May 2007

May 8, 2007
Anant Madabhushi has been awarded a 1 year, $50,000 grant for his project entitled "Computerized Detection and Grading of Prostate Histology" by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (Co-PI: Mike Feldman-UPenn). The major goal of this project is to develop quantitative image analysis tools to define image-based signatures to characterize appearance of prostate lesions from digitized histological biopsy specimens.
May 7, 2007
Professor Martin Yarmush�s research in tissue engineering and metabolic engineering is highlighted as cover articles in 2 journals. The first, an article entitled, "Oxygen Uptake Rates and Liver-Specific Functions of Hepatocyte and Fibroblast Co-Cultures", appears on the cover of the May 1 issue of Biotechnology and Bioengineering.
May 7, 2007
Jonathan Chappelow, a second year BME PhD student has been awarded a 2-year $40,000 predoctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research. Jonwill be working, under the direction of Professor Anant Madabhushi, on developing novel multi-modal registration tools for aligning histology and high resolution MRI studies for detection of prostate cancer.

April 2007

April 30, 2007
Professor Anant Madabhushi received an NIH R03 small grant award for a proposal entitled, �Detecting Precancerous Prostate Lesions from High Resolution MRI� The 2 year grant for $150,000 is a collaboration between Rutgers investigators and Drs. Mark Rosenand Michael Feldman of the University of Pennsylvania.
April 26, 2007
Eric Wallenstein, a fifth-year BME PhD candidate, was selected as the 2007 Schering-Plough Science and Innovation Award recipient from Rutgers University.
April 26, 2007
The Department of Genetics has awarded senior Alex Davidovich High Honors in Genetics for his research honors project �Alginate-PLL Microencapsulation: Effect on the Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells into Hepatic and Neuronal Cell Lineages� done under the supervision of Professors Rene Schloss and Martin Yarmush. In addition, the Department elected to award Alex a cash prize for Excellence in a Research Presentation.
April 25, 2007
The Engineering Governing Council recently announced that Professor Anant Madabhushiwas selected by the Biomedical Engineering students to receive the 2006-2007 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award will be presented during the Leadership Conference on April 29 2007.
April 25, 2007
A collaborative project between Professor Adrian Mann's group at Rutgers University and colleagues at the University of Vigo, Spain has led to the development of a new method, Laser Spinning, for the rapid production of ultra-long ceramic nanofibers. The nanofibers have potential applications in tissue engineering and nanocomposite hard tissue implants. For more details see
April 23, 2007
Professor Martin Yarmush gave the Karl Beyer Lecture at a symposium of the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Wisconsin. This lecture is in honor of Karl Beyer, MD, PhD, an early dual-degree graduate of UW-Madison and pioneer in the development of agents to treat hypertension and edema. Professor Yarmush's presentation was entitled, Critical Technology Development for the Bioartificial Liver.
April 20, 2007
Professor Anant Madabhushi received an NIH R21 grant award for a proposal entitled, �Detecting Prostate Cancer using Multi-protocol 3 Tesla in vivo MRI and MRS�. The 2 year grant is of $333,000 is a collaboration between Rutgers investigators and Drs. Mark Rosen and Michael Feldman of the University of Pennsylvania.