June 2021

June 16, 2021
The July/August issue of Discover features an article about the groundbreaking research coming out of Professor Martin Yarmush's lab--developing a robotic blood-drawing device that has pariticular benefits for those with small or hard to locate veins. 

May 2021

May 17, 2021
Rutgers School of Engineering (SOE) biomedical engineering graduate Joseph Salguero was not planning to go to college until he faced a battle with myocarditis, a life-threatening inflammation of the heart muscle in 2017. It is a time he will never forget. Salguero was working at his part-time job when he felt a sharp pain in his arm. “I figured it was because I didn’t eat or lacked sleep,” said Salguero who ultimately went to the emergency department. “I went home to sleep it off and the pain became progressively worse."
May 7, 2021
Congratulations to Daniel Sumetsky, who is one of this year’s recipients of the Henry Rutgers Scholar Award. He will be recognized with an award of $1,000. Daniel, a graduating senior in Computer Science, completed his Honors Interdisciplinary Thesis on “An Investigation of the Relationship Between Apparent and Average Lifetimes of Fluorophore Mixtures Imaged with a FD-FLIM System” under the direction of BME Professor Nada Boustany.  
May 7, 2021
BME Professors Gary Drzewiecki, John K-J Li and George Shoane are being featured by their recent book publications on Rutgers Celebration of Scholarship website. Professor Drzewiecki: Lab Manual for Biomedical Engineering: Devices and Systems (2nd ed.). Cognella.
May 5, 2021
Professor Kristen Labazzo has been selected by our students for the EGC (Engineering Governing Council) Student’s Professor of the Year Award for the Biomedical Engineering department. Rutgers SOE students selected one professor from each department who best exemplified the SOE mission of “Education, Research, and Service” in the 2020-2021 academic year.

April 2021

April 28, 2021
Professor Kristen Labazzo was selected to receive the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Innovations.  This honor carries an institutional award of $2,500. The award will be presented to Professor Labbazo at the Chancellor’s Celebration of Faculty Excellence virtual event. 
April 27, 2021
Professors Bonnie Firestein from CBN and Nada Boustany from BME were awarded a NIH R21 grant ($431,444 total amount) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for their project "Determining a Role for Protein Kinase A in Dendrite Development using a FRET-based Sensor".
April 19, 2021
A patent was issued to BME Professors Jeffrey Zahn and David Shreiber, MAE Professors Hao Lin and Jerry Shan, and former BME PhD student Mingde ‘Jack’ Zheng, entitled, "HIGH THROUGHPUT, FEEDBACK-CONTROLLED ELECTROPORATION MICRODEVICE FOR EFFICIENT MOLECULAR DELIVERY INTO SINGLE CELLS” (US Patent number 10,927,333). The invention describes using an intelligent, feedback controlled, microscale electroporation system for transfecting single cells in a continuous flow fashion with electrical monitoring of cell permeabilization.
April 14, 2021
Dynamic lateral support could improve quality of life for wheelchair users Ever since she was young, Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) master's degree candidate Madara Dias has wanted to help people. “I set my heart on majoring in biomedical engineering so that I could continue helping people through my work,” she says. “I saw this as a career path that would allow me to make a direct and positive impact on people’s lives – and maybe even save lives.”
April 1, 2021
Their design of a cancer-diagnosing smartphone app able to classify breast tissue as benign or malignant with 96% accuracy captured first place for Rutgers’ Team Patho-ML in the Rice 360° Institute for Global Health student design competition.  Now in its 11th year, the prestigious international competition,  drew a record number of semifinalists from 23 universities in six countries.