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Three New Faculty Members Join Bioengineering

The Department of Bioengineering welcomes three new core faculty members in 2023. Assistant Professor Tingting Xiang began joined in January 2023 and Associate Professor Chung Hao Lee and Assistant Professor Juhong Chen began in January 2024. Dr. Xiang's joins us from her previous position as assistant professor in biology at UNC Charlotte. Her research focuses...

UCR BMES Chapter Wins Outstanding Outreach Program Award

Recently, UCR’s professional student organization chapter of the BioMedical Engineering Society (BMES) was invited to attend the annual BMES conference, where they were recognized nationally for their outstanding outreach efforts within the Inland Empire region. Represented by Eric Huitt (President) and Ernest Romero (Development Chair), two undergraduate Bioengineering students, they attended the 4-day event centered...

Liao, Nam and Palermo are Promoted

Drs. Jiayu Liao, Jin Nam and Giulia Palermo were all awarded promotions in 2023. Dr. Liao and Dr. Nam were both promoted to Professor. Dr. Palermo was promoted to Associate Professor. All three are pillars in the mission of the department. As one of the founding faculty members of the department, Dr. Liao focuses on...

Former Doctoral Student, Jaimie Stewart, Joins UCLA Core Bioengineering Faculty

Former doctoral student Dr. Jaimie Stewart joins the UCLA core bioengineering faculty. While at UCR, Jaimie studied under BIG faculty member Professor Elisa Franco (now at UCLA) where she focused on the design and synthesis of RNA nanostructures. After graduating, she joined Professor Paul W. K. Rothemund’s Laboratory at Caltech as a postdoctoral fellow. Her...

Professor Hu Elected to the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineers

Professor and Chair Xiaoping Hu has been elevated to Fellow of the International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineers (IAMBE) for his novel contributions to the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and functional MRI (fMRI), particularly in neuroMRI for the past three decades. As one of the original faculty members of the Center for...

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...
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...
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Giulia Palermo in Server room

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...
Dr. Iman Noshadi

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...
Robert McKee

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...
Vasileios Christopoulos

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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Dr Anvari

Dr. Anvari to Head Special Biophotonics Section in Frontiers in Photonics

Dr. Bahman Anvari will head the new Biophotonics Section of Frontiers in Photonics as the founding Speciality Chief Editor. Please check out this special section. Congratulations Dr. Anvari.
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Dr. Freedman's Nanopore Technology Highlighted in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Dr. Freeman's research on using advanced nanopore technology to acquire cell-free DNA is highlighted in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology. For more information please click here.
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies
By Holly Ober |

Morgan Receives NSF CAREER Award

Professor Joshua Morgan received an NSF CAREER award for his work on mechonaging.

Bioengineering Senior Earns Tau Beta Pi Award

The Fellowship Board of Tau Beta Pi has announced 4 th year bioengineering student Kimberly Bennett is among the 2020 recipients of the Tau Beta Pi Award. Bennett will serve as president of 2020-21 Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society at UC Riverside and will become the fourth student to earn the award since the...

Donovan Argueta, BIG Graduate, Selected as University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Bioengineering is proud to announce that Donovan A. Argueta, graduate of the Bioengineering Interdepartmental Graduate (BIG) Ph.D. program, has been selected as a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Argueta completed his Ph.D. in 2019 under the direction of Dr. Nicholas V. DiPatrizio in the Division of Biomedical Science in the...
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Anvari receives NSF grant to develop imaging methods for early detection of ovarian tumors

UCR Bioengineering Professor Bahman Anvari and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Medicine Professor Vikas Kundra received a $300,000 grant from the NSF to investigate the transformative potential of dual imaging modality using magnetic resonance (MR) and fluorescence for early detection, staging, and guided-resection of ovarian tumor implants. The dual imaging modality...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Chartron Teams Up with London Collaborator to Develop Grown Engineered Materials (GEM)

Assistant Professor Justin Chartron has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a new approach to sustainable biomanufacturing. The $350,000 award will fund a three-year project in collaboration with Dr. Tom Ellis, Professor of Synthetic Genome Engineering at Imperial College London. The UK team will be funded by a parallel £441,000...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Peters Receives Two Prestigious Awards Totaling $550,000

Professor Megan Peters was named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar in the Azrieli Program for Brain, Mind, & Consciousness. This award includes a $100,000 CAD award for research and a 2-year period of participation in the program. More info on CIFAR can be found here. Dr. Peters also received the Air Force Office of Research...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |
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