Paul Yager

50 years of engineering better health for a boundless future

The 2017-2018 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of UW’s Center for Bioengineering and the 20th anniversary of the creation of the UW Department of Bioengineering, a department jointly operated by the UW School of Medicine and College of Engineering.

By | July 12th, 2017|

2016 BioE Summer Camp offers high school students opportunity to investigate global health solutions

The 2016 UW Bioengineering Summer Camp in Global Health concluded on Friday, July 22. The [...]

By | July 28th, 2016|

Scientific American: Paper diagnostic tests could save thousands of lives

Paul Yager and other researchers are developingfast, inexpensive, highly sensitive and simple disease testing technology that anyone can use, anywhere, without needing access to power, running water or special equipment. The devices could lead to faster treatment, limit spread of infectious disease, save hundreds of thousands of lives and reduce the cost of health care.

By | March 29th, 2016|

Paul Yager receives over $4M to continue developing paper-based diagnostic device, amongst top Q2 2015 UW Medicine research award recipients

UW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager has received $4,197,407 to continue developing a highly sensitive, inexpensive and simple paper-based device for diagnosing infectious disease in low-resource environments. With this new funding, Dr. Yager is the third-highest recipient of funding amongst UW Medicine faculty in Q2 2015.

By | August 11th, 2015|

Paul Yager, Leslie Chan and Christopher Adams receive 2015 College of Engineering Awards

uW Bioengineering Professor Paul Yager, Ph.D. candidate Leslie Chan and Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute building coordinator Christopher Adams have been selected for 2015 College of Engineering (COE) Awards.

By | April 30th, 2015|

Student’s smartphone apps connect remote populations to health care, help

Undergraduate student Krittika D’Silva, dual major in UW Bioengineering and Computer Science, builds apps for global health and to help those in developing regions.

By | March 18th, 2015|

Paul Yager presents at TEDXRainier Nov. 22, 2014 (updated video)

UW Bioengineering Professor and former department chair (2007-13) Dr. Paul Yager presented at TEDXRainier in Seattle's McCaw Hall on November 22, in which he discussed how his research group is developing paper-based devices for diagnosing infectious disease, revolutionizing the world of medicine and increasing access to healthcare to everyone, everywhere.

By | November 25th, 2014|

Making good: Desire to help others inspires diverse research

What do at-home disease test kits, neuroscience and the fit of artificial limbs share in common the researchers’ dedication to serving the public good and improving health. We talk with three researchers about the motivations for their work and the impact it stands to make.

By | December 15th, 2014|

Programming in Paper

Inside the Yager lab's at-home medical test kit is a two-dimensional paper network of switches [...]

By | December 15th, 2014|

Ph.D. student’s quantitative analysis of swab performance published in PLOS One, may inform future diagnostic test development

Not all swabs used in diagnostic testing are created alike: UW BioE Ph.D student Nuttada Panpradist is lead author of study published recently in PLOS One that offers a quantitative, objective analysis of a common, critical component of diagnostic tests for disease. The study’s results may inform future diagnostic test development, helping test developers select appropriate swab types and transfer methods for diagnosis of a wide variety of disease.

By | October 16th, 2014|