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Undergrads Engineer the Future of Research at the Cullen College
At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

At the University of Houston, graduate students aren’t the only ones diving into research this summer.

Professor Joe Francis’ Mind is Teeming with Ways to Team with Robots
To the unfamiliar, it might seem a Jedi mind trick – the notion of controlling robots by simply thinking of what you wish for them to do. If so, then...
In a galaxy on UH campus, Professor Joe Francis is perfecting Jedi mind control

To the unfamiliar, it might seem a Jedi mind trick – the notion of controlling robots by simply thinking of what you wish for them to do. If so, then Joe Francis, associate professor of biomedical engineering, is Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Student Brings Sickle Cell Disease Research to France with Chateaubriand Fellowship
Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will bring his innovative Sickle Cell Disease...

Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will bring his innovative Sickle Cell Disease research to France as a 2016 recipient of the STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship.

Research Identifies New Blood Biomarkers for Lupus
Biomedical engineers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have identified several new blood biomarkers that can help to predict which lupus...

Biomedical engineers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have identified several new blood biomarkers that can help to predict which lupus patients will progress towards more severe forms of the disease.

UH Engineer Targets Corneal Disease Through Imaging and Analysis
A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could...

A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative corneal disease.

Professor Earns Multiple Awards Worth Millions for Brain-Machine Interface Research
Joseph T. Francis, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has earned four grants amounting to more than $4 million since he joined the...

Joseph T. Francis, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has earned four grants amounting to more than $4 million since he joined the faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering less than six months ago.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of...

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

Engineer Earns Millions to Explore Effects of Alcohol and Nicotine on Brain Development in Mice
Maternal exposures to alcohol and nicotine, which are sometimes abused during pregnancies, are linked to fetal growth retardation and neurotoxicity....

Maternal exposures to alcohol and nicotine, which are sometimes abused during pregnancies, are linked to fetal growth retardation and neurotoxicity. However, the individual and combined effects of the toxins on molecular mechanisms of fetal development are poorly understood.

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis
Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S...

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Professor Develops Screening Test to Help Save Lives of Children in Sub-Saharan Africa
Casual conversations around the dinner table belonging to a biomedical engineer and a health economist are as interesting as one might expect – and...

Casual conversations around the dinner table belonging to a biomedical engineer and a health economist are as interesting as one might expect – and potentially just as productive.

Engineering Professor Discovers Gene Linked to Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. In lupus patients,...

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. In lupus patients, antibodies that are produced by the immune system’s B cells to protect the body against invading bacteria and viruses also attack the body’s healthy cells.

Doctoral Student Wins American Heart Association Fellowship
Nathaniel Piety, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart...
Nathaniel Piety

Nathaniel Piety, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship.

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure and without a highly effective treatment option. Many scientists believe that genetics and...
Tianfu Wu

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure and without a highly effective treatment option. Many scientists believe that genetics and environmental factors interact to cause immune cells in the human body to overreact and attack healthy cells and organs in the estimated 1.5 million Americans affected by the disease.

Professor Elected Optical Society Fellow
Kirill Larin, professor and director of the biomedical engineering graduate program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected a...

Kirill Larin, professor and director of the biomedical engineering graduate program at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, was recently elected a Fellow of The Optical Society, OSA.

More Texas Teens Want to be Engineers When They Grow Up
A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed...

A whopping 13 percent of Texas teens who took the 2015 SAT test indicated that they intended to study engineering in college. Engineering was listed as the second-most popular career choice for Texas teens -- 22 percent of students who reported their future plans indicated they were interested in healthcare professions. 

The Gift of Movement: Improving Brain Surgery for Parkinson's Disease Patients
Struggling to climb out of bed each morning after a restless night’s sleep with stiffness that, at times, slows movement to a standstill is a reality...

Struggling to climb out of bed each morning after a restless night’s sleep with stiffness that, at times, slows movement to a standstill is a reality for many Americans. Compounded by uncontrollable muscle movements, basic tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating become arduous efforts that take twice as long as they once did. This is an overly simplistic portrait of the challenges experienced by individuals with Parkinson’s disease.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day
The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D....

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

Engineering Doctoral Students, Professor Honored at GCC Neuroengineering Symposium
Md Masud Parvez Arnob and Hoang Nguyen, both doctoral students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won 2nd place for their poster abstract at...

Md Masud Parvez Arnob and Hoang Nguyen, both doctoral students at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, won 2nd place for their poster abstract at the 5th Annual Neuroengineering Symposium sponsored by the Gulf Coast Consortia on Oct. 2.

Doctoral Student Wins National Research Labs Fellowship
Biomedical engineering student Majid Latif, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH...
Majid Latif

Biomedical engineering student Majid Latif, a Ph.D. candidate in the May Multiscale Immunobiology Design Algorithms and Simulation (MIDAS) Lab at UH, recently won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research award.

Professor Earns Grant to Explore Programmable Biological Organisms
Biological organisms can be re-engineered for singular purposes, such as production of biofuels, chemicals or pharmaceuticals, while computers are...

Biological organisms can be re-engineered for singular purposes, such as production of biofuels, chemicals or pharmaceuticals, while computers are constructed to perform different and diverse tasks with simple downloads of new applications or software updates. An engineering professor at the University of Houston wants to marry the two concepts.

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