PhD student Yiqi Cao took first place and the People’s Choice award at the 2018 UCSF Grad Slam competition, which challenges students to give a compelling presentation of their research in 3 minutes or less. Cao will now go on to compete in the UC system-wide Grad Slam event. Student Inez Raharjo took 2nd place, landing BioE in all of the top spots. Go BioE!
PhD student Thomas Carey was selected as the winner of the Diagnostics World Early Innovator Awards program at the 2018 Molecular Medicine Tri Conference in San Francisco. Carey and his colleagues are developing a low-cost microfluidic-based platform to detect the presence of biomarkers present in virtually every fluid.
Professor Herr receives this honor for Current and Breakthrough Research in the Field of Electro-Driven Separations. “Dr. Herr’s use of IEF on samples from single cells to discriminate between protein isoforms differing by a single charge has inspired many scientists, both utilizing and building upon using relatively simple designs that give powerful performance.”
BioE undergrads Jovanny Guillen, Tatiana Jansen, and Irene Kim of the “Surgical Instrument Reprocessing in Low-Resource Settings” project were awarded an Ignite grant to help push their project to the next stage. Ashna Jasuja, Yasmine Kehnemouyi, and Abhinav Koppu of the “Bubbles: Combining Microbubbles and Ultrasound for Breast and Prostate Cancer Detection” team and Naser Abdelrahman of the “The Electromobilizing Sleeve” project will receive Spark grants for early-stage projects or experimental concepts.
The Master of Translational Medicine team of Daniel Beckerman and Woojoo Kim has receive an Ignite grant to push their project, “3D Printing Anatomical Models for Orthopedic Surgery”, to the next level of development.
Professor Emeritus and Founding Chair of Bioengineering, Dr. Thomas Budinger, will receive the 2018 Medal for Innovations in Healthcare Technology from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Professor Budinger is being honored for his “pioneering contributions to tomographic radiotracer imaging,” one of his many contributions to the field of medical imaging.
2016 PhD Kunwoo Lee and 2011 MTM Siddarth Satish have been named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30. Lee, a former student in Professor Niren Murthy’s lab and founder of startup GenEdit, developed a way to deliver muscular dystrophy-curing CRISPR edits to the body using nanoparticles. Satish is the founder and CEO of Gauss Surgical, a company that has developed technology to monitor blood loss in the operating room.
Professor Michael Yartsev has been awarded one of only 18 prestigious 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, to pursue new research into how our brains developed the ability to acquire language.
MTM alumnus Michael Hemati, Senior R&D Engineer at Theranova, has been named one of Medtech’s Rising Stars of 2017. Hematic is currently heading medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics, and was one of the founders of SmartDerm, a startup founded from an MTM project.