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).

BME Celebrates the Class of 2017

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

Elizabeth Cosgriff-Hernandez Joins BME Faculty

Dr. 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.