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Washington University in St. Louis
BME News

SUMMER 2015

New drugs to treat deadly heart condition aim of $3.1M study
Jianmin Cui, PhD, and his team are taking an innovative approach to finding new drug candidates to treat Long QT syndrome with a four-year, $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. If successful, his approach could show how a combination of experiments and computer simulations can lead to new drug development for similar diseases.
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New faculty join the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Professors Hong Chen, PhD, and Lori Setton, PhD, bring expertise in imaging and tissue engineering to the department, joining Aaron Bobick and Rohan Mishra as the school’s new faculty for 2015-16.

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Inaugural Frank and Grace Yin Distinguished Lectureship kicks off next spring

The Department of Biomedical Engineering has established the lectureship to celebrate the contributions of Yin and his wife, Grace, during his nearly 16-year tenure as department chair.

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Engineering doctoral student wins $10,000 for efficient hearing test

Xinyu (David) Song has proposed making an automated test available to primary-care physicians, who are most likely the first to notice symptoms of hearing loss in their patients.

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Commencement Recap

71 bachelor of science degrees awarded

8 master of science degrees awarded

15 doctoral degrees awarded

Employers of our recent doctoral graduates

3DT Holdings
Baylor University
Boston Children’s Hospital
Cosentry
Dassault Systémes
Eureka Analytics Inc.
Hologic
University of Kansas Medical
  Center
Philips Research
Stanford University
Texas Children’s Hospital
University of Tokyo

Device developed at WashU may allow sensations in prosthetic hands

Dan Moran, PhD, and his team have received a grant to test a novel device that may allow amputees wearing prosthetic arms to feel sensations.

Locusts provide insight into brain response to stimuli, senses

Baranidharan Raman, PhD, and his team trained locusts to recognize odors to learn more about how the brain processes stimuli.

Students design custom device for local high-school student

Three 2015 graduates designed a device that would allow a student to talk.


BME alumna and world-class triathlete Kendall Gretsch was a finalist for an ESPN ESPY award.

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