Mehrdad Kiani ’15 Awarded a Whitaker International Fellowship

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. 

(Distributed July 13, 2015)

New BME Faculty - Jonghwan Lee

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.

(Distributed June 16, 2015)

From the Heart

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.”

(Distributed March 2, 2015)
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