Distinguished Cancer Researcher Thomas Yankeelov to Join BME Faculty

Thomas Yankeelov Thomas Yankeelov, a distinguished senior cancer researcher with expertise in computational biology, advanced imaging, and mathematical modeling, will join The University of Texas at Austin as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Dell Medical School. He will hold the W.A. "Tex" Moncrief, Jr., Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences Professorship II – Computational Oncology, and he will lead the Tumor Modeling Group in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).

Texas 4000 Grants Funds to BME Cancer Researchers

Texas 4000 has awarded Drs. Amy Brock and Jenny Jiang $25,000 each for their breast cancer-related research.

Gut-on-a-Chip Could Hold the Key to Treating IBD

Dr. Hyun Jung Kim's research simulates the microenvironment of a living human intestine and may lead to effective treatments for therapies for inflammation.

Immune System Could Hold Key to Curing Cancer

jeng74Dr. Jenny Jiang and her team in the Jiang Lab on Systems Immunology are investigating the immune system's development and why it tolerates tumors. The answer to these questions could be the key to curing cancer. Watch the story on KEYE TV.

Culver Receives Harrington Fellowship

Culver Heidi Heidi Culver, a graduate student working with Professor Nicholas Peppas, has received a Donald D. Harrington Fellowship, the highest graduate fellowship award given by The University of Texas at Austin.

Students Create Award-Winning Patient Monitor To Improve Global Health

A team of students from The University of Texas at Austin has developed an award-winning low-cost patient monitor focused on improving global health.

Baker and Dunn Promoted

thumbnails of Aaron Baker and Andrew DunnTwo faculty members within the Department of Biomedical Engineering have been promoted. Dr. Aaron Baker has been promoted to associate professor and Dr. Andrew Dunn has been promoted to full professor. Both have made a significant impact on the department's culture of innovation, teaching, and research.

Dunn Receives UT System Seed Grant to Develop New Microscope

Andrew Dunn received a $100,000 seed grant through the UT System Neuroscience and Neurotechnology Research Institute as part of an initiative to jump-start multidisciplinary research on the human brain.

Researchers Discover A New Driver of Membrane Curvature

A team of researchers, led by Professor Jeanne Stachowiak, have discovered a previously unrecognized mechanism for how cells regulate the shape and content of their membranes. Their findings were published in Nature Communications.

Ayoub Wins Scholarship and is Invited to Workshop

Salma ThumbSalma Ayoub, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Professor Michael Sacks, has won the Novus Biologicals Fall 2015 Scholarship and been selected for the NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop.

New Texas Engineering Institute Advances Health Care Solutions for Today's Patients

The university is launching its first health care engineering institute dedicated to developing technologies and treatments that will immediately improve patient quality of life.

Advanced 3D Single-Molecule Tracking Microscope Helps Researchers Understand Cancer

The development of an innovative super-resolution microscope could help researchers better understand cancer.

Cockrell School Ranked No. 5 Best Engineering School in the World

Academic Ranking of World Universities logo copyIn the 2015 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which evaluates more than 1,200 international higher education institutions, the Cockrell School maintained its standing as one of the top five best engineering programs in the world.

Peppas to Step Down as Head of Biomedical Engineering

PeppasThumbRenowned biomedical and chemical engineer Nicholas Peppas is stepping down as chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.

Alum Selected for AAPM Inaugural Mentorship Program

r zaman thumbRaiyan Zaman, who received her Ph.D in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2011, has been selected to become an associate of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Science Council Associates Mentorship Program.