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Bioengineering Alumnus Wayne Gombotz Receives 2019 UW Diamond Award

UW Bioengineering alumnus Wayne Gombotz (M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’88) has received the College of Engineering’s 2019 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry. Dr. Gombotz's work has provided the basis of many drug delivery strategies in use and development today; multiple successful therapeutic products and processes to treat cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune diseases; and it spurred the development of the biotechnology industry in Seattle.

By | June 4th, 2019|

Alumni Anna Blakney, Abbi Helfer, Emily Krogstad and Lael Wentland advance bioengineering worldwide with Whitaker awards

UW Bioengineering alumni Anna Blakney, Abbi Helfer, Emily Krogstad and Lael Wentland received Whitaker International Fellows and Scholars Program awards in 2016 to pursue independent research projects abroad. They talk about their experiences researching and living in England, Australia, South Africa and Vietnam.

By | May 12th, 2017|

Alumna Amanda Woodcock discusses career in product development in Product Design Studio profile

Amanda Woodcock (B.S., '15) discusses discovering the field of product development as a senior at UW and how she decided to pursue the field as a career. "I love being in the trenches, brainstorming and coming up with solutions to the most difficult problems,"

By | March 3rd, 2017|

Ph.D. alum’s startup aims to freeze your cells – and help you regrow your body later

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. program alumnus Alex Jiao’s startup Silene Biotech wants to help you to grow a new heart or liver – in case those organs fail later in life.

By | February 21st, 2017|

Online Master of Pharmaceutical Bioengineering prepares working professionals to drive drug discovery, development

In this professional master's degree program, students gain cutting-edge knowledge in basic bioscience, drug discovery and pharmaceutics, and learn how to apply their expertise to market-based demands of pharmaceutical industry.

By | December 13th, 2016|

Ph.D. grad Joshua Buser engineers low-cost diagnostics, mentors next generation

A drive to engineer solutions to global health problems compelled recent Yager lab Ph.D. graduate Joshua Buser to pursue bioengineering. He aims to bring diagnostic testing to low-resource settings – and increase access to affordable health care closer to home.

By | December 9th, 2016|

UW, Academia Sinica researchers develop “drug capture system” to treat limb ischemia

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.

By | December 6th, 2016|

Kelly Stevens Receives NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Dr. Kelly Stevens, an assistant professor in UW Bioengineering and in Pathology, has received a 2016 National institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award in support of her work to build artificial human tissues from stem cells, and to remotely control these tissues after implantation in a patient.

By | October 4th, 2016|

UW Bioengineering eNews Spring/Summer 2016

UW Bioengineering eNews offers an update on our advances in bioengineering research and education, and recognizes recent achievements of our students and faculty.

By | June 8th, 2016|

UW Bioengineering alumnus Michael Garrison receives 2016 UW Diamond Award

Alumnus Michael Garrison (Ph.D., ’99) won UW's 2016 Diamond Award for Distinguished Achievement in Industry. Now vice president of R&D at Becton Dickinson and Co., Dr. Garrison has inspired and developed medical products that have improved health care safety, disease management and infection prevention around the world.

By | June 8th, 2016|