Imaging the Living Brain Unlike Ever Before

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Yi Xue is the lead author of a paper that describes a new microscope system that enables rapid, clear and detailed tracking of living brain tissue.

Alumni Spotlight: Abby Niesen, M.S. '21, Ph.D. '23

UC Davis doctoral graduate Abby Niesen, M.S. '21, Ph.D. '23 is arguably one of the most productive doctoral students in the history of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and quite possibly the College of Engineering, according to faculty who have been associated with UC Davis for nearly 50 years.

Julie Sutcliffe Receives SNMMI Mars Shot Fund Award

Julie Sutcliffe, professor of biomedical engineering and internal medicine at University of California, Davis, has been selected as the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the 2023 Mars Shot Fund the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, or SNMMI, announced June 7. The grant recognizes individuals who have made transformative impact in the field and elevated the value of nuclear medicine and mol

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.

Bangyan Huang Wins Best Paper Award for Not-So-SIMPLE Work on PET Imaging

Bangyan Huang, a second-year doctoral student at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded first place in the 2022 Christopher J. Thompson Best Student Paper Award for his oral presentation “Statistical Image Reconstruction of Positron Lifetime via Time-Weighting (SIMPLE).” Huang received the award at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, which was held both online and in Milan, Italy in November 2022.

NIH Grant Creates National Center at UC Davis

A new center that stands to transform surgical procedures and brain monitoring on a national scale using light-based, artificial intelligence-informed technologies will soon be part of Aggie Square at the University of California, Davis, thanks to a recent $6.3 million P41 grant from NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.