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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Weiss Receives U Research Award

Congratulations to University of Utah biomedical engineering professor Jeff Weiss, who was one of this year’s six recipients of the prestigious Distinguished Research Award, given to U faculty members for “outstanding achievement and excellence in…

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Professor Emeritus Donald Lyman Passes

Donald J. Lyman, professor emeritus of Materials Science and Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Utah, passed away last month at the age of 94. Dr. Lyman was well-known for innovative biomedical polymer science and analytical…

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LUKE Arm Researcher Receives NIH Award

Jacob A. George, an incoming assistant professor at the University of Utah, has received the National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. Part of the NIH’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program, the Director’s Early…

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