BME Faculty Earns NIH Pathway to Independence Award

Dr. Kareen Coulombe, new assistant professor of engineering, has received the most prestigious career transition award from the National Institutes of Health for her work in cardiovascular tissue engineering. This three-year award will enable her to establish a research lab and pursue new questions in her field.

(Distributed May 30, 2014)

Eric Darling named Manning Assistant Professor

The Department is delighted to announce that Eric Darling will be appointed Manning Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology effective July 1, 2014. The University’s endowed assistant professorships recognize the achievements of promising junior faculty members.

(Distributed May 30, 2014)

New Neuroengineering Faculty - David Borton

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.

(Distributed June 17, 2013)

A Tangle of Talents Untangles Neurons

The secrets of Schwann-like substrates  Cristina Lopez-Fagundo, left, and Diane Hoffman-Kim are figuring out optimal designs for implants that will guide neuron growth in new tissue. :

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.

(Distributed May 9, 2013)
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