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.
University of Washington bioengineers Ying Zheng and Cole DeForest, working with Seattle Children’s infectious disease researchers, have engineered tiny blood vessels and shed light on how severe malaria infection causes red blood cells to get stuck in the bloodstream’s narrowest passageways. Their paper is published in the Jan. 17 issue of Science Advances.
UW bioengineers have engineered tiny blood vessels to study blood clotting disorders and blood flow in kidneys and other organs, and are also getting to an understanding of how mechanical forces affect blood clotting, which may one day help prevent heart disease and stroke.
Winter 2014 UW Bioengineering eNews. Updates on our research in technologies for global health, student profiles, news briefs and more.
Seattle hosted the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting, and UW Bioengineering student, faculty and staff volunteers were present in force to welcome, engage and educate over 4,000 conference attendees.
UW Bioengineering assistant professor Ying Zheng has received an NIH Director's New Innovator Award to recognize her work creating organ-specific microenvironments for regenerative medicine and therapeutic development.