In this issue: Research & News | Student News & Awards | Announcements | Featured Publications
Nancy Allbritton to Receive 2021 Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award
BMES honors Dr. Allbritton with its premier recognition.
Research & News
Yazdan receives R01 grant for smart port to the brain
Yazdan co-leads multi-institution team developing tool aimed at brain disorders.
Boyle lab: Study yields new clue to strokes of undetermined source
Scar tissue that’s primed for arrhythmia may lack triggers.
Daggett’s startup earns $23M for Alzheimer’s research
BioE startup AltPep advances technology for early detection, treatment.
UW researchers show engrafted heart cells divide and replicate
Davis lab and colleagues use rainbow reporters to track cells.
Delayed action gene switch controls when stem cells become T cells
Research led by Kueh lab demystifies molecular timer.
New approach builds capillaries in full 3D complexity
Zheng lab created structure mimicking the glomerulus, a kidney component.
Student News & Awards
Kathleen Abadie receives 2021 Fulbright to study in Israel
Ph.D. student will study immune cell dynamics in cancer.
Fulbright winner Hannah VanBenschoten checks in from Sweden
VanBenschoten studying how COVID has affected reproductive, sexual health services.
Four BioE students receive NSF Graduate Fellowships
Congratulations to Chelsea Gibbs, Nicole Gregorio, Samantha Koplik and Susana Simmonds!
Three BioE students named to 2021 Husky 100
Lauren Holbrook, Jolie Phan and Nadia Siddiqui exemplify Husky Experience.
BioE’s Alejandro Diaz and Parker Ruth receive Dean’s Medals
Coveted honor recognizes two exceptional UW Engineering students.
BioE members win teaching, staff, student research awards
Congratulations to Alyssa Taylor, Chetana Acharya and Nuttada Panpradist!
Join us at BMES in October!
Watch for Nancy Allbritton’s plenary Pritzker Lecture and visit us at Booth 312 in-person or online!
Congratulations, 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!
Alyssa Taylor receives grant to teach accessibility design to bioengineers
New curriculum will teach accessibility design at start of program.
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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
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
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
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