Barry Lutz

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.

2022-08-01T14:43:01-07:00July 9th, 2020|

Meeting the need for COVID-19 test kits: pivoting from Seattle Flu Study and developing new rapid tests

Barry Lutz, associate professor, and his lab are working on multiple fronts to support the need for coronavirus testing. Within days, his team shifted from helping with the Seattle Flu Study to COVID-19, and his lab began developing community and at-home tests.

2022-08-01T14:44:25-07:00June 16th, 2020|

Ph.D. student Rahil Jain investigates “smart” solutions for diagnostics, home electronics

In Associate Professor Barry Lutz's lab, electrical engineering Ph.D. student Rahil Jain investigates ways smartphones can advance disease diagnostics technologies. To satisfy his entrepreneurial drive outside the lab, he works to develop “smart home” consumer electronics.

2020-10-26T08:29:21-07:00May 12th, 2017|

Global research impact: College of Engineering, KING 5 interview Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist about her HIV diagnostics work

The UW College of Engineering published an interview with Nuttada Panpradist, a fourth year Ph.D. student in Associate Professor Barry Lutz's lab who is developing an instrument-free device that can detect HIV infection, drug resistance and viral load. Nuttada talks about her path to research in BioE, and inspiration to pursue better health care worldwide.

2020-10-26T08:29:26-07:00February 28th, 2017|

Barry Lutz appointed tenure-track assistant professor

Barry Lutz was appointed tenure-track assistant professor of bioengineering on September 16, 2014. Dr. Lutz will establish an independent laboratory to develop devices for detecting and treating disease as well as develop and teach new courses. He will continue his commercialization-driven projects to develop an implantable microfluidic device for treating hydrocephalus and similar neurological conditions.

2020-10-26T08:30:45-07:00December 15th, 2014|

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab's at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches [...]

2020-10-26T08:30:47-07:00December 15th, 2014|

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.

2020-10-26T08:31:23-07:00October 16th, 2014|

Ph.D. student’s idea for device that diagnoses tuberculosis from urine leads to Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant

An interdisciplinary research team led by PIs Drs. James Lai and Barry Lutz of UW Bioengineering and UW tuberculosis researcher-clinician Dr. David Horne has received the 2014 Global WACh/W.H. Coulter Foundation Seed Grant to develop a point-of-care diagnostic device to diagnose TB from urine samples. The idea originated from a proposal developed by UW BioE student Nuttada Panpradist and UW MPH student and pediatrician Dr. Diana Marangu in a Global Health course, GH 590, “Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Adolescents and Children”.

2020-10-26T08:31:24-07:00September 25th, 2014|

2014 BIOE Awards Recipient Profiles: Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg

On March 21, 2014, UW Bioengineering distributed Outstanding Faculty, Graduate Student/TA and Staff Awards. These awards annually recognize outstanding contributions of individual members of the BIOE community. Award recipients include Barry Lutz, Wilbert Copeland and Elizabeth Soberg.

2020-10-26T08:31:31-07:00May 7th, 2014|

Rapid results lead the way in inventing the high-tech, low-cost future of medicine

The world does not yet have a Star Trek tricorder. But UW bioengineers are developing devices and technology that may be powerful precursors to Dr. McCoy’s handy 23rd century diagnostic device, and may make improving health faster and easier than ever before. Researchers are answering the call for accessible, rapid testing tools, which can speed the time until treatment starts, helping prevent deaths, outbreaks and disability.

2022-08-04T03:09:40-07:00February 14th, 2014|
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