Miller Receives Baxter Young Investigator Award

miller thumbail 2David Miller, a postdoctoral research fellow working with Professor Andrew Dunn, is a first prize recipient of the Baxter Young Investigator Award for his work related to the visualization of blood flow during surgery.

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Chiu Receives Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad

chiu thumbnail 2As the first BME student to receive this scholarship, Alex Chiu will have the opportunity to study abroad in Porto, Portugal and take International Perspectives on Biomedical Engineering Design with Dr. Mia Markey.

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Jiang's Neurodegenerative Disease Research Gets Financial Boost Thanks to Facebook Founder

Jiang74Jenny Jiang, an associate professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Dell Medical School’s Department of Oncology, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to participate in the philanthropic organization’s inaugural Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

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A new technology that identifies disease-related antigens and T cells that could potentially destroy them could speed the development of new therapies to treat diseases as diverse as influenza and cancer. Read more...

Peppas Wins Prestigious AAPS Pharmaceutical Scientist Award

He has received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists’ Distinguished Award for pioneering work in protein and drug transport and release from polymer systems.

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The first study investigating the mechanism of how a disease develops using human organ-on-a-chip technology has been successfully completed by Dr. Hyun Jung Kim and his team of engineers in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

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Nicholas Peppas received the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal from the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), of which Peppas is a member.

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Researchers Discover New Mechanism for Membrane Curvature Sensing

 A new paper in Nature Communications sheds light on this first step in membrane trafficking, which will allow researchers to better understand how cells work and how to treat disease.

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Creating a Vasculature Map to Treat Disease

Professor Andrew Dunn has received a new NIH R01 grant to find out how type 2 diabetes affects the vasculature in the brain chronically over time. 

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Discovering the Role of the Gut Microbiome on Cancer Immunotherapy

Hyun Jung Kim has received a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Research Institute to find out how the gut microbiome orchestrates the human immune system’s ability to treat cancer.

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Parekh and Santacruz Join the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Austin

Two new faculty members will join The University of Texas at Austin as assistant professors in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, beginning January 2019.

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Jiang, Stachowiak, and Yeh Promoted to Associate Professors

Three faculty members have been promoted to associate professors for significantly impacting the department’s research activities and teaching efforts.

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BME and Dell Med Collaborate on Personalized Cancer Treatment

A new $600,000 grant from the Department of Defense will fund a study to learn how sub-types of tumors respond to different treatments, creating a backbone for personalized medicine. 

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Using Gut-on-a-Chip Models to Test Probiotic Therapies on Colitis

As many as 70,000 new cases of IBD are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Professor Hyun Jung Kim is studying how probiotics impact colitis.

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Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new approach to treating cancer using enzyme therapy. The UT team’s findings were published in a recent issue of Nature Biotechnology.

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