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