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Jinyi Qi Elected to IEEE Fellow

December 18, 2013
Jinyi Qi has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, effective, January 1, 2014. He received this honor “for contributions to statistical image reconstruction for emission-computed tomography.”

A Rouge Mirror Test for Individual Cells

December 02, 2013
A new paper by Soichiro Yamada, a professor of biomedical engineering at UC Davis, addresses a simple question, “What happens when single epithelial cells contact their own membrane versus the membrane of neighboring cells?”

Athanasiou Receives Lissner Medal

November 26, 2013

Kyriacos A. Athanasiou, Distinguished Professor and Chair of the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, has received the 2013/14 H.R. Lissner Medal from the Bioengineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He will be presented with the medal and monetary award during the seventh World Congress of Biomechanics, taking place July 6-11, 2014, in Boston, MA.

CMGI Did X-Ray CT Scanning for First Study of Chelyabinsk Meteorite

November 06, 2013

The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013 was “a wake-up call,” according to a University of California, Davis, scientist who participated in analyzing the event. The work is published Nov. 7 in the journal Science by an international team of researchers.

“If humanity does not want to go the way of the dinosaurs, we need to study an event like this in detail,” said Qing-zhu Yin, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis.

Martin Judenhofer Receives IEEE 2013 Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Award

November 06, 2013

Martin Judenhofer, a project scientist in the Cherry Lab, has received the IEEE 2013 Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Medical Imaging Award. The award is given to one individual each year for their research accomplishments in medical imaging. The prize citation was “For contributions to small-animal imaging instrumentation and the development of preclinical simultaneous PET/MRI scanners”. He received the award at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference in Seoul, South Korea 27 Oct – 02 Nov 2013 .

John Boone Elected AAPM President

August 22, 2013

John M. Boone was recently elected as an officer of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), a scientific, educational, and professional society representing over 8000 medical physicists in the United States and elsewhere. 

Boone is Professor and Vice Chair of Radiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis, and is a founding member of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center. 

Proton Pump Mechanism Discovery Will Aid Optogenetics

August 12, 2013

A hawk circles lazily in the morning sky outside the window of biomedical engineering Professor Marc Facciotti’s office, overlooking a scenic, tree-covered part of the UC Davis campus. It’s cozy and warm with natural sunlight, which seems appropriate because we’re talking about opsins, light sensitive proteins. You are probably most familiar with the opsin – called rhodopsin – that serves as a photoreceptor in your eyes.

Pan Lab's Non-Wetting Fabric Mentioned on Capitol Hill

July 19, 2013
Non-wetting fabric invented in Tingrui Pan’s MiNI Lab at UC Davis Biomedical Engineering was the centerpiece of U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney’s plea in Congress for continued federal funding of scientific research this morning.

BME jobs expected to grow 72 percent

October 13, 2010
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects biomedical engineers to have employment growth of 72% over the next few years, much faster than the average for all occupations.