The Rice University Department of Bioengineering awarded Eric M. Darling, Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Orthopaedics, and Engineering, the Outstanding Graduate Alumnus Award for excellence in research, teaching, service or significant contributions to academia, society, or the bioengineering industry.
Professor David Borton received his BS degree in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 concentrating in bioelectricity where he studied computational neuroscience, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and molecular neurobiology under the direction of Prof. Joshua Brown, Prof. Larry Snyder, and Prof. Steven Mennerick, respectively. In 2006, he then joined Brown University where he worked towards his Ph.D.
Brown’s growing programs in brain science and engineering come together in the lab of Diane Hoffman-Kim. In a recent paper, her group employed techniques ranging from semiconductor-style circuit patterning to rat cell culture to optimize the growth of nerve cells for applications such as reconstructive surgery.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Two wrongs don’t make a right, they say, but here’s how one tangle can straighten out another.
Kareen Kreutziger is a bioengineer specializing in cardiac tissue engineering, muscle mechanics, stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine. She received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2001; a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering from the University of Washington in 2007; and post-doctoral training with Dr.
Ian Y. Wong will join Brown University as assistant professor of engineering in July 2013. His research program will focus on engineering new technologies to study cancer cell invasion and phenotypic plasticity. He is particularly interested in understanding how materials and mechanical aspects of the tumor microenvironment regulate malignant behavior. Dr. Wong is currently a Damon Runyon Cancer Research Fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with Mehmet Toner and Daniel Irimia. Previously, he received his Ph.D.