March 2022

March 7, 2022
(This news item also can be found here) Stabilized enzyme could offer new hope to those with spinal cord injuries  By employing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics a team led by Rutgers School of Engineering researchers successfully stabilized an enzyme able to degrade scar tissue resulting from spinal cord injuries and promote tissue regeneration. 

February 2022

February 16, 2022
Professor Adam Gormley has been selected as a Rising Star by the family of journals: Advanced Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, and Small!
February 16, 2022
Professor Adam Gormley has been named a 2022 Young Innovator in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering.  He will contribute a full-length research article to a special issue of the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering journal and is invited to present his work in a special two-part platform session at the 2022 Fall BMES Annual Meeting.
February 8, 2022
Associate professor Nada N. Boustany has long been intrigued by the notion of using engineering principles to understand cellular morphology.
February 3, 2022
Professor Francois Berthiaume and colleagues have been awarded an NIH R01 grant for their project entitled ‘Development of a closed-loop control system for plasma medicine’. The award is for $1.8 million split between Rutgers, North Carolina State University, and Drexel University for up to four years. Katharina Stapelmann (NCSU), Vandana Miller (Drexel), and Fred Krebs (Drexel) are co-PIs.

January 2022

January 24, 2022
BME PhD  student Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga was selected as an outstanding student paper finalist at the 35th IEEE International Conference on MicroElectroMechnical Systems (MEMS 2022) for his paper entitled "Development of Micromachined Parylene-based Electroactive Membranes with Embedded Microfluidic Channels for Biological Applications." The paper was co-authored by BME Professors Jeff Zahn and Mark Pierce.

November 2021

November 29, 2021
Sonal Gahlawat is a 2023 biomedical engineering doctoral candidate who shares her thoughts on her academic interests, Rutgers experience, and future plans. Why did you choose Rutgers for your doctoral education? After earning my BS in biotechnology from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology in India and my M.Eng. in bioengineering from Rice University, I worked for two years at Texas Medical Center. Eager to apply engineering solutions in medicine, Rutgers became the perfect destination to pursue a doctoral degree in BME.
November 23, 2021
Dr. Suneel Kumar has been awarded a two-year, $60,000 Busch Biomedical Grant for his project entitled “Development of a slow drug delivery wound dressing for pressure ulcer healing”. Together with collaborators (Drs. Berthiaume, Langrana, and Schloss), Dr. Kumar will develop a wound dressing incorporated with neuropeptide nanoparticles for pressure ulcer healing after spinal cord injury.
November 16, 2021
Rutgers researchers studying COVID-19 have created a new way to deliver DNA molecules into skin cells, using a suction technique similar to the ancient healing practice of cupping that increases blood circulation and promotes healing.   The study appears in the journal Science Advances.  
November 12, 2021
Alumnae Melissa Conner and Vita Lanoce Receive SoE Medal of Excellence Awards At the School of Engineering’s annual Medal of Excellence Dinner that was held on October 28, two BME alumnae were presented with the school’s prestigious awards. Melissa Conner who earned a bachelor’s degree in 2013 received the Distinguished Young Alumnus award, while master’s degree recipient Vita Lanoce was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus in Research award.