UT Austin Researchers Receive NIH Funding for Ultra-Flexible Nanoelectronic Brain Probes

Xie74The National Institutes of Health has awarded Dr. Chong Xie and his team with a five-year R01 grant to develop a stable long-term use brain probe that can record electrical activity of individual cells.

Researchers from Center for Cardiovascular Simulation Receive Best Poster Award

heartmodelGraduate student David Li and research scientist Joao Soares won best poster at the Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart (FIMH) Conference in Toronto. Li and Soares work with Professor Michael Sacks in the Center for Cardiovascular Simulation.

Woodall Receives ISMRM's Summa Cum Laude Award

ISMRM summa cum laudeThird-year BME graduate student Ryan Woodall received a Summa Cum Laude award at the 2017 meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM).

BME Celebrates the Class of 2017

The BME Department honored new graduates at a reception on May 19.

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez to Join BME Faculty

ECH thumbDr. Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez will join The University of Texas at Austin as a full professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering on August 1, 2017.

New Research Suggests Protein Crowding Plays an Important Role in Membrane Fission

PNAS ThumbResearchers from UT Austin’s Department of Biomedical Engineering have discovered a previously unknown mechanism of membrane fission.

Professor and Biomaterials Expert Nicholas Peppas Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Peppas is one of 228 new members elected this year. They include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers and artists.

Jenny Jiang Receives NSF Early CAREER Award

She was awarded for her project "Systems Immunology Approach to Memory T Cell Immune Engineering."

Society for Biomaterials Recognizes UT Students and Alumni for Outstanding Research

SFB logoThe Society for Biomaterials (SFB) has recognized two current students and one alum for outstanding research at their 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition. 

Society for Biomaterials Honors Sakiyama-Elbert with Clemson Award for Basic Research

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert has been awarded the 2017 Clemson Award for Basic Research, the highest research recognition awarded by the Society For Biomaterials.

Stachowiak Receives NIH funding to Study Disordered Proteins in Membrane Traffic

headshot of Jeanne StachowiakHow disease progresses at the cellular level is important for researchers to understand in order to develop improved drug delivery methods and treatments. Professor Jeanne Stachowiak’s lab is interested in what drives membrane traffic, the essential cellular process by which molecular cargo is transported.

Brock Speaks at Prestigious 9th International Symposium on the Breast

Amy Brock speaking at symposiumAssistant professor Amy Brock gave an invited talk at the 9th International Symposium on the Breast, presented by the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in Santa Monica, California in February.

Students and Alumni Receive 2017 NSF Graduate Fellowships

NSF logoThe National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced its Graduate Fellowship recipients for 2017. Several current students and recent alumni of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have received fellowships that will allow them to pursue graduate studies in the biomedical field.

With help from Texas 4000, BME Researchers Focus on Improved Prostate and Colorectal Cancer Treatments

Texas 4000Hyun Jung Kim and Tim Yeh have each received $25,000 in seed grants to fund cancer-related research from Texas 4000.

Peppas Honored with Inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award

headshot of PeppasThe John Hopkins Center for Nanomedicine honored Professor Nicholas A. Peppas with their inaugural Pioneer of Nanomedicine Award on February 17, 2017.