17 UW Bioengineering undergraduate students received Mary Gates Research Scholarships in Winter 2015, out of 102 total awards granted at UW, tying previous department records for awards granted in an application cycle.

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are competitive scholarships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by faculty. By receiving research scholarships, students may focus more attention and time, deeping their inquiry into a discipline or project with a reduced financial burden.

Students receive research scholarships to pursue research in a variety of disciplines.

Mary Gates Research Scholarships are awarded in autumn and winter quarters. In the previous autumn quarter, 16 BioE students received scholarships. Winter 2015 awardees are as follows:

Awardee Name Project Title Research Mentor
Ali, Kamran Ahsan In silico modeling of action potentials in human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes Michael Laflamme
Brooks, Kadin Emmanuel Sodium-Dependent Phosphate Cotransporters and Vascular Calcification: PiT-2 as a Phosphate Sensor Cecilia Giachelli
D’Silva, Krittika Joannah Automated Analysis of Paper-Based Immunoassay Tests on Mobile Devices Gaetano Borriello
Gray, Kevin Miles A multimodal assay for assessing the functional maturity of hPSC-CM derived tissues Deok-Ho Kim
Hoshi, Rio Phage Display to Identify Podocyte-Binding Peptides for Use in Kidney Drug Delivery Suzie Pun
Liao, Michael Christopher The Inhibition of Key Locations in the Light Chain Amyloidosis Pathway Valerie Daggett
Liu, Quanhui (Leo) Microfluidic Device for Testing Pulmonary Platelets Secretion Ying Zheng
Lou Comandante, Natacha (Natasha) Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Intravaginal Vaccine against Sexually Transmitted Infections Kim Woodrow
Lykins, William Robert (Will) Cross-linked Lipid Particles for Delivery of Antiretroviral Combinations to Inhibit HIV-1 Infection Kim Woodrow
Newman, Sharon Shin Robot-Assisted Sensation Mapping for Targeted Reinnervation Blake Hannaford
Perla, Mikael Joshua Tissue-engineered three-dimensional in vitro models for study of DMD cardiomyopathy Deok-Ho Kim
Pham, Linhchi Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Mucosal HIV Vaccine Delivery Kim Woodrow
Pineda, Julio Marco Bello Improving Stability of M2 Macrophage Targeting Peptide Suzie Pun
Walczak, Philip Adam Effect of Sintering Parameters on Zirconia Oxide Translucency and Strength John Sorensen
Walker, William Everett Development of Amyloid Inhibiting Peptides to Disrupt Implant Induced Bacterial Biofilms Valerie Daggett
Yohannes, Betelhem Fekadu Characterizing Binding Kinetics of Antibody-Antigen Pairs James Lai
Yu, Jonathan Lik-Wing Identifying Targeting Ligands for Human M1 Macrophages Suzie Pun