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Bahman Anvari and Collaborators Land $2M NIH Grant to Develop Novel Treatment for Vascular Abnormality
Dr. Anvari and collaborators from UCI and University of Kentucky aim to develop a new approach for laser treatment of port wine stain (PWS) vascular abnormalities. The approach involves intravascular administration of optical micro-particles, fabricated from erythrocytes and doped with indocyanine green, an FDA-approved NIR chromophore, as targets for pulsed near infrared (NIR) laser irradiation. A particularly innovative feature of these micro-particles is that their membrane is enriched with cholesterol to prolong the circulation of the particles. The investigators will use animal models
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A woman sick on the couch with the flu
No more flu for you? Discovery blocks influenza virus’ replication in cells
SUMOylation inhibitor could lead to highly effective ways to treat the flu and other respiratory viruses
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Chocolate drops covered with colorful candy nonpareils alongside pharmaceutical capsules also coated with the candy
Candy-coated pills could prevent pharmaceutical fraud
Colorful nonpareils can uniquely identify drug capsules and counterfeit fashions
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Turmeric compound helps grow engineered blood vessels and tissues
Magnetic hydrogels embedded with curcumin-coated nanoparticles promote the secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor
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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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Upcoming and Recent Events

Jane and Jerome Schultz
Inaurural Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship, October 21, 2022
October 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am
University of California, Riverside Alumni and Visitors Center 3701 Canyon Crest Drive Riverside, CA 92521
The inaugural Jane and Jerome Schultz Lectureship in Engineering will be October 21, 2022 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM. The inaugural lecturer will be Nobel Laureate, Eric Betzig. The program is free but please register.  Visit the Schultz Lecture website.
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
Zoom
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…

Did You Know?

3.8:1
GRADUATE STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO
18
Core Faculty
50
BIG Faculty
11
FELLOWS OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
10
Affiliated Centers
30%
INCREASE IN RESEARCH EXPENDITURES FROM 15/16 TO 16/17