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BME News

SPRING 2016

Three biomedical engineering professors elected as AIMBE Fellows
Jiamin Cui, PhD, Dan Moran, PhD, and Rohit Pappu, PhD, will be inducted in to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering this spring, representing the top 2 percent of medical and biological engineers in the U.S.
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Sakiyama-Elbert named AAAS Fellow

Shelly E. Sakiyama-Elbert, PhD, was one of three university faculty members inducted among 347 new fellows named by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of their distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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WashU collaborative team honored for bioinspired sensor research

Barani Raman, PhD, was among a collaborative group of Engineering faculty and students to be recognized by the IEEE for their work developing a bioinspired imaging sensor for medical imaging applications.

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Research may lead to better understanding of injured spinal cord therapy

Jeffrey Gamble, a doctoral student in the lab of Dennis Barbour, MD, PhD, is developing a new cell culture platform that will give biomedical engineers and spinal cord injury researchers some insight into whether "designer neurons" have properties conducive to effective stem cell therapy.

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BME Day: April 26, 2016

  • Guest speaker Robert S. Langer, PhD
  • Innovative research presentations by faculty and students

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Flipping the switch to better see cancer cells at depths

Lihong Wang, PhD, and Junjie Yao, PhD, were able to see early-developing cancer cells deeper in tissue than ever before.

BME undergraduates lend a hand in creating 3-D printed prosthetics

Nabeel Chowdhury and Savanna Est are working with physicians at the School of Medicine to create custom 3‑D printed prosthetics for children.

Pappu to help launch Human Dark Proteome Initiative

Rohit Pappu, PhD, is part of a group of leading researchers working to provide new insight into cell function and drug discovery


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