Commentary with lead author Kelly Stevens: Our nationwide network of BME women faculty collectively argue that racial funding disparity by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) remains the most insidious barrier to success of Black faculty in our profession. We thus refocus attention on this critical barrier and suggest solutions on how it can be dismantled.
A new approach uses lasers and molecular tethers to pattern 3D cell fate in natural scaffolds for tissue engineering.
Image: A microfluidic platform that permits multiple drug testing of uniformly-sized microscale “cuboids” of live [...]
What is WiSE? The WiSE program recruits and supports women of all ethnic backgrounds in [...]
The 2020 UW Center for Translational Muscle Research (CTMR) Annual Symposium will be held online [...]
Dr. Buddy Ratner Biomaterials expert Buddy Ratner, joint professor in UW Bioengineering and [...]
UW bioengineer Buddy Ratner and his collaborators at Seattle’s Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) captured one of six prizes in a national contest to develop new solutions for dialysis care.
Stryker, the medical technology company, sponsored two UW Bioengineering capstone projects in the 2019-20 academic year. Read about both projects on the College of Engineering industry page.
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.
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.