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Injectable Biodegradable Chitosan-Alginate 3D Porous Gel Scaffold for mRNA Vaccine Delivery

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mabi.201800242 Jingxuan Yan, Ruying Chen, Hong Zhang, James D. Bryers. Macromol Biosci. 2019 Feb;19(2):e1800242. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201800242. Abstract: mRNA vaccines have proven to [...]

By | June 6th, 2019|

Biomaterials developer and protein engineer Cole DeForest joins core faculty

UW Bioengineering faculty member Cole DeForest joined the core faculty in January 2019 as joint assistant professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering. He brings expertise in applying synthetic chemistry and materials science to the department’s biomaterials, protein engineering and regenerative medicine research.

By | June 5th, 2019|

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|

Jay Rubinstein Inducted as 2019 AIMBE Fellow

UW Bioengineering faculty member Jay Rubinstein was inducted to the AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2019.

By | May 23rd, 2019|

Two UW concepts for helping kidney-failure patients advance in national contest

Two ideas put forth by UW's Center for Dialysis Innovation (CDI) - a next-generation wearable dialyzer and a new vascular access graft - advanced to the finals in a national competition aimed at speeding innovations in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. 

By | May 3rd, 2019|

3D organ bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air

Bioprinted tissues with entangled vascular networks for air and blood are a major step toward 3D printing of replacement organs. Bioengineers from University of Washington and Rice University teamed to create the 3D bioprinted vascular networks and tested them in mice.

By | May 2nd, 2019|

Synthetic peptide can inhibit toxicity, aggregation of protein in Alzheimer’s disease, researchers show

Researchers led by UW Department of Bioengineering Professor Valerie Daggett have developed synthetic peptides that can target and inhibit the small, toxic protein aggregates that are thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. The team reports their achievement in a paper published the week of April 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

By | April 16th, 2019|

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Herbert Sauro

Dr. Herbert Sauro is an associate professor of UW Bioengineering and director of the Center of Reproducible Biomedical Modeling. He also teaches a core course on biological control systems in the undergraduate bioengineering curriculum. Read more to learn about how he took an unusual route to academia by following his passion for combining computational modeling and biology.

By | March 15th, 2019|

Lara Gamble to Lead UW Molecular Analysis Facility

UW Bioengineering Associate Research Professor Lara Gamble has been named director of the UW Molecular Analysis Facility (MAF), a fully-staffed instrumentation facility with extensive microscopy, spectroscopy and surface science capabilities.

By | February 28th, 2019|

Humans Of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Alyssa Taylor

Dr. Alyssa Taylor is a senior lecturer in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Read more to learn how she dealt with the emotional toll of losing her father during graduate school.

By | February 25th, 2019|