A recap of UW Bioengineering's efforts to empower better health care through biomedical research, education and service, and impact medicine, for Washington and for the world.
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.
Bowen Li, a UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, recently received the 2019 College of Engineering Student Award for Research. The award recognizes students who demonstrate merit in research through publications, external recognition and invited presentations, and through innovation and creativity.
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.
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.
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.
Arielle Howell is a senior studying Bioengineering, and plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about how Arielle realized the value of extracurricular activities like water polo to find balance in a busy school schedule.
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.
Alexis Fleming is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering and wants to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about her favorite memory from BioE, and her experience finding a community at UW as an out-of-state student.
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.