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Senior Fellow Ryan Nagao receives NIH K99/R00 grant

The grant will support efforts to develop a framework for studying renal vascular disease by creating a model of the renal microvasculature environment.

By | August 30th, 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|

B.S. alumna Jasmine Fuerte-Stone receives Washington State Opportunity Scholarship/Infectious Disease Research Institute internship

2017 B.S. Bioengineering graduate Jasmine Fuerte-Stone is among four UW students to receive internships through a partnership with the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI).

By | July 19th, 2017|

UW Bioengineering ranked fifth among biomedical engineering programs by Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

UW Bioengineering is among several UW departments ranked in the world's top 10 in their respective fields in the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects list for 2017.

By | July 19th, 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|

Nuttada Panpradist receives Graduate Discovery Fellowship

Fourth year UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Nuttada Panpradist of Associate Professor Barry Lutz's lab has received a 2017 UW Medicine Graduate Discovery Fellowship to work with Dr. Shirit Einav of Stanford University. The experience will allow Nuttada to further pursue development and translation of diagnostic technologies.

By | July 14th, 2017|

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|

David Castner receives 2017 European Conference on Applications of Surface and Interface Analysis Award

David Castner is recognized for his outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to the study, analysis and understanding of biological and biomedical interfaces.

By | July 5th, 2017|

Deok-Ho Kim featured in 2017 Chemical Communications Emerging Investigators issue

Assistant Professor Deok-Ho Kim has been featured in the 2017 Emerging Investigators Issue of Chemical Communications, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In Micro- and nano-patterned conductive graphene-PEG hybrid scaffolds for cardiac tissue engineering, Dr. Kim and colleagues demonstrate a method for producing cardiac tissue scaffolds with anisotropic electroconductive properties using PEG-graphene substrates.

By | July 3rd, 2017|