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|