Biomedical Engineering

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BME Fellow Attends Synthetic Biology Course
The department of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College regularly produces students who travel all over the world in the name of academia....

The department of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College regularly produces students who travel all over the world in the name of academia. Komal Rasaputra, post-doctoral fellow in biomedical engineering, works in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab under the direction of Elebeoba May, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas
Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium...

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

BME Student Attends Clinton Global Initiative University
Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably. Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re...

Have you ever taken a selfie? Probably.

Have you ever taken a selfie with Jimmy Kimmel and the entire Clinton family? Probably not… unless you’re Zuan-Fu Lim.

BME Researcher Wins SIAM/AWM Award
Cheryl Sershen, Ph.D., received an Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) travel award and presented her research at the Society for Industrial...

Cheryl Sershen, Ph.D., received an Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) travel award and presented her research at the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) conference in July. Her work is titled Dynamic Model of DNA Structure and Function.

BME Senior Attends Moscow Space Development Program
Tier One Scholar Sruthi Mathews was selected to attend the Moscow Summer Intern Program (MSIP) held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University this...

Tier One Scholar Sruthi Mathews was selected to attend the Moscow Summer Intern Program (MSIP) held at Bauman Moscow State Technical University this summer. The workshop, titled Space Development: Theory and Practice, allows students from around the globe to learn about the Russian space program, technology and exploration.

BME Senior to Compete in National HOSA Competition
Tony Roshan, a biomedical engineering senior, is a finalist in the Texas Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Healthcare Issues Exam, held...

Tony Roshan, a biomedical engineering senior, is a finalist in the Texas Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Healthcare Issues Exam, held during the state conference last month. He will be competing at the national level in Nashville, Tenn. at the end of June.

Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna
From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of...
Five NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded to UH students, alumna

From cognitive neuroscience to theoretical physics, this year’s National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows from the University of Houston (UH) have their sights set on careers in fields ranging from medicine to energy. Recognizing outstanding students pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, the three-year fellowships cover tuition and include a $30,000 annual stipend.

UH Engineering Junior Wins Poster Competition for Biomedical Research
An undergraduate research project at the University of Houston was recognized recently at the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (...

An undergraduate research project at the University of Houston was recognized recently at the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (MAES) Symposium 2010 poster competition.

Biomedical engineering junior Mohamed Mohamed captured first place in the competition by showcasing work performed in the Biomedical Optics Laboratory at the UH Cullen College of Engineering.

MAES Honors Student for Volunteer Efforts
The Society for Mexican American Engineers, or MAES, has honored a Cullen College student for her efforts on behalf of the organization. Megan Planas...
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The Society for Mexican American Engineers, or MAES, has honored a Cullen College student for her efforts on behalf of the organization.

Megan Planas, a junior biomedical engineering major, has been named the winner of MAES’ 2010 President’s Award. The recognition, part of MAES’ Bravo awards program, goes to individuals “who have shown extraordinary dedication and exemplary work on a specific project having far-reaching implications to MAES.”

Undergraduate Students Construct Lab Instrument
Inside the Cullen College’s Biomedical Engineering Research Core Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind instrument that could help scientists better...
Undergraduate biomedical engineering students Arjun Vasan (left) and Basilios Sideris demonstrate how to operate the homemade lab instrument they developed over the course of the last year. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Inside the Cullen College’s Biomedical Engineering Research Core Laboratory is a one-of-a-kind instrument that could help scientists better understand how radiation from low-level lasers affects cellular processes.

Yet the inventors of this machine are not seasoned researchers, but rather two University of Houston undergraduate students working to fulfill the last year of requirements for their biomedical engineering degrees.

Effecting Change: UH Engineering Students Aid Needy Hospitals Overseas
Dominique Lim spent the better part of her life in a country where diseases that modern medicine have made practically unheard of are commonplace. In...
Sophomore biomedical engineering majors Kevin Shih and Sheetal Shah sort medical supplies for Project Cure, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supplying needy hospitals and clinics overseas with the tools to fight disease. Photo by Thomas Shea.

Dominique Lim spent the better part of her life in a country where diseases that modern medicine have made practically unheard of are commonplace.

In her native Philippines, a country with a population soaring past 90 million in an area slightly larger than the state of Arizona, lack of healthcare and ill-equipped hospitals make ailments such as typhoid and tetanus more prominent.

Biomedical Engineering Student Conducts Research Overseas
Junior Austin Head spends 11 weeks investigating nanotechnology through the NanoJapan Program It is not uncommon for undergraduate engineering...
UH NanoJapan participant Austin Head (right), and longtime friend Craig Corcoran, a mechanical engineering major at Rice University who also participated in the program, visit Lake Tazawa, Japan's deepest lake. Photo provided by Austin Head.

Junior Austin Head spends 11 weeks investigating nanotechnology through the NanoJapan Program

It is not uncommon for undergraduate engineering students to seek out research opportunities over summer break, nor is it unusual for them to take a few weeks to travel overseas. This summer, Austin Head, a junior biomedical engineering major with the Cullen College of Engineering, got to do both through the NSF-funded NanoJapan Program.

UH Biomedical Engineering Junior Wins Fellowship for Model of Human Vascular System
The American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) awarded a $500 fellowship to University of Houston biomedical engineering junior Hassan...

The American Society of Artificial Internal Organs (ASAIO) awarded a $500 fellowship to University of Houston biomedical engineering junior Hassan Khalil at their 51st Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. last weekend. The ten awards offered by ASAIO are separated into two categories—one for undergraduate students and another for graduate students and professional engineers. Khalil was awarded a fellowship from the latter group.

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