November 2007

November 2, 2007
Professor William Craelius was the keynote speaker on "Bionic Restoration of Function", at the 1st Medical Engineering Meeting at the Centro de Cirugia de Minima Invasion, at Caceres, Spain.

October 2007

October 28, 2007
Professor Gyan Bhanot was chosen to give a plenary talk at the International Conference on Complex Systems in Boston, MA: ICCS 2007. Details of the conference can be seen at
October 26, 2007
Each year the Compact for Faculty Diversity sponsors the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring, a four-day conference that has become the largest gathering of minority doctoral scholars in the country. The IGERT awardees this year include: Professors Mary Anne Carroll, University of Michigan, Prabhas Moghe, Rutgers University, Paul Smolensky, Johns Hopkins University and Amy Ward, University of Alabama.
October 25, 2007
Kyra Thompson, a BME Undergraduate, was inducted into the Rutgers-New Jersey Delta Chapter of the National College Athlete Honor Society, Chi Alpha Sigma, during half-time of the Rutgers-Navy game which was held on September 7, 2007.
October 18, 2007
Professor Gyan Bhanot was chosen to give a plenary talk at the Max Planck Institute in Saarbrucken, Germany for Stabil07: "From Statistical Physics to Computer Science: Analysis of Biological and Medical Data". For more details see
October 17, 2007
Professor Thomas Papathomas is invited to membership in the Editorial Board of the Open Cybernetics and Systemics Journal.
October 15, 2007
Professor Emeritus Alvind Salkind and 2 former Rutgers graduate students, will be awarded the 2007 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award at the November meeting of the New Jersey R & D Council. The award is based on a 2006 US Patent 7, 011, 908 awarded toTerrill Atwater, Alvin Salkind, and Arek Suszko. The invention is a novel material (a manganese, bismuth mixed metal oxide) for rechargeable lithium electrochemical systems which widely used in medical, military, and high technology applications.
October 1, 2007
Simon Gordonov, a sophomore in BME, received the University-wide Best Poster Award in Natural/Physical Sciences at the Rutgers Aresty Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 2, 2008. Gordonov's project on "Profiling of stem cells on biomaterials" is funded by a NIH P41 grant. His mentors are Matthew Treiser, IGERT Trainee, and Professor ,Prabhas Moghe, PI.
October 1, 2007
Professors Prabhas Moghe (CoPI), Martin Grumet (PI) and coworkers received a New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology (NJCST) $3M Stem Cell Core grant, on Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Neural Transplantation. Moghe is the PI of a program project on 3-D Biomaterial Scaffolds for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Cultures.

September 2007

September 30, 2007
Jacob Schnipper, a BME senior, was awarded an ARESTY undergraduate research award. The goals of his research are to (1) apply genes to stem cells that will enrich a subpopulation of hepatocyte-like cells from a mixture of many cell types; and (2) enhance and maintain the function of the sorted cells using novel approaches that support the survival, growth and liver-specific activity of the stem cells. Jacob is co-advised by Dr. Martin Yarmush and Dr. Rene Schloss.