PhD student achievements


April 7, 2016

PhD candidates Murphy, Rui, and Yu awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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 MurphySean 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 RuiYuan 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.