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BIG graduate awarded UC President's Postdoctoral Fellowship
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…
Dr. Anvari elected to the Board of Directors of ASLMS
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…
UCR Bioengineering Remembers Dr. Grundfest
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…
Dr. Anvari receives Caroline & William Mark Memorial Award
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…
Two UCR teams were winners in the 2018 NIH NIBIB Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) Challenge
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.
Professors Jin Nam and Hyle Park receive NSF award
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…
Professor Palermo’s work is featured in the Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018 Young Investigators Virtual Issue
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…
Professors Rodgers and Ford (UCR School of Medicine) receive NIH award to develop a device for improving outcomes following decompressive hemicraniectomy for stroke
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…
Professor Palermo published her work at Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics
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…
Radoptics start-up receives a Phase I NIH SBIR grant
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.
Photos from the 2018 UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium are now posted
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
Three Bioengineering Students Received Awards at the 2018 UC Systemwide Symposium
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…
Bioengineering Students Receive their Degrees during 2018 Commencement
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 Christopher Hale1 Reed Harrison Md. Monirul Hasan Gerardo Rene Ico Rohith Raj Mohan Junchao Wang Zhehao Xiong Xuejun Yu Atena…
Dr. Vullev’s Article Selected as a Hot Paper by the Editors of Angewandte Chemie
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…
Professor William Grover Receives Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations Grant
The article can be found in the "UCR Today" linked Here
Bioengineering Undergraduate Students Publish in UCR Undergraduate Research Journal
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…
Three Bioengineering Undergraduate Students Receive Chancellor’s Research Fellowship
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…
Professor Morikis has received award for access to the fastest supercomputer for molecular dynamics simulations
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…
Professor Nam receives 2018 City of Hope-UCR Collaborative Grant Award
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…
Four Bioengineering Assistant Professors Receive funding from the 2018 Collaborative Seed Grant Program
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…
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