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Zhi Yang

Zhi Yang receives NSF CAREER Award

Posted February 12, 2019

Assistant Professor Yang's project is titled, "Peripheral nerve recording, analysis, and modulation for neural communication and control."

The Visible Heart Laboratories feature a living pig heart hooked up to equipment that allows it to keep beating.

BME receives NIH grant for cardiovascular engineering training program

Posted February 12, 2019

The University of Minnesota recently received a highly competitive T32 training grant from the National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute for a cardiovascular engineering training program.

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KARE-11 features BME research focused on stopping the spread of cancer cells

Posted January 17, 2019

Local NBC affiliate KARE-11 featured Associate Professor Paolo Provenzano, whose team discovered a way to stop cancer cells from moving and spreading. 

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In Memoriam: Perry Blackshear, 1921-2018

Posted January 11, 2019

Professor Perry Blackshear was one of the founding fathers of biomedical engineering research and graduate education at the University of Minnesota. Working with the nationally known "Minnesota Group", Prof. Blackshear was a pioneer on early versions of the left ventricular assist device, an implantable drug infusion pump, and blood access devices for dialysis, among many others.

Sam Newell in Budapest

BME undergrad jumps at study abroad opportunity created by CSE alumnus

Posted December 4, 2018

When Sam Newell, BBmE Class of 2020, learned about the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) exchange program, he went for it.

Hand holding a white engineered heart valve. Person is wearing pink surgical gloves.

UMN startup Vascudyne to commercialize biologically engineered tissue

Posted December 3, 2018

University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization today announced the formal launch of Vascudyne Inc., a startup company based in Stillwater, Minnesota, focused on the development of biologically engineered tissue for medical device and therapeutics applications.

Cancer cells taken with imaging technology. Vivid blue and red against a black background

Provenzano Lab sheds light on how cancer cells change their movements

Posted November 20, 2018

A team of researchers led by Professor Paolo Provenzano gained new understanding of how cancer cells move through contact guidance, uncovering the possibility to disrupt metastasis.

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Mathew Rynes receives Distinguished MS Thesis Award

Posted November 2, 2018

Matt's thesis, "Principles of Computer Numerical Controlled Machining Applied to Small Research Animal Microsurgical Procedures" will now advance to the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) competition.

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Alumni achievement: Dr. Jeff Ross

Posted October 25, 2018

"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."

- Jeff Ross, BME alum and CEO of Miromatrix, a biotechnology company dedicated to bioengineering whole organs

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2018-19 department newsletter published

Posted October 25, 2018

Highlights include program milestones, faculty promotions, and student/alumni profiles.