Nancy Allbritton elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Allbritton’s election acknowledges her groundbreaking work in innovating and commercializing technologies.

Research & Awards

Ceci Giachelli

Advancing knowledge of vascular calcification for better human health

A competitive extension on a NIH award will allow Cecilia Giachelli to continue developing new therapies to treat vascular calcification.

Kueh Memory Cells

The surprising discovery of memory flexibility in disease-fighting T cells

The immune system can remember an encounter with a pathogen, and quickly eliminate it upon a later encounter, as discovered by Hao Yuan Kueh and his lab.

Princess Imoukhuede in her lab

Princess Imoukhuede honored with the Professional Impact Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) recognized Imoukhuede’s contributions to the progress of underrepresented minorities in medical and biological engineering.

Patrick M. Boyle

Patrick Boyle is appointed as trustee of the Heart Rhythm Society

The international non-profit Heart Rhythm Society is the leading resource on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Boyle is the only professional engineer elected to the board.

Cell showing areas with DNA, insulin and amyloid

How a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease could also work for Type 2 diabetes

A Q & A with Valerie Daggett about research that opens new avenues for understanding and treating Type 2 diabetes.

Bridging brain health knowledge gaps

Led by Eric Chudler, the Brain Health Learning Network program aims to inform and empower older adults about advancements in neuroscience, mental health disorders and overall brain wellness.

Department and Faculty News

Allan Hoffman dressed in a suit in his lab

In Memoriam: Allan Hoffman

The BioE community was saddened to lose UW Bioengineering co-founder and longtime faculty member Allan Hoffman. He was celebrated at a memorial on March 11.

UW Bioengineering Celebrates Women’s History Month

Six female members of the BioE community were recognized for their leadership, achievements, advocacy and mentorship.

The fascinating world of microfluids

Albert Folch shared his expertise about microfluids and their potential use in cell culture and cancer diagnostics in an article written by the international society for optics and phototronics.

Student News and Awards

BioE Scholars

UW BioE students receive scholarships and fellowships

We are proud of our students who received prestigious awards to further their research.

MAB Pacemaker

Three MAB students create a pacemaker prototype that can recharge its battery

Master of Applied Bioengineering researchers created a device that harvests heartbeat energy to extend battery life in pacemakers.

UW Bioe at HIC

BioE student teams awarded prizes in the 2024 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Piezo-Pulse’s partially self-charging leadless pacemaker and ACT-NIRS’s brain tissue oxygenation detector were selected for top prizes by judges.

An AVELA instuctor teaching children with the YMCA

Fostering STEM diversity through mentorship and outreach

AVELA, a UW student run organization, is helping to increase the number of marginalized students who pursue STEM fields in higher education.


Valerie Daggett to give the 2024 University Faculty Lecture

Recipient of the University Faculty Lecture Award, Daggett will speak about the quest to detect and cure Alzheimer’s, April 1, 5:30 to 6:30pm.

Support the Bioengineering Excellence Fund on Husky Giving Day, April 4

Your donation will fuel opportunities that empower students and faculty, foster diversity and drive cutting-edge research. Early donations are welcome.

2024 BioE Capstone Symposium

2024 Bioengineering Capstone Symposium

Join us on May 20 as the remarkable class of 2024 present their innovative capstone design solutions for today’s commercial and clinical challenges.

Graduation 2024

Save the date for the Bioengineering graduation ceremony, June 6

Our graduation speaker is Randolph Lopez (PhD ’18), co-founder of A-Alpha Bio. More information about the event will be posted on the BioE website soon.

Featured Publications

Retinal Perfusion Is Linked to Cognition and Brain MRI Biomarkers in Black Americans

Farzan Abdolahi et al.
Ruikang K. Wang and UW Dept of Ophthalmology / University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine / CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center / Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association

Porous Precision-Templated 40??m Pore Scaffolds Promote Healing through Synergy in Macrophage Receptor with Collagenous Structure and Toll-Like Receptor Signaling

Nathan Chan et al.
Buddy Ratner and James Byers and UW Depts of Chemical Engineering; Surgery; Molecular Engineering and Sciences
Tissue Engineering. Part A

Quantification of Surface-Localized and Total Oxytocin Receptor in Myometrial Smooth Muscle Cells

Yingye Fang et al.
Princess Imoukhuede and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Multiplexed Functional Assessments of MYH7 Variants in Human Cardiomyocytes

Clayton Friedman et al.
Charles Murry and UW Depts of Medicine; Cardiology; Genome Sciences; Laboratory Medicine and Pathology / Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine / VA Puget Sound HCS / UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology / Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine
Circulation. Genomic and Precision Medicine

The Biochemically Defined Super Relaxed State of Myosin-A Paradox

Saffie Mohran et al.
Michael Regnier and the UW Division of Cardiology / UW Center for Translational Muscle Research / University of Kent
The Journal of Biological Chemistry

Biomarker-Confirmed Suboptimal Adherence to Isoniazid Preventive Therapy among Children with HIV in Western Kenya

Dickens Otieno Onyango et al.
Barry Lutz and UW Depts of Epidemiology; Pediatrics; Global Health ; Medicine / Kenyatta National Hospital / Kenya Medical Research Institute / Harvard Medical School / University Medical Center Utrecht / Institute of Tropical Medicine / Kisumu County Department of Health
AIDS (London, England)

Modeling Shiga Toxin-Induced Human Renal-Specific Microvascular Injury

Russel Whelan et al.
Ying Zheng and UW Dept of Medicine / UW Kidney Research Institute / UW Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine / University of Colorado
Integrative Biology: Quantitative Biosciences from Nano to Macro

Oral mucosal vaccination using integrated fiber microneedles

Rachel Creighton et al.
Kim Woodrow
Journal of Controlled Release

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