Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


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ChaseProf. Steve Chase and Prof. Byron Yu received a grant entitled "The Structure of Neural Variability during Motor Learning" from the National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of the major initiative of NSF to support innovative interdisciplinary research in brain science and neuroengineering (read the announcement).
Kainerstorfer The Department of Biomedical Engineering welcomes Assistant Professor Jana Kainerstorfer, who has been a postdoctoral fellow at Tufts University with an expertise in biomedical photonics, specifically the application of near IR diffuse optical imaging to detect brain functions and monitor diseases.
Engineering Mag The Spring 2015 Issue of Carnegie Mellon Engineering Magazine, entitled "Engineering a Healthier You", highlights the outstanding research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering (read the issue).
BrainHub Profs. Steve Chase, Tzahi Cohen-Karni, Shawn Kelly, Phil LeDuc, Gustavo Rohde, Kenji Shimada, Ge Yang, and Byron Yu received seed funding for their highly innovative research in neural engineering, as part of the BrainHub initiative, a partner of the White House BRAIN Initiative (read the announcements in March 2015 and July 2015).
Trumble The Book "The Way of Science: Finding Truth and Meaning in a Scientific Worldview" written by Professor Dennis Trumble is selected by Science Books & Films of AAAS as the Best Book of 2014 in the category of Ethics (read the announcement).
Wang Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering Yu-li Wang is elected as a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), which represents a select group of top 2% of most accomplished medical and biological engineers (read the news).
AHA The Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a grant from the American Heart Association to create an innovative heart science program for its undergraduate students, to support summer research under joint mentoring of the faculty of CMU and physicians of the Allegheny General Hospital (read the news release).
Feinberg Prof. Adam Feinberg received an NSF CAREER Award for his project on "3D printing of heart muscle using soft hydrogels". In addition, his group published a paper in Nature Methods, entitled "Conformal nanopatterning of extracellular matrix proteins onto topographically complex surfaces" (read the article and news release; see also an interview in Huffington Post Part 1 and Part 2).
Wong Graduate student Stephanie Wong, advised by Prof. Yu-li Wang, is the leading author of a paper published in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., where she showed how fibroblasts use thin extensions at the front to probe surface rigidity before migrating onto the area (read the article).
Bettinger Prof. Chris Bettinger is a 2014 recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award. The program identifies rising research stars at U.S. academic institutions, provides them with funding, mentoring, and industry and DoD connections, and exposes them to DoD needs.
Kashaf Watch a video of Sara Saheb Kashaf (B.S. '14) describing her senior research project entitled "Effect of varying the number and location of voltage gated calcium channels on synaptic facilitation in the frog".
JZhang Graduate student Jian Zhang, advised by Prof. Yu-li Wang, is the leading author of a paper published in Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. entitled "Microtubules stabilize cell polarity by localizing rear signals". The study sheds light on the control circuit that stabilizes the direction of cell migration, a key event during tissue formation (see an introduction in
Cook Prof. Keith Cook received a $2.4M NIH grant, entitled "Compliant Thoracic Artificial Lungs", to develop artificial lungs that that patients may use for long term in the comfort of their own homes while waiting for a lung transplant (read more).
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Tanmay Lele, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Department of Chemical Engineering

University of Florida

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
4:30-5:30 PM
Doherty Hall A302

"How the Cell Moves and Shapes the Nucleus"

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Natasha Loghmanpour, Ph.D. 2015, impacts cardiac surgery around the world by creating personalized decision-making tool for heart surgery (read the story).

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