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.

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Humans of Bioengineering: Kevin Shi

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Kevin Shi

Kevin Shi is a graduate student in the MS/BS program and performs cellular engineering research in the Davis lab, investigating cardiac function and repair. Last year, he worked with Dr. Dianne Hendricks to develop bioengineering outreach modules for local schools. Now, he works to improve awareness and support of mental wellness, student health, and suicide prevention. As an advocate for student wellness, Kevin is motivated by his own experiences in BioE. Learn more about his story and student wellness resources at UW.

Humans of Bioengineering: Natasha Paranjapye

January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Natasha Paranjapye

Natasha started in BioE as a Direct Freshman Admit and now a senior,  she is preparing to study at UW’s School of Dentistry next year. During her time in BioE , she worked on Denatured, a student-run journal, and researched amyloid proteins in Dr. Valerie Daggett’s lab. She also co-founded the Right Brain Campaign, an organization that engages BioE students in artistic activities as a break from the daily rigor of their coursework.

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Humans of Bioengineering is Back!

January 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering is Back!

Every UW bioengineer has a story to tell - and Humans of UW Bioengineering is ready to tell them! We look forward to celebrating our community’s resilience and diversity with you - stay tuned.

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“Humans of UW Bioengineering” team shares student stories about the BioE experience

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on “Humans of UW Bioengineering” team shares student stories about the BioE experience

Seniors Erin Ichinotsubo, Brianna McIntosh and Nina Reese started their storytelling project to help prospective undergraduates discover opportunities in BioE and learn about life in the major. They also sought to celebrate the accomplishments and showcase the department's diversity.

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Humans of UW Bioengineering: Richard Zong

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Richard Zong

Richard Zong discusses his research in ultrasound and involvement in Bioengage.

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Humans of UW Bioengineering: Uyen Tran

May 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Uyen Tran

Uyen Tran discusses her path from business to BioE, discovering her love for computational research and plans for the future.

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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.

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New endowed scholarship established in honor of revered BioE administrator

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on New endowed scholarship established in honor of revered BioE administrator

This year, an anonymous UW Bioengineering alumna generously donated the required funding to establish a new endowed scholarship in honor of Kelli Jayn Nichols. Nichols served the BioE department from October 2000, until her retirement in June 2016 as Director of Academic Services.

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Ph.D. student Charles Roco advances single-cell RNA sequencing with NIH, Fred Hutch grants

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Ph.D. student Charles Roco advances single-cell RNA sequencing with NIH, Fred Hutch grants

With Split-Pool Ligation-based Transcriptome sequencing, or SPLiT-seq, Charles Roco aims to address the affordability, accessibility and scalability of current single-cell RNA sequencing techniques.

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Nuttada Panpradist presents OLA-SIMPLE HIV drug resistance test in South Africa

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on Nuttada Panpradist presents OLA-SIMPLE HIV drug resistance test in South Africa

UW BioE Ph.D. candidate Nuttada Panpradist recently traveled to South Africa to present at the XXVI Internal Workshop on HIV Drug Resistance and Treatment Strategies. The workshop, held Nov. 6-8, invited 200 delegates from around the world to discuss the causes, spread and burden of HIV drug resistance in low- and middle-income countries.

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HuskyADAPT: Toying with Accessibility

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on HuskyADAPT: Toying with Accessibility

BioE students seek to increase access to accessible play through toy adaptation for children with disabilities, and foster knowledge of the benefit inclusive design can have on communities.

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Ph.D. grad David Younger aims to improve drug safety with synthetic sex in yeast

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Ph.D. grad David Younger aims to improve drug safety with synthetic sex in yeast

Beyond its humble role in baking bread and brewing beer, yeast has helped scientists establish modern understanding of cell biology and genetics. And now, yeast may lead the way to safer drugs. A team of UW synthetic biologist led by BioE Ph.D. grad David Younger has reprogrammed yeast's mating habits to create a sophisticated drug testing platform.

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Fall 2017 Scholarship & Fellowship Roundup

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Fall 2017 Scholarship & Fellowship Roundup

The following students have received local, national and international scholarships and fellowships for the 2017-18 [...]

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