March 10, 2019
The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that Atena Zahedi, a graduate of the BIG Ph.D. program, has been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Zahedi will perform her research at UC Irvine with Professor Aileen Anderson.
Dr. Zahedi completed her Ph.D. in 2018. Her thesis work was…
March 09, 2019
Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (ASLMS). Dr. Anvari will serve as a representative for Basic Science.
The ASLMS, established in 1981, encourages scientists and physicians to develop the…
February 19, 2019
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of one of bioengineering’s greatest individuals, Professor Warren Grundfest. We are sure you are acquainted with Professor Grundfest’s many accolades that he received throughout his lifetime that were in recognition of his creative technical contributions to bioengineering. But it…
November 07, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bahman Anvari, Professor of Bioengineering, has been awarded the 2019 Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award from the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). This award was established in 1982 to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in either the research or…
October 15, 2018
Two UCR teams were recognized in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
The Talaria Ankle Brace was awarded the Design Excellence Prize and Vein Guard was awarded an Honorable Mention.
More details on the DEBUT Challenge can be found at the NIBIB Website.
September 21, 2018
Professors Nam (left) and Park (right) have received an NSF award in the amount of $400,000 for their project, “Personalized in vitro nerve model”. There are more than 600 neurological diseases without effective treatments available, a problem exacerbated by the fact that current animal-based in vivo models for developing new…
August 22, 2018
The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) featured our Assistant Professor of bioengineering Giulia Palermo’s research in its 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue released in July.
Her publication, “Protospacer adjacent motif-induced allostery activates CRISPR-Cas9,” was selected as one of 26 publications from young…
August 22, 2018
Professors Victor G. J. Rodgers and Byron Ford (UCR School of Medicine) were awarded a $390,000 NIH grant to develop technology to enhance flux in cerebral tissue for patients with severe ischemic stroke and thereby reducing brain tissue swelling. The technology will also deliver neuregulin-1 to prevent secondary swelling and…
August 22, 2018
By using molecular simulations, Dr. Palermo revealed in real time and at atomic level resolution the process of activation of the leading genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9. The activation is shown to occour through a fascinating process by which the protein and the nucleic acids are "sensing", "regulating" and "locking" the…
July 12, 2018
Dr. Anvari's startup, Radoptics, receives a second Phase I NIH SBIR award for the project "Erythrocyte-derived nanoparticles for light activated combination of chemo-photothermal therapy of tumors" in the amount of ~$264,000.
June 29, 2018
The 19 th University of California Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium was successfully concluded. The symposium was hosted by our department and took place at the Riverside convention Center in June 21-23, 2018. Photos are now posted under Highlights (Part 1 and 2) at 2018 UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium webpage
June 23, 2018
Three Bioengineering Students Received Awards at the 2018 UC Systemwide Symposium
A total of 20 awards were given to student and postdoctoral presenters during the 19th 2018 University of California Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium that was hosted by our department and took place at the Riverside convention Center in June 21-23…
June 20, 2018
13 PhD, 16 MS, and 92 BS degrees were awarded to Bioengineering students in 2018 during the commencement ceremonies.
PhD Degree recipients
Joshua Michael Burns
Harish Girish Dixit
Erica Gene Freeman
Md. Monirul Hasan
Gerardo Rene Ico
Rohith Raj Mohan
June 19, 2018
Dr. Vullev leads an international team of collaborators, including Prof. Daniel Gryko from the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Prof. Gregory Beran from the Department of Chemistry at UCR, and Dr. Ctirad Červinka, a Fulbright Fellow from the Department of Physical Chemistry at the University of…
June 15, 2018
The article can be found in the "UCR Today" linked Here
June 14, 2018
Bioengineering undergraduate students Mary Nwangwu (senior) and Nolan Winicki (junior) published their work in volume XII of the UCR Undergraduate Research Journal. Mary was mentored by Professor Jiayu Liao and graduate student Vipul Madahar, and Nolan was mentored by Professor Dimitrios Morikis and graduate student Reed Harrison…
June 14, 2018
Congratulations to Bioengineering Undergraduate Students Shivam Kardani, Mher Garibyan, and Nolan Winicki who received the highly competitive Chancellor's Research Fellowship award for undergraduate student engagement in faculty mentored research. Their faculty mentors are Professors William Grover, Joshua Morgan, and Dimitrios…
June 13, 2018
Professor Morikis has received a grant of 460,000 Anton2 molecular dynamics simulation units from the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. This award enables graduate student Reed Harrison and Professor Morikis to perform molecular dynamics simulations on an immune system protein in explicit solvation model that consists of 560,000…
June 05, 2018
Professor Nam received the 2018 City of Hope – University of California-Riverside Biomedical Research Initiative (CUBRI) award for his proposal entitled “Promotion of insulin-secreting beta cell maturation via controlled mechanical cellular environment”. In collaboration with Professor Hung-Ping Shih in the Department of…
May 30, 2018
Bioengineering Assistant Professors Megan Peters, Justin Chartron, Joshua Morgan, and Kevin Freedman received seed funding from the UCR 2018 Collaborative Seed Grant Program. The program is administered by UCR’s Research and Economic Development (RED) Office. Seed funding will help launch collaborative projects to generate…