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: Yiming Li

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Yiming Li

Senior Yiming Li talks about her research investigating the blood protein Von Willebrand factor (VWF) to better understand how to better control blood clotting, and how a sports injury led her to discover bioengineering. She reflects on how the BioE undergrad cohort system enhanced her experience in the major, and her hopes to pursue health care solutions for low-resource settings in her master's degree study at Cornell.

Humans of Bioengineering: Robyn Langevin

May 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Robyn Langevin

Senior Robyn Langevin talks about her work in the Seelig synthetic biology lab on a new diagnostic that detects differential gene expression associated with cancer or autoimmune disorders. She also discusses the importance of academic outreach and giving back to the community, and how personal struggles helped her gain perspective on her experience in BioE.

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Humans of Bioengineering: Per Lukas Hillerström

May 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Per Lukas Hillerström

Luke is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering, and he has a long background before coming to UW as a non-traditional student. He balances school with running his own plumbing company, and you may recognize him as the father of our unofficial BioE mascot, Chinook. Read more about his story...

Humans of Bioengineering: Harrison Hiraki

May 6th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Harrison Hiraki

My name is Harrison. I do research in the Zheng Lab and I currently work at a cancer therapeutic company, Immune Design. After I graduate I will be attending the University of Michigan to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.

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Humans of Bioengineering: Jasmine Graham

April 27th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Jasmine Graham

Jasmine Graham is a senior in bioengineering and is working in the Human Photonics Lab, where she is developing an optical pH measurement tool that analyzes bacterial biofilms in our mouths for early cavity detection and prevention. She is part of the Husky Leadership Initiative, co-runs the BioE Study Center and after graduation, is planning to pursue a graduate program at UC Berkeley.

Humans of Bioengineering: Adam Anderson

April 18th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Adam Anderson

I’m Adam and I am in Dr. Ruikang (Ricky) Wang’s lab. The lab does OCT (optical coherence tomography) research. The goal of my  capstone is to design an image processing tool for the lab. After I graduate, I am going for a Ph.D at Purdue University because I want the freedom that a Ph.D. offers to choose what I research. I might go into academia afterwards.

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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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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.

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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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Undergraduate and graduate students receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 8th, 2018|Comments Off on Undergraduate and graduate students receive 2018 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Seven UW Bioengineering undergraduate and graduate students have received 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate [...]

“Neural Engineering Tech Studio” students invent technologies with potential to make real-world impact

March 25th, 2018|Comments Off on “Neural Engineering Tech Studio” students invent technologies with potential to make real-world impact

In the BioE course "Neural Engineering Tech Studio", undergraduate and graduate students team up to brainstorm solutions that address problems experienced by people living with sensory impairment, cognitive challenges and other sensorimotor conditions.

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With new ‘shuffling’ trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cells

March 15th, 2018|Comments Off on With new ‘shuffling’ trick, researchers can measure gene activity in single cells

UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student Charles Roco is co-lead author on a paper published Mar. 15 in Science that reports on SPLiT-seq — or Split Pool Ligation-based Transcriptome sequencing — a new method to classify and track different types of cells in tissue sample.

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2018 Bioengineering Graduation Celebration

February 28th, 2018|Comments Off on 2018 Bioengineering Graduation Celebration

The 2018 Department of Bioengineering Graduation Celebration will be held on Friday, June 8th in Hogness Auditorium. All BIOE students who will be graduating Autumn 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018 or Summer 2018 are eligible to participate.

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