OPEN FACULTY POSITION: Stem Cell Bioengineer
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis invites applications for an Assistant Professor position with emphasis on stem cell bioengineering. Click for more info!

Fluorescent Probe for Oral Cancer
Laura Marcu and Greg Farwell, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology at the Cancer Center, were interviewed by Jeffrey Callison's "Insight" show on Capital Public Radio on August 17, 2010. Click to listen!

Simon Cherry and Scott Simon Elected BMES Fellows
Congratulations to Simon Cherry and Scott Simon, who have been elected BMES Fellows. Out of the 15 new fellows, 2 are from our department! Simon and Scott will join their colleagues Kathy Ferrara and Kyriacos Athanasiou as BMES fellows.

Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy
The Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy (BMEA) is a one-week academy designed for science and engineering PhD students, postdocs, and faculty working in biomedical and bioengineering fields of research. The inaugural BMEA will be held June 13-17, 2011 in partnership with the UC Davis Partnerships for Innovation and the Biomedical Engineering department at UC Davis.

"UC Team Simplifies HIV Testing"
HIV testing may have just gotten a lot simpler and less expensive, using a "lab on a chip" and imaging technology, developed by Alexander Revzin.

"UC Davis Working to Heal Soldiers with Stem Cells"
News10 interview with Kent Leach.

"Can Stem Cells from Fat Help Heal Bone?"
Kent Leach and Larry Galuppo, Prof. of Equine Surgery, were interviewed by Jeffrey Callison's "Insight" show on Capital Public Radio on July 12, 2010. Click to listen!

"Students Develop Dental Chair for Rural Mexico"
The Davis Enterprise ran a front page story on Angie Louie's BIM class that designed a dental chair for rural Mexico.Full Article

Kent Leach Receives Idea Development Award
Kent Leach has received an Idea Development Award through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program managed by the US Army. This grant aims to advance new technologies for treating fractures in soldiers on the battlefield.

UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium Photo Album

Click on the title to view pictures from each day of the Symposium, taken by Prof. Volkmar Heinrich.

LATEST NSF REPORT RANKS UCD BME 1st IN California, 6th IN NATION

The just-released NSF 2008 R&D Expenditures Report ranks UC Davis biomedical/bioengineering 6th in the nation. This is up from 9th in the prior year (2007) NSF rankings. The NSF ranked UC Davis biomedical/bioengineering 1st in the UC system, and 1st among all public and private CA universities, for the third year in a row.

BME Fastest Growing Occupation, according to Wall Street Journal
Federal statistics show BME poised to grow 72% through 2010.

"Fluorescent Probe for Oral Cancer"
Laura Marcu has developed a laser probe for the early detection of oral cancer. A trial with human subjects shows that the device could also be used during surgery to locate the edges of a tumor.

SPIE BiOS Photonics West, Jan. 22-27 2011, Moscone Center, San Franciso

Biophotonic Week in Quebec Sep. 22-30 2010
11th OWLS - Optics Within Life Sciences Conference will take placeSeptember 28-30, 2010 as part of Biophotonic Week.

"Fluorescent Probe for Oral Cancer"
Laura Marcu has developed a laser probe for the early detection of oral cancer. A trial with human subjects shows that the device could also be used during surgery to locate the edges of a tumor.

"Sacramento area could become medical tech hub"
Sacramento is carving out a niche in the promising field of medical technology. Sacramento Bee 5/17/10

Alex Revzin Receives R01
Alex Revzin has received a new R01: "Designing a Microenvironment Niche for Liver-Specific Differentiation of hESCs."

Subadhip Raychaudhuri Receives Travel Grant
Subadhip Raychaudhuri received an AAI Junior faculty Travel Grant 2010 to attend the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) meeting 2010.

Kyriacos Athanasiou Receives New R01
Kyriacos Athanasiou has learned his lab will receive a new R01.

Kent Leach Receives CDMRP Hypothesis Award
Kent Leach has received a CDMRP Hypothesis Development Award from the Army to develop novel injectable materials for bone repair in the battlefield.

Katherine Ferrara Receives 4 New Grants
Katherine Ferrara has recently had two grant renewals, as well as 4 new grants: Ultrasonic assessment of therapeutic response: NIH/National Cancer Institute; Toward real-time prediction and validation of ultrasonic hyperthermia profiles: NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Toward real-time prediction and validation of ultrasonic hyperthermia profiles: NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering; Creation and validation of a clinically-relevant ultrasound-enhanced drug delivery strategy-finalize ultrasound parameters, quantify full body biodistribution and characterize tissue changes: Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation; Ultrasonic and radiofrequency electromagnetic heating for local drug delivery: NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Tingrui Pan and Scott Simon Receive CITRIS Seed Funding
Professors Pan and Simon have received a CITRIS Seed Fund award of $74,999 for their proposal "Immunodiagnostics-on-Chip: Point-of-Care Microfluidic Platform for Rapid Influenza Detection".

Science and the Superbowl
The National Football League Charities awarded Kyriacos Athanasiou's research group a $125,000 grant to study new forms of knee repair.

BME Faculty and CMGI Featured in "Engineering Progress" Magazine
The Winter, 2010 issue of "Engineering Progress", the College of Engineering's magazine, features the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging and articles about Tingrui Pan, Kyriacos Athanasiou, and Anthony Passerini.

Fastest Job Growth at 72% Through 2018 are Biomedical Engineers
Seeing the fastest job growth at 72% through 2018 are biomedical engineers (median wage: $77,400).

Marc Facciotti Receives Young Alumnus Award
Marc Facciotti has received the 2010 Cal Aggie Association Young Alumnus Award.

Katherine Ferrara Made IEEE and AAAS Fellow
On January 1, 2010, Katherine Ferrara was elevated to IEEE Fellow for her contributions to ultrasound and its applications in molecular imaging and drug delivery. She was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science on Feb. 20.

 

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