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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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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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