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April 2019

April 19, 2019
Professor Martin Yarmush was awarded 2 grants from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research. The first is a 1-year $200,000 award to continue development of a method to treat spinal cord injury using encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cells that have been genetically modified to secrete enzymes that degrade proteoglycans to reduce glial scarring and suppress host inflammation.
April 12, 2019
The Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D (WiSTEM2D) Scholars Award aims to fuel the development of women and inspire career paths in their respective STEM2D fields

March 2019

March 11, 2019
Professor Yannis Androulakis has been elected as a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is the highest grade of membership - an honor reaffirming distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments.

February 2019

February 19, 2019
February 15, 2019 Plans underway for technology hub, expanded medical training and more Rutgers University and Botswana leaders today signed an agreement to launch the Botswana-Rutgers Knowledge Collaborative, a joint initiative to exchange knowledge through technology and develop programs that help Botswana address its strategic development goals as the country emerges as a regional hub of southern Africa.
February 4, 2019
Hitachi Chemical Advanced Therapeutics Solutions, LLC (HCATS), a U.S. subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. that engages in contract manufacturing and development of regenerative medicine products, and Rutgers University–New Brunswick’s School of Engineering today announced a collaboration to launch a graduate-level course, “Integrative Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering.” The new course launched this Fall 2018 semester, with select employees of HCATS included among the students participating in the course.

January 2019

January 30, 2019
Three BME faculty have received $100,000 TechAdvance to support the development of their technology and intellectual property.  Professor Ronke Olabisi is developing hydrogel encapsulated cells as factories to heal wounds. Professor Noshir Langrana is developing anti-adhesive biomaterials. Professor Ilker Hacihaliloglu is developing machine learning methods for real-time needle localization from ultrasound data.
January 14, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes associate professor Maribel Vazquez who joins Rutgers Engineering with professional experience in combining microfabrication with cell biology for human health. Her research projects develop microfluidic systems for neural cell-based repair and have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense.

December 2018

December 21, 2018
BME PhD students and BESS (Biomedical Engineering Student Society) officers Amin Khalili (left), Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga (middle) and Rahul Upadhya (right) received Leadership awards at the Inaugural BME Symposium on December 13, 2018 for the execution and leadership in coordinating the symposium.  Amin, Fernando and Rahul handled the logistics, collected abstract information, selected the posters and podium presentations, handled the schedule, secured the keynote speakers and facilitated the communications of the event.  They ha
December 21, 2018
For the 11th year in a row, the graduate students in BME held a figure competition where BME faculty gave cash prizes to the top 3 figures.  The figures consisted of creative scientific "images" that are fun to see and were voted on at our Annual Holiday Party on December 13th.  Student winners are: 1st Place (left) - PhD student Paulina Krzyszczyk from Prof. Bethiaume's lab. "Dried, Cracked, Blood"
December 21, 2018
The Biomedical Engineering Department held its first very first student-run BME Symposium on December 13, 2018.  The Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BESS) spearheaded the symposium including abstract submissions, choosing if students give a poster presentation or podium talk, as well as many other logistics for the event.  56 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research posters, 11 graduate and post docs gave podium talks, there were 2 keynote speakers and a vendor show featuring 4 companies.  Each presenter received a personalized certificate of participation.  The

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