Lighting up cancer and heart disease

Much like a fresh set of eyes, a small pen-shaped device is showing surgeons a more accurate way to treat cancer and heart disease. The device uses new technology developed at UC Davis to scan and illuminate unhealthy tissue in real time so it can be removed.

Cyborg Cells Could Be Tools for Health and Environment

Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have created semi-living “cyborg cells.” Retaining the capabilities of living cells, but unable to replicate, the cyborg cells could have a wide range of applications, from producing therapeutic drugs to cleaning up pollution.

Randy Carney Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Randy Carney has received the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development, or NSF CAREER, Award.   The CAREER program offers the foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models and lead advances in the mission of their department. 

The Operating Room of the Future

As medical technology keeps advancing, one thing is clear: AI-controlled machines are just as good, if not better, than humans at certain medical tasks, such as detecting cancerous abnormalities. UC Davis’ Department of Biomedical Engineering is at the forefront of these AI-informed medical diagnosis innovations because of the work of Professor Laura Marcu.

BME Professor Randy Carney wins UC-Wide Early Career Award

Assistant Professor Randy Carney from the Department of Biomedical Engineering is the recipient of the 2022 University of California’s Shu Chien Early Career Jury Award. The annual UC-wide award is given to the pre-tenured faculty who demonstrates outstanding scholarly achievement and is awarded at the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium held each summer.