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Hubert Lim

Faculty spotlight: Associate Professor Hubert Lim

Posted September 22, 2020

Associate Professor Hubert Lim’s lab develops better devices to treat health disorders ranging from deafness to arthritis. For example, a recent clinical trial is using noninvasive ultrasound stimulation to treat rheumatoid arthritis and, more recently, severe symptoms of COVID-19 associated with the “cytokine storm.”

Dominic Marticorena

Student spotlight: Dominic Marticorena

Posted September 22, 2020

Senior Dominic Marticorena shares his experiences creating a student group that gives undergrads the opportunity to pursue projects they’re passionate about.

Tong Wu

PhD student Tong Wu successfully defends dissertation

Posted September 7, 2020

Tong successfully defended his dissertation, "Representation Learning on Large-Scale Neural and Healthcare Data: A Practitioner's Perspective" on August 27.

Matt Johnson and Hubert Lim

BME connects with alums across the globe at lunch and learn

Posted August 24, 2020

At a virtual event for alumni earlier this week, Profs. Matt Johnson and Hubert Lim shared work from pioneering new clinical trials that could help people with diseases of the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s, arthritis, and COVID-19.

ATP-Bio graphic: Advanced Technologies for biopreservation. Cell therapies, transplantable tissues and organs, drug discovery, vertebrate models, biodiversity, feed the world sustainably, skin and biological dressings, and stabilization on battlefield and space travel

U of M and collaborators receive $26M for new NSF engineering research center

Posted August 5, 2020

The new center aims to develop and deploy breakthrough bioengineering technology.

Laura Essig

Laura Essig joins BME as Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Posted August 3, 2020

Laura has 6.5 years' experience advising students in higher education, and is excited for the opportunity to partner with Prof. Wang to help BME students reach their academic, professional, and personal goals.

3D rendering of a printed heart pump

BME faculty and students 3D print a working heart pump with real human cells

Posted July 15, 2020

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers at the University of Minnesota have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab. This will allow researchers to introduce disease and damage into the model and then study the effects of medicines and other therapeutics.

Chih Hung

Recent BME alum recognized for dissertation

Posted June 14, 2020

Chih Hung Lo, a 2019 graduate of the biomedical engineering PhD program recently received an honorable mention for the Best Dissertation Award.

An ultrasound system on a small, wearable platform next to a face mask

Ultrasound may prove to be effective, noninvasive treatment for COVID-19

Posted May 29, 2020

Professor Hubert Lim and team are conducting pilot studies to determine if a low-cost, wearable ultrasound device could be beneficial for the hyperinflammation in the lungs experienced by some COVID-19 patients.


Fighting SARS CoV-2 at the molecular level

Posted May 29, 2020

Professor Jonathan Sachs and team aim to develop and manipulate molecules that can prevent the novel coronavirus from attaching to human cells.