March 2016

March 17, 2016
Rutgers and Stanford scientists develop novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain Rutgers Today Thursday, March 17, 2016 By: Todd B. Bates  

February 2016

February 26, 2016
Lingting Shi, a BME junior, was awarded first prize in the J&J Engineering Showcase Undergraduate Student Poster Competition.  Her work entitled “An In Vitro Approach to Identify Skin Sensitizers with Classification Tools” is part of a larger project in Professor Yarmush’s lab, which aims to develop animal alternatives to environmental allergen testing.  The approach has yielded exciting results which indicate that the co-culture system and analysis tools which were developed for the project can be integrated to successfully identify allergen sensitizers and th
February 25, 2016
Manjari Bhamidipati, a BME Ph.D. candidate, was awarded first prize in the J&J Engineering Showcase Graduate Student Poster Competition.  Her work entitled "Biomedical Imaging Using SERS Tags: The Future Beyond Fluorescent Dyes” is part of a larger project in Professor Laura Fabris’ lab,  which aims to implement the use of surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) in clinical imaging and to identify cell phenotype modifications that can be correlated to disease progression.
February 11, 2016
A patent was issued to Professor Martin Yarmush and colleagues entitled, "Compositions and Methods of Functionally Enhanced In Vitro Culture System” (Patent number 9243221). The invention describes the development of a hepatocyte co-culture system in which the cells are highly metabolically active from the onset of culture, thereby allowing for immediate drug testing. This in vitro culture system is currently marketed by Hurel Corporation.

January 2016

January 28, 2016
U.S.A. Today has ranked Rutgers-New Brunswick as the 2nd best U.S. College for studying health professions. See the article here:  
January 16, 2016
Richard Frenkiel and Martin Yarmush, professors in the Rutgers School of Engineering, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The academy announced its 2015 fellows Dec. 15. They include 168 inventors who collectively hold more than 5,300 U.S. patents. This year’s class brings to 583 the number of NAI fellows, including 310 members of the National Academies, 32 recipients of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation and 27 Nobel Laureates.

December 2015

December 16, 2015
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named 168 leaders of invention and innovation to Fellow status, Martin Yarmush is included in this list. The 2015 Fellows account for 5,368 issued U.S. patents, bringing the collective patents held by all NAI Fellows to more than 20,000.

November 2015

November 20, 2015
BME Senior Katherine Lau worked with a team at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the summer of 2014 to create a prosthetic hand for a 4 year old girl using 3D printing.  The team at UNLV was lead by Dr. Brendan O'Toole, a mechanical engineer, and 3 other students in his lab.
November 13, 2015
The wound healing research lead by BME Professor Ronke Olabisi (with her team members BME graduate students Ayesha Aijaz and Renea Faulknor and BME Professor François Berthiaume) is highlighted on the cover-page of the Tissue Engineering Part A Journal, Volume 21, numbers 21 & 22, 2015. The figure shows hydrogel microencapsulated cells with larger viable cells fluorescing green and smaller dead cells fluorescing red. These encapsulated cells were successfully used to accelerate wound healing.
November 13, 2015
The National Science Foundation /CBET  awarded to Professor Stavroula Sofou and to co-PI Professor Yannis Kevrekidis (Princeton University) a 3-year grant to use collective measurements as well as single molecule optical tracking techniques to develop – and subsequently computationally test - mechanistic hypotheses for the kinetics of binding between unique nanoparticle geometries and single receptors or assemblies of receptors. The findings of this study will contribute to ultimately designing high impact nanoparticles for theranostic applications.