Department of Biomedical Engineering

Archive for March 2008

Award Recipients Announced for Sixth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum, Include Several from Biomedical Engineering

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center have
announced award recipients of the Sixth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research
Forum, held on March 26. Two grand prize awards, five merit awards
and four honorable mention awards were presented.

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Eric J. Minner Wins First Place Tie, Third Place Award

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Eric J. Minner, Biomedical Engineering won a first place tie in the Michigan Tech Graduate Student Council Colloquium and a third place award in the Poster Session in March 2008.

His presentation was: Hydrogel System Delivers Interleukin-10 and Glutathione to Mitigate Spinal Cord Injuries

In photo at left, Eric Minner (right) with Dr. Ryan Gilbert, Biomedical Engineering Department, advisor

Biomed Engineering Undergraduate Named Goldwater Scholar

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Sophomore Jared Cregg (Biomedical Engineering), of Eden Prairie, Minn., has been named a 2008 Goldwater Scholar. The scholarship provides $7,500 for tuition, fees, books and room and board.

Under the direction of Assistant Professor Ryan Gilbert (Biomedical Engineering), Cregg is conducting research on the development of novel, tissue-engineered peripheral nerve grafts. Currently, nerve material is harvested from other locations within the body to repair damaged peripheral nerve. Thus, developing synthetic replacements is necessary. Cregg has invented a polymer coating technique that allows for the construction of three-dimensional conduits that direct axonal outgrowth. He has presented his work at the fall 2007 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting.

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Stronger Bones From The Lab?

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

Human bones are the frame-work for Matthew Barron’s inquiry and imagination. A biomedical engineering graduate student, Barron dreams of growing bone in a laboratory and implanting it in people to repair broken and diseased bones. Featured in Michigan Tech Research 2008

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