Biomedical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University


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Feinberg The group of Prof. Adam Feinberg published a paper in Science Advances on Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH), a technique for 3D printing of complex soft biological materials for tissue engineering (read the news or view a video demonstration).

Trumble Professor Dennis Trumble received a $1.2M NIH R01 grant, entitled "A Non-Blood Contacting Muscle Powered VAD for Chronic Circulatory Support", to develop an implantable device for providing tether free circulatory support while minimizing blood damage in patients who suffer from congestive heart failure.

Bettinger The research of Prof. Chris Bettinger on ingestible medical devices is described in an recent article in Popular Science. While such devices have been on the market, e.g. for monitoring and diagnosing the GI track, Prof. Bettinger's research has addressed a major obstacle, a power source that is compatible with the body (read the article).
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).
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).
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).
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 R01 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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David Chan

L'Oreal, one of the world's largest cosmetics companies, has long discovered the talents of BME students for its research and innovation mission. Celia Ludwinski (B.S., '12, upper) and David Chan (B.S., '10, lower) are two BME alumni it recruited through CMU's job fair, Technical Opportunities Conference (read the story).

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