Vivita Technologies, a startup founded by Veterinary Medicine Professor and Athanasiou Lab collaborator Leigh Griffiths and BME Ph.D. students Regina MacBarb, Jeni Lee, and Maelene Wong, won the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
Vivita Technologies, a startup founded by Veterinary Medicine Professor and Athanasiou Lab collaborator Leigh Griffiths and BME Ph.D. students Regina MacBarb, Jeni Lee, and Maelene Wong, won the Big Bang! Business Plan Competition.
ViVita Technologies, Inc. (including Dr. Leigh Griffiths and BME graduate students Maelene Wong, Jeni Lee, and Gina MacBarb) AmberCycle Industries (including BME Assistant Professor Marc Facciotti and UC Davis undergraduate students) are finalists in the annual Big Bang! Business Plan Competition and will find out if they won at tonight’s awards ceremony. Good luck!
Anatomical complexity in breast parenchyma and its implications for optimal breast imaging strategies, by Lin Chen, Craig K. Abbey, Anita Nosratieh, Karen K. Lindfors, and John M. Boone , has received the 2012 Sylvia Sorkin Greenfield Award. The award honors the best paper published that year in the journal, Medical Physics.
This past weekend the 2nd Annual BME Graduate Group Research Conference was held in the Buehler Alumni Center. Nicole De Jesus (Ripplinger lab) had the Outstanding Oral Presentation. Three students were recognized for the outstanding poster presentation: Josh Roth (Hull lab), Hussain Fatakdawala (Marcu lab), and Jennifer Lee (Athanasiou lab).
Gina MacBarb is one of 66 doctoral students nationwide selected to receive a $15,000 2013-2014 Scholar Award from P.E.O. International. Gina has optimized a bioactive treatment regimen that increases the functional properties of engineered cartilage closer to those of native tissue.
Nominations are open to STUDENTS, STAFF and FACULTY. To nominate, submit a formal letter outlining how the candidate’s leadership has contributed to BME by May 8th to Rosalind Christian.
Molly Townsend, a biomedical engineering graduate student working with Prof. Nesrin Sarigul-Klijn, has received a 3-year NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to support her Ph.D. research. Her project, “Long Duration Spaceflight Spine Fracture Location,” will investigate the effects of prolonged microgravity on the spine biomechanics and injury.
Christal Wintersmith, Biomedical Engineering’s Graduate Student Affairs Officer, is the recipient of this year’s Graduate Student Association Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students. The award will be presented at the Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Symposium award ceremony and dinner on Friday, April 5th.
The TEAM Design, Prototyping, and Fabrication Laboratory has been making 3D printed replicas of dogs’ skulls to help veterinarians at the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the VMTH plan surgeries. Based on CT scans, the models help surgeons to better assess the patient’s damage, and plan the best surgical routes for avoiding the brain and other critical areas.
A study published this week in PNAS reveals a key mechanism by which dietary omega-3 fatty acids could reduce tumor growth and spread of cancer. The research was a collaboration between the Ferrara Lab, lead author Guodong Zhang (UC Davis Entomology and Comprehensive Cancer Center), and researchers at Harvard University. Full story available here and here.
Collaboration between the Athanasiou Lab and the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service in regrowing jawbone in dogs is the subject of a long story: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/03/17/dog-jawbone-repair/1588075/ .
Undergraduate Christopher Sanchez has been accepted to the MGH Institute of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy program. He also received a fellowship to support his study. The program is a three year program geared to educate students in helping patients restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and limit permanent physical disabilities resulting from injury or disease. This institution has clinical affiliations with world-class health care facilities – including Spaulding Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General and Brigham & Womens’ hospitals in Boston.
Laura Liptai, BME alumna and external advisory board member, testified at a USAF military trial in Germany. It turned out that the presiding judge, Judge Eflien, is also an alumna of UC Davis School of Law.
A new study published this month by the Athanasiou lab in the Biomedical Engineering Department at UC Davis has shown for the first time that depriving cartilage cells of oxygen at just the right time increases collagen crosslinks and doubles the tensile properties of engineered cartilage.
Katherine Ferrara will be giving a talk on “Image-guided Delivery of Therapeutics: Engineering Design and Optimization” at the Frontiers in Bioengineering Workshop. More info here: http://ibb.gatech.edu/frontiers/program-2013
The Arthritis Foundation Flagship Initiative in Osteoarthritis is soliciting applications for a Proof of Feasibility Study. Proposals must be submitted on or before April 15, 2013. For full information click here: http://www.arthritis.org/research/for-researchers/funding-opportunities/
Doug Rowland at CMGI used the Xradia MicroXCT-200 to perform high-resolution X-ray CT scans of some of the fragments from the Sutter’s Mill meteorite. The results of this work were published December 21 in Science.
We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to work on advanced imaging approaches to evaluate medical countermeasures for neurotoxic chemicals that can cause seizures in humans. This project is part of a new $17M Center of Excellence at UC Davis funded by the NIH CounterACT program (http://www.ninds.nih.gov/research/ counterterrorism/counterACT_home.htm). It is anticipated that findings from this Center also could lead to improved medical treatment for patients with seizure disorders.
Kyriacos Athanasiou has been named to the University of Thessaly, Greece, Board of Trustees. Founded in 1984, The University of Thessaly is known for its excellent research performance and outstanding scientific achievements. This is the first board of trustees at any Greek university. “The educational system in Greece is currently under attack, owing to the [...]
Ph.D. student Jeni Lee was on Good Day Sacramento this morning to help promote the Discovery Museum’s “Meet a Scientist” event for kids this weekend. She, along with other BME and UC Davis grad students, will be at the museum with activities and interactive models to help kids learn about science.
Wendy Brown is part of a team from UC Davis that has been chosen to send an experiment onto the International Space Station. The project’s title is: “Comparison of the Growth Rate & DNA/RNA Quantitation of Microgravity Exposed Microbial Community Samples Collected by the Astronauts Onboard the International Space Station And by Citizen Scientists & Student Scientists at Public Venues”.
Along with Katherine Ferrara and Michael Savageau, Athanasiou and Fyhrie will double to four the number of Biomedical Engineering professors who are AAAS Fellows.
Michael Savageau, Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis, has been made an IEEE Fellow, for application of systems engineering concepts to molecular biology. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
A figure from Atul Parikh’s article, “Long-range interlayer alignment of intralayer domains in stacked lipid bilayers,” was chosen as the cover image for the December, 2012 issue of “Nature Materials”. A summary of the article is in the “News and Views” section, here:http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v11/n12/full/nmat3507.html
The Nemitsas Prize is the highest honor a Cypriot scientist can receive, and one of the most prestigious awards in the European Union. He received the award to honor his numerous achievements in the field of biomedical engineering and tissue engineering.
Kyriacos Athanasiou was interviewed about his group’s new review article in the latest issue of “Science”. The article is called, “Unlike Bone, Cartilage Regeneration Remains Elusive,” and the co-authors are Daniel Huey and Jerry Hu. Download or listen to the podcast here: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/338/6109/917/suppl/DC2 .
The Neurophotonics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Davis, is seeking an individual to fill a full-time animal surgeon/technician position.
The Ferrara Lab has a postdoctoral fellow position available in the area of ultrasound imaging and therapy at UC Davis, particularly focused on MR-guided focused ultrasound therapy.
Felipe won for, “pawPET: a High Sensitivity, High Resolution PET Scanner for Rodent Paws.” He is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Biomedical Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Ramsey Badawi.
Boaz Arzi, DVM, DAVDC, Staff Veterinarian in the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and a collaborator with the Athanasiou Lab, received the Robert Wiggs AVDC Outstanding Candidate Award at the 26th Annual Veterinary Dental Forum annual meeting in Seattle.
The Silva Lab is one of the first recipients of cord blood from the recently established Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program. The Silva Lab’s current project will isolate vascular progenitor cells from the cord blood with the premise that he can investigate and develop new strategies to actively direct their homing in vivo.
Candidates at the Assistant Professor level are preferred, although outstanding candidates at the Associate Professor level will also be considered. While all areas of expertise will be considered, candidates with a background in biomedical frontiers like immune engineering, protein engineering, or experimental systems biology are especially encouraged to apply.
A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Volkmar Heinrich.The successful applicant will play a lead role in experimental work that includes the preparation of functionalized carrier particles, the setup and use of custom-built forceprobe instruments, and the analysis and interpretation of single-molecule and single-cell measurements.
The UC Davis iGEM team has again garnered a gold level medal at last weekend’s America’s West Regional Competition that was held Oct 12-14 at Stanford. The team is working on new solutions to bio-based plastic degradation and recycling. Only the top 1/3 of teams advance to the World Championship in two weeks at MIT [...]
Simon Cherry has been selected as the winner of the IEEE Edward J Hoffman Medical Imaging Scientist Award, “For pioneering contributions to preclinical PET and molecular imaging”. This award is given by the Nuclear and Plasma Science Society of IEEE to an individual in recognition of the impact and novelty of his research in the field of medical imaging science.
Marc Facciotti is one of the 2012-13 Hellman Fellows. His project is: “Development of a low-cost microfluidic device for chromatin immunoprecipitation followed by next generation DNA sequencing.” The UC Davis Hellman Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, has given grants totaling almost $250,000 to 12 assistant professors. Funding comes from the San Francisco-based Hellman Family Foundation.
Professor Marc Facciotti was invited to present a poster at the 2012 National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium October 14-17, 2012, at the Academies’ Beckman Center in Irvine, CA. He will present some of the things he has been doing in BIM140 titled: “Crowd-sourced in silica design of protein-based biosensors”.
Ye Chen-Izu has won a Research Contract from pharmaceutical company, Gilead Science., Inc. to use her newly developed cellular electrophysiology technique to study new anti-arrhythmia drugs in development.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor level position with emphasis on mechanistic modeling of biological systems. A research emphasis on mechanistic modeling of biological systems at scales from the nano to the cellular is preferred along with the ability to contribute to and benefit from existing research strengths within BME (e.g., in quantitative biology tools, tissue engineering, stem cell biology, nanotechnology/ nanotherapeutic drug delivery, degenerative diseases, and imaging/optics) and within the larger quantitative biology community at UC Davis.
Katherine Ferrara received the award on October 8 at the IEEE-UFFCS (Ultrasonic Ferroelectric and Frequency Control Society) annual meeting in Dresden, Germany. The Achievement Award is the highest Society-wide award presented to a member in special recognition of outstanding contributions.
We have an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow or research staff member to work on an exciting project to develop next-generation electronics for positron emission tomography (PET) scanners, with application to small-animal, breast and whole-body human imaging. The successful candidate will work primarily on the design of PET electronics and its integration with the data acquisition system and control software.
Volkmar Heinrich, professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis, has been awarded a four-year NIH R01 to investigate the role that cytoskeletal membrane anchors play as “switchboards” in communication between cells. Professors Soichiro Yamada and Scott Simon are co-investigators on the project.
Eight dogs have had this treatment now, with a 100% success rate. It was the biomedical engineering expertise in determining and applying the correct dosage and devising the protocol for handling the bone morphogenetic protein that make the surgeries so successful.
The award is given each year to a student chapter that submitted a Chapter Development Report which demonstrates evidence of outstanding performance in enhancing the professional awareness and education of their members in the previous year. The chapter’s ability to spark collaboration between engineering students from many different disciplines and backgrounds helped win the award.
This UC Davis team is tackling the problem of plastic pollution and is working to create a bacteria that can biodegrade polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, a commonly used plastic that’s in such items as soda bottles and food trays.
Yohei Yokobayashi has received a NIH R01 for a five-year project to develop artificial, genetically encoded nanomachines that self-assemble in living cells. The goal is to produce nanomachines comprised of RNA molecules that are transcribed in the cell from DNA templates. The nanomachines are intended to be produced within and remain stable as they operate in a living cell, and to sense and integrate variety of intra- or extracellular signals.
Ramsey Badawi has won a groundbreaking grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to address whether tumors can be detected when they are two to three times smaller than those detectable using current imaging methods. Badawi’s project, “Enabling Technologies for Ultra-High Sensitivity PET Scanners” was chosen from among more than 700 grant applications submitted to the NCI.
Yuzhe Ding and Eric Huang, from Tingrui Pan’s lab, won third prize for their project, “Non-contact Multiplexed Microfluidic Dot-Matrix Printing.”
The Srinivasan Lab has a postdoctoral research position for applicants with a background, expertise, and interests in one or more of the following areas: biomedical optics and light-tissue interaction, medical signal and image processing, fiber optics / photonics technologies, and microscopy. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other relevant discipline.
Dr. Ferrara received funding to develop the “Center for Content Rich Evaluation of Therapeutic Efficacy (cCRETE)”. Dr. Cherry received funding to develop the “Center for Translational Molecular Imaging”. Six of the twelve funded projects have involvement of Biomedical Engineering Faculty.
A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with a strong background and research experience in biomedical signals and image analysis. The successful candidates will work on NIH-funded multidisciplinary research projects focused on research and development of advanced optical techniques and ultrasonically-assisted optical methods for in-vivo diagnosis and therapy of human diseases including vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. The projects involve the development of novel optical signal processing, image analysis, reconstruction and classification methods with application to fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy/imaging microscopy as well as to ultrasound backscatter microscopy. Theoretical and computational studies will be combined with experimental research in our laboratory.
Dr. Ye Chen-Izu, in collaboration with Dr. James Chan at the Center for Biophotonics, were awarded an Interdisciplinary Academic Senate Faculty Research Grant. This grant is to utilize advanced photonics technology to study cardiac arrhythmias. The title of project is “Multimodal Second Harmonic Generation (SHG) and Fluorescence Microscopy for Studying the Link Between Cardiac Muscle Mechanical Stress and Arrhythmogenic Ca2+ activity”.
Dr. Vivek Srinivasan will join the Biomedical Engineering Department faculty as an Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2012. He has a B.S. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from MIT. Dr. Srinivasan has a particular focus on neural engineering and also works in biophotonics and imaging.
Professor John Boone co-authored the third edition of “The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging” with UC Davis colleagues Jerry Bushberg and Tony Seibert, and VA scientist Ed Leidholdt. This text is widely used for radiology resident education and in BME graduate courses in the English speaking world, and is one of the top five best-selling books in the Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins Medical Books Division. The 3rd Edition became available in January 2012.
Senior Keegan Owsley has won the 2012 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research. He will receive a special plaque at a ceremony June 1. Keegan has done the majority of his research under Professor Marc Facciotti. He joined the iGEM team the summer after his sophomore year, and has participated on the team for the past two years.
The Athanasiou Lab has received a grant from CIRM to conduct extensive toxicology and durability tests to determine long-term safety and efficacy of his lab’s tissue engineered cartilage.
Graduate Student Jennifer Lee has been selected for fellowship support in the NIH Training Program in Biomolecular Technology for 2012-13.The Biotechnology Fellowship Review Committee had an outstanding pool of 27 nominees, so this fellowship is highly valued. The award is for 12 months and will begin October 1, 2012.
The 4th edition of Simon Cherry’s textbook, Physics in Nuclear Medicine, has just been published. He also received two NIH Shared Instrumentation Grants to purchase an XRadia microCT biospecimen scanner that can acquire tomographic x-ray imaging of tissue samples down to 1 micron resolution, and a Perkin Elmer IVIS Spectrum system for in vivo fluorescence and bioluminescence imaging for CMGI.
Matt Halverson has been named the UC Davis College of Engineering’s 2012 Ghausi Medal Recipient. The Ghausi Medal is the highest honor the College bestows upon a graduating senior. The Medal recognizes Matt’s grades and overall academic excellence. Matt is the fourth biomedical engineering student since 2006 to win the Ghausi Medal.
Gina MacBarb, a graduate student in the Athanasiou Lab, mentored a Davis Senior High School student who has now won a $1,000 Monsanto/Calgene Biotechnology Scholarship. Gina has mentored DHS junior Ines Guinard in the Athanasiou Lab since January of this year as part of Ines’ biotechnology class.
Dr. Boaz Arzi has been invited to join the Examination Committee of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC). The AVDC is the specialist certification organization in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery in North America. He will join the committee that administers the examination taken by veterinarians seeking board certification in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery.
Katherine Ferrara has received the Dean’s 2011-2012 Outstanding Senior Research Faculty Award. The Dean’s Faculty Awards honor the achievements of outstanding faculty members in the College of Engineering.
Alexander Revzin’s lab has developed a microfluidic chip to test for latent tuberculosis. They hope the test will be cheaper, faster and more reliable than current testing for the disease. “Our assay is cheaper, reusable, and gives results in real time,” said Ying Liu, a research specialist working with Professor Alexander Revzin.
Molly Fensterwald, an NPB major, and Natalie Telis, a double major in Math and Cell Biology, have been selected as the 2012-2013 Beckman Scholars. They are also the first Beckman Scholars at UC Davis.
VIDEO: Kyriacos Athanasiou’s talk on, “Healing Bone and Cartilage Injuries and Conditions” at April’s installment of the UC Davis Health System’s “Stem Cell Dialogues” series.
VIDEO: Kent Leach’s talk at CIRM’s Spotlight on Disease seminar on March 21, 2012
Forbes Magazine named Biomedical Engineering the #1 Most Valuable Major: “Biomedical engineers earn a median starting salary of $53,800, which grows an average of 82% to $97,800 by mid-career.”
Pictures from our 3rd annual Picnic Day haunted house.
The Curriculum in Advanced Research and Education (CARE) Program, an exchange with the College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science (CBEIS) and School of Medicine, at Zhejiang University (Hangzhou, China), was launched this Spring. Four excellent junior students from CBEIS have joined our department to study our minor curriculum along with our BME students.
Steve Ho, a graduate student in the Leach Lab, has received a Whitaker International Fellowship to do research next summer (2013) at the Institute for Biomechanics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ).
Our Biomedical House of Horrors, now in its 3rd year, has become one of Picnic Day’s hottest events! Don’t miss out on it this year. Tickets available for pickup at 11:30 AM for the following times: 12 PM, 12:40, 1:30, 2:10. Event located at Kemper Hall.
Sonja Fenske, a UC Davis biomedical engineering major, has received a Whitaker International Fellows Scholarship for a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the Imperial College, London
“The Scientist: Magazine of the Life Sciences” writes about Laura Marcu’s use of fluorescence lifetime microscopy (FLIM) to delineate the margins of tumors.
Erica Andreozzi, a graduate student in Angelique Louie’s lab, has received a 2012/2013 Whitaker International Program grant. Erica will be working with Dr. Philip Blower, Chair in Imaging Chemistry & Head of Dept. of Imaging Chemistry and Biology at King’s College in London.
Meghan Murphy, a graduate student in Kyriacos Athanasiou’s lab, has received a prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship.
This Award honors students who have displayed outstanding commitment to the Biomedical Engineering Department by participating extensively in activities to promote and improve the biomedical engineering program. To nominate, submit a formal letter outlining how the candidate’s leadership has contributed to the Biomedical Engineering Department by April 30th to Rosalind Christian.
The University of California, Davis has received a prestigious 2012 Beckman Scholars Award. Angelique Louie, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Beckman Scholars Program Director at UC Davis, announced that The Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation awarded UC Davis 3 years of funding to support up to 6 students (2 per year), to do research for 2 summers and the academic year in between.The Beckman Scholars Program stimulates, encourages and supports research activities in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry, or the biological and medical sciences by exceptionally talented undergraduate students. Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, the student’s research will result in publishable results.
Eduardo Silva, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of California, Davis, has been granted a provisional patent on a stem cell medium to speed wound healing. Combined with the appropriate delivery system, the medium reduces infection by rapidly healing skin injuries, including burns and areas from which healthy skin has been taken for grafting.
Graduate students Yuzhe Ding and Arnold Chen, and undergraduate Eric Huang, in Tingrui Pan’s lab, have been selected as one of the US teams to compete with finalists from more than 20 countries in the 2012 International Contest of Applications in Nano-Micro Technologies (iCAN’12), to be held in Beijing, China, July 6-9. For their project, “Multiplexed Microfluidic-Ribbon Printing”, the team created a non-contact printing platform using a dot-matrix printer head with replaceable microfluidic-ribbon devices, which enables large-scale, arbitrary two-dimensional micropattern generation.
Laura Marcu, a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California Davis, has been elected a SPIE Fellow for achievements in biomedical optics, fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy, and imaging. Marcu is a leading researcher in biomedical optics, focusing on developing fluorescence-based instrumentation and methods for clinical applications.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings are in, and UC Davis Biomedical Engineering is #21, up from 2 spots from last year, and up 5 spots from two years ago.
UC Davis BMES Student Chapter President Ana Ebrahimi has a nice article called, “Team BME: Comparing engineering students to athletes,” in the BMES Newsletter.
Tingrui Pan’s lab has developed a tiny pressure sensor that could be used in “smart gloves,” giving physicians an enhanced ability to measure the firmness of tissues and detect tumors, and in “smart contact lenses,” to monitor intraocular pressure without affecting vision.
Tingrui Pan has filed for a patent on a super-thin “nanoglue” that could be used to stick silicon wafers into a stack to make new types of multilayered computer chips.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded Kyriacos Athanasiou, a Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, Davis, a $1.87 million grant to continue his work on temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disc regeneration. The five-year project is a collaboration with the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Dr. Stefan Duma, Professor and Department Head, Virginia Tech–Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, will speak as part of the UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Department’s Distinguished Seminar Series 3/8/12. His talk will discuss findings from his study, Head Impact Exposure in Youth Football, recently published online in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
The Big Bang! Business Plan Competition is excited to announce the addition of a Med Tech prize track for the 2012 competition. This is in addition to our 1st place, 2nd place and People’s Choice Awards. For full information go to the competition website: http://bigbang2012.istart.org/
A recent paper by Ye Chen-Izu and her co-authors, “Profile of L-type Ca(2+) current and Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchange current during cardiac action potential in ventricular myocytes,” was highlighted in an editorial in the Jan. 2012 issue of “Heart Rhythm.”
An article by Jing Liu, Yang Sun, Jinyi Qi and Laura Marcu, “ A novel method for fast and robust estimation of fluorescence decay dynamics using constrained least-squares deconvolution with Laguerre expansion,”(2012 Phys. Med. Biol. 57 843) is a “Featured Article” in Physics in Medicine and Biology.” Access is free for the time being!
Topic: “System Approach to understanding Cardiac Excitation-Contraction Coupling and Arrhythmias Ca2+ Current and SR Ca2+ release.” For Full conference information, go to the conference website: http://www.bme.ucdavis.edu/sites/2012-ucd-cardiovascular-symposium/index.php
The Whitaker International Program recently launched the Whitaker International Undergraduate Program for students enrolled in an undergraduate biomedical engineering or bioengineering degree program. The application is now open for the first round of grants which will be for Fall/Academic Year 2012-13. Award amounts range from $7,500 for a semester program to $10,000 for an academic year program. Deadline: March 15.
According to College of Engineering figures, for the second year in a row UC Davis Biomedical Engineering ranks first in the entire college in new research awards. We also rank first in research expenditures per FTE. BME has $962,680 in research expenditures per FTE.
A paper by Leonor Saiz and Jose Vilar entitled, “Trafficking Coordinate Description of Intracellular Transport Control of Signaling Networks,” was a “Highlighted Paper” in the Biophysical Society Monthly Newsletter. Biophysical Journal Associate Editors select papers of interest in each issue, and these highlighted papers have open access for two weeks after publication.
Eleftherios Makris, a postdoc in the Athanasiou Lab, has received a scholarship for 2011/2012 from the International Cartilage Repair Society. The scholarship is supported by Zimmer.
Grayson DuRaine, a postdoc in the Athanasiou Lab and recipient of a $50,000 Arthritis Foundation Research Grant, is interviewed in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of “Headlines”, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation Pacific Region chapter.
Laura Laura Marcu has been elected SPIE Fellow in recognition of her contributions to the area of biomedical optics. She will receive her award at Photonics West meeting in San Francisco in January.
The student design team that won “Best Overall Design” at the Senior Design Symposium last June is highlighted in the most recent issue of the UC Davis Cancer Center’s publication, “Synthesis”. Get the full article HERE.