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Scott Simon and Laura Marcu Join NIH Study Sections

February 27, 2015

Scott Simon and Laura Marcu have accepted invitations to serve on NIH Study Sections. 

Dr. Simon will serve as a member of the Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering Study Section, Center for Scientific Review. Dr. Marcu serve as a member of the Biomedical Imaging Technology-A Study Section, Center for Scientific Review.

Marcu and Leach Receive CIRM Tools and Technology Awards

February 04, 2015

Laura Marcu and Kent Leach have each received $1.8 million Tools and Technology Awards from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine. The Tools and Technologies Awards are intended to create and test novel tools and technologies, to improve existing ones, and to help resolve bottlenecks that are impairing progress for the field.

Discovering Typhoid Fever’s Dirty Little Secret

November 09, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control estimate that typhoid fever affects 21.5 million people around the world each year, and the World Health Organization estimates it causes at least 600,000 deaths. Caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacterium, ingested in food or drink contaminated by the urine or feces of infected people, it is uncommon in regions with adequate sanitation and clean water. However, there are also around 7,500 cases in the United States annually. Globally, it remains a major health problem because it is difficult to eradicate.

Emergent behavior lets bubbles ‘sense’ environment

October 27, 2014

Tiny, soapy bubbles can reorganize their membranes to let material flow in and out in response to the surrounding environment, according to new work carried out in an international collaboration by biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. This behavior could be exploited in creating microbubbles that deliver drugs or other payloads inside the body — and could help us understand how the very first living cells on Earth might have survived billions of years ago.

Brain Innovation Group Funded for Brain Tumor Tool

October 17, 2014

The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Brain Innovation Group has received a grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve brain cancer surgery and treatment using UC Davis-developed biophotonic technology.

The $400,000 grant is the first for the cancer center’s eight cancer research innovation groups, which link scientists, oncologists, surgeons, engineers and other experts in discussions about patient care needs and potential innovations.

BME Student Profiled on UC Davis Graduate Studies Webpage

September 19, 2014
Jeni Lee, a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering with a passion for outreach, always knew she wanted to combine her education and training with industry and technology commercialization, particularly in regard to regenerative medicine as the next wave of clinical therapies.

Chen-Izu Lab Receives Numerous Grants

July 17, 2014

Ye Chen-Izu’s lab has received four new grants:

(1) American Heart Association grant 7/01/2014 – 6/30/2016 PI: Ye Chen-Izu

(2) Gilead Research Grant,  8/1/2014 – 5/30/2015 PI: Ye Chen-Izu

(3) Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Award to Rahwa Woldeyesus, UG student trainee in Chen-Izu’s lab

(4) IonOptix Travel Award to Rafael Shimkunas, Graduate student trainee in Chen-Izu’s lab.