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January 2020

January 22, 2020
The New Jersey Health Foundation has awarded a $35,000 research grant to Professor David Shreiber to study vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome using a tissue engineering approach.  vEDS is a genetic connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the gene that produces type-III collagen.

December 2019

December 12, 2019
A patent was issued to Professors Martin Yarmush and Francois Berthiaume entitled, " In Vitro Model of Macrosteatotic (Fatty) Liver” (US Patent number: 10495631). The invention describes a system and methods for identifying compounds for defatting and functional recovery of macrosteatotic hepatocytes. Other Rutgers inventors include Nir Nativ, Gabriel Yarmush, Tim Maguire, and Rene Schloss.
December 11, 2019
BME PhD graduate student Erika Davidoff and master’s student Pragya Hooda are among three finalists from Rutgers to present their research at the upcoming annual J&J Engineering Showcase in February 2020. Erika’s poster is titled “Self-Healing Coatings for Improving Brain Implant Biocompatibility” and her PI is Professor Jay Sy. Pragya’s poster is titled “Microfluidic Spectrophotometer for Drug Monitoring in Tuberculosis Patients” and her PI is Professor Umer Hassan.
December 10, 2019
Rutgers-led team pioneers automated way to make unique materials with polymers December 4, 2019 A Rutgers-led team of engineers has developed an automated way to produce polymers, making it much easier to create advanced materials aimed at improving human health. The innovation is a critical step in pushing the limits for researchers who want to explore large libraries of polymers, including plastics and fibers, for chemical and biological applications such as drugs and regenerative medicine through tissue engineering.
December 10, 2019
Professor Francois Berthiaume, together with Professor Melitta Schachner from the W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, and Dr. Suneel Kumar, a Research Associate in Dr. Berthiaume's laboratory, were awarded a 2-year, $200,000 award from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research (NJCSCR) to develop new protein therapeutics to promote functional repair of the damaged spinal cord.
December 6, 2019
Yoliem Miranda Alarcon, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, has been honored with the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ)’s PSEG Award.  The EWNJ Board of Directors was pleased to award Yoliem with a $5,000 award to assist her in achieving her academic goals. Yoliem is advised by Professor David Shreiber.

November 2019

November 22, 2019
TENURE TRACK POSITION(S) IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment at a rank commensurate with the applicant’s experience (i.e. at the assistant, associate, or full professor level).
November 7, 2019
A TechAdvance award of $100,000 has been granted to a team led by Li Cai. The funding, which is through the Rutgers Office of Research and Economic Development, is to develop a gene therapy technology for spinal cord injury.  

August 2019

August 2, 2019
The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga, a third-year PhD candidate in biomedical engineering working with Prof. Jeffrey Zahn at Rutgers University. Rebolledo Uscanga’s work is focused on applying microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) into the biomedical field. In lieu of the more commonly used silicon and ceramic MEMS devices, this work used vapor-deposition of parylene membranes over fabricated electrodes for electrostatic actuation of the membrane as the fabrication technology.

June 2019

June 18, 2019
That brave new world? It’s right around the corner– or so the Legend of Sumeria, a graphic sci-fi novel penned by School of Engineering alumnus and Department of Biomedical Engineering professor Biju Parekkadan (ENG ’03), along with filmmaker and Rutgers alumnus Jay Webb (SAS ’03), tells it.

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