Mehrdad Kiani ’15 has been awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship to pursue research in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London, United Kingdom. The Whitaker International Program sends emerging leaders in U.S. biomedical engineering or bioengineering overseas to undertake a self-designed project that will enhance their careers within the field. The goal of the program is to assist the development of professional leaders who are not only superb scientists, but who also will advance the profession through an international outlook.
Jonghwan Lee is Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University and a member faculty of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. He received BS in Physics and PhD in Neural Engineering from Seoul National University, South Korea, and worked as Research Fellow and Instructor at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research areas include Neuroengineering and Biomedical Optics.
The Center for Careers and Life After Brown (CareerLAB) awards the Nathalie Rutherfurd Pierrepont '07 prize to Ian Wong, Assistant Professor of Engineering. This award recognizes Professor Wong for his dedicated advising for students on all aspects of their career search, even in fields outside of his department. His guidance and mentorship inspired students and changed their lives.
Ian Wong, Assistant Professor of Engineering, has been selected as an Associate Scientific Advisor for Science Translational Medicine. He is one of 28 early-career translational scientists who will act as advisors for the journal, as well as select and summarize research papers to be highlighted in the Editors' Choice section.
It all began with a chick heart. During her undergraduate years at the University of Rochester, Kareen Coulombe teamed up with a post-doctoral fellow on a research project that examined the embryonic development of a chicken heart. The study fascinated her and kick-started more than a decade of research on that essential organ: “It stirred my interest in pursuing a PhD because of the depth of what would be required to investigate such a complex problem.”