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PhD student achievements

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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September 22, 2011

The Siebel Scholars Foundation announces 2012 Siebel Scholars

Three graduate students in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering were selected as 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. With the 2012 class of Siebel Scholars, 85 new scholars join an ever-growing, lifelong community of leaders. This years recipients included:

Manisha Aggarwal, Baltimore, MD  |   Mentor: Dr. Susumu Mori
Thesis:   Longitudinal Characteriza of Brain Atrophy in Mouse Models of Huntington’s Disease Using in Vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Hannah Carter, Louisville, KY  |   Mentor: Dr. Rachel Karchin
Thesis:   Computational assessment of somatic missense mutations detected in tumor sequencing studies with Cancer-specific High-throughput Annotation of Somatic Mutations (CHASM)

Suneil Hosmane, DeKalb, IL  |   Mentor: Dr. Nitish V. Thakor
Thesis:   Innovative Technologies to Study Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration

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September 23, 2010

BME graduate students named 2011 Siebel Scholars

The Siebel Scholars Foundation today announced the recipients of the annual Siebel Scholars awards which include five Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering PhD students. The Siebel Scholars program recognizes outstanding graduate students from the world’s most prestigious business, computer science, and bioengineering graduate schools. Siebel Scholars are selected from among students who rank at the top of their class, and are chosen by the dean of their respective schools on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. This year’s honorees are:

Vikram Aggarwal, New York, NY  |  
Mentor: Dr. Nitish V. Thakor
Thesis:   Developing a Brain-Machine Interface for Dexterous Control of an Upper-Limb Neuroprosthesis

Ivy Dick, Baltimore, MD   |  
Mentor: Dr. David Yue
Thesis:   Mechanisms underlying Calcium/Calmodulin Dependent regulation of Voltage Gated Calcium Channels

Kelvin Liu, Cockeysville, MD  |  
Mentor: Dr. Jeff Wang
Thesis:   Single Molecule Analysis of Circulating Nucleic Acid Biomarkers for Noninvasive Cancer Diagnostics

Prashant Mali, La Jolla, CA  |  
Mentor: Dr. Linzhao Cheng
Thesis:   Engineering Human Cells for Cell and Gene Therapy

Ying-Ying Wang, Washington, DC  |  
Mentor: Dr. Justin Hanes
Thesis:   Muco-Inert Nanoparticle Probes and Drug Carriers