January 2019

January 30, 2019
Three BME faculty have received $100,000 TechAdvance to support the development of their technology and intellectual property.  Professor Ronke Olabisi is developing hydrogel encapsulated cells as factories to heal wounds. Professor Noshir Langrana is developing anti-adhesive biomaterials. Professor Ilker Hacihaliloglu is developing machine learning methods for real-time needle localization from ultrasound data.
January 14, 2019
The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes associate professor Maribel Vazquez who joins Rutgers Engineering with professional experience in combining microfabrication with cell biology for human health. Her research projects develop microfluidic systems for neural cell-based repair and have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and Department of Defense.

December 2018

December 21, 2018
BME PhD students and BESS (Biomedical Engineering Student Society) officers Amin Khalili (left), Fernando Antonio Rebolledo Uscanga (middle) and Rahul Upadhya (right) received Leadership awards at the Inaugural BME Symposium on December 13, 2018 for the execution and leadership in coordinating the symposium.  Amin, Fernando and Rahul handled the logistics, collected abstract information, selected the posters and podium presentations, handled the schedule, secured the keynote speakers and facilitated the communications of the event.  They ha
December 21, 2018
For the 11th year in a row, the graduate students in BME held a figure competition where BME faculty gave cash prizes to the top 3 figures.  The figures consisted of creative scientific "images" that are fun to see and were voted on at our Annual Holiday Party on December 13th.  Student winners are: 1st Place (left) - PhD student Paulina Krzyszczyk from Prof. Bethiaume's lab. "Dried, Cracked, Blood"
December 21, 2018
The Biomedical Engineering Department held its first very first student-run BME Symposium on December 13, 2018.  The Biomedical Engineering Student Society (BESS) spearheaded the symposium including abstract submissions, choosing if students give a poster presentation or podium talk, as well as many other logistics for the event.  56 undergraduate and graduate students presented their research posters, 11 graduate and post docs gave podium talks, there were 2 keynote speakers and a vendor show featuring 4 companies.  Each presenter received a personalized certificate of participation.  The

November 2018

November 13, 2018
Distinguished professor and former chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Noshir Langrana was inducted as a 2018 Fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), during the organization’s annual October meeting. According to Langrana, this recognition is among the highest honors he’s received over the course of his career. “I’ve been a part of the BMES for a long time and while I am personally pleased to be honored by BMES, I am especially proud to be recognized alongside so many talented biomedical engineering professionals,” he said.

October 2018

October 16, 2018
Dr. Parekkadan received two NIH R01 awards. The first is  a 4-year Focused Technology Development Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS) for a project entitled: "A Functional genomics platform with integrated library cloning and molecular display". This new proposal, in collaboration with Dr.
October 11, 2018
Two summers ago, biomedical engineering students at Rutgers University–New Brunswick immersed themselves at Matheny in Peapack, New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that is home to scores of children and adults with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and other developmental disabilities. The students’ goal: find ways to improve their independence and quality of life.

September 2018

September 28, 2018
Professor Martin Yarmush was awarded a 1-year $200,000 New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research grant to develop a method to treat spinal cord injury. The method involves the use of encapsulated mesenchymal stromal cells that have been genetically modified to secrete enzymes that degrade proteoglycans to reduce glial scarring and suppress host inflammation.
September 28, 2018
The National Science Foundation has chosen innovative research performed at Rutgers BME to highlight the impact of NSF-supported research in securing national health and well-being. The project entitled Brain-on-a-Chip is a collaborative effort among several faculty led by Professor Martin Yarmush including Professors Jeff Zahn, Nada Boustany, and Bonnie Firestein.