Out of 343 teams, the UC San Diego Bioengineering IGEM team received 2nd place overall in the undergraduate track, UC San Diego's first finalist seeding in school and iGEM history. Our team won best overall diagnostics project as well as the following Special Track prizes: Best Education and Public Engagement, Best Entrepreneurship, Best Poster, and additional top 5 nominations in Best Integrated Human Practices and Best Wiki. These were the first times that UC San Diego has won any special awards or even been nominated for them within this competition.
"The ultimate goal is to develop scalable maps that can zoom out to describe the functions of whole systems, and zoom in to the level of single cells and genomes." -Dr. Kun Zhang
The money comes in two grants from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Shankar Subramaniam is one of the pioneers of the field of developing data and analysis environments for metabolomics. His research group focuses on systems biology and systems medicine, including diseases of the liver, muscles, brain and vascular system.
Congratulations Dr. Elliot McVeigh for being Awarded the 2018 EMBS Technical Achievement Award
“For recognition of his outstanding and pioneering contributions to the advance of the magnetic resonance field in cardiac studies, with many seminal works now translated in the clinical practice.”
Mridu completed her Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Profs. Todd P. Coleman and Stephanie I. Fraley Co-Advisers, and her thesis title is:
“Improving Clinical Practices in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Bioengineering Approach”
Mehmet completed his Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Professor Christian Metallo, and his thesis title is:
"Elucidation of redox metabolism control points in highly proliferative cells”
Please join me in congratulating Mridu and Mehmet for this extraordinary achievement.
With best regards - Kun Zhang
Chul completed his Ph.D. thesis under the guidance of Professor Gert Cauwenberghs and his thesis title is:
"Energy-Eﬃcient Integrated Biomedical Circuits and Systems for Unobtrusive Neural Recording and Wireless Body-Area Networks"
Please join me in congratulating Chul for this outstanding achievement in his graduate research.
With best regards -
The BMES Annual Meeting is the largest and FASTEST growing event for the biomedical engineering and bioengineering fields.
Adam Feist, Project Scientist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Senior Researcher and Group Leader at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), has been named the recipient of the 2018 Jay Bailey Young Investigator Award in Metabolic Engineering.
Heart and brain activity are routinely measured through the skin with adhesive electrodes. But diagnosing gastric diseases may require patients to endure a tube stuck through the nose, down the throat and into the stomach.
Scientists led by UC San Diego researchers say they have a better option for these patients. They’ve invented a stomach-monitoring device worn like a fanny pack.
“Bioengineering is a rapidly growing discipline. Many universities have invested heavily to grow their programs. Under the leadership of our recent chair Dr. Geert Schmid-schoenbein, and with the strong support by Dean Pisano, we recruited a record number of five top-notch faculty last year, continued to improve our graduate program, and further enhanced our strong partnership with our medical school. We are also the only Bioengineering Department in the country that has three ABET accredited undergraduate majors. I am very pleased that our efforts were well recognized in the survey by US News & Report.” -Dr. Kun Zhang. http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/n
Congratulations Dr. Stephanie Fraley on receiving the 2016-2017 Best Teacher Award for Bioengineering !
Aswini Krishnan, a fourth-year bioengineering major at the University of California San Diego, has been awarded a Churchill Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and competitive awards available to American students pursuing science, mathematics and engineering fields. The award provides one year of funding to pursue a master’s degree at Winston Churchill College at the University of Cambridge. Krishnan is the fourth UC San Diego student to receive the award since the program’s inception in 1963.
Congratulations for this exceptional recognition of your outstanding early achievements as a young Engineering Professor!!
Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery UC San Diego – Summer 2018 – Accepting Applications The Jacobs school of Engineering (JSOE) at UC San Diego hosts a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer program in Biomaterials. The objectives of the program are to train undergraduates in basic research through challenging biomaterial-related engineering projects performed with research mentors from engineering departments across JSOE. Research areas include tissue engineering and 3D printing, bio-inspired biomaterials, biomaterial-stem cell interaction, nanoparticles and drug delivery.
Chul Kim, a Bioengineering PhD graduate student in the Jacobs School of Engineering, will be receiving the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2017-18. The award will be conferred at the 2018 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), the society's flagship conference, and a profile on Chul's accomplishments will be featured in the Spring 2018 issue of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Magazine as well as on the SSCS website. Chul is being recognized for his work on engineering design and clinical application of biomedical integrated circuits
San Diego, Calif., Nov. 10, 2017 -- Eight of the top 10 research grants awarded to UC San Diego departments outside of health sciences this year are led by women. And Karen Christman, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, is one of them. Christman brought in $2.8 million dollars dor a research grant from the State of California. The Christman Lab focuses on developing innovative biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. The lab has a strong translational focus with the main goal of developing minimally invasive therapies for cardiovascular disease. Projects are highly interdisciplinary and involve collaborations with basic scientists, engineers and physicians. As one example of her grant activities, Christman and colleagues received this year a $2.8 million from the governing Board of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Their work aims to help people with peripheral arterial disease.
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