2009/2010 - Faisal Reza received a Graduate Student Research Award at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society for his presentation “Molecular Ensemble Engineering and Evaluation for Targeted Genome Therapeutics.
2010/2011 - Alex Kent, a BME PhD student, received an NIH Predoctoral Fellowship titled "Characterization of Evoked Potentials During Deep Brain Stimulation.” The fellowship will support his dissertation research on closed-loop control of deep brain stimulation with Professor Warren Grill.
2010/2011 - BME graduate student Chris Grigsby received a two-year predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for the project titled “Oral Factor VIII Gene Delivery: A Non-Viral Therapy against Hemophilia A.”
2010 - Biomedical engineering graduate student Ishtiaq Saaem earned the cover of the Feb. 24 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces Journal with a paper titled “In situ Synthesis of DNA Microarrayon Functionalized Cyclic Olefin Copolymer Substrate.” Saaem, who works with Assistant Professor Jingdong Tian, developed a new method to enable synthesis of high-quality and low-cost COC DNA microarrays and also provide a basis for further development of integrated microfluidics microarrays for a broad...
2010/2011 - Postdoctoral Associate Li Cao received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the Mid-Atlantic Alliance of the American Heart Association for the project titled “Biomechanical Effects of Endothelial Progenitor Cells and Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Coculture.”
2010/2011 - Research Associate Melissa C. Skala PhD has received an NIH Pathway to Independence Award for a project titled "Functional Optical Coherence Tomography for Monitoring Drug Resistance in Cancer." This highly competitive award is designed to facilitate a timely transition from a mentored postdoctoral research position to a stable independent research position. In July 2010, Melissa began a position as an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
2010/2011 - Research Scientist Lisa L. Satterwhite, PhD, of Biomedical Engineering received a one-year award from the NIH for a project titled "Novel Zebrafish Models to Study Toxicity of PCBs and Pesticides During Pregnancy."
2010/2011 - Postdoctoral Research Associate Nicolas Christoforou, PhD, received a two-year award from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute for a project titled "Engineered Cardiac Patch With Cardiac Progenitors."
DURHAM, N.C. -- The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health.
However, little is known which particles may be harmful. Part of the problem is determining exactly what a nanoparticle is.
DURHAM, N.C. Â– Naturally occurring organic matter in water and sediment appears to play a key role in helping microbes convert tiny particles of mercury in the environment into a form that is dangerous to most living creatures.This finding is important, say Duke University environmental engineers, because it could change the way mercury in the environment is measured and therefore regulated. This particularly harmful form of the element, known as methylmercury, is a potent toxin for nerve...