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UH researchers discovering unique elegance of eye’s cell biology
New research from the Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department is shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact.
Mashal Kakakhel, now a first year medical student, was lead author for a paper shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact. The work was done with Dr. Muna Naash, the John S. Dunn Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

New research from the Cullen College of Engineering’s Biomedical Engineering Department is shedding light on how rod and cone photoreceptors in the eye work and interact.

Seven BME Students Surge into SURF Program
For the summer of 2020, the Cullen College of Engineering had seven Biomedical Engineering students selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. The SURF program is open to sophomores, juniors and...
Seven from Cullen College of Engineering surge into SURF program

For the summer of 2020, the Cullen College of Engineering had seven Biomedical Engineering students selected for the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program.

The SURF program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors that will be not be graduating in the year of the fellowship. A 3.0 GPA is required for full-time students, and only University of Houston main campus students are eligible.

REIGN lab student earns SURF award
A research intern in the Rehabilitation Engineering for Improving Neuromotor Control Laboratory – REIGN – has received $4,000 from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, to support her work and to attend the 2020...

A research intern in the Rehabilitation Engineering for Improving Neuromotor Control Laboratory – REIGN – has received $4,000 from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, to support her work and to attend the 2020 SURF virtual lecture series.

Rubbery circuits lead to first place for biomed's Ershad
When Faheem Ershad first came to the University of Houston as a biomedical engineering undergraduate student in 2014, he had some interest in teaching in the future, but that interest has only increased as he has served as a...
Faheem Ershad

When Faheem Ershad first came to the University of Houston as a biomedical engineering undergraduate student in 2014, he had some interest in teaching in the future, but that interest has only increased as he has served as a teaching assistant and pursued a doctorate in the field.

UH Biomedical Engineering Student Wins NSF Grant to Present Research At AfroBiotech Conference
Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019 held in October in...
Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019.

Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019 held in October in Atlanta, Georgia. He won a National Science Foundation award to cover the conference registration.

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate...
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments  
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeleine Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Gen Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment  
New brain biomarkers are key to improving the technology to make brain stimulators responsive, or smart.

University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment

 

UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs   Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF)...
UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices.

Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs

 

Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.

Cullen College Alumna Conducts Fulbright Research in Germany
Alumni Spotlight   Megan Goh (BSBE ’18), a 2018-2019 Fulbright grant recipient, is conducting research in Germany. She is studying how and when infantile brain disorders occur in animal models using photoacoustic imaging.
Megan Goh, a UH biomedical engineering alumna, is studying infantile brain disorders with a Fulbright grant.

Alumni Spotlight

 

Megan Goh (BSBE ’18), a 2018-2019 Fulbright grant recipient, is conducting research in Germany. She is studying how and when infantile brain disorders occur in animal models using photoacoustic imaging.

UH Alumna’s Paper Lands In Prestigious PNAS Journal
Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings  
Ilknur Telkes (Ph.D. BME 2017) published in prestigious PNAS journal with paper on research conducted at UH.

Collaborative Effort Yields Parkinson’s Disease Research Findings

 

UH Alumnus Appointed Chair of Engineering Department of Turkish University
An engineering connection spanning continents and countries   Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye...
Hasan Onur Keles, a UH BME alumnus, appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul.

An engineering connection spanning continents and countries

 

Cullen College of Engineering alumnus Hasan Onur Keles (BME 2015) was recently appointed chair of the electrical and electronic engineering department at Istinye University in Istanbul. He also serves as an assistant professor in the department.

UH Student’s Poster Places at Neuromodulation Symposium
Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable   Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the Neuromodulation...
Musa Ozturk, a UH graduate student, stands in front of the award-winning poster with Jianping Wu, senior principal scientist at Medtronic and co-author of the study.

Research proposes computer-based assessment of Parkinson’s patients more reliable

 

Musa Ozturk, a Ph.D. student in biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the Neuromodulation Symposium at the University of Minnesota and won second place out of 120 presentations.

UH Students, Faculty Earn AAUW Awards for Tackling Educational Barriers
Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education  
Vidushi Adlakha, a University of Houston student wins AAUW award.

Three Recipients Forging New Paths for Women in Education

 

From Ghana to Houston: UH Grad Student Wins AAUW Fellowship, Continues to Follow Her Dreams
Priscella Asman fell in love online – more than 6,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a computer in Ghana – with the biomedical engineering program at the University of Houston.
Priscella Asman, a graduate biomedical engineering student at the University of Houston, wins a prestigious AAUW fellowship.

Priscella Asman fell in love online – more than 6,000 miles across the North Atlantic Ocean while sitting at a computer in Ghana – with the biomedical engineering program at the University of Houston.

UH Cullen College Recognizes Outstanding Students
Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding Senior and an Outstanding Junior. Not only do the chosen represent hard work and...
Megan Goh, Cullen College of Engineering Outstanding Senior for 2017-18

Every academic year, the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering celebrates student academic achievement by choosing an Outstanding Senior and an Outstanding Junior. Not only do the chosen represent hard work and dedication, but also passion and intellectual curiosity. They serve to inspire.

For 2017-2018, the two students are: Biomedical engineering senior Megan Goh and chemical engineering junior Christine Stroh.

These are their stories.

 

PROMES Scholar Wins Student Leadership Award for the 2018 BEYA STEM Conference
Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards. “I love learning new things and trying to understand the world around me,” Nash said...
UH biomedical engineering student Amanda Nash wins Student Leadership Award

Amanda Nash, a first-generation undergraduate student at the University of Houston, likes to combine biology, engineering, research and awards.

“I love learning new things and trying to understand the world around me,” Nash said about what fuels her research. “I think it is so cool to think about everyday things from a scientific point of view.”

Setting Her Sights on Teaching: Graduate Student Completes Three-Part ISEE Course
For engineering graduate students bound for careers in academia, there’s probably no better honor than to be accepted into the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) Professional Development Program (PDP), a...
Gwen Musial, (second from right) watches as students use a prism to split white light into a rainbow

For engineering graduate students bound for careers in academia, there’s probably no better honor than to be accepted into the Institute for Scientist & Engineer Educators (ISEE) Professional Development Program (PDP), a three-part series that teaches you how to teach, create a curriculum and then put it to work.

Finding Disease and Toxins Early: Tianfu Wu’s Laboratory Creates Ultra-Sensitive Detection Tool
Tianfu Wu used to dream of the day when cancer could be detected long before it was diagnosed. Now he sees that day dawning because of a system his research group created called the ultrasensitive polymeric sensing system (UPSS...
Tianfu Wu's lab has created a tool so sensitive it can detect biomolecules

Tianfu Wu used to dream of the day when cancer could be detected long before it was diagnosed. Now he sees that day dawning because of a system his research group created called the ultrasensitive polymeric sensing system (UPSS), which may detect biomarkers early – well before an illness strikes.

Cullen College Student Spreads International Compassion and Kindness to Needy
In the summer of 2015 UH biomedical engineering student Pietro Cicalese found himself surrounded by astonishing squalor in Haiti. The area was densely populated yet there was no water or medical resources for the sick. And the...
When he's not out in the world assisting those in need, Pietro Cicalese is usually in the M.D. Anderson library studying.

In the summer of 2015 UH biomedical engineering student Pietro Cicalese found himself surrounded by astonishing squalor in Haiti. The area was densely populated yet there was no water or medical resources for the sick. And the houses – if you could call them that – were shacks.

“I have never seen anything like that. It was very eye opening to see poverty of that scale,” said Cicalese.

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