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Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen

Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen receives BME's Best Dissertation Award

Posted April 1, 2021

Jules is part of the BME research that could directly benefit amputees.

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BME community members receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Posted March 29, 2021

Claire Zurn, a recent graduate of the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s undergraduate program, has received a fellowship.

Circular cells taken with imaging technology at various scales: 100nm, 100um, and 5mm. Also shows a droplet being held be a tool. All against a photo of cells taken with imaging technology.

BME-created wafers could effectively deliver and preserve protein vaccines

Posted March 22, 2021

The wafers — which are placed under the tongue — have the potential to improve mucosal vaccines against infectious diseases.

Nader Tavaf

PhD student Nader Tavaf successfully defends dissertation

Posted March 20, 2021

Tavaf successfully defended his dissertation, "Improving Signal to Noise Ratio in Ultra High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging."

Tranquillo research - lab-created heart valves

Lab-created heart valves can grow with the recipient

Posted March 18, 2021

Groundbreaking discovery could potentially reduce multiple pediatric heart valve replacement surgeries.

Casim Sarkar

Casim Sarkar receives Morse-Alumni Undergraduate Teaching Award

Posted March 10, 2021

The award recognizes Prof. Sarkar for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education.

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BME researchers develop a simple method for understanding cell behavior

Posted March 8, 2021

The new method may provide new quantitative insights into the dynamics of cell populations and ultimately help researchers better understand and modulate cell behavior for applications ranging from understanding cancer cell proliferation to engineering stem cells.

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BME research develops novel approaches to identify targets for atrial fibrillation ablation

Posted March 3, 2021

New approaches to identify potential drivers for atrial fibrillation could potentially help guide catheter ablation.

Sam Hanson

PhD student Sam Hanson successfully defends dissertation

Posted February 25, 2021

Hanson successfully defended his dissertation, "Development of silica-based physical confinement models to isolate and study dormancy-prone cancer cells."

Ed Bello and family

PhD student Ed Bello successfully defends dissertation

Posted February 22, 2021

Bello successfully defended his dissertation, "Characterization of the cortical electrophysiological effects of motor thalamic DBS."