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Imaging Science & Informatics Training Program Welcomes New Cohort

The Imaging Science & Informatics Predoctoral Training Program at UT Austin is a unique academic adventure, and its membership recently grew even larger. Six biomedical engineering graduate students are now a part of the prestigious program that includes summer externship opportunities and a clinical immersion experience.

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How Hydrogels Can be Used for Stem Cell Transplants

In a collaborative research endeavor, UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering professors Janet Zoldan and Nicholas Peppas received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to spearhead the development of an in vitro hydrogel culturing system for the ex-vivo expansion of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) derived from human induced pluripotent stem cell lines.

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UT Austin Professors Receive Best Paper Award From Annals of Biomedical Engineering

UT Austin Department of Biomedical Engineering professors James Tunnell and Michael Sacks received the prestigious Best Paper Award from the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME).

Sacks and Tunnell were co-authors of the paper, “Simultaneous Wide-Field Planar Strain–Fiber Orientation Distribution Measurement Using Polarized Spatial Domain Imaging,” along with three other researchers.

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Professor Nicholas Peppas Receives 2024 CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award

UT Austin Biomedical Engineering professor Nicholas Peppas is a recipient of the 2024 BMES CMBE Shu Chien Achievement Award. The recognition is the most prestigious honor bestowed by the BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) Special Interest Group.

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