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BME first Coulter Seminar on the intersection of Art, Engineering and Science: Gupi Ranganathan

This week BME is hosting its first Coulter Seminar by an artist. Working in the intersection between art, science, and engineering, Gupi Ranganathan holds an MFA in painting and printmaking from the M… Read more

BME Postdoc Rebecca Kuprenevich receives Award for Research Excellence at UNC

BME Postdoctoral fellow Rebecca Krupenevich, working in Prof Jason Franz’s Applied Biomechanics Lab, has received one of five 2021 Awards for Research Excellence at UNC. Dr Krupenevich earned her PhD… Read more

BME Student Sarah Hall named 2021 Leader of the Pack

BME undergraduate Sarah Hall was named 2021 Leader of the Pack on the field at halftime during the Red and White game on Saturday, October 30, 2021. Sarah is a Goodnight Scholar from Cary, NC in her f… Read more

Mechanobiology, the Banes’ lab, Flexcell and the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Dr. Albert Banes, BME Faculty Emeritus and Founder and President of Flexcell International Corporation, recently checked in with the Joint Department to update us about his company and share his pride… Read more

William Polacheck
BME Polacheck Lab Awarded R35 Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the NIH

Congratulations to the Lab of Dr. William Polacheck, BME Assistant Professor and a member of the McAllister Heart Institute at UNC for the receipt of R35 Maximizing Investigator’s Research Award (MIRA… Read more

WRAL’s Innovation Road Trip features BME Dr. Rahima Benhabbour’s Company AnelleO

Save the date on November 10 for a panel discussion with UNC leaders, faculty, Carolina startup experts and media partner WRAL Digital Solutions, who will explore the paths traveled by research-based… Read more

Subha Rekha Balasubramanyam
2020-2021 Employee Service Award Certificates

Our Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NC State is proud to honor the following faculty and staff awarded a certificate for years of service in 2020-2021: On NC State campus, 5-year… Read more

CAR-T Immunotherapy benefits in brains surgically treated for Glioblastoma

A recent publication in Science Advances by BME Postdoc Edikan Ogunnaike reports the improvement of immunotherapy’s effectiveness by pairing a newly developed gel with immunotherapy that was delivered… Read more

BME REdesign lab’s study of Absorbable Surgical Biomaterials

BME Dr. Freytes’ REdesign lab reports a new study led by postdoctoral researcher Camilo Mora-Navarro, PhD, titled “Transcriptome-Targeted Analysis of Human Peripheral Blood-Derived Macrophages When Cu… Read more

Brian Diekman
BME Diekman Lab Awarded Two NIH Grants for Osteoarthritis Research

BME Assistant Professor Brian Diekman and his team have recently been awarded two NIH Grants totaling over $400K for Osteoarthritis Research (OA). On the one hand, the R21 grant provides two years of… Read more

BME Academic Advisor Julia Rao receives Pride of the Wolfpack Award

Our department’s Academic Advisor Julia Rao is among the 2021 Pride of the Wolfpack Winners. Julia joined the UNC/ NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in 2020, following over two years… Read more

BME Associate Professor Ashley Brown wins the Therapeutics People’s Choice Award

BME Associate Professor Ashley Brown won the Therapeutics People’s Choice Award for her pitch last week at Equalize 2021, the only pitch competition for women in academia, hosted by Washington Univers… Read more