Four Professors have been awarded DEANS awards including Kareen Coulombe, Anita Shukla, Eric Darling, and Diane Hoffman-Kim. The DEANS awards will foster scientific discovery through partnerships between Brown basic science faculty in the Division of Biology and Medicine and Alpert Medical School clinical faculty members. The intent is for the translational nature of these awards to lead to advances in pathogenesis and ultimately medical care. Each Professor has written a brief summary of how the DEANS award will apply to their research.
Dr. Kareen Coulombe, new assistant professor of engineering, has received the most prestigious career transition award from the National Institutes of Health for her work in cardiovascular tissue engineering. This three-year award will enable her to establish a research lab and pursue new questions in her field.
The Department is delighted to announce that Eric Darling will be appointed Manning Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology effective July 1, 2014. The University’s endowed assistant professorships recognize the achievements of promising junior faculty members.
The Rice University Department of Bioengineering awarded Eric M. Darling, Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Orthopaedics, and Engineering, the Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award for excellence in research, teaching, service or significant contributions to academia, society, or the bioengineering industry.
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.