Professor Luke Lee, collaborating with Professor of Physics Alex Zettl, have created the world’s first graphene nanopores that feature a “built-in” optical antenna. This addition could significantly speed up nanopore sequencing of DNA.
The Master of Translational Medicine team of Huzaifa Beg, Rahul Nayak, Danielle Chou and Sita Kumar has been selected to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) from March 6 to March 8 of 2015.
BioE capstone startup Eko Devices won the People’s Choice Award at the American Heart Association’s 1st health tech competition, and is a semi-finalist in the 2014 Extreme Tech Challenge. Go Eko!
Bioengineering undergraduate Zachary Zeleznick was one of only eighteen U.S. students selected to participate in the 2014 Silicon Valley Bank Trek. The Trek brings together top student innovators for a 3-day series of events with their Trek Guides, a “who’s who” of influential investors and entrepreneurs in the tech community, building a network of peers and advisors. Congratulations Zachary!
Research from Professor Adam Arkin and postdoc Amor Menezes shows that genetically engineered microbes could help make manned missions to Mars, the moon and other planets more practical. This is the cover story for this month’s Journal of the Royal Society Interface.
Professor Song Li has been elected to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Class of 2014 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering, and a record of membership and participation in the Society.
Professor Sanjay Kumar and his colleagues have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a biological version of a synthetic coating used in everyday liquid products, such as paint and liquid cosmetics, to keep small particles from clumping together. The synthetic coatings are often called polymer brushes. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a flexible, sensitive coating that is easy and cheap to manufacture in large quantities.
BioE alumna Charvi Shetty is an entrepreneur launching Knox Medical Devices, her own startup company working on a device to track asthma symptoms. The device began as a project in the Senior Capstone Design course, taught by Amy Herr.
Read about the transforming walker that can help seniors avoid falls, designed by a bioengineering capstone design team.