Researchers Create 3D Model to Better Understand the Mitral Valve

Cardiovascular research from UT Austin biomedical engineers is displayed on the cover of the August 2018 issue of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering

Yankeelov Helps Train Physician Scientists in Cancer Clinical Trials at Workshop

Thomas Yankeelov was one of 27 invited faculty members to participate in the AACR/ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop. 

Hormuth Receives American Association of Physicists in Medicine Grant

David Hormuth copyDavid Hormuth, a postdoctoral researcher who works with Professor Thomas Yankeelov in the Center for Computational Oncology (CCO) has received a grant from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

NIH Grant Will Help Answer Questions about Cancer Growth

Why do some cells proliferate into full-blown tumors, while others never fully develop into cancer?  Amy Brock hopes to answer these questions with support from a new NIH R01 grant.

Predicting Aortic Calcification with Patient-Specific Models

Dr. Michael Sacks has received a new four-year, $3 million R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health to predict aortic valve disease in patients with BAV.

BME Celebrates the Class of 2018

The University of Texas at Austin granted 105 bachelor's, 11 master's, and 14 doctoral degrees in biomedical engineering at spring commencement on May 18, 2018.

Lin Receives University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence

JohnlinthumbLin was recognized in the STEM category for his contribution to the research project titled “Nondestructive tissue analysis for ex vivo and in vivo cancer diagnosis using a handheld mass spectrometry system.”

Postdoc Reza Avaz Receives American Heart Association Career Award

Reza thumbReza Avaz, an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Research Fellow in the Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation, has received a 2018 Career Development from the American Heart Association.

CaseyFoxthumbEstablished in 1957, the Distinguished Engineering Graduate Award is the highest honor that the Cockrell School bestows on its alumni. The five distinguished engineering graduates for 2018 are innovators, entrepreneurs and highly respected leaders in their industries and communities. We honor them for their dedication and generosity, and we are proud to call them Cockrell School alumni.

Nine BME Students Receive Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarships

Tower ThumbNine biomedical engineering undergraduate students have received scholarships through the Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) program.

Ma and Williams Receive American Association of Immunologists Meeting Awards

aai copyKeyue (Kevin) Ma and Chad Williams, two BME graduate students and researchers in Professor Jenny Jiang’s System Immunology Lab, have received awards from the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).

Zeno Receives NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship

Wade ZenothumbPostdoctoral fellow Wade Zeno has received a Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health. Zeno works in the lab of Jeanne Stachowiak, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Researchers from WCCMS Receive American Heart Association Fellowships

AHA THUMBBruno Rego, a biomedical engineering graduate student, and Daniel Howsmon, a postdoctoral fellow, both researchers in the Willerson Center for Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation, have received fellowships from the American Heart Association.

Maddipudi Selected as TX Parents Outstanding Student Award Finalist

swethamaddipudithumbSwetha Maddipudi, a senior undergraduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as a 2018 Outstanding Student Award Finalist by the Texas Parents Association.

Jiang to Develop New Platform for Cancer Immune Therapy

Jiang74Jenny Jiang, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received a new NCI grant to develop an innovative integrated platform that will identify T cell receptors to treat cancer.