Dr. Coulombe will receive $2.3 M over a 5-year period from the National Heart, Lung and Blood institute of the National Institutes of Health to pursue heart regeneration studies. Her state-of-the-art tissue engineering research uses cardiomyocytes derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells in a natural, hybrid biomaterial scaffold designed to induce maximal contractile strength.
The Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering special interest group of the Biomedical Engineering Society announced that Professor Kareen Coulombe will receive a 2017 Rising Star Award at their annual conference in January 2017 on the Big Island of Hawaii. Professor Coulombe will present research on the optimization of collagen-fibrin natural polymers as a tissue scaffold for engineered human iPSC-derived cardiac tissue. The study, led by PhD candidate Nick Kaiser, examined 12 conditions in all possible combinations utilizing a Design of Experiments approach to generate surface res
Researchers in the Center for Biomedical Engineering have developed a new RNA ligase for laboratory use. The heat-stable enzyme, described in a paper in RNA Biology, could be useful for in vitro diagnostics and sequencing and other applications.
University researchers have developed a novel imaging technique that distinguishes cells that have gone through a change that occurs during cancerous growth — among other processes — from cells that have not. A study published Oct. 3 describes the development and impressive accuracy of this tool, “the first of its kind to do a really extensive morphological study,” according to Susan Leggett GS, the lead author of the paper.
Congratulation to the BME & Biotechnology Graduate Program Retreat poster award winners! The retreat included over 100 doctoral and master's students from the two graduate programs, with fifty-six posters being presented. Students did an outstanding job presenting their work to multiple audiences and demonstrated the breadth and depth of research conducted at Brown and the affiliated hospitals.