April 2007

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.
April 18, 2007
Pradeep Kadimcherla, BME �08, was awarded 2nd place in the �Presentation Category� research poster competition that comes with a $150 cash award. The poster competition was part of 01:694:484 Seminar in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.Pradeep presented his electron microscopy studies on the effect of the anti-apoptosis protein Bcl-xL on mitochondrial function and morphology. Pradeep is advised by ProfessorNada Boustany.
April 4, 2007
The Rutgers team comprising Scott Doyle, Anant Madabhushi, Michael D. Feldman(pathologist, UPENN) has been selected to participate in the finals of the BMEIdea competition ( for their work on developing a computer-aided diagnostic system for detection and staging of prostate cancer from digitized histology. Nationwide only 10 teams were chosen from several hundred to participate in the finals of this prestigious national biomedical engineering competition launched in 2004.

March 2007

March 26, 2007
At the 21st Annual Symposium of the Laboratory for Surface Modification, graduate student Daniel J. Haders, working with Professor Richard E.
March 26, 2007
BME graduate student Mike Wininger, an advisee of Professor Bill Craelius, was recently selected for the NSF's 2007 East Asian Pacific Summer Institute and awarded an internship for stem cell research at the National Taiwan University.
March 23, 2007
Professors Martin Yarmush and Zak Megeed (of Harvard Medical School) have been awarded a one-year Concept Award through the Ovarian Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense. This grant, totaling $131,250, will fund the development of targeted nanoparticles for the treatment of ovarian cancer.