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New Neuroengineering Faculty - David Borton

Professor David Borton received his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 concentrating in bioelectricity where he studied computational neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and molecular neurobiology under the direction of Prof. Joshua Brown, Prof. Larry Snyder, and Prof. Steven Mennerick, respectively. In 2006, he then joined Brown University where he worked towards his Ph.D.

(Distributed June 17, 2013)

A Tangle of Talents Untangles Neurons

The secrets of Schwann-like substrates  Cristina Lopez-Fagundo, left, and Diane Hoffman-Kim are figuring out optimal designs for implants that will guide neuron growth in new tissue. :

Brown’s growing programs in brain science and engineering come together in the lab of Diane Hoffman-Kim. In a recent paper, her group employed techniques ranging from semiconductor-style circuit patterning to rat cell culture to optimize the growth of nerve cells for applications such as reconstructive surgery.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Two wrongs don’t make a right, they say, but here’s how one tangle can straighten out another.

(Distributed May 9, 2013)

New BME Faculty - Kareen Kreutziger

Kareen Kreutziger is a bioengineer specializing in cardiac tissue engineering, muscle mechanics, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine.  She received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2001; a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2007; and post-doctoral training with Dr.

(Distributed May 1, 2013)

New BME Faculty - Ian Wong

Ian Y. Wong will join Brown University as assistant professor of engineering in July 2013. His research program will focus on engineering new technologies to study cancer cell invasion and phenotypic plasticity. He is particularly interested in understanding how materials and mechanical aspects of the tumor microenvironment regulate malignant behavior. Dr. Wong is currently a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with Mehmet Toner and Daniel Irimia. Previously, he received his Ph.D.

(Distributed May 1, 2013)

New BME Faculty - Anita Shukla

A native Rhode Islander, Anita Shukla is currently an NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University.  Dr. Shukla’s postdoctoral research focuses on developing biologically inspired micropatterned surfaces to direct stem cell differentiation.  She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  In her doctoral work, Dr.

(Distributed May 1, 2013)
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