November 2016

Johns Hopkins Department of Biomedical Engineering News

Miller heads up JHU effort to create brain hub

Mike Miller

A team of Johns Hopkins researchers is merging their neuroscience, computing, and data science expertise to unravel the brain's mysteries and give scientists tools to do the same. Mapping those connections could help decipher what causes disease and mental illness. 
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NIH effort explores causes of disease

Andrew Feinberg

A new $5.3 million NIH-funded study, co-led by BME's Andrew Feinberg, explores at how genes and environmental factors interact to cause human disease. The team will use genomic and mathematical methods to gather data and relate findings. 
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In it for the long haul

BME alumni David Giarracco

BME alum David Stein's job takes him around the world and to different cultures, but he always makes time to visit Johns Hopkins. Once an avid weightlifter, Stein was attracted to Johns Hopkins for its strong athletic program and excellent academics. 
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Stand Up CT

A stand-up CT scanner invented by Siewerdsen

Scot Kuo Equipment Lab

Trayanova's lab looks at gentle beams of light

Kevin Yarema, cancer research

Grayson revolutionizes the face of medicine by building new bones


Tilak Ratnanather, DPhil

New hire Cullen finds her balance at BME

Winston Timp

Timp cuts through the noise of DNA

Muyinatu Bell

Bell honored by MIT as a top innovator



Students design device to open airways

Siebel Scholars

PhD students are new Siebel Scholars

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Ultrasound imaging on the tip of a needle

Message from the  Interim Director
Leslie Tung

Welcome. Again we share with you the many exciting activities of our faculty, students, and alumni. In this issue of BME News, we highlight a new center focusing on brain research, a collaborative NIH-funded program to determine how genes and the environment interact to cause disease, and the story of how one Johns Hopkins coach inspired a BME alumnus.

We are interested in hearing about you, too. We look forward to seeing many of you at our BME alumni events. Be sure to keep in touch.

Best wishes,

Leslie Tung, PhD
Professor and Interim Director of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University




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