Humans of UW Bioengineering

The student-led Humans of UW Bioengineering project offers an inside perspective of the department’s student experience, direct from students themselves.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Herbert Sauro

March 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Herbert Sauro

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.

  • Dr. Wendy Thomas sitting in her office.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Wendy Thomas

March 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Wendy Thomas

Dr. Wendy Thomas is a professor in the UW Department of Bioengineering. Read more to learn about the challenges she faced through her journey to parenthood.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Alexis Fleming

March 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Alexis Fleming

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 sitting on a bench in a garden

Humans Of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Alyssa Taylor

February 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans Of UW Bioengineering: Dr. Alyssa Taylor

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.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Alex Ochs

February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Alex Ochs

Alex Ochs is a first year PhD student. Read more to learn about how he found his passion for biology and human health, despite facing challenges coming to BioE with a background in mechanics gained during his Master’s studies, and how he finds work-life balance at school.

  • Ankita Joshi standing on a pier

Humans of UW Bioengineering: Ankita Joshi

February 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Ankita Joshi

Ankita Joshi is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering and wants to apply to medical schools after graduation. Read more to learn how the cohort nature of bioengineering served as her turning point in college.

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Featured Stories

UW Bioengineering students excel in research, leadership and service. Read on to learn how our students are inventing the future of medicine.

  • A-Alpha Bio is developing a platform that uses genetically engineered yeast to help scientists test hundreds of drug candidates against thousands of potential targets.

A-Alpha Bio turns research into impact

July 16th, 2018|Comments Off on A-Alpha Bio turns research into impact

Learning the language of business, with the help of UW's Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, enabled the A-Alpha Bio team to launch their ideas from the lab to a startup company, and introduce their technology to Seattle's entrepreneurship community and beyond.

  • UW master's studnet Dylan Guelig on Dragontail Peak in Washington

Master’s student Dylan Guelig developing rapid flu, Ebola tests with focus on global health

June 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Master’s student Dylan Guelig developing rapid flu, Ebola tests with focus on global health

UW Bioengineering master's student Dylan Guelig is developing a cartridge-style two-dimensional paper network test that can detect minute amounts of proteins present in deadly flu viruses as well as a similar test for the Ebola virus.

  • A-Alpha Bio team

A-Alpha Bio, Nanodropper, OLA Simple finish strong, win $32,500 at 2018 UW Business Plan Competition

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on A-Alpha Bio, Nanodropper, OLA Simple finish strong, win $32,500 at 2018 UW Business Plan Competition

Photo: 2018 UW Business Plan Competition Grand Prize winners A-Alpha Bio. Courtesy of UW Foster School [...]

  • Hal Holmes

Hal Holmes joins inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows

May 30th, 2018|Comments Off on Hal Holmes joins inaugural class of Schmidt Science Fellows

The Schmidt Science Fellows postdoctoral program aims to expand the horizons of the next generation of leaders and innovators in the natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and computing. It promotes the development of interdisciplinary researchers who can drive world-changing advances in science and society.

  • Caleb Perez

Senior Caleb Perez receives 2018 Fulbright Study/Research Award to advance cancer immunotherapy in Switzerland

May 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Senior Caleb Perez receives 2018 Fulbright Study/Research Award to advance cancer immunotherapy in Switzerland

Senior Caleb Perez from Professor Suzie Pun's lab aims to advance cancer immunotherapy with dendritic cell vaccines. He talks about his work, how he honed his interest in bioengineering and translational research, and offers his perspective on what BioE has to offer students interested in research that addresses clinical challenges.

  • Husky 100 recipients: Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche, Caleb Perez, Nuttada Panpradist, Ty Youngblood

Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche, Caleb Perez, Nuttada Panpradist and Ty Youngblood selected for Husky 100 Class of 2018

May 20th, 2018|Comments Off on Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche, Caleb Perez, Nuttada Panpradist and Ty Youngblood selected for Husky 100 Class of 2018

Five UW Bioengineering students have been named to the third annual class of the Husky [...]

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