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UW Bioengineering eNews | COVID-19 Special Issue 2020

One-third of University of Washington Bioengineering faculty quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing needs created by the coronavirus pandemic.

By | July 9th, 2020|

UW Bioengineers pivot to develop coronavirus solutions

A number of UW Bioengineering faculty members quickly pivoted and are adapting their research to addressing the needs created by the coronavirus pandemic. From developing rapid at-home tests and protective masks to vaccines and treatments, here is a sampling of some of the ways UW BioE faculty, staff and students are stepping up to help.

By | July 9th, 2020|

Bioengineering Students Developing Platform to Assess Public Understanding of COVID-19

A group of UW Bioengineering undergraduates came together this spring to develop a way to promote public understanding of the COVID-19 crisis. Through two design challenge competitions and the aid of mentors, they have refined their idea and are developing a platform that aims to capture how well the public understands the disease and identify gaps in knowledge.

By | July 8th, 2020|

How Credible are the COVID-19 Models? Center Aims to Find Out

The multi-institution Center for Reproducible Biomedical Modeling, led by UW Bioengineering Professor Herbert Sauro, is partnering with top U.S. government agencies to determine how credible several commonly used COVID-19 models are.

By | July 7th, 2020|

UW Bioengineering eNews | Spring/Summer 2020

In an unprecedented year, UW Bioengineering celebrates achievements in research, education and outreach. Our department is known for our culture of openness and collaboration. Let’s continue to build on that to create a more equitable, inclusive and compassionate community together.

By | July 1st, 2020|

Arogya wins Prizes at UW Dempsey Startup Competition, Environmental Innovation Challenge

A team of UW bioengineering and psychology undergraduates have created an electricity-free clothes washer and dryer that captured the attention of judges and two prizes totaling $9,000 at several design challenge competitions this spring.

By | June 28th, 2020|

Favour Orji Receives Gilman Scholarship

Favour Orji, a UW senior working on a dual degree in bioengineering and sociology, has received the highly competitive Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

By | June 28th, 2020|

UW Bioengineers Use Cholesterol Tag to Ease Proteins into Cells

Xiaohu Gao, professor of bioengineering, and his lab have developed a new, cholesterol-based tag system to bring imaging and disease-treating proteins directly into a live cell, bypassing the cell’s defenses. They reported their finding June 19 in Science Advances.

By | June 28th, 2020|

A-Alpha Bio Wins $620K NSF Grant; Builds on $2.8 Million in Seed Funding

A-Alpha Bio, a startup co-founded and led by UW Bioengineering alumni David Younger (Ph.D. ’17), and Randolph Lopez (Ph.D. ’18, received a $620,472 grant from the National Science Foundation to continue developing their AlphaSeq platform for the discovery of molecular glues.

By | June 26th, 2020|

Bioengineering alumna Jane Grande-Allen receives 2020 UW Diamond Award

UW Bioengineering alumna Jane Grande-Allen (Ph.D. ’98) has received the UW College of Engineering’s 2020 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academia.

By | June 26th, 2020|