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BME Cancer Researchers Receive CPRIT Funding

sealtexasProfessors George Georgiou and Thomas Milner have received a total of $3.3 million in funding for two different grants from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

George Georgiou Named a 2014 Inventor of the Year

George Georgiou received the 2014 Inventor of the Year award presented by the Office of Technology Commercialization on November 12, 2014. 

Alumnus Oscar Ayala Receives NDSEG Fellowship

OscarAyalathumbAlumnus Oscar Ayala, a third year graduate student at Vanderbilt University, received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship awarded through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

Diller Receives Max Jacob Memorial Award

The award recognizes eminent scholarly achievement and distinguished leadership in the field of heat transfer. It is the highest honor in the field of heat transfer bestowed by ASME and AIChE.

Markey’s Research Wins Best Paper Award in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

PRSGO2014BestpaperThere are more reconstruction options available to survivors of breast cancer today. However making a decision about which method to pursue can be difficult.

Three New Faculty Join Department in 2014–2015

The department welcomes three professors with research interests in systems biology and computational modeling, bioinspired organ mimicry andregenerative medicine, and bionanotechnology.

Stachowiak to Present Lipid Research at Biophysical Society Meeting in Japan

Professor Jeanne Stachowiak will present her research at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society of Japan. The meeting will take place September 25–27 in Sapporo, Japan.

Emelianov Receives Funds to Detect Plaques that Cause Heart Attacks

Researchers are using intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging to identify blockages most likely to cause heart attacks.

Jacob Sacks Wins Award at Penn Engineering REU

Jacob Sacks Jacob Sacks, a biomedical engineering senior, participated in a 10-week research experience for undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania through the Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Sensor Technologies (SUNFEST) program.

Professor and Alum to Participate in NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Sixth FOEE SymposiumProfessor Jenny Jiang and alumna Mary Caldorera-Moore have been selected to attend the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Georgiou Named Top 20 Translational Researcher

Nature Biotechnology ranked George Georgiou, a professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering, one of the world's top 20 translational researchers in 2013.

New Device Improves Skin Cancer Detection

A new optical device may reduce the number of unnecessary biopsies by offering a fast, comprehensive, noninvasive and lower-cost solution to detect melanoma and other skin cancer lesions.

High School Students Explore the UT Austin Lab Experience

For five science-minded high school students, the past three weeks have been consumed with hands-on learning about oral drug delivery in a research university lab setting.

Siegel is a BMES 2014 Undergraduate Design and Research Winner

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Simone Siegel, an undergraduate student conducting research in Professor Michael Sacks' lab, has been selected as one of the BMES Undergraduate Design and Research Award winners for the BMES Annual Meeting

Stachowiak Receives NIH Grant for Endocytosis

stachowiak74The National Institutes of Health has awarded Jeanne Stachowiak's lab with a five-year R01 grant aimed at gaining a detailed physical understanding of endocytosis.