (CM).
Optical coherence tomography based microangiography provides an ability to longitudinally image arteriogenesis in vivo
Yuandong Li, Woo June Choi, Wan Qin, Utku Baran, Lauren M. Habenicht, Ruikang K. Wang. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. Volume 274, 1 December 2016, Pages 164-172. The researchers demonstrate that optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based microangiography (OMAG) is a promising imaging tool for longitudinal study of collateral vessel remodeling in small animals, and can be applied in guiding the in-vivo experiments of arteriogenesis stimulation to treat occlusive vascular diseases, including stroke.