- Professors Rohit Bhargava, Sheng Zhong and Peter Wang were named Bliss Faculty Scholars by the College of Engineering for the 2012-2013 academic year.
- Congratulations to Rohith Reddy of Rohit Bhargava's group. He was recently awarded the Tomas Hirschfeld Award from the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies. Reddy is the third student from Bhargava's Chemical and Structures Laboratory to win this prestigious award.
- The Mechanobiology IGERT training workshop aims to train graduate students in advanced techniques to help them jump start research in the lab. Students learn techniques like microfabrication, microfluidics, cell culture on 2D and 3D surfaces, molecular biology techniques, atomic force microscopy, and nanoparticle synthesis.
- Asst Prof Ting Lu receives National Scientist Development Grant from the American Heart AssociationAsst Prof Ting Lu was recognized by the both the National and Midwest American Heart Association for his research in synthetic biology. The National Scientist Development Grants are aimed to support highly promising beginning scientists in their progress toward independence by encouraging and adequately funding research projects that can bridge the gap between completion of research training and readiness for successful competition as an independent investigator.
Bioengineering is proud to recognize the many awards for the Illinois Innovation Summit. The Interdisciplinary Innovation Initiative (In3) Program was launched in December, 2011 to stimulate innovations in interdisciplinary research and education across campus. A total of 50 proposals was submitted to the program in 2012, with a total budget request of more than $9.2 million. Proposals were reviewed and discussed in detail by the In3 Review Committee. A total of $1.86 million was awarded, with funding provided by the OVCR, the Beckman Institute, and the Colleges of Engineering and LAS.
I am pleased to announce that the following projects have been selected for funding (BIOE faculty underlined, affiliate italicized):
Jian Ma, Rohit Bhargava, Jiawei Han, Benita Katzenellenbogen, Wen-Mei Hwu, Deming Chen, Jay Kesan. Developing an Interdisciplinary Research Program in Cancer Genomics
Deana McDonagh, Stephen Boppart, Brian Ross, Ting Lu, Bruce Schatz. Interdisciplinarity + Innovation + Creativity = Brighter Future
Sheng Zhong, Taekjip Ha, Fei Wang. Model-based dissection of cell-fate decisions
Yi Lu, John Katzenellenbogen, Stephen Boppart, William Helferich, Jianjun Cheng, Wawrzyniec Dobrucki. Selective Agents for Multi-target and Multi-modal Cancer Imaging and Therapy