Fawzi’s award will support his work studying the interactions of disordered proteins within cellular assemblies. His project will serve as the foundation for understanding the structure, interactions, regulation and function of an entire class of RNA processing assemblies whose dysfunction has implications for several neurodegenerative diseases.
Tayhas Palmore has been named the Elaine I. Savage Professor of Engineering. Palmore is the inaugural holder of the endowed chair that was made possible with the generous support of multiple donors and is named in honor of Elaine Savage Sc.M. ’74 Ph.D. ’76, who is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in engineering from Brown.
BME and Biotechnology students, faculty, and staff gathered at Whispering Pines Conference Center for an overnight retreat aimed at professional development and community building. Highlights included talks by Assistant Professor Vikas Srivastava and alum Michael Harrison '95 PhD'07, an elevator pitch competition, and a campfire!
Biomedical engineering master's student Quentin Altemose, alum Gian Christian Ignacio '18, and undergraduate student Abigail Kohler '20 will take part in Breakthrough Lab (B-Lab), an intensive 8-week accelerator program designed to support student entrepreneurs developing high-impact ventures. Altemose works with a PRIME master's student on Quark Labs. Iganacio continues the senior capstone design project EmboNet with a RISD textiles alum, and Kohler pairs with an undergradute electrical engineer on Resusitech.
Undergraduate student Joy Aso '19 was named a 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) Community Award Winner. These awards recognize students, staff, and faculty as well as an administrative and an academic department that used the DIAP as a vehicle to actively create positive change within the university community.
Brown Center for Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Kareen Coulombe was among those honored with Brown University’s awards in teaching, sponsored by the Harriet W. Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning.
Six students defended their PhD theses in April. They will receive their doctoral degrees on May 26th along with Thomas Valentin and Bryan Sutermaster who defended earlier in the academic year. Congratulations to all of the new PhDs!