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: Alton Cao

June 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: Alton Cao

Alton Cao is a senior studying bioengineering, and he plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about how Alton found his way into research before realizing he needed to make a change in his path, and discovered that working in patient care and medicine was more fulfilling for him.

HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: Savannah Lawton

June 7th, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: Savannah Lawton

Savannah Lawton is a senior studying Bioengineering. After graduation, she will be traveling the world solo for eight months under the Bonderman Fellowship. Read more to learn about how Savannah discovered her interests in bioengineering and plans to enter medicine.

Humans of UW Bioengineering: David Younger

May 31st, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering: David Younger

David Younger is a postdoc in Bioengineering who is commercializing the work from his Ph.D. at A-Alpha Bio. Read more to learn about how the teamwork and scientific skills he built from his undergrad and Ph.D. were a perfect fit for his current challenge to build a startup.

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HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Becky Darrow

May 23rd, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Becky Darrow

Becky Darrow is a senior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and she will work as a consultant at Accenture after graduation. Read more to learn about her love of dance and lessons she learned throughout college.

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HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Jayleen Leon

May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Jayleen Leon

Jayleen Leon is a junior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue her education in graduate school. Read more to learn about her journey to BioE.

HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: Levi Davis

April 26th, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: Levi Davis

Levi Devis is a senior in the Department of Bioengineering at UW, and wants to continue his education in graduate school. Read more to learn about his transition from community college to UW.

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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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Nanodropper wins Grand Prize; Pulmora, Insulin Anywhere also win at 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

June 11th, 2019|Comments Off on Nanodropper wins Grand Prize; Pulmora, Insulin Anywhere also win at 2019 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge

Eight teams involving UW BioE undergraduate and graduate students were among 22 teams competing in [...]

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Ph.D. student Bowen Li Receives 2019 College of Engineering Student Award for Research

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Ph.D. student Bowen Li Receives 2019 College of Engineering Student Award for Research

Bowen Li, a UW Bioengineering Ph.D. student, recently received the 2019 College of Engineering Student Award for Research. The award recognizes students who demonstrate merit in research through publications, external recognition and invited presentations, and through innovation and creativity.

  • Group photo of 6 2019 BioE Husky 100 students

Caleb Ellington, Ritika Jain, Divya Lakshmanan, Sarah Slack, Mohammed Mushtak Talib and Renae Tessem Selected for Husky 100 Class of 2019

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Caleb Ellington, Ritika Jain, Divya Lakshmanan, Sarah Slack, Mohammed Mushtak Talib and Renae Tessem Selected for Husky 100 Class of 2019

The UW recognized six students from the Department of Bioengineering for the 2019 Husky 100, an honor awarded to extraordinary juniors, seniors and graduate students who are making the most of their education at UW.

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Bioengineering senior Sam Kokoska finds balance

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Bioengineering senior Sam Kokoska finds balance

I wanted a school with a great soccer program and a strong commitment to academics. UW was the perfect match in the way it supports student success in athletics, academics, service and personal well-being. ...At the UW, I learned about bioengineering. The idea of applying engineering solutions to medical problems immediately appealed to me. ...In addition to getting great hands-on research experience, I also learned about balancing priorities.

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3D organ bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air

May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on 3D organ bioprinting gets a breath of fresh air

Bioprinted tissues with entangled vascular networks for air and blood are a major step toward 3D printing of replacement organs. Bioengineers from University of Washington and Rice University teamed to create the 3D bioprinted vascular networks and tested them in mice.

  • 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.

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