June 2017

June 5, 2017
A research team from the Rutgers School of Engineering, which includes Biomedical Engineering faculty member Dr. Mark Pierce and his PhD student J. P. Dumas and Electrical and Computer Engineering  faculty member Dr. Waheed Bajwa and his PhD student Asad Lodhi, received the 2017 Gallo Award for Scientific Excellence from the Cancer Institute of New Jersey during its annual retreat.

May 2017

May 24, 2017
At the Aresty Research Center's annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Sarah Salter's poster, "Encapsulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Alginate for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis" was chosen as one of the best. Sarah is a BME undergrad and advised by Dr. Rene Schloss and Dr. Martin Yarmush. Congratulations Sarah.
May 23, 2017
Professors Martin Yarmush, Francois Berthiaume, Rene Schloss have been awarded a 2-year $200,000 research grant from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research for a project entitled, "Pulsed Electric Fields for Spinal Cord Injury Wound Healing." The project is based on the group's previous work showing that pulsed electric fields, which kill only the cells in skin (while leaving all extracellular structures intact), can improve wound healing after burn injury. 

April 2017

April 3, 2017
BME Master of engineering student Robert Battikha, received the Outstanding Research Poster award at the 43rd Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Robert’s work entitled ‘Automatic Segmentation of Ventricles from 2D Neonatal Ultrasound Data’ is part of a bigger research project where BME faculty Dr. Ilker Hacihaliloglu is closely collaborating with faculty members (Dr.

March 2017

March 21, 2017
What started as a simple transaction—buying collagen for soft-tissue engineering research—is now a commercially viable license for Rutgers and the School of Engineering. Since 2011, biomedical engineering doctoral candidate, Kathryn Drzewiecki, under the guidance of professor David Shreiber, has been researching and developing collagen modifications to expand its use in medicine.
March 17, 2017
Second-year student Yoliem Miranda Alarcon was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which provides tuition and a $34,000 stipend for three years. Yoliem is developing new, bioactive, collagen-based scaffolds with Professor David Shreiber.
March 3, 2017

February 2017

February 10, 2017
Professor Martin L. Yarmush is among 84 new members and 22 foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,281 and the number of foreign members to 249.
February 6, 2017
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. 

January 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.