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.
Suzie Pun, the Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, is one of 14 UW faculty elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences in 2018. The academy’s mission is “to provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policymaking in Washington, and to increase the role and visibility of science in the state.”
Suzie Pun, the Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Marsha L. Landolt Distinguished Mentor Award, in recognition of her outstanding mentoring of graduate students.
The Faculty Award for Research recognizes extraordinary contributions and dedication to research, support of diverse students in research, and innovative approaches in research, scholarship or creative activities.
UW Bioengineering faculty James Lai, Suzie Pun and Patrick Stayton, and BioE Ph.D. alumnus and affiliate faculty member Patrick Hsieh, are among contributing authors of a paper describing a novel treatment for limb ischemia.
The researchers were selected for their proposal and business plan to develop a targeted drug delivery system for breast cancer which targets a specific population of tumor-promoting cells.
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Drew Sellers, Suzie Pun and collaborators have demonstrated that a small peptide called TAxI, or Targeted Axonal Import, shows promise as a treatment strategy for ALS and other notoriously difficult to treat motor neuron diseases.
Suzie Pun, the UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor of Bioengineering, was recently named a 2015 National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow. Election to NAI Fellow status is a high professional distinction given to academic inventors who demonstrate a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and societal welfare.
UW Bioengineering Robert F. Rushmer Professor Suzie Pun has been selected as a 2015-16 AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador in recognition of her contributions to and innovation in the field of biomaterials and drug delivery. The AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador Program seeks to cultivate a new and diverse generation of inventors who promote global understanding of the critical role of invention and innovation.