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Researcher Spotlight: 2021 MSROP Scholars

Posted October 21, 2021

Three Biomedical Engineering majors presented their projects at a research fair, as the culmination of an intensive 10 week program for undergraduate students of color. 

Gabbi Horsford

BME DEI coordinator emphasizes inclusion and education in new role

Posted October 11, 2021

Gabbi Horsford's role is funded in part by a gift from Medtronic, which shares our goal of developing an inclusive field, educating diverse talent, and retaining a diverse workforce.

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Student spotlight: Ilsa Shobe

Posted September 26, 2021

BME senior Ilsa Shobe is training as a speed skater in Salt Lake City, with a goal of making the Olympic team.

ANI prototype

Groundbreaking auditory nerve implant attracts industry investment

Posted September 15, 2021

Technology provider Blackrock Neurotech has announced plans to invest in a novel auditory nerve implant (ANI) device that restores hearing for the deaf. The ANI device technology is being developed as part of an NIH-supported effort in which BME Prof. Hubert Lim serves as lead researcher. 

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Brenda Ogle named BMES fellow

Posted September 10, 2021

She was selected for her achievements in 3D bioprinting for cardiac tissue engineering, yielding a chambered heart organoid, as well as leadership and service to the BME field including diversity, equity, and inclusivity.

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BME researchers help validate microchip sensor featured on the cover of Science Advances

Posted September 7, 2021

The technology could give patients a rapid and low cost way to monitor their hormone levels and better manage chronic inflammation, stress, and other conditions.

Duo pouch prototype

NIH recognizes UMN senior design team for biomedical engineering solution

Posted September 2, 2021

A team of BME seniors designed DuoPouch, a calibrated, two-pouch system to diagnose postpartum hemorrhage.

Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen

Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen receives UMN-wide Best Dissertation Award

Posted August 24, 2021

The Graduate School has announced Jules Anh Tuan Nguyen has been named a winner of the 2021 Best Dissertation Award, for the physical sciences and engineering category.

Malaney Young

PhD student Malaney Young successfully defends dissertation

Posted July 29, 2021

Her dissertation is titled, "Targeting Death Receptor 5 for Therapeutic Discovery." 

Human skin cells entrapped in an aligned fibrin gel exhibit contact guidance by orienting themselves along the aligned protein fibers in tissues.

New BME study provides clues to decades-old mystery about cell movement

Posted July 22, 2021

The game-changing discovery impacts tissue engineering, wound healing, and cancer research.