When local hospitals risked running out of protective gowns, biomedical engineering students saved the day. Their designs are now being produced at rates reaching 10,000 per day.
Professor Jonathan Sachs and team aim to develop and manipulate molecules that can prevent SARS CoV-2 from attaching to human cells.
Professor David Odde is creating a biophysical computer model that simulates COVID-19 on a molecular and cellular level, and tests therapies and vaccines computationally.
In an opinion piece in the Hill, Professor Jonathan Sachs makes the case for sticking to the scientific process in the fight against COVID-19.
The technical training of the BME program was superior, but it was the introduction to tissue engineering and translational research that equipped me with the appropriate tools to pursue my passion and enter this industry.
My decision to focus on bioengineering in graduate school was driven by the research I had a chance to participate in as an undergraduate. It completely fascinated me that biological processes could be described by equations. Observing a heart surgery in one of my BMEn courses lit my passion for cardiac research.
It’s super rewarding to work on a device that could someday help people and increase their wellbeing. I didn’t think I’d be able to have this kind of industry experience this early in my graduate school career.
Completing my PhD opened doors for me to pursue my passion in the research end of R&D at Medtronic. My graduate work also kindled the creative inventor in me and taught me to first define the problem and then to identify the key questions to answer.