PhD student achievements
November 14, 2017
The Society for Neuroscience has awarded the Donald B. Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience to David Herzfeld, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.
July 21, 2017
Elana Ben-Akiva, a PhD student in biomedical engineering, earned the Graduate Research Advances in Delivery Science Award at the annual Controlled Release Society meeting for her project titled “Biomimetic anisotropic particles with naturally derived call membranes.”
August 25, 2016
In recent months BME graduate student Randall Meyer has received multiple honors by notable organizations: a National Institute of Health NCI National Research Service Award Fellowship, an ARCS named scholar award, and a BMES graduate student award for research abstract. Randall is currently working under Dr. Jordan Green, seeking novel biomaterial-based particle therapeutics that mimic the function of natural cells to achieve a therapeutic effect. Learn more. ►
May 20, 2016
The BME graduate design team of Adam Li, George Levay and Nate Tran were selected as the grand prize winner in the Intel-Cornell Cup challenge. The team won with GEAR — Game Enhancing Augmented Reality — bio-gaming device.
The GEAR bio-gaming shoes are a simple, targeted device for aiding upper-limb disabled video game players to control movement in over 20 different ways — including forward, backward, left and right along with jumping and crouching — through the use of their feet. The intuitive device features a customizable user interface and a simple comfortable mechanical design.
Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering congratulates the GEAR team on their outstanding accomplishment. Read the full article. ►
May 10, 2016
Limpitikul (second from left) shown with her award plaque.
MD/PhD candidate Boombim-Worawan Limpitiku, under the supervision of Dr. David T. Yue, has been honored with a Young Investigator Award from the Heart Rhythm Society. She was selected for this prestigious research award — which includes monetary prize of $1,000 plus travel expenses — based on submission of her research, "A Foray in to personalized medicine: rescue of function in calmodulinopathy iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes."
Limpitikul was also presented with a Courts K. Cleveland, Jr. Young Investigator Award for Pediatric Cardiac Channelopathy Research from the Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome (SADS) Foundation and Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES). This award recognizes outstanding, original academic works in the field of cardiac channelopathies. Winner of this Young Investigator Award receives $500 along with travel expenses.
May 2, 2016
Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering applauds the progress and accomplishments of all BME students this academic year. We thank each one of them for their contribution to making progress toward our collective goal of improving human health through research and education. We would especially like to acknowledge those PhD candidates listed below honored with prestigious awards.
Bae Gyo Jung Research Award
HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Studies
HHMI International Student Research Fellowship
Martin and Carol Macht Research Award
NIH National Research Service Awards
Christopher T. Saeu
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Roche Fellow of the ARCS Foundation
Whitaker International Program Scholar
Congratulations and best wishes for continued success.
April 15, 2016
Each spring Johns Hopkins honors exceptional graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the annual Young Investigators’ Day celebration. The day is meant to celebrate the achievement and hard work of not only the award winners, but of all Johns Hopkins’ research trainees. This year BME PhD candidates Daniel Herzfeld and Xindong Song, along with BME MD PhD candidate Shin Rong Lee were selected to receive distinguished awards. Read the full article ►
April 7, 2016
BME graduate students Sean Murphy, Yuan Rui and Joseph Yu have been awarded 2016-17 Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) from the National Science Foundation. The awardees were chosen from a pool of almost 17,000 applicants. The fellowships were based on demonstrated potential for significant research achievement, and for strengthening the science and engineering enterprise.
Sean Murphy is currently investigating the role of microRNAs in maturation, and their application to developing new therapies for heart disease. Sean currently works in Dr. Chulan Kwon’s Heart Generation and Regeneration Lab.
Yuan Rui is currently exploring using polymeric nanoparticles for gene delivery applications in cancer treatment and works for under the guidance of Dr. Jordan Green.
Joseph Yu is a PhD candidate in the Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM). He currently studies how genetic variability among myocytes in the heart can lead to arrhythmia using whole-heart computational models in the lab of Dr. Natalia Trayanova.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering wishes the awardees continued success in achieving their career goals. Learn more. ►
March 17, 2016
David R. Wilson has been honored with a 2016 Meritorious Abstract Travel Award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT). This was awarded based on the merit of David’s submitted abstract, "Development of a pH Sensor to Probe Endosomal Buffering of Polymeric Nanoparticles Effective for Gene Delivery." David will present his work at the ASGCT 19th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, May 4–7, 2016.
The American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy advances knowledge, awareness, and education leading to the discovery and clinical application of gene and cell therapies to alleviate human disease.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates David on this award.
Congratulations to Randall Meyer who has been named a 2016-2017 ARCS Foundation Scholarship recipient. This is a graduate award of $15,000 for education-related expenses and research activities. Randall is also invited to present his research at the 2016 ARCS annual awards reception at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
The ARCS Foundation is a national organization dedicated to supporting the best and brightest U.S. graduate and undergraduate scholars by providing financial awards in science, engineering and medical research.