Fourteen students presented their master’s thesis work in Biomedical Engineering this semester. Congratulations Luke, Ally, Yosman, Prutha, Syphong, Yasmin, Dana, Andrea, Gavin, Lisa, Jessie, Stephanie, Anna, and Ge!
PhD student Michaela Alarie (Borton Lab), alum Shoham Benmelech '21, incoming PhD student Helen Danielson (Fawzi Lab), and PhD student Alec McCall (Shukla Lab) have each won a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Arvin Soepriatna was named an Early Career Awardee by the Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI). This award is given to postdoctoral or early career scientists who have compelling research related to cardiovascular safety and risk assessment.
Leigh Hochberg, Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Development Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN) in Providence, R.I., has received the 2022 VA Paul B. Magnuson Award for his work to improve the lives of Veterans and others who experience stroke, ALS, spinal cord injury, and neurological disease. The Magnuson Award recognizes outstanding achievement in VA rehabilitation research.
With a massive shift under way toward more home-based health care delivery, more than 90 medical professionals and technologists gathered virtually to explore the challenges and opportunities that change presents.
Nicolas Fawzi and collaborator Gary Wessel will dissect prion-like domains and test their role in sperm-egg interaction and species specificity by in vitro egg interaction. Kimani Toussaint will develop a novel photoplethysmography (PPG) technique to mitigate the issue of skin tone, and other related skin-based confounding effects such as wrinkles and tattoos, using an optical polarization vector beam.
George Karniadakis, Charles Pitts Robinson and John Palmer Barstow Professor of Applied Mathematics and Engineering has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). He is one of the 111 new members and 22 international members elected, which brings the total U.S. membership to 2,388 members and the number of international members to 310.