May 2015

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering News

Halting cancer’s spread

Aleksander Popel: Halting cancer’s spread

When confronted with the bio­mechanics of cancer’s ability to spread, the engineering prowess of Aleksander S. Popel kicks in. He is making inroads into novel drug-based approaches that halt angiogenesis and disrupt metastasis.
Read more.

Cooler gear for the hot zone

Improved Ebola protection suit for health care workers

Youseph Yazdi and his colleagues are overcoming final engineering challenges, financial matters and scale-up issues for their improved Ebola protective suit — moving them closer to their production goal. Read more.

BME alumni enter wireless home lighting market

BME alumni enter wireless home lighting market

At their startup company, Switchmate, recent alumni Peng, Dua and Romano draw on their Design Team training as they probe the automatic light switch landscape and seek a simple installation solution for consumers. Read more.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

A two-step defibrillator lessens pain
A two-step defibrillator lessens pain
Elisseeff joins National Academy of Inventors
Elisseeff joins National Academy of Inventors
Lifesaving technology: computational heart modeling
Lifesaving technology: computational heart modeling

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

In memoriam: David Yue, MD, PhD
In memoriam: David Yue, MD, PhD
  Eric Young: sound research
Eric Young dissects sound reception and hearing impairment
  Steven Salzberg
Steven Salzberg named Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

SpiroSense offers hope to patients with respiratory illness
SpiroSense offers hope to patients with respiratory illness
BME undergrad wins BMES Research Day
BME undergrad wins JHU-UMD Research Day
PhD student Sohail Zahid receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
PhD student Sohail Zahid receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Message from the Director
Elliot McVeigh

Welcome. Again we highlight the many activities of our students, faculty and alumni, includ­ing exciting new cancer research and the successful business partnership of three of our younger BME alumni.

The department continues to mourn the loss of our friend, colleague and teacher David Yue. Our sadness at David’s death is mixed with profound gratitude for his many contributions to Hopkins and to BME. We take solace in knowing that David inspired so many students who will continue his legacy with their own promising research.

We are interested in hearing about our alumni. Be sure to keep in touch.

Sincerely,

Elliot R. McVeigh, PhD
Massey Professor and Director
Department of Biomedical Engineering


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April 2015
Alumni Reception

Great to see so many alumni! Congratulations to Nuala Del Piccolo ’12 and David Huberdeau ’10, winners of the BME raffle.

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