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.
March 3, 2017

February 2017

February 10, 2017
Professor Martin L. Yarmush is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249.
February 6, 2017
BME PhD candidate Antoinette Nelson was awarded a 2017 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship. Antoinette will spend the summer in China conducting a portion of her thesis work involving the development of a nano-based colorectal pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. She will be hosted by Dr. Lee Jia at Fuzhou University and Dr. Xing-Jie Liang at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China. She is currently advised by Professor Patrick J. Sinko. 

January 2017

January 19, 2017
A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues from L’Oreal and Hurel Corp. entitled, "Immune System Modeling and Devices” (US patent number 953506). The invention describes the development of an allergy-on-a-chip device which can be used to detect and classify chemicals that cause an immune reaction. 
January 19, 2017
The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, and funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
January 6, 2017
Rutgers engineering faculty Jeffrey Zahn and David Shreiber (BME) and Hao Lin and Jerry Shan (MAE) have partnered with a life science company to model and develop transdermal gene and drug delivery systems. The research is supported by a 4-year, $1,088,806 contract. 

December 2016

December 12, 2016
More than 70 alumni, faculty, and friends came together to celebrate BME’s rich history during the first annual BME Alumni Networking Event on October 26, 2016, in Jersey City, NJ. Guests spent the evening reconnecting, catching up on careers, family, and their alma mater.

November 2016

November 9, 2016
Twenty four BME undergraduate students working under the guidance of eleven BME faculty members have been awarded Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellowships in November 2016.