New Technique from Professor Schmidt's Laboratory May be Useful to Improve Repair of Damaged Nerves in the Future

In a just published research paper in Advanced Functional Materials [19, 3543-3551 (2009)], investigators at the University of Texas at Austin disclose  a new technique that can improve the way researchers approach repairing damaged nerves in the clinic.

Professor Roy Reports an Injectable Polymer-based Immune Priming Center to Improve Vaccine Efficacy

Vaccines against various cancers, emerging infectious diseases and drug-resistance infections need new and transformative strategies to increase protective immunity many folds over currently available vaccine concepts.

Classic Paper from Peppas' Research Most Highly Cited Paper in History of the "Journal of Controlled Release"

The Journal of Controlled Release was published in 1984 by Elsevier.

Raiyan Zaman's Research in Macular Degeneration Featured on Graduate School Blog

When graduate student Raiyan Zaman makes a promise, she keeps her word.When graduate student Raiyan Zaman makes a promise, she keeps her word. 

Dawson Receives Cancer Research Traineeship

Congratulations to biomedical engineering graduate student Eileen Dawson who was recently awarded a cancer research traineeship through the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).

Homan Wins Best Presentation Award for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Kimberly Homan, a doctoral student working in Professor Stanislav Emelianov’s lab, won the “Best Presentation Award” at the Graduate Portfolio Program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Student Presentation Competition.

BOLT Receives Student Organization Award

The University of Texas at Austin Student Volunteer Board recently recognized The Biomedical Outreach and Leadership Team (BOLT) with the Premier Student Organization in Service Award for the month of September 2010.

Seidlits Receives Competitive Baxter Early Career Development Award

Stephanie Seidlits, who received her Ph.D. in biomedical engineering with Dr. Christine Schmidt in May 2010, is the recipient of the highly competitive Baxter Early Career Development Award in Bioengineering.

BME Graduate Students Receive Fellowships

Twenty-five biomedical engineering (BME) graduate students have received fellowship awards for the 2010–2011 academic year through either the Cockrell School of Engineering or through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Award training grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Former BME Student Receives 2010 Acta Student Award

Shala Suri, a postdoctoral fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology who graduated with her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010, received the 2010 Acta Student Award for her contributions to the manuscript “Photopatterned collagen-hyaluronic acid interpenetrating polymer network hydrogels, “ published in the September 2009 issue of Acta Biomaterialia.

Oscar Ayala Receives SPIE Scholarship

The Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) recently awarded undergraduate biomedical engineering student Oscar Ayala with a $1500 Educational Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering.

BME Graduates Class of 2010

Nearly 100 biomedical engineering students received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees during the Cockrell School of Engineering’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 21 at the Frank Erwin Center.

SPIE Awards Scholarships to Two Graduate Students

The Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) recently awarded Bo Wang and Yun-Sheng Chen scholarships.

Kim and Wang Receive William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Awards

Biomedical engineering graduate students Seungsoo Kim and Bo Wang each received William S. Livingston Outstanding Graduate Student Academic Employee Awards.

Students Receive Graduate School Fellowships

Three biomedical engineering graduate students have received Graduate School Continuing Fellowships for 2010–2011.