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July 22, 2014

BME graduate student Carmen Kut receives NIH F30 Individual Fellowship Award

Congratulations to Carmen Kut, BME MD/PhD student, who has recently won the Ruth L. Kirschstein Individual National Research Service Award Fellowships for MD/PhD students (NIH F30). Carmen had an outstanding ranking percentile (3%). Her proposed research, "OCT to Distinguish between Tumor & Non-Tumor Tissue in Infiltrating Brain Cancer," is co-advised by Dr. Xingde Li (BME), Dr. Alfredo Quinone-Hinojosa (Neuro-Surgery), and Dr. Elliot McVeigh (BME).

July 21, 2014

Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery awards BME student prize for “Lightning Talk”

Daniel Tward, a BME PhD student, was recognized at the annual conference of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment organization (XSEDE14) for best presentation. Tward’s research, presented as a “Lightning Talk” was entitled “Computational Anatomy Gateway: Leveraging XSEDE Computational Resources for Shape Analysis.”

Computational Anatomy Gateway project contributors and support include Daniel Tward, Saurabh Jain, David Lee, Anthony Kolasny, Timothy Brown, Laurent Younes, and BME professors Tilak Ratnanather and Michael Miller.

June 9, 2014

Raimond Winslow among IDIES Seed Funding Awardees

The JHU Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES) is has announced its first Seed Funding Program awardees. Department of Biomedical Engineering professor Raimond Winslow was among those selected for the first 2014 round of awards under the category "SIRENIC: Stream Infrastructure for the Real-time Analysis of Intensive Care Unit Sensor Data. The awards of $25,000 provide funding for selected data-intensive computing projects that are likely to attract external research support through leveraging IDIES intellectual and physical infrastructure. Learn more 

June 2, 2014

Xingde Li discusses his research at prestigious Biomedical Optics meeting

Dr. Xingde Li recently delivered a plenary talk at the bi-annual international Biomedical Optics Topical Meetings sponsored by the Optical Society of America (OSA) in Miami, FL. This is THE premier meeting in the area of biophotonics. Dr. Li’s talk reported on the pioneering work of his group on the emerging nonlinear optical endomicroscopy technology for performing noninvasive and label-free histologic imaging of biological tissues in vivo.

May 28, 2014

Sri Sarma discusses stress as guest on NatGeo’s Brain Games

Dr. Sri Sarma appeared in the January 2014 "Stress Test" epidsode of National Geographic’s Emmy-nominated series "Brain Games." She reveals that the human brain has the ability to lower cortisol levels, and thereby lower tension and blood pressure by viewing images of nature.

May 21, 2014

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

Class of 2014Commencement day is a milestone, marking a pinnacle of great success in achieving your educational and personal goals through hard work and dedication to excellence. The Department of Biomedical Engineering wishes you all the best on this very special day.

May you experience much success and happiness as you move on to the next chapter in your lives.

May 20, 2014

Warren Grayson receives NSF CAREER Award

Warren GraysonWarren Grayson, PhD, an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Translational Tissue Engineering Center, has received the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. NSF CAREER grants are awarded to outstanding junior faculty members to help them advance their research and teaching activities. Dr. Grayson’s project entitled, “Modeling Stem Cell Decision-Making During Vascularized Bone Development” combines elegant molecular biology techniques with novel cell tissue engineering cell culture models to explore the factors governing the intricate cell-fate decisions that regulate the formation of composite tissues.

May 15, 2014

Carmen Kut wins Student Poster Award at BIOMED

Carmen Kut, a BME MD/PhD student was one of four winners of the Student Poster Award at the April 2014 Biomedical Optics (BIOMED) conference. Her poster presentation was titled "SS-OCT Imaging and Optical Property Mapping for Intro-operative Guidance of Brain Tumor Surgery."

Carmen works in the Laboratory of Biophotonics Imaging Technologies (BIT) and is joint advised by Dr. Elliot McVeigh, Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa and Dr. Xingde Li.

September 13, 2013

BME PhD students honored as 2014 Siebel Scholars

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates the newly named Siebel Scholars from the PhD program. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science. With the 2014 class of Siebel Scholars, 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders. PhD students named for this honor include:

Sravanti Kusuma, Chicago, IL  |   Mentor: Dr. haron Gerecht
Thesis:   Stem cell and hypoxia-based approaches to engineering blood vessel

Tushar Rane, Jalgaon, India  |   Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wang
Thesis:   Integrating Droplet Microsluidics and Confocal Fluorescense Spectroscopy for High-Throughput Biomolecular Analysis

Stephany Tzeng, Somerville, MA  |   Mentor: Dr. Jordan Green
Thesis:   Polymeric Nanoparticle-Based DNA and Sirna Delivery for Cancer Treatment and Stem Cell Engineering

Jiefeng Xi, Beijing, China  |   Mentor: Dr. Xingde Li
Thesis:   High-Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence Tomography And Its Applications

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September 18, 2012

BME PhD students, Constantino and Zhang, honored as 2013 Siebel Scholars

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Jason Constantino and Yi Zhang on selection as 2012 Siebel Scholars recipients. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science. A total of 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders. This years recipients included:

Jason Constantino, Puente, CA  |   Mentor: Dr. Natalia Trayanova
Thesis:   Deciphering Defibrillation

Yi Zhang, Chengdu, 51, China  |   Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wang
Thesis:   Improving Molecular Diagnostics with Droplet Microfluidics and Functional Nanomaterials

The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulate Jason Constantino and Yi Zhang on selection as 2012 Siebel Scholars recipients. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes the most talented students at the world’s leading graduate schools of business, bioengineering, and computer science. A total of 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders. This years recipients included:

Jason Constantino, Puente, CA  |   Mentor: Dr. Natalia Trayanova
Thesis:   Deciphering Defibrillation

Yi Zhang, Chengdu, 51, China  |   Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wang
Thesis:   Improving Molecular Diagnostics with Droplet Microfluidics and Functional Nanomaterials

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