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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.