Congratulations to bioengineering PhD student Hector Neira, awarded a prestigious 2015 Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.
Archives for 2015
Researchers in Professor Niren Murthy’s lab have developed a way to efficiently deliver therapeutic transcription factors in living cells.
Professor David Schaffer explains his directed evolution approach to solving the Delivery Problem in gene therapy.
BioE senior capstone design team of Hannah Adelsberg, Celia Cheung, Eric Katz, and Suzanne Chou took second place at the annual Stanford Design Challenge for their invention, the HandleBar.
Professors Luke Lee and Niren Murthy are leading a team, with Dr. Riley of the School of Public Health, to develop tools to quickly spot and identify drug-resistant pathogens. Their project will receive $5.8 million over five years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) as part of the agency’s effort to develop diagnostics to rapidly detect antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.
Bioengineers Terry Johnson and Kyle Kurpinski hosted a packed panel on “Science and Science Fiction” at WonderCon 2015.
On April 4, over 100 students, parents, and teachers from throughout the Bay Area gathered at Stanley Hall for the second annual Bioengineering High School Competition (BioEHSC).
Eko Devices, a startup company spun out of the BioE 192 Senior Capstone Design course, has announced the start of a clinical study with UCSF Cardiology and the closing of a $2 million funding round. Core by Eko is the first stethoscope to be wirelessly connected to a smart device, and is set to retail for $199 beginning Summer 2015 pending clearance by the FDA.
Researchers in Professor Kevin Healy’s lab have taken a major step toward fast, accurate drug-toxicity testing with a sophisticated organ-on-a-chip using live, beating heart tissue.