News

June 2017

June 27, 2017
Scientists at Rutgers and other universities build technology that could lead to rapid discovery of new medicines and biomarkers hidden in genomes
June 12, 2017
A biomedical engineering senior design project team has been selected as one of five finalists in the MGH-APF 9th Annual Student Technology Prize in Primary Healthcare competition for their work on creating a diagnostic tool that will mitigate the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
June 10, 2017
“Everyone I bumped into at Rutgers made me do things the right way.” –Dennis Doblar
June 7, 2017
Professors David Shreiber (BME) and Mina Pelegri (MAE) were awarded a 2-year, $200,000 grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research for their project, entitled Multi-Scale Modeling of Dynamic Behavior of White Matter. The primary aim of the project is to characterize and model how dynamic loads affect the behavior of individual axons within white matter as well as the behavior at the tissue level.
June 5, 2017
A research team from the Rutgers School of Engineering, which includes Biomedical Engineering faculty member Dr. Mark Pierce and his PhD student J. P. Dumas and Electrical and Computer Engineering  faculty member Dr. Waheed Bajwa and his PhD student Asad Lodhi, received the 2017 Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey during its annual retreat.

May 2017

May 24, 2017
At the Aresty Research Center's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Sarah Salter's poster, "Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Alginate for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis" was chosen as one of the best. Sarah is a BME undergrad and advised by Dr. Rene Schloss and Dr. Martin Yarmush. Congratulations Sarah.
May 23, 2017
Professors Martin Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Rene Schloss have been awarded a 2-year $200,000 research grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research for a project entitled, "Pulsed Electric Fields for Spinal Cord Injury Wound Healing." The project is based on the group's previous work showing that pulsed electric fields, which kill only the cells in skin (while leaving all extracellular structures intact), can improve wound healing after burn injury. 

April 2017

April 3, 2017
BME Master of engineering student Robert Battikha, received the Outstanding Research Poster award at the 43rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Robert’s work entitled ‘Automatic Segmentation of Ventricles from 2D Neonatal Ultrasound Data’ is part of a bigger research project where BME faculty Dr. Ilker Hacihaliloglu is closely collaborating with faculty members (Dr.

March 2017

March 21, 2017
What started as a simple transaction—buying collagen for soft-tissue engineering research—is now a commercially viable license for Rutgers and the School of Engineering. Since 2011, biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, Kathryn Drzewiecki, under the guidance of professor David Shreiber, has been researching and developing collagen modifications to expand its use in medicine.
March 17, 2017
Second-year student Yoliem Miranda Alarcon was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides tuition and a $34,000 stipend for three years. Yoliem is developing new, bioactive, collagen-based scaffolds with Professor David Shreiber.

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