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Michael Regnier: From champion weightlighter to research heavyweight

Michael Regnier, the Washington Research Foundation Endowed Professor in Bioengineering and adjunct faculty in physiology and biophysics at UW, once had his sights set on the '88 Olympics — but decided instead to focus on researching diseases of the muscles, and developing therapies that improve human health. 

By | November 21st, 2017|

Hao Yuan Kueh named co-recipient of Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative’s Human Cell Atlas pilot project grant

The Human Cell Atlas aims to map and characterize every cell in the human body to advance knowledge of how physiological systems work together. Drs. Kueh and Vaughan will use their award to develop methods to measure epigenetic states in single cells using advanced imaging techniques.

By | November 15th, 2017|

Andre Berndt named Allen Institute for Brain Science 2017 Next Generation Leader

The Allen Institute Next Generation Leaders program recognizes the outstanding contributions of early-career investigators, and facilitates their professional development by providing members formal and informal opportunities to serve as scientific advisors to Allen Institute scientists.

By | November 9th, 2017|

Daniel Chiu named co-recipient of NIH High-Risk, High-Reward grant

Daniel Chiu, UW joint professor of chemistry and bioengineering, along with UW Chemistry Assistant Professor Joshua Vaughan, seeks to develop radical new technologies for high-resolution mapping of brain tissue.

By | October 6th, 2017|

2017 Faculty Promotions: Albert Folch, Xiaohu Gao, Wendy Thomas, Deok-Ho Kim, Anthony Convertine

The faculty promoted for the 2017-18 academic year demonstrate the department's strength in diverse areas of research, including disease diagnostics and therapeutics, regenerative medicine and protein engineering.

By | October 5th, 2017|

Jennifer Davis, Hao Yuan Kueh, Alec Smith receive 2017 UW ISCRM Tietze Scientist Research Awards

Assistant Professors Jennifer Davis and Hao Yuan Kueh have received $50,000 John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Awards, designed to help propel novel stem cell and regenerative medicine to competitiveness for external funding. Acting Instructor Alec Smith has received the Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Ressearch Award, which offers $25,000 to senior postdoctoral fellows nearing independence, or early stage junior faculty.

By | September 20th, 2017|

BioE and ChemE faculty team receives College of Engineering Strategic Instruction Initiative award

BioE/ChemE's team will launch an interdepartmental health engineering course for first year direct to college (DTC) students that explores multidisciplinary engineering approaches to improving and promoting human health.

By | September 12th, 2017|

October 27, 2017: Biomaterials Showcase and Hoffman Symposum

This event will feature an agenda of talks from prominent members of industry, alumni and UW faculty communities, student activities and the annual Allan S. Hoffman Lecture. This year's lecturer is the event's namesake - Prof. Emeritus Allan S. Hoffman.

By | August 16th, 2017|

Engineered human liver tissue “seeds” blossom after transplant, offer an alternative strategy to organ transplantation

Researchers discovered that a "seed" of human liver and supporting cells "blossomed" to 50 times its original size in mice. The work could lead to clinical solutions for organ disease and failure, and serve as an alternative to whole organ transplant.

By | July 24th, 2017|

Gao lab discovers that material from shellfish dramatically enhances bioassays, medical tests

Xiaohu Gao and other UW researchers have discovered a simple way to increase the accuracy of commonly used diagnostic tests. By adding polydopamine — a material first isolated from shellfish — the team was able to increase the sensitivity of these common bioassays such as ELISA, micrarrays, FISH and immunohistochemistry imaging, by as many as 100 to 1,000 times.

By | July 17th, 2017|