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October 30, 2016

Finding the Right Balance
Kathleen Cullen

Growing up as one of four daughters in a suburban Boston family, Kathleen Cullen bonded with her engineer father over their shared love of science and physics.

October 26, 2016

Cutting through the noise of DNA Sequencing
Cutting through the noise of DNA Sequencing

The Human Genome Project, a 13-year effort to map the complex DNA sequences that are the building blocks of our bodies and biological systems, was a landmark in genetic understanding. Critical as it was, the project only described the sequences, not the way DNA behaves and interacts with other elements to develop organisms.

July 18, 2016

Warren Grayson: Revolutionizing the face of medicine
Bioengineered bone scaffold

Dr. Grayson’s new approach to craniofacial bone surgery combines using 3-D printing, cell signaling techniques, and a patient’s own stem cells to engineer a living, anatomically precise facial bone.

April 29, 2016

Zero gravity genomics
Andy Feinberg, Lindsay Rizzardi

Feinberg is part of a team of NASA experts selected to study how a year in space effects astronaut Scott Kelly’s biology, when compared to his twin earth-bound brother, Mark, as the control.

March 21, 2016

Pioneering young scientist Jordan Green receives two prestigious awards

Dr. Green’s research has led to improvements in prolonged, time-delayed release of drugs and other therapeutic agents — showing promising results related to macular degeneration and cancers of the skin, liver, and brain

February 5, 2016

Widening STEM opportunities for hearing-challenged students

As a role model and mentor, Tilak Ratnanather contends those best positioned to do research to help the deaf are the deaf themselves. He has made it his mission to bring more deaf and hard-of-hearing students into STEM fields.

December 17, 2015

Epigenetic, epidemiology pioneer Andrew Feinberg named Bloomberg Professor
Andrew P. Feinberg

Bloomberg Professor Andrew Feinberg’s pioneering study of epigenetics in normal development and disease have produced significant insights not possible with the study of only DNA sequence. These findings are expected to lead to improved cancer treatments.

September 30, 2015

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Taekjip Ha joins BME faculty
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor TJ Ha

Taekjip “TJ” Ha is a world leader in single-molecule biology and intracellular imaging. His research area is expected to drive many breakthroughs in the coming decades

September 25, 2015

BME faculty appointment: Assistant Professor Patrick Cahan
Assistant Professor Patrick Cahan

Dr. Cahan will teach an undergraduate BME course following a two-year focused effort in developing experimental and computational methods in pluripotent stem cell research.

September 18, 2015

Assistant Professor Nicholas J. Durr joins BME’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design
BME Assistant Professor Nicholas J. Durr, PhD

Inventor and entrepreneur Nicholas J. Durr has joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering’s Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design as director of undergraduate programs