News & events


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Breakthrough BME study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

Posted January 6, 2020

The study resulted in a mathematical framework that simulates the effects of the key parameters that control interactions between molecules that have multiple binding sites, as is the case for many medicines. Researchers plan to use this computational model to develop a web-based app that other researchers can use to speed the development of new therapies for diseases.

Aerial view of Minneapolis, taken from the Twin Cities campus (East Bank)

Celebrating 20 years: The story of BME

Posted December 3, 2019

Originating faculty members reflect on the past two decades, including how an enviable location played a unique role in the department’s success.

Sarah Anderson

Student spotlight: Sarah Anderson

Posted December 3, 2019

The PhD candidate reflects on the highlights of her student experience and shares what she finds exciting about her glioblastoma research.

Nils Hasselmo Hall

Faculty and student news roundup

Posted December 3, 2019

Grants, fellowships, awards, and more: View a recap of recent BME faculty and student announcements.

Armando Mitchell

Alumni spotlight: Armando Mitchell

Posted December 3, 2019

The undergraduate alum—who currently works in Medtronic’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions group—describes how a BME degree prepared him for his career, why he decided to focus on the business side of biomedical engineering, and what opportunities he sees for BME graduates to contribute to the field.

Alena Talkachova

Faculty spotlight: Professor Alena Talkachova

Posted December 3, 2019

Why and how do arrhythmias develop in the heart? Professor Talkachova’s laboratory strives to better understand this by investigating the heart’s electrical activity. This allows them to develop approaches for preventing and controlling arrhythmias.

Bob Tranquillo

Prof. Tranquillo named ARCS-Minnesota Scientist of the Year

Posted October 24, 2019

The Minnesota chapter of the ARCS Foundation honored Tranquillo for his 20-year tenure as Chair of the department and for being a long-time friend of the Minnesota chapter.

Lizzy Crist

BME PhD student named to SWE's list of 2019 Women Engineers You Should Know

Posted September 12, 2019

Lizzy Crist has been included in the Society of Women Engineers’ 2019 list of "Women Engineers You Should Know" for her commitment to a healthier, female-friendly future. 

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Brenda Ogle named Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Posted May 29, 2019

Brenda has been a BME faculty member since 2013, and conducts research in the areas of cardiac tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. She'll be the new head of BME effective July 1, 2019.

Photo of BME's undergraduate commencement reception; shows a student on stage with a faculty member, in front of an audience

BME holds 2019 Undergraduate Commencement Reception

Posted May 15, 2019

Last Friday, graduating BME seniors and their families attended a program and reception recognizing the Class of 2019.