Professor Emeritus Carl Durney Passes

Carl Hodson Durney, a beloved University of Utah professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering who spent 34 years with the university and is known for his contributions to the dosimetry of electromagnetic fields for models of the human body…

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Helping the Blind See Again

Biomedical engineering Distinguished Professor Richard Normann Researcher Richard A. Normann of the John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah and a U Distinguished Professor of biomedical engineering worked with collaborators to…

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Disability Spotlight: Casia Wardzala

Hi, I’m Casia Wardzala, a PhD student in the BME department. I study mucins and their effect on viral infectivity and overexpression in cancer in Dr. Jessica Kramer’s lab. I have ADHD – specifically Type I ADHD, the predominantly inattentive type. I…

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Celebrating our BME Postdoctoral Scholars

To celebrate the 12th annual National Postdoc Appreciation Week (September 20-24), the Department of Biomedical Engineering spotlights with pride our BME postdoctoral scholars and their contributions to research. Victoria Kohout, Ph.D. (P.I.…

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Synthetic Biology Yields New Tools

A team of University of Utah biomedical engineering researchers led by associate professor Tara Deans has found a new way to control gene expression in bacteria using genetic parts from higher organisms. Before, synthetic biologists have typically…

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2021 BME students awarded fellowships from National Science Foundation

This year, BME students at the University of Utah received three prestigious graduate fellowships and one honorable mention from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). The NSF GRFP is a competitive…

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A Matter of Megakaryocytes

Blood clotting prevents excessive bleeding, and large cells known as megakaryocytes are a vital ingredient to ensure that clotting happens. Megakaryocytes are a rare population of cells that develop in the bone marrow and produce platelets, cell…

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Disability Spotlight: Emily Jepsen

Hi! My name is Emily Jepsen. I’m a graduate student in the University of Utah’s BME program. I am also disabled. There are a few things that my body decided it didn’t want to do properly, but the most impactful one is that I’m visually impaired. I…

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Department of Biomedical Engineering Hosts Virtual Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference

By Matt Wilson Every year, the Department of Biomedical Engineering hosts the Utah Biomedical Engineering Conference (UBEC), a multidisciplinary research meeting that assembles students and professionals from the Intermountain West dedicated to…

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BME Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

A medical emergency while camping in southern Utah played an important role in guiding Jason Manning on a path to biomedical engineering, and most recently, a Goldwater scholarship that will pay the rest of his undergraduate studies. Manning is one…

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