Improving Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation

A graduate student from Professor Janet Zoldan's lab has discovered a method to overcome one obstacle in using human induced pluripotent stem cells, which hold great potential in regenerative medicine. 

Dunn Elected Fellow of The Optical Society of America

osa74The Optical Society of America is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries in the science of light. Fellows are recognized for serving with distinction in the advancement of optics and photonics.

CMBE Journal Names Jeanne Stachowiak a Young Innovator

stachowiak74Young Innovators are recognized for their work in some of the most important and impactful bioengineering studies directed by junior faculty in the field.

Alum Michael Hemati has been named a 2017 Medtech Rising Star

He received his B.S. in biomedical engineering in 2013. He's the Senior R&D engineer at Theranova and heads up medical device startups Leo Labs and TruKinetics.

NIH Funds Brock Lab to Develop Novel Cell Barcoding Platform for Cancer Treatment Dynamics

BrockthumbThe project, which is part of the National Cancer Institute's Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program, will build on previous work by Brock's team, examining the role of intratumor heterogeneity in treatment.

Dunn Elected Fellow of BMES

dunn tthumbDunn has demonstrated exceptional achievements and experience in biomedical engineering. He will be recognized during the BMES Annual Meeting held this October 11-14, 2017. 

New Technique Helps Researchers Better Understand How Young Children Develop Immunity to Malaria

A better understanding of antibody repertoire responses to malaria infection could improve vaccine development and design.

New Device Accurately Identifies Cancer in Seconds

A team of scientists and engineers has invented a powerful tool that rapidly and accurately identifies cancerous tissue during surgery, delivering results in about 10 seconds—more than 150 times as fast as existing technology.

Ren and Suggs Promoted to Full Professors

Dr. Pengyu Ren and Dr. Laura Suggs have made significant impacts on enhancing the department’s innovative research and teaching efforts.

BME Design Students Participate in BMES Coulter College

The program, sponsored by the Biomedical Engineering Society, is a competitive four-day design experience that focuses on the translation of biomedical innovations.

Biomaterials Science Names Janet Zoldan a 2017 Emerging Investigator

Zoldan74Emerging Investigators have been highly recommended as early career scientists whose work has made a significant impact to shape and define the future of biomaterials research.

Team Develops a New Tool to Foster Cardiovascular Tissue Transplantation Research

A student working in Dr. Zoldan's lab has developed a simple, inexpensive technique to generate aligned cell sheets beneficial to the field of cardiac tissue transplants.

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).