September 13, 2021
Johns Hopkins undergraduate team named finalist in Collegiate Inventors Competition
A team of Johns Hopkins University students are among the finalists in the Collegiate Inventors Competition for inventing a device to reduce pain from nerve damage in people with amputations.
September 13, 2021
Hopkins BME holds No. 1 spot in ‘U.S. News’ ranking for best undergraduate BME program
The Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering has once again been named the nation’s top undergraduate program in BME by U.S. News & World Report, the longest-running and most widely cited assessment of U.S. colleges and universities.
August 31, 2021
Sarma named a recipient of Thalheimer Fund Grant
Sridevi Sarma, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical engineering, and Khalil Husari, associate professor in the Department of Neurology, have received a technology development grant through the Louis B. Thalheimer Fund for Translational Research.
August 2, 2021
Startup founders from Johns Hopkins aim to stop spread of cancer
AbMeta Therapeutics, launched by biologist and Provost Denis Wirtz, bioengineer Jamie Spangler, and clinician Elizabeth Jaffee, will combine years of pioneering research to target metastasis.
August 2, 2021
New tool predicts sudden death in inflammatory heart disease
Johns Hopkins University scientists have developed a new tool for predicting which patients suffering from a complex inflammatory heart disease are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest.
July 23, 2021
The games go on, but without fans. Will athletes’ performance suffer?
Vikram Chib, whose research at Johns Hopkins focuses on the brain processes behind motivation and incentive and how they relate to motor actions, discusses what to expect from participants in the Tokyo Olympics.
July 19, 2021
Researchers partner with industry to create better gene therapy tools
A team from the Institute for NanoBioTechnology has streamlined the creation of new viral vectors for delivering gene therapy to patients.
July 6, 2021
Back(s) to Life
Those with spinal cord injuries are often plagued by pain and paralysis. An ultra-high-tech spinal implant being developed by Johns Hopkins engineers could dramatically improve that bleak reality—and transform clinical medicine.
June 30, 2021
Alaleh Azhir ’19 is researching ways of improving health care delivery for women
When one meets Alaleh Azhir, a Rhodes Scholar and Goldwater Scholar who graduated from Hopkins in 2019 with a perfect GPA, the word "rebel" may not immediately spring to mind. But Azhir's refusal to accept the barriers imposed on her has played a critical role in her path to success—and she wears the mantle of rebel proudly.
June 28, 2021
Safety first: Project aims to make AI-based autonomous systems more reliable and secure
Using a $7.5 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, a multi-university team that includes Johns Hopkins engineers is tackling one of today's most complex and important technological challenges: How to ensure the safety of autonomous systems, from self-driving cars and aerial delivery drones to robotic surgical assistants.
June 23, 2021
Study suggests that smoother silicone breast implants reduce severity of immune system reactions
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rice University, silicone breast implants with a smoother surface design have less risk of producing inflammation and other immune system reactions than those with more roughly textured coatings.
June 23, 2021
Three from Hopkins BME join new class of Fulbright grant winners
After the announcement of a record-breaking 48 finalists earlier this spring, Fulbright grants have been awarded to three students and alumni of the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering in the face of a pandemic and limited availability of placements.
June 15, 2021
Hands-on learning in a virtual world
When the COVID-19 pandemic required campus activities to shut down, BME faculty came up with creative solutions to continue teaching their hands-on courses in a virtual format.
June 8, 2021
Jean Fan receives NSF Early CAREER Award
Jean Fan, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s Early CAREER Award, which recognizes early stage scholars with high levels of promise and excellence.
May 19, 2021
Hopkins BME students win at FastForward U’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge
FastForward U has announced the winners of its inaugural Innovation & Entrepreneurship Challenge, which awarded more than $100,000 to eight student startups.
April 26, 2021
Innerva wins $10,000 “Cure It!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Innerva team, made up of undergraduate students from the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering, were awarded the 2021 $10,000 “Cure it!” Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for their work with peripheral nerve injuries.
April 22, 2021
Pandemic Eviction Bans Found to Protect Entire Communities from Covid-19 Spread
A new study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania uses computer modeling to suggest that eviction bans authorized during the COVID-19 pandemic reduced the infection rate and not only protected those who would have lost their housing but also entire communities from the spread of infections.
April 19, 2021
Two Hopkins BME juniors named Goldwater Scholars
Two juniors studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University have been awarded Goldwater Scholarships for their research and achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math
April 16, 2021
DioTeX earns $10,000 from Draper Competition
Cassandra Parent, a third-year student studying biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins, was recently named a track winner in the Draper Competition for Collegiate Women Entrepreneurs, earning a prize of $10,000.
April 10, 2021
Three from Hopkins BME recognized at Young Investigators’ Day
Young Investigators’ Day at Johns Hopkins University was established in 1978 to recognize the outstanding research contributions made by our trainees: medical and graduate students, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, and residents.
April 2, 2021
Travis Brady earns Ford Foundation Fellowship
In recognition of his work in the lab and his desire to lead the next generation of scientists, Travis Brady was recently awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship. Brady is pursuing his PhD in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and has a goal of one day leading his own lab that will emphasize mentorship, communication, and community engagement.
March 31, 2021
Five from Hopkins BME receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Five students from the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering have received an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or math fields who have been recognized by the National Science Foundation.
March 30, 2021
Hopkins BME graduate programs ranked No. 1 in nation by ‘U.S. News’
For the 31st consecutive year, the Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering graduate programs have once again been named the best in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report rankings of the “Best Graduate Schools.”
March 17, 2021
Jamie Spangler appointed the William R. Brody Faculty Scholar
Jamie Spangler, assistant professor in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been appointed the William R. Brody Faculty Scholar.
March 10, 2021
New study examines locomotion of aging cells
A new study by Jude Phillip, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, is taking a closer look at how age can impact the behavior of cells, specifically, the way in which they move around the body.
March 10, 2021
Two researchers with ties to Hopkins BME earn grants through Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund
Two Johns Hopkins professors with ties to the Department of Biomedical Engineering have received grants for their research through the Bisciotti Foundation Translational Fund.
March 3, 2021
TikTok tutor racks up thousands of followers around the world
Hopkins BME senior Ben Straus shares homework help and study tips through TikTok videos and a Discord server.
February 23, 2021
Meet Jean Fan, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
In this interview, Fan discusses her research using imaging and sequencing technologies to study genes, the impact she hopes her work will produce, her non-profit organization that works to encourage young girls to become interested in science, and more.
February 15, 2021
Study in newborn mice suggests sounds influence the developing brain earlier than previously thought
Through experiments in newborn mice, scientists at Johns Hopkins report that sounds appear to change “wiring” patterns in certain areas of the brain earlier than scientists assumed and even before the ear canal opens.
February 10, 2021
Meet Ji Yi, assistant professor of biomedical engineering
Ji Yi joined the Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering as an assistant professor in September 2020. In this interview, Yi discusses his passion for science and engineering, his current research in designing and building microscopic tools to view biological structures, his goals as a new faculty member, and more.