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    A Closely Knit Community

    Nestled into the Wasatch Mountain range, the Department’s new home (foreground) is located next to the University Hospital & School of Medicine (upper left) – providing a clinically immersive educational experience that is unique among BME training programs. Center for Medical Innovation

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    Computational Anatomy

    Prof. Joshi focuses on development of specialized mathematical and computational tools for the precise study of anatomical variability and the application of these tools for improved medical treatment, diagnosis and understanding of disease. See Prof. Joshi’s page

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    Biomechanics

    Prof. Weiss' lab laboratory focuses on developing and applying experimental and computational methods, primarily in the area of biomechanics, to address research questions in musculoskeletal science and cardiovascular mechanics. For more see Prof. Weiss’ page

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    Neuromodulatory Therapies

    Prof. Chuck Alan Dorval’s team aims to improve existing neuromodulatory therapies and devise novel neural interventions using electrophysiological recordings, computational neuroscience and neuronal information theory. For more see Prof. Dorval’s page

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    Biomaterials

    Prof. Michael Yu’s research group pioneered a new peptide-based collagen targeting strategy which is being developed into new biotechnology in disease detection, tissue engineering and targeted therapy. For more see Prof. Yu’s page

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    Device Design

    Working closely with clinicians and other researchers, Prof. Bob Hitchcock’s team identifies unmet clinical needs and creates new medical device technologies and designs in the fields of catheter design, infection prevention, imaging, biosensors and tissue engineering. Meet Prof. Hitchcock’s team.

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    Underwater Adhesives – inspired by nature

    Prof. Stewart studies the natural underwater adhesives of marine sandcastle worms and freshwater caddisfly larva with the goal of creating synthetic, water-borne, underwater adhesives. For more see Prof. Stewart’s page

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    Cells Shed Light on Epilepsy

    Bioengineering Professor John White measures brain activity using optical and electrical imaging methods to study cells in living tissue in his search for the root causes of epilepsy. Prof. White's Research

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    National Academy of Engineering Member (2003)

    A Distinguished Professor of Bioengineering and Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Dr. Kim's pioneering works covers a broad range of biomaterials including hydrogels, biodegradable drug conjugates, self-regulating drug delivery systems, and stimuli sensitive polymers.  To learn more see: Prof. Kim’s group

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    The Future of Drug Delivery

    Internationally recognized researcher, Professor Ghandehari, leads a team on the cutting edge in the development of novel approaches for gene delivery, water-soluble polymers for targeted therapy and nanoconstructs for controlled chemical delivery. For more see: Prof. Ghandegari’s group

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    Synthetic Biology

    Prof. Deans is combining synthetic biology and materials science to engineer bioinspired microenvironments for stem cell maintenance and proliferation that catalyze the development of cell-based therapies for disease. For more see…

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    A Bio-Innovation Center

    The James L. Sorenson Molecular Biotechnology Building marks the beginning of a new era of interdisciplinary translational research between medicine, engineering, pharmacy, business, law, and digital media. Bioengineering Department At a Glance

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    Engineering New Therapeutic Approaches

    Prof Kopecek is internationally recognized and one of the true pioneers in drug delivery developing biomimetic macromolecules as targetable delivery systems for anticancer and antiinflammatory therapies, and new biomaterials. For more see: Prof. Kopecek's group

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    Our Students are Simply Awesome

    View short videos and read about our exciting student experience, Click here…

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    Tissue Engineering

    Prof. Robby D. Bowles’ lab is developing therapeutic strategies to treat patients suffering from back pain. They use a combination of tissue engineering, gene delivery, and immunomodulation to alter disease progression, which affects both the function of the spine and pain felt by the patient. For more see Prof. Bowles’ page

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    Beyond Excellence

    Dave Grainger's research group seeks to improve patient integration of implanted medical devices using antimicrobial approaches, cells and matrix-derived biomaterials, and on-board local drug-release technologies to modulate tissue-implant. Prof Grainger's group

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    Cellular Remodeling in Heart Disease

    Prof. Frank Sachse’s lab applies high-resolution confocal microscopy, image analysis and computational modeling to gain insights into cardiac cells and their remodeling in heart disease. For more see: Prof. Sachse’s page

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    Ultrasonic Bioinstrumentation

    Graduate students in Distinguished Professor Doug Christensen's lab design and test new ultrasonic bioinstrumentation. Visit Prof. Christensen's U Profile

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    Hallpike-Nylén Prize Winner

    Prof. Rabbitt is internationally recognized for his work on the neurophysiology of the inner ear vestibular organs and is developing new technologies to measure the biophysical properties of excitable membrane proteins and exo-endocytosis in cardiac myocytes and inner-ear hair cells. To learn more: Click here…

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    Vaccine Development

    Prof. Susan Bock's lab works in the areas of protein structure, function and design, and is currently trying to modulate flu immunity through the modification of vaccine antigens. For more see Prof Bock's home page

News

 - The Bioengineering Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday the 24th of April, 2015. There will be two poster sessions and two podium sessions that will take place between the hours of 6 and 9:30 p.m. Posters will be able to be viewed in the Catmull Gallery of the Warnock Engineering Building, and presentations will be in WEB 1230 and 1250.
 - Our graduate students are going into the U hospitals and clinics every day, learning about medical practice, identifying unmet needs and designing solutions to meet those needs. Their experience is highlighted through interviews with graduates students, surgeon John Langell and Prof. Bob Hitchcock in a new video developed by bioengineering student Minna Wang working with her colleague, videographer Michel Pesirla.  Read More...
 - Department of Bioengineering professor, Gregory Clark, PhD, is leading an interdisciplinary research team involving clinicians, neuroengineers, material scientists, electrical and computer engineers, rehabilitation specialists and patient volunteers. "We can pick up the nerve signals, translate them, and relay them to an artificial hand." The DARPA funding will cover about 18 months of research and pay for testing on two human volunteers. Follow "Read More link" for detailed information and embedded demo video.   Read More...
 - Former and current U bioengineering students Mitch Barneck, Ahrash Poursaid, and Nate Rhodes, as well as health sciences student Martin de la Presa, who have formed Veritas Medical LLC, took second in the graduate student category of the Collegiate Inventors Competition.  Read More...
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