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Job Opportunity: Junior Specialist

The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Junior Specialist positions in the Marcu laboratory. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, engineering or related field, or equivalent research experience.

How Cadherins Let Cells Hold On and Let Go of Each Other

A fundamental question in cell biology is, how do cells control how strongly to stick to each other? Sometimes, cells need to be quite tightly glued together, for example in the lining of a blood vessel. At other times, they need to be able to peel apart. Understanding how cells can stick or unstick from each other is important for understanding tissue growth and wound healing. Cancers metastasize when tumor cells can come unstuck from a tumor and spread to other tissues.

Job Opportunity: Junior Specialist

The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Junior Specialist positions in the Simon laboratory. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, engineering or related field, or equivalent research experience.

Marcu Lab Receives R01 Grant to Continue FLIm Robotic Cancer Surgery Research

Laura Marcu, professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $3.2M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue her groundbreaking research on clinical applications of Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging (FLIm). Working with  surgeons in the UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology and in collaboration with Intuitive Surgical Inc. her team will add an innovative FLIm technology to the da Vinci robotic surgical system to better identify cancerous tissue during  trans-oral-robotic-surgery (TORS).

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Innate Immunity and Lab-chip Technology

A postdoctoral position is available in the Simon Laboratory for a candidate with an interest in performing novel research on innate immunity using vascular mimetic based lab-chip microfluidics technology. This position is funded by a new multi-PI grant to study the host immune response to skin infections using a novel bone marrow-on-a-chip device.

Job Opportunity: Junior Specialist in Neurorobotics Lab

The College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for Junior Specialist positions. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, engineering or related field, or equivalent research experience.

NATURE AND PURPOSE

UC Davis BME Community Comes Together to Create Health, Equity and Wellness Committee

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in the Spring of 2020 and the national attention on the severe problems that remain regarding anti-black racism in the U.S., the department of biomedical engineering came together to form the Health, Equity and Wellness (HEW) committee to address some of the practices and policies in their community that support a given culture.

Faculty Spotlight: Jamal S. Lewis

Jamal S. Lewis is an assistant professor in the biomedical engineering department. His lab (https://www.ucdavislewislab.com/) focuses on the development of biomaterial systems that can manipulate the immune system. The group plans to design the next generation of immunotherapeutics for applications in immune-related diseases. This multidisciplinary work incorporates aspects of biomaterials engineering, drug delivery and immunology. We recently sat down with him to catch up on some of his latest achievements and his thoughts on being Black in BME.

Maury Hull Honored by ASME for Outstanding Education and Mentorship

University of California, Davis Distinguished Professor Emeritus Maury L. Hull has been named the 2021 recipient of the Robert M. Nerem Education and Mentorship Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The medal is given to an individual who has demonstrated a sustained level of outstanding achievement in education and mentoring of trainees.

Measuring Brain Blood Flow and Activity With Light

Originally posted by Andy Fell

A new, noninvasive method for measuring brain blood flow with light has been developed by biomedical engineers and neurologists at the University of California, Davis, and used to detect brain activation. The new method, functional interferometric diffusing wave spectroscopy, or fiDWS, promises to be cheaper than existing technology and could be used for assessing brain injuries, or in neuroscience research. The work is published May 12 in Science Advances.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Biomaterials Design

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary and collaborative team at UC Davis. The position is funded by a new, multi-year grant from the NIH. The Leach laboratory focuses on the design of biomaterials to instruct cell behavior, generate implantable or injectable replacement tissues, and work collaboratively with clinical partners to address challenging problems for patients in need.

Job Opportunity: Postdoc Position In Semiconductor Detectors for Medical Imaging 

A position is available in the Cherry laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California at Davis. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work on detector development. The postdoc will be jointly mentored by Dr. Gerard Ariño-Estrada and Dr. Simon Cherry.

Ariño-Estrada Receives R01 Award for Gamma Detection System

Dr. Gerard Ariño-Estrada, an assistant project scientist in the Cherry Lab, has received an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a gamma detection system that will improve the quality control of radiotherapy using protons and improve its efficacy.