Endozone TeamUW Bioengineering students win the Best Health & Wellness Impact Idea Prize
A team comprised of Master of Applied Bioengineering and Master of Science students received awards and accolades for their endometriosis diagnostic kit.


Sanders LabSanders Lab earns Innovation prize
Joan Sanders and her team received the Bryan and Joyce Blatchford Team Prize for Innovation for a self-adjusting prosthetic leg.

Yazdan Lab Neural StimulationYazdan and team receive a $4.2M grant to engineer AI-guided brain stimulation methods to treat mental health disorders
Azadeh Yazdan is co-leading a team to develop neural stimulation techniques guided by artificial intelligence machine learning methods.

Mike Averkiou using microbubble ultrasoundAverkiou lab awarded $3M to treat liver cancer
Mike Averkiou received a National Institute of Health grant to treat hepatocellular carcinoma using microbubbles and ultrasound; a more successful, less toxic and lower risk approach than current methods.

Valerie DaggettDaggett honored with the University Faculty Lecture Award
The Award recognizes the impact Daggett and her lab have had on Alzheimer’s disease research. She will give a campus-wide lecture in 2024.

Brain Works teamChudler wins a 2023 Northwest Emmy® Award
Eric Chudler’s program, BrainWorks, won a 2023 Northwest Emmy Award, presented by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. As executive producer of the show, Chudler aims to educate children about the wonders of neuroscience.

Traffic on the genomic highwayWatching traffic jams on the genomic highway
The Wiggins lab and collaborators from other UW departments have developed a method to observe blockages in the genomic network, enabling them to investigate the relationship between these traffic jams and diseases such as cancer.


2023 Faculty Staff awards recipientsFaculty, staff and students receive 2023 UW Bioengineering Department awards
Several students, faculty, teaching assistants and staff were honored for their dedication and contributions to the UW BioE community.

Patrick M. Boyle in the labResearch from the heartSometimes a researcher’s work becomes personal. Read the inspiring story about Pat Boyle and his father that lent greater perspective and urgency to his ongoing cardiovascular research.


NSF GRF Scholarship recipientsUW Bioengineering students awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships
Ph.D. students Ryan Ressmeyer, Murial Ross, and Ioana Veras-Tobos are recipients of the prestigious Fellowship.

Zoe ChauZoe Chau receives scholarship to study in Japan
Beginning in October, B.S. graduate Zoe Chau will study at the University of Tsukuba where she will use polymer chemistry for breast cancer therapeutics.

2023 HIC TeamsThree UW Bioengineering-related teams win top prizes at the 2023 Hollomon Health Innovation Challenge
The teams LegUp Prosthetics, piezopulse and Endozene won awards for their innovative solutions for health care challenges. Endozene won the Washington Research Foundation Capital Grand Prize.

UW BioE Husky 100 StudentsSeven UW Bioengineering students named to 2023 Husky 100
Undergraduates Ellie Bagley, Jake Flynn, Sasha Friese, Hannah Gunderman, Joanne Liu, Brandon Nguyen and Dylan Riley were honored for making meaningful contributions at the UW and beyond.


Impact Built TogetherUW Bioengineering transforms tomorrow today with several accomplishments
At a September 2022 faculty retreat, the department embraced the theme of “Impact Built Together,” recognizing that BioE’s collaborative efforts are the foundation of its strength and what sets us apart.

UW BioE Coffee ChatFostering community during COVID-19 transition
The BioE Awards and Events Committee introduced new events to foster community. One such event is Coffee Chats, a monthly gathering focused on building community, providing opportunities for informal mentoring and presenting informative topics.


Spatiotemporal functional assembly of split protein pairs through a light-activated SpyLigation
Emily R. Ruskowitz and Brizzia G. Munoz-Robles et al.
Cole DeForest lab and UW Depts. of Chemical Engineering; Biochemistry; Biology; Chemistry / UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine / UW Molecular Engineering and Sciences Institute / UW Institute for Protein Design
Nature Chemistry

Gene editing to prevent ventricular arrhythmias associated with cardiomyocyte cell therapy
Silvia Marchiano et al.
Charles Murry lab and UW Depts. of Medicine; Laboratory Medicine & Pathology; Mechanical Engineering; Comparative Medicine / UW Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine / UW Center for Cardiovascular Biology / Sana Biotechnology / Shinshu University / Adaptive Biotechnologies / Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Cell Stem Cell

Large-scale multimodal surface neural interfaces for primates
Tiphaine Belloir et al.
Azadeh Yazdan lab and UW Depts. of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Bioethics & Humanities / Washington National Primate Research Center / Carnegie Mellon University / Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute

Axl and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Receptors Exhibit Variations in Membrane Localization and Heterogeneity Across Monolayer and Spheroid High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Models
Yingye Fang and Princess Imoukhuede
GEN Biotechnology

A mannosylated polymer with endosomal release properties for peptide antigen delivery
Kefan Song et al.
Patrick S. Stayton and Suzie H Pun and UW Dept. of Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute
Journal of Control Release

A ‘print-pause-print’ protocol for 3D printing microfluidics using multimaterial stereolithography
Yong Tae Kim et al.
Albert Folch lab and Tech University of Korea
Nature Protocols