May 17, 2023
News Brief: Tilak Ratnanather receives Diversity Recognition Award
Tilak Ratnanather, associate research professor of biomedical engineering, was chosen to receive a 2023 Diversity Recognition Award from the Johns Hopkins Diversity Leadership Council.
May 10, 2023
Casey Overby Taylor earn Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award
Thirty-seven talented early-career faculty members representing all nine academic divisions of the university will receive 2023 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Awards. Among the award winners this year is Casey Overby Taylor, associate professor of biomedical engineering and medicine.
May 9, 2023
Johns Hopkins graduate student startups shine in Heartland Challenge
Hopkins was the only university with three teams in the semifinals of the competition, which simulates the process of raising venture capital for new technologies.
May 5, 2023
Jennifer Elisseeff elected to National Academy of Sciences
Jennifer Elisseeff, the Morton F. Goldberg Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of the Translational Tissue Engineering Center at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Wilmer Eye Institute, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of her distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
April 28, 2023
New course offers study of emerging field of microphysiological systems
A new course, designed by Deok-Ho Kim, focuses on microphysiological systems, which are used to study human disease, drug development, and precision medicine.
April 27, 2023
Eight Hopkins BME affiliates receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Science Foundation has awarded Graduate Research Fellowships to eight current students with ties to Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering. They have been selected for their outstanding work in science, technology, engineering, or math fields.
April 26, 2023
Johns Hopkins BME graduate programs ranked No. 1 by ‘U.S. News’
The Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering programs have, once again, been named No. 1 in the country according to the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of the “Best Graduate Schools.”
April 19, 2023
Two from Hopkins BME recognized at Young Investigators’ Day
The annual Young Investigators' Day ceremony celebrates the unique contributions of junior researchers and the mentors who helped them excel in their fields.
April 14, 2023
Whether physical exertion feels ‘easy’ or ‘hard’ may be due to dopamine levels, study suggests
Dopamine, a brain chemical long associated with pleasure, motivation and reward-seeking, also appears to play an important role in why exercise and other physical efforts feel “easy” to some people and exhausting to others, according to results of a study of people with Parkinson’s disease led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers.
March 28, 2023
Seven from Hopkins BME receive Provost Undergraduate Research Awards
Seven undergraduate students studying biomedical engineering received the Provost Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) to assist with independent research, scholarly and creative projects over the summer.
March 10, 2023
Scientists complete 1st map of an insect brain
Researchers have completed the most advanced brain map to date, that of an insect, a landmark achievement in neuroscience that brings scientists closer to true understanding of the mechanism of thought.
March 8, 2023
Heart tissue heads to space to aid research on aging and impact of long spaceflights
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers are collaborating with NASA to send human heart “tissue-on-a-chip” specimens into space as early as March. The project is designed to monitor the tissue for changes in heart muscle cells’ mitochondria (their power supply) and ability to contract in low-gravity conditions.
March 6, 2023
Can we trust AI?
From Alexa to a robot running amok in the movie 'M3GAN', artificial intelligence is part of everyday life and is capturing our imagination. Johns Hopkins AI expert Rama Chellappa helps us sort out fact from fiction, and whether we should embrace the 'AI spring'.
February 23, 2023
Research team creates statistical model to predict COVID-19 resistance
Researchers from Johns Hopkins have created and preliminarily tested what they believe may be one of the first models for predicting who has the highest probability of being resistant to COVID-19 in spite of exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes it.
February 16, 2023
News Brief: Thakor and team earn 2022 Misha Mahowald award
The 2022 Misha Mahowald Prize for Neuromorphic Engineering was awarded to a team led by Nitish Thakor at Johns Hopkins...
February 14, 2023
How cancer cells organize
There is a certain class of pediatric brain cancers that is “universally deadly,” with a median survival of 15 months and few, if any, viable treatment options. The key to combating these cancers might be in analyzing how the cells within tumor tissue—cancer cells, immune cells, and others—express genes and organize themselves spatially.
February 14, 2023
Sense of identity
Two biomedical engineering students share how they were able to maintain, define, and redefine their sense of identity at Johns Hopkins.
February 8, 2023
Rama Chellappa elected to National Academy of Engineering
Artificial intelligence researcher Rama Chellappa, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his contributions to digital image analysis, automatic face recognition, and applications.
February 6, 2023
Johns Hopkins engineering students develop gaming prostheses for amputees
In three-week Prosthesis Instrumentation course, students build game controllers to enable transradial amputees to play Minecraft.
February 1, 2023
Johns Hopkins physicians and engineers search for AI program that accurately predicts risk of ‘ICU delirium’
An intensivist at Johns Hopkins Medicine, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University engineering students, report they have developed artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that can detect the early warning signs of delirium and can predict — at any time during an ICU stay — a high risk of delirium for a significant number of patients.
January 31, 2023
Jeremias Sulam receives NSF CAREER award
Jeremias Sulam, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early-stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.
January 24, 2023
PneuTech wins $20,000 grant and advances to next stage of VentureWell E-Team Program
The Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering student innovator team, PneuTech, was recently selected to advance to the next stage of the VentureWell E-Team Program.
January 4, 2023
When grandpa can’t hear words at a noisy holiday gathering, too many brain cells may be firing at once
Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they found that old mice were less capable than young mice of “turning off” certain actively firing brain cells in the midst of ambient noise.
December 19, 2022
News Brief: Researchers capture 3D cellular dynamics across whole organism
A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins have shown that a new microscopy technique can capture dynamic 3D images of an entire zebrafish larvae while maintaining cellular resolution in all three dimensions.
December 12, 2022
New computer model tracks origin of cell changes that drive development
Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have developed a computer model — dubbed quantitative fate mapping — that looks back in the developmental timeline to trace the origin of cells in a fully grown organism.
December 12, 2022
BME student interns at NASA Johnson Space Center
Fourth-year biomedical engineering student Rene DeBrabander spent his fall semester interning with NASA Johnson Space Center’s Applied Injury Biomechanics team, designing experiments to test motion-capture gloves.
December 9, 2022
Workshop prepares young scientists, engineers for professional challenges
The annual Rising Stars workshop brings together trainees from diverse backgrounds for professional development, networking, and mentorship.
November 29, 2022
New Tools Map Seizures, Improve Epilepsy Treatment
Two new models could solve a problem that’s long frustrated millions of people with epilepsy and the doctors who treat them: how to find precisely where seizures originate to treat exactly that part of the brain.
November 21, 2022
Two from Hopkins BME among world’s most highly cited researchers
Two researchers from the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering are among the 6,938 individuals on the annual Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Clarivate Analytics.