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The fortitude of the Cullen College of Engineering's Class of 2020 was proudly celebrated by the university community on May 7, with a 90-minute virtual graduation celebration, featuring remarks from University of Houston leadership, a commencement speaker and most importantly, the graduating students.

Class of 2020 honored with virtual graduation celebration

A research intern in the Rehabilitation Engineering for Improving Neuromotor Control Laboratory – REIGN – has received $4,000 from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, to support her work and to attend the 2020 SURF virtual lecture series.

REIGN lab student earns SURF award
Sergey Shevkoplyas, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

Doors could soon open wider for cell-based therapies, thanks to research underway in the University of Houston lab of Dr. Sergey Shevkoplyas, associate professor of biomedical engineering.

With funding from a Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas grant, Shevkoplyas and his research team are seeking to revolutionize the first step in a patient’s individualized cell-based treatment: the harvesting of T-cells from the patient’s blood.

Shevkoplyas's Research Seeks New Way to Separate T-Cells
Biomedical engineering professor Sergey Shevkoplyas  is using a $1.6 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to adapt microfluidic technology to enable leukapheresis in babies.

With severe blood disorders, such as leukemia, doctors often rely on leukapheresis, a procedure in which large machines extract whole blood from patients to separate white blood cells from the rest of the blood, which is then returned back to the patient. This procedure is generally used to urgently reduce a dangerously elevated white blood cell count, or to collect various white blood cell subsets for therapeutic purposes. 

UH Researcher Developing New Device to Treat Babies with Blood Disorders
Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, Chandra Mohan, has found race-specific lupus nephritis biomarkers moving science closer to finding treatment.

University of Houston Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Endowed Professor of biomedical engineering, Chandra Mohan, and his team have discovered a difference in urinary biomarker proteins of lupus nephritis (LN) in patients according to race. He is reporting his findings in Nature Communications. 

Race-Specific Lupus Nephritis Biomarkers
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Faculty Accolades

Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Kirill Larin Elected To AIMBE’s College of Fellow

 

The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to its prestigious College of Fellows.

UH Engineer Included Among Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
Mini Das, associate professor of biomedical engineering and physics at UH.

Research from the Das Laboratory for Imaging Innovations at the University of Houston was recently highlighted in Nature Reviews Physics in a feature article titled “X-ray images in full color.”

UH Research Related to Full-Color X-ray Images Highlighted

Faculty Accolades

New brain biomarkers are key to improving the technology to make brain stimulators responsive, or smart.

University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment

 

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Gen Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
Location of the seizure onset zone varies in each patient. The procedure to locate it begins with surgical insertion of electrodes.

Seizure Onset Zone Located Immediately, Dealt With

 

University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering Nuri Ince, who pioneered a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to detect the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in the brain, has been awarded $2.3 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand his testing in a large number of adult and pediatric epilepsy cases.

Testing New Treatment for Epilepsy Patients

Student Success

Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019.

Daniel Ajuzie, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, presented a poster at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers’ inaugural AfroBiotech Conference 2019 held in October in Atlanta, Georgia. He won a National Science Foundation award to cover the conference registration.

UH Biomedical Engineering Student Wins NSF Grant to Present Research At AfroBiotech Conference

A research intern in the Rehabilitation Engineering for Improving Neuromotor Control Laboratory – REIGN – has received $4,000 from the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program, to support her work and to attend the 2020 SURF virtual lecture series.

REIGN lab student earns SURF award

Student Success

ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeline Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase

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