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.

  • Bekcy Darrow

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.

HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: ADAM LITTLE

May 10th, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF UW BIOENGINEERING: ADAM LITTLE

Adam Little is an undergraduate senior in bioengineering. Read more to learn about how Adam discovered that the most important skills he took from college were not technical skills, but instead interpersonal and interdisciplinary ways of thinking about human health.

  • Jayleen Leon

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.

  • Bonnibelle Leeds

HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Bonnibelle Leeds

April 18th, 2019|Comments Off on HUMANS OF BIOENGINEERING: Bonnibelle Leeds

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

Humans of UW Bioengineering – Arielle Howell

April 12th, 2019|Comments Off on Humans of UW Bioengineering – Arielle Howell

Arielle Howell is a senior studying Bioengineering, and plans to apply to medical school after graduation. Read more to learn about how Arielle realized the value of extracurricular activities like water polo to find balance in a busy school schedule.

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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.

  • closeup of 3D bioprinted air sac

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.

  • 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.

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