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 Bioengineering: Vanessa Nguyen and Samantha Sun

June 13th, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Vanessa Nguyen and Samantha Sun

After wrapping up the second year of the Humans of UW Bioengineering blog, recent B.S. grads Vanessa Nguyen and Samantha Sun reflect on their motivation to become involved in the project and how they found inspiration in working with their fellow students to share their stories.

Humans of Bioengineering: Timothy Bi

June 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Humans of Bioengineering: Timothy Bi

Senior Timothy Bi, part of the Daggett lab, talks about his experience in UW BioE and UW Academy. He sees med school in his future, but is planning to work for a few years and figure out his next steps.

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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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Featured Stories

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

  • 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.

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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.

  • Husky 100 recipients: Robyn Langevin, Solomon Muche, Caleb Perez, Nuttada Panpradist, Ty Youngblood

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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