BME PhD candidate Antoinette Nelson was awarded a 2017 NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Fellowship. Antoinette will spend the summer in China conducting a portion of her thesis work involving the development of a nano-based colorectal pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. She will be hosted by Dr. Lee Jia at Fuzhou University and Dr. Xing-Jie Liang at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China. She is currently advised by Professor Patrick J. Sinko.
February 6, 2017
January 19, 2017
A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues from L’Oreal and Hurel Corp. entitled, "Immune System Modeling and Devices” (US patent number 953506). The invention describes the development of an allergy-on-a-chip device which can be used to detect and classify chemicals that cause an immune reaction.
January 19, 2017
The Greek Diaspora Fellowship Program is managed by the Institute of International Education in collaboration with the Fulbright Foundation in Greece, and funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
January 6, 2017
Rutgers engineering faculty Jeffrey Zahn and David Shreiber (BME) and Hao Lin and Jerry Shan (MAE) have partnered with a life science company to model and develop transdermal gene and drug delivery systems. The research is supported by a 4-year, $1,088,806 contract.
December 12, 2016
More than 70 alumni, faculty, and friends came together to celebrate BME’s rich history during the first annual BME Alumni Networking Event on October 26, 2016, in Jersey City, NJ. Guests spent the evening reconnecting, catching up on careers, family, and their alma mater.
November 9, 2016
Twenty four BME undergraduate students working under the guidance of eleven BME faculty members have been awarded Aresty Undergraduate Research Fellowships in November 2016.
September 22, 2016
Professors Martin Yarmush and colleagues, Dr. Berk Usta from Harvard, and Dr. Alex Golberg from Tel Aviv University, were awarded a 2-year $120,000 US-Israel BSF Grant to develop a nonchemical wound disinfection process using pulsed electric field technology.
September 19, 2016
Professor Francois Berthiaume and his collaborator Professor Andre Palmer at Ohio State University have received a 4-year $1.4M R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the project is to use oxygen carriers to develop a new type of liver cell bioreactor that emulates the functions of the actual liver organ. This device could be used as an extra life-saving therapy for patients who have acute liver failure as well as a bridge for patients awaiting a liver transplant.
September 16, 2016
BME PhD student Cosmas Mwikirize received a travel award from Fulbright Foreign Student Program to attend the 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI-2016) which will be held in Athens, Greece. Cosmas proposed a new framework for the enhancement of needle images from ultrasound data based on modeling the signal propagation in the tissue. MICCAI is the highest impact international conference that covers topics such as medical image analysis, biomedical imaging and robotics, and image guided interventions.
September 16, 2016
A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues entitled, "Blood Substitutes and Uses Thereof” (Patent number 9387152). The invention describes the development of a short term blood substitute in which hemoglobin is maintained substantially in the reduced form of hemoglobin as opposed to the oxidized methemoglobin form through inclusion of an oxido-reductase enzyme and reducing agents within a vesicle with the hemoglobin.