September 2018

September 18, 2018
Assistant Professor Adam Gormley has been awarded two grants from the New Jersey Health Foundation to support his lab’s work in diagnostics and polymer chemistry. The first is a $35,000 Research Grants award to support their development of low cost and point-of-care diagnostics to differentiate bacterial vs. viral infections. The second award is a $50,000 Innovation Grant to support their highly innovative and automated polymer chemistry.
September 6, 2018
Prof. Nada Boustany, together with Prof. Bonnie Firestein (Cell Biology and Neuroscience), received a 3-year $465,000 research grant from the National Science Foundation division of Civil Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation. The project will advance our understanding of the role of mechanotransduction in neuronal development by measuring subcellular forces with molecular tension probes based on fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET).  Additional co-PIs include Prof. Joseph Freeman (Rutgers BME) and Prof.
September 4, 2018
Ileana Marrero-Berrios and Cosmas Mwikirize, PhD students in Biomedical Engineering, have been selected as recipients of 2018-19 Shatkin scholarships. The scholarship is named after Aaron Shatkin, who was the founding director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM). Ileana and Cosmas will each receive a $3,000 supplement to their stipend as part of the award.
September 4, 2018
A patent was issued to Professors Martin Yarmush and Tania Konry (at Northeastern University) entitled, "Amplifying Rare Cell Surface Markers (US Patent number: 10054591). The invention describes systems and methods for detecting molecules secreted from a single cell, as well as rare cell surface markers. The systems and methods include using rolling circle amplification with microfluidic devices for encapsulation, incubation, and analysis of these molecules.

August 2018

August 30, 2018
Professor Noshir Langrana has been elected to the BMES Class of 2018 Fellows. Fellow status is awarded to BMES members who demonstrate exceptional achievements and experience in the field of biomedical engineering and hold a record of membership and participation in the Society.
August 10, 2018
PhD student Xin Liu won a poster award at the 2018 Neuroelectronic Interfaces--Gordon Research Conference in March of this year in Galveston, Texas. Her poster was on "Fabrication of a Multilayer Implantable Cortical Microelectrode Probe to Improve Recording Potential" and she won one of ten (out of eighty total) poster presentations.  She will receive a certificate and a monetary award.  Xin is advised by Professor Jeff Zahn in BME.

July 2018

July 2, 2018
Professor Martin Yarmush and Dr. Alex Golberg from Tel Aviv University were awarded a 4-year $270,000 US-Israel BSF grant to develop a method to reduce scarring after burn injury using pulsed electric field technology.

June 2018

June 13, 2018
New technology could speed hospital work, enhance health care Rutgers researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results, potentially improving the workflow in hospitals and other health-related institutions to allow health care practitioners to spend more time treating patients. A study describing the fully automated device is published online in the journal TECHNOLOGY.
June 1, 2018
Rutgers biomedical engineering assistant professor Ronke Olabisi was awarded prestigious CAREER award by the National Science Foundation. The award is given to early career faculty who show excellence in integrating teaching and research. 

May 2018

May 25, 2018
A TechAdvance award of $92,000 has been granted to a team led by David Shreiber. The funding, which is through the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development, is to develop a biomaterial technology for targeted drug delivery.