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Middle school girls watch a robot they made at a UC Riverside summer robotics camp
UC Riverside program for high school students aims to diversify STEM workforce
Underrepresented students will participate in carefully designed summer research and educational activities at UC Riverside
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Four UC Riverside professors named AAAS Fellows
The honor is considered one of the highlights of a recipient’s career
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Robotic assistive device will lend a helping hand to infants with movement difficulties
Infants and young children with motor delays may soon be able to wear robotic helpers
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NASA Astronaut Candidates 2021
Former Bioengineering Instructor Christine Burch Selected as One of Ten NASA Astronaut Candidates
Former Bioengineering Instructor Dr. Christine Burch has been selected as one of ten 2021 NASA Astronaut Candidates. Christine lectured for UCR during the 2015 -2016 academic year and was a dynamo. At the undergraduate level, Christine taught lower level undergraduate design, biomedical optical imaging, biotechnology and biomolecular bioengineering and quantitative physiology. She also team-taught senior design and created a special topics course on automating biochemical testing. At the graduate level she taught effective writing. Christine was clearly enthusiastic about preparing students to
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A rainbow falls across a person's eye
Biocompatible glue for corneal repair is a sight for sore eyes
The adhesive would replace stitches and conventional adhesive to speed healing and reduce complications and cost
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Artwork by Gloria Dimitrios
Still life in shades of gray
How Toni Morrison helped an economics professor turn grief into art
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Fourteen UC Riverside professors receive NSF CAREER Awards
The number shatters UCR’s record for CAREER Awards set only last year
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Giulia Palermo Wins the 2020 Corwin Hansch Award
Giulia Palermo, an assistant professor of bioengineering at UC Riverside, has won the 2020 Corwin Hansch Award, given by the Hansch-Fujita Foundation each year to a scholar under the age of 40 for significant contributions to the field of computational drug design. Palermo, who leads a computational bioengineering group interested in biophysical studies of gene editing tools, will receive the award on September 22nd at the Virtual Award Session of the annual Gordon Research Conferences on Computer-Aided Drug Design. The award is named in honor of Corwin Hansch, a pioneer in computational drug
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A soft robotic hand grips an orange with the UCR logo
Air-powered computer memory helps soft robot control movements
“Airhead” robot uses pneumatic RAM to play piano
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Welcome Professor Iman Noshadi
Dr. Noshadi’s research entails the development of biomaterials for biomedical device fabrication. His doctoral thesis focused on developing poly ionic liquid (PIL) porous materials for the catalytic transformation of biomass to biochemical molecules. During his postdoctoral research, he accumulated in-depth knowledge and experience in tissue engineering and biomaterials to develop vascularized tissue substitutes. He designed hydrogels with biomedical requisites for tissue regeneration that led to patented technologies. The BioGels platforms he built balance opposing properties, such as
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Dr. Robert McKee is Promoted to Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE)
Congratulations to Dr. Robert McKee for being promoted to Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE). Dr. McKee joined the Deprtment of Bioengineering three years ago as a Lecturer 1. Since then he has helped advance both the quantity and quality of undergraduate instruction in the program. We wish him the very best in his continued success!
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Ultrasound mind reading machine could improve assistive robotics
Professor Vasileios Christopoulos is working on less-invasive technology that could eventually improve robotic assistive devices for motor-impaired people by reading their minds— sort of. Read more.
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Upcoming and Recent Events

Bioengineering 2006
Bioengineering 15th Anniversary Celebration: Friday, October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am
Alumni and Visitors Center
Please join us as we celebrate our 15th anniversary on Friday, October 22, 2021 beginning at 8:00 AM. The program will be a hybrid platform with the in-person format housed in the Alumni and Visitors Center. The reception will begin at 6:00 PM. For registration and more imformation, please visit our website.
Graduate Visit Day
Potential Graduate Students Virtual Visit Day 4-3-2020
April 03, 2020 @ 8:00 am
Please click here to see the recording of the Potential Graduate Students Virtual Visit Day held on Friday April 3, 2020.
Nathan Lewis
Colloquium Speaker: Nathan Lewis, PhD, Dept. of Bioengineering and Pediatrics, UCSD
February 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: Coaxing better therapeutic production through mammalian systems and synthetic biology Abstract: Over the past years, there has surge in complex therapeutics, including recombinant protein, gene, and cell therapies. However, the manufacturing of these therapeutics necessitates the engineering of complex traits into…
Michael Miller
Distinguished Speaker: Michael Miller, PhD Johns Hopkins University
February 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am
205/206 WCH
Title: The Neuroimaging Face of Pre-Clinical Alzheimer’s Disease Abstract:  I will discuss results from our study of pre-clinical Alzheimer’s disease as part of the BIOCARD project. We will examine the central technologies of Computational Anatomy based on diffeomorphometry for quantifying the anatomical structures of 3T clinical…

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