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Nancy Allbritton UW Engineering Dean and BioE professorNancy Allbritton to Receive 2021 Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award

BMES honors Dr. Allbritton with its premier recognition.




Research & News

Azadeh Yazdan headshotYazdan receives R01 grant for smart port to the brain

Yazdan co-leads multi-institution team developing tool aimed at brain disorders.




Savannah Bifulco Pat Boyle lab PhD studentBoyle lab: Study yields new clue to strokes of undetermined source

Scar tissue that’s primed for arrhythmia may lack triggers.




Valerie Daggett, UW BioE AltPep startupDaggett’s startup earns $23M for Alzheimer’s research

BioE startup AltPep advances technology for early detection, treatment.




Davis lab engrafted heart cellsUW researchers show engrafted heart cells divide and replicate

Davis lab and colleagues use rainbow reporters to track cells.




Kueh lab gene switch graphicDelayed action gene switch controls when stem cells become T cells

Research led by Kueh lab demystifies molecular timer.




Zheng lab 3D kidney structure imageNew approach builds capillaries in full 3D complexity

Zheng lab created structure mimicking the glomerulus, a kidney component.




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Student News & Awards

UW BioE PhD student Kathleen AbadieKathleen Abadie receives 2021 Fulbright to study in Israel

Ph.D. student will study immune cell dynamics in cancer.




Hannah VanBenschotenFulbright winner Hannah VanBenschoten checks in from Sweden

VanBenschoten studying how COVID has affected reproductive, sexual health services.




Four 2021 NSF Fellows at UW BioEFour BioE students receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

Congratulations to Chelsea Gibbs, Nicole Gregorio, Samantha Koplik and Susana Simmonds!




3 2021 Husky 100 students headshotsThree BioE students named to 2021 Husky 100

Lauren Holbrook, Jolie Phan and Nadia Siddiqui exemplify Husky Experience.




Alejandro Diaz and Parker RuthBioE’s Alejandro Diaz and Parker Ruth receive Dean’s Medals

Coveted honor recognizes two exceptional UW Engineering students.





Alyssa Taylor, Chetana Acharya and Nuttada PanpradistBioE members win teaching, staff, student research awards

Congratulations to Alyssa Taylor, Chetana Acharya and Nuttada Panpradist!





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BMES posterJoin us at BMES in October!

Watch for Nancy Allbritton’s plenary Pritzker Lecture and visit us at Booth 312 in-person or online!




Graduates looking at Seattle waterfrontCongratulations, BioE Class of 2021!

We are proud of our 134 graduates who are inventing the future of medicine – best wishes as you forge your path and create a world of good!




Accessability design line drawingsAlyssa Taylor receives grant to teach accessibility design to bioengineers

New curriculum will teach accessibility design at start of program.




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Featured Publications

Publishing reproducible dynamic kinetic models

Veronica Porubsky et al.
Herbert Sauro lab
Briefing in Bioinformatics

Viral genomes reveal patterns of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in Washington State

Nicola Müller et al.
Barry Lutz and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center / UW Depts. of Genome Sciences, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Global Health / WA State Dept. of Health / Seattle Children’s Research Institute / Institute for Disease Modeling / Public Health – Seattle & King County
Science Translational Medicine

Assessment of arrhythmia mechanism and burden of the infarcted ventricles following remuscularization with pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocyte patches using patient-derived models

Joseph Yu et al.
Patrick Boyle and Johns Hopkins University
Cardiovascular Research

Engrafted Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes Undergo Clonal Expansion In Vivo

Danny El-Nachef et al.
Charles Murry and Jennifer Davis labs

Immune cell shuttle for precise delivery of nanotherapeutics for heart disease and cancer

San-Shan Huang et al.
James Lai and National Taiwan University / Academia Sinica / National Central University / National Taiwan University and Hospital / University of Wisconsin
Science Advances

Tunable, division-independent control of gene activation timing by a polycomb switch

Nicholas Pease et al.
Hao Yuan Kueh lab and UW Depts. of Chemistry, Physiology and Biophysics
Cell Reports  

Abnormal retinal capillary blood flow in autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease

Maxwell Singer et al.
Ruikang Wang and University of Southern California
Alzheimers & Dementia

Effect of infrared radiation on interfacial water at hydrophilic surfaces

Anqi Wang et al.
Gerald Pollack lab
Colloid and Interface Science Communications


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