The Cancer Equation: Thomas Yankeelov Leads New Center for Computational Oncology

Thomas Yankeelov thinks cancer research could benefit from a new approach: treating the disease like a math problem.

New Academic Development Grant Will Optimize Undergraduate Design Lab Education

freepulse longhorn makerThe Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $51,580 academic development grant from the Cockrell School of Engineering to optimize design lab education for undergraduate students.

Sacks Leads Grant to Improve Replacement Heart Valve Durability

Professor Michael Sacks has received a $2.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop the first detailed computer simulations of how to improve bioprosthetic heart valves’ durability.

Peppas Appointed to National Academies' NMMB

PeppasThumbProfessor Nicholas Peppas has been appointed to a three-year term on the National Materials and Manufacturing Board, part of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

Wilton Snead Awarded NIH NRSA Graduate Fellowship

snead thumbThe National Institutes of Health has awarded Wilton Snead, a graduate student working with Professor Jeanne Stachowiak, with a Kirschstein-NRSA predoctoral (F31) fellowship.

BME Graduate Students Win Awards at SFB Biomaterials Day at UTSA

Graduate students from Department of Biomedical Engineering won two awards at this year’s Biomaterials Day, hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio on June 3.

Yankeelov Appointed to Editorial Board

yankeelov thumb1Professor Thomas Yankeelov has been appointed to a three-year term on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology: Clinical Cancer Informatics.

Dan Puperi Joins Department of Biomedical Engineering as Lecturer

Dan Puperi 74The University of Texas at Austin welcomes Dan Puperi who will join the Department of Biomedical Engineering as a lecturer teaching undergraduate design lab courses beginning in the summer of 2016.

New Measurement Technique Shows Link Between T-cells and Aging

Researchers have discovered a correlation between aging and the effectiveness of T-cells. Older people have T-cells that are less effective at fending off the hepatitis C virus.

BME Celebrates the Class of 2016

The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes the Class of 2016 into the UT Austin BME alumni family. 

Baker and Xie Combine Technologies To Create Designer Neurovascular Interfaces

Baker and XieProfessors Aaron Baker and Chong Xie are creating advanced neural interfaces to help patients with peripheral nerve injury or amputated limbs. 

Shelly Sakiyama-Elbert Named New Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering

She will begin her appointment as department chair, professor and the holder of the Fletcher Stuckey Pratt Chair in Engineering at UT Austin on Aug. 1, 2016

Simulating Flow Leads to Better Insights Into the Spread of Cancer

A new high throughput device from Dr. Baker's lab could lead to more informative strategies for screening cancer drugs.

Zahedivash Receives a University Co-op George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence

thumbnail image of Aydin ZahedivashThe University Co-Operative Society awarded BME student Aydin Zahedivash with a $3,000 George H. Mitchell Award for Academic Excellence.

Rice Receives Stanford Undergraduate Research Association Award

thumbnail image of Carlton RiceThe Stanford Undergraduate Research Association has awarded biomedical engineering sophomore Carlton Rice first place in the Engineering category at the 2016 Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference.