October 2022

October 24, 2022
Professors Mark Pierce and Prabhas Moghe were awarded a 1-year, $154,769 grant to advance a novel imaging contrast agent developed at Rutgers toward commercial adoption. The award, from the NIH’s C3i program, will allow the team to develop methods to synthesize infrared light-emitting nanocomposites at commercial scales. The nanocomposites can be used to highlight specific tissues within the body and are expected to find applications in preclinical imaging for drug discovery and in image-guided surgical resection of tumors.
October 17, 2022
When Department of Biomedical Engineering Professor Maribel Vazquez attends the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) in San Antonio next month, she will be inducted as one of its 2022 Fellows.

July 2022

July 8, 2022
BME graduate student Denise Robles was awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the NJ Governor’s Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (NJGCA) for her proposal entitled "Modeling Long-Range Connectivity Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders using Cerebral Organoids." Denise is co-advised by graduate program faculty Dr. Jeffrey Zahn and Dr. Zhiping Pang.
July 5, 2022
Since it launched in 2019, the Biomedical Engineering Co-operative Education program has been meeting the experiential learning needs of students wishing to pursue careers in industry. This unique program allows BME undergraduates to complete a six-month, paid co-op during their junior year with world-class industry partners.  

June 2022

June 30, 2022
Jake Siebert received a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) for his project investigating optical nanoprobes as fluorescent reporters of tumor associated immune populations. Jake is a student in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD-PhD program. His graduate studies are in Biomedical Engineering in the lab of Dr. Prabhas Moghe. Jake aims to use his immune-targeted nanoprobes for the prediction of breast cancer metastasis and immunotherapy response.
June 9, 2022
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May 2022

May 4, 2022
Sonal Gahlawat, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded the 2022 Chancellor-Provost's Graduate Student Leadership Award. This award is given to a graduate student who exemplifies excellence and truly embodies a commitment to leadership and involvement on campus and/or in the community.

April 2022

April 19, 2022
Meat grown in a lab is ‘not as far away as you may think,’ according to Rutgers researchers Yong Mao and Joseph Freeman

March 2022

March 24, 2022
Atelier Meats Corp., a biotechnology company focused on development and commercialization of lab-grown meats, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a multi-disciplinary collaborative research and development agreement with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey to help it develop Atelier's proprietary technology for the manufacture of lab-grown or cultivated meats.
March 15, 2022
Professors Martin Yarmush, Anil Shrirao, and Rene Schloss have been awarded a 3-year $460,383 grant from Terumo Corporation. The award entitled, “A Robotic Device for Assisting Clinicians in the Completion of the Transradial Catheterization Procedure”, applies the know-how developed for the Yarmush lab’s automated robotic venipuncture device towards radial artery catheterization.