News

2019

2018

  • Andrew Acevedo defends his PhD thesis. Congrats, Andrew!
  • New Post-doctoral scholar Carly Ching joins the Zaman Lab. Welcome, Carly!
  • New post-doctoral scholar Samuel Orubu joins the Zaman Lab. Welcome, Sam!
  • Students from BU experience the School of Humanitarian Engineering at the American University of Lebanon. Link
  • Jessica Kim defends her PhD thesis. Congrats, Jessica!
  • Professor Zaman’s book profiled by NPR. Link
  • Professor Zaman’s book, “Bitter Pills: The Global War on Counterfeit Drugs” is released! Link
  • R.J. Seager and Andrew Acevedo’s paper, “Solid dissolution in a fluid solvent is characterized by the interplay of surface area-dependent diffusion and physical fragmentation,” appears in Scientific Reports. Link
  • Zohar Weinstein defends her PhD thesis. Congrats, Zohar!
  • Jessica E. Kim and Daniel Reynolds’s paper, “Characterization of the mechanical properties of cancer cells in 3D matrices in response to collagen concentration and cytoskeletal inhibitors,” appears in Integrative Biology. Link
  • Meng Sun defends her PhD thesis. Congrats, Meng!
  • Devika Nadkarni and Helen Lindsay join Professor Zaman in Lebanon to assist with his class at the American University of Beirut, Humanitarian Engineering: Designing Solutions for Health Challenges in Crises, and to help study refugee issues in the Bekaa Valley. Link

2017

  • Devika Nadkarni’s paper, “Examining the need & potential for biomedical engineering to strengthen health care delivery for displaced populations & victims of conflict,” appears in Conflict and Health. Link
  • Daniel S. Reynolds’s paper, “Breast Cancer Spheroids Reveal a Differential Cancer Stem Cell Response to Chemotherapeutic Treatment,” appears in Scientific Reports. Link
  • Fabian Spill’s paper, “Multiscale dynamics of the biophysical and biochemical microenvironment,” appears in Physics of Life Reviews. Link
  • R.J. Seager’s paper, “Dynamic interplay between tumour, stroma and immune system can drive or prevent tumour progression” appears in Convergent Science Physical Oncology. Link
  • Michael Mak, Fabian Spill, and Jessica E. Kim’s paper, “Integrated Analysis of Intracellular Dynamics of MenaINV Cancer Cells in a 3D Matrix,” appears in Biophysical Journal. Link
  • Dan Reynolds defends his PhD thesis. Congrats, Dan!
  • Prof. Zaman’s work featured in The Wall Street Journal. Link
  • Zohar Weinstein’s paper, “Quantitative bioassay to identify antimicrobial drugs through drug interaction analysis”, appears in Scientific Reports.
  • Meng Sun’s paper, “Modeling, signaling and cytoskeleton dynamics: integrated modeling-experimental frameworks in cell migration”, appears in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine. Link
  • Fabian Spill, Zohar Weinstein, Atena Shemirani, Nga Ho, and Darash Desai’s paper, “Controlling uncertainty in aptamer selection”, appears in PNAS. Link
  • Fabian Spill and Dan Reynolds’s paper, “Impact of the physical microenvironment on tumor progression and metastasis on the effect of the physical microenvironment on tumor progression”, appears in Current Opinion in Biotechnology. Link
  • Fabian Spill, Vivi Andasari, and Michael Mak’s paper, “Effects of 3D geometries on cellular gradient sensing and polarization”, appears in Physical Biology. Link
  • Meng Sun and Fabian Spill’s paper, “A computational model of YAP/TAZ mechanosensing”, appears on the cover of Biophysical Journal. Link
  • Andrew Acevedo receieves NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship. He will spend this summer working in the lab of Dr. Saif Khan at the National University of Singapore.
  • Katie Clifford’s paper, “Engineering, global health, and inclusive innovation: focus on partnership, system strengthening, and local impact for SDGs”, appears in Global Health Action. Link
  • Michael Mak’s paper, “Interplay of active processes modulates tension and drives phase transition in self-renewing, motor-driven cytoskeletal networks”, appears in Nature Communications. Link
  • Zaman lab signs cooperative partnership agreement with Gulf University in Mathematical Modeling Link

2016

  • Meng Sun’s paper, “Modeling, signaling and cytoskeleton dynamics: integrated modeling-experimental frameworks in cell migration”, appears in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Systems Biology and Medicine. Link
  • Fabian Spill, Zohar Weinstein, Atena Shemirani, Nga Ho, and Darash Desai’s paper, “Controlling uncertainty in aptamer selection”, appears in PNAS. Link
  • Fabian Spill and Dan Reynolds’s paper, “Impact of the physical microenvironment on tumor progression and metastasis on the effect of the physical microenvironment on tumor progression”, appears in Current Opinion in Biotechnology. Link
  • Fabian Spill, Vivi Andasari, and Michael Mak’s paper, “Effects of 3D geometries on cellular gradient sensing and polarization”, appears in Physical Biology. Link
  • Meng Sun and Fabian Spill’s paper, “A computational model of YAP/TAZ mechanosensing”, appears on the cover of Biophysical Journal. Link
  • Andrew Acevedo receieves NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship. He will spend this summer working in the lab of Dr. Saif Khan at the National University of Singapore.
  • Katie Clifford’s paper, “Engineering, global health, and inclusive innovation: focus on partnership, system strengthening, and local impact for SDGs”, appears in Global Health Action. Link
  • Michael Mak’s paper, “Interplay of active processes modulates tension and drives phase transition in self-renewing, motor-driven cytoskeletal networks”, appears in Nature Communications. Link
  • Zaman lab signs cooperative partnership agreement with Gulf University in Mathematical Modeling Link

2015

  • Yasha Sharma defends her PhD thesis. Congrats, Yasha!
  • Yasha Sharma’s paper appears on the cover of Integrative Biology. (See all publications)
  • Diego Vargas defends his PhD thesis. Congrats, Diego!
  • The Program in Global Health Technologies website launched Link
  • Zaman lab featured on the cover HHMI quarterly newsletter Link
  • Jacopo Ferruzi joins the lab as a post-doctoral scholar. Welcome!
  • NPR profiles work by Dr. Zaman. Link
  • Al Jazeera profiles work of Dr. Zaman. Link
  • Voice of America profiles work of Dr Zaman. Link
  • Meng’s and Alex’s paper on quantifying 3D collagen fiber alignment appears in PLoS One(See all publications)
  • Robert Seager and Andrew Acevedo join the lab as new graduate students. Welcome Robert and Andrew!
  • Prof. Zaman promoted to Full Professor. Link
  • Prof. Zaman elected as an AIMBE Fellow. Link
  • Ishrat Bano joins Zaman lab as a post-doctoral scholar. Welcome!

2014

  • Katie Clifford joins the group as a Global Health Coordinator. Welcome!
  • Prof. Zaman elected to the executive board of HHMI Professors.
  • Joe Maffei defends his PhD thesis. Congrats Joe!
  • Joe’s paper on modeling drug response in cancer appears in Integrative Biology. See all publications.
  • Prof. Zaman’s paper on new models of education appears in Science. See all publications.
  • Prof. Zaman and Team PharmaChk receives $2 Million Saving Lives at Birth Grant. Link to BU Announcement & Link to Local News Announcement.
  • Prof. Zaman appointed Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Professor. Link to BU Announcement & Link to HHMI Official Announcement.
  • Darash and Grace successfully defend their PhD theses to become the latest graduates of the Zaman lab. Congrats Darash and Grace!
  • Prof. Zaman elected to the board of Consortium of Universities of Global Healthcare (CUGH) (Link to: http://www.bu.edu/mse/2014/04/09/zaman-elected-to-board-of-preeminent-global-health-organization/)
  • Meng Sun and Jessica Kim join the lab as new graduate students. Welcome Meng and Jessica!
  • Vivi Andasari and Fabian Spill join the lab as new post-docs. Welcome Vivi and Fabian!
  • Dave’s paper accepted to Langmuir. (See all publications)
  • Brian successfully defends his PhD. Congrats Brian!

2013

  • Scientific American lists Pharmacheck, technology developed by Zaman lab, as a top 10 world changing technology. Link
  • Brian’s paper on 3D clusters accepted in Biomaterials. Congrats Brian! (See all publications)
  • Prof. Zaman named 2013 Education Award Recipient by Peace Islands Institute Link
  • Prof. Zaman awarded 2013 Van Valkenburg Award for Engineering Education. Link
  • Prof. Zaman’s work appears in Nature Reviews Cancer. Link
  • Zaman lab work highlighted in popular science. Link
  • Zaman lab receives funding from USAID-NIH-PEER grant to test drug quality in the field.
  • Yasha and Erika pass their PhD prospectus exams. Congrats Yasha and Erika.
  • Zaman lab welcomes Dan Reynolds, Alex Bloom and Nga Ho as grad students and Atena Shemirani as a research professional. Welcome!

2012

  • Yusuke’s work published in Journal of Mathematical Biology. Congrats Yusuke. (See all publications)
  • Collaborative work with University of Melbourne published in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. (See all publications)
  • Brian’s paper on PI3K pathway inhibition in 3D accepted in PLoS ONE. Congrats Brian. (See all publications)
  • Dave’s paper on protein diffusion accepted in Journal of Chemical Physics. Congrats Dave. (See all publications)
  • Grace’s paper on HIV AIDS technologies accepted in the Bulletin of the WHO, Congrats Grace!
  • Prof. Zaman named Associate Chair of Biomedical Engineering for Undergraduate Affairs.
  • Prof. Zaman named Associate Director of Kilachand Honors College. Link
  • Zaman lab receives Saving Lives at Birth Grant on detecting counterfeit drugs. Link
  • Prof. Zaman named Associate Chair of Biomedical Engineering for Undergraduate Affairs.
  • Prof. Zaman named Associate Director of Kilachand Honors College. Link
  • Zaman lab receives Saving Lives at Birth Grant on detecting counterfeit drugs. Link
  • Andrea’s paper on BME and disaster management accepted in the Bulletin of the WHO. Congrats Andrea.
  • Prof. Zaman awarded tenure and promoted to tenured Associate Professor.
  • Jaya Srivastava successfully defended her PhD thesis. Congrats Jaya!
  • Dewi Harjanto successfully defends her Ph.D. Thesis. Congrats Dewi!
  • Dr. Zaman featured in New York Times article (Link)
  • Dave and Oliver’s Paper makes the cover of Langmuir. Congrats Oliver and Dave! (Link)
  • Parag’s Paper appears in Physical Review Letters. Congrats Parag. (See all publications)

2011

  • David’s Paper accepted in Langmuir. Congrats David. (See all publications)
  • Dan’s paper on BME in the developing world appears in Conference on Science and Innovation Policy. Congrats Dan.
  • Prof. Zaman invited to First Arab American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine. (Link)
  • Dr. Zaman awarded College of Engineering Early Career Research Excellence Award.
  • Dewi and Joe’s paper on dynamics of matrix remodeling accepted in PLoS ONE. Congrats Dewi! (See all publications)
  • Yusuke’s paper on mechanics of amoeboid to mesenchymal transition accepted in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Congrats Yusuke! (See all publications)
  • Zaman lab receives funding from Coulter Foundation.
  • Zaman lab receives funding from USAID and US Pharmacopeia
  • Erin’s paper accepted in PLoS One. Congrats Erin! (See all publications)
  • Zaman lab publishes collective cell migration paper in Nature Materials. (See all publications)
  • Zaman lab’s work highlighted at the UN (Link)
  • Zaman lab welcomes four new graduate students, Diego Vargas, Oliver Bates, Erika Fong and Yasha Sharma. Welcome all!
  • Dr. Zaman selected for US-Japan Frontiers of Engineering Meeting.

2010

  • Dave’s paper on clustered diffusion of integrins appears in Biophysical Journal. Congrats Dave! (See all publications)
  • Dr. Zaman named to the technical committee of UN Economic Commission for Africa
  • Darash and Grace’s paper on HIV diagnostics accepted in Lab on a Chip. Congrats Darash and Grace! (See all publications)
  • Dr. Zaman selected for NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
  • Erin’s paper on cancer cell stiffness in 3D accepted in Biophsyical Journal. (See all publications)
  • Dr. Zaman named Kern Innovative Faculty Fellow.
  • Darash and Grace’s paper accepted in Lab-on-a-chip. Congrats Darash and Grace. (See all publications)
  • Dr. Zaman selected for NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.
  • Erin’s paper accepted in Biophsyical Journal. (See all publications)
  • Amy Canham’s work in Zambia highlighted in ECE. Congrats Amy. (See Press Release here).
  • Dr. Zaman named Innovative Engineering Education Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering. (See Press Release here).
  • Dr. Zaman featured in local news in Lusaka for his work in capacity building and biomedical engineering in Zambia.
  • Amy Canham receives prestigious Lutchen Fellowship for her work on global health. Congrats Amy!
  • Max Condren, Matt Fleming and Bryan Lublin receive “best senior design project” of the year award for 2009-2010. Congrats Team Pulse Oximeter!
  • Dr. Zaman named faculty fellow at the Pardee Center.
  • Zaman lab receives ARRA stimulus funding from NIH.
  • Diego’s paper accepted in Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. Congrats Diego. (See all publications)
  • Dr. Zaman organizes workshop on complexity and higher education
  • Zaman lab welcomes our new post-doc, Parag Katira from University of Florida.
  • Zaman lab welcomes David Lep who will join the Zaman lab as a post-doc from Stony Brook.
  • Michael’s paper accepted in Integrative Biology. Congrats Mike! (See all publications)

2009

  • Zaman lab moves to Boston University. We will be a part of Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Medicine and the Center for Global Health at the School of Public Health.
  • Congrats to Tianyi Yang on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis. Well done Dr. Yang!
  • Erin’s paper on cellular rheology in 3D appears in Biophysical Journal. Congrats Erin. (See all publications)
  • Mark and Ge’s paper on Robustness of Integrin Signaling Network accepted in J. Chem. Phys. Congrats Mark and Ge! (see all publications )
  • Congrats to Leo on receiving 2009-10 continuing fellowship!
  • Erin receives PEO fellowship. Congrats Erin!
  • Erin receives Merck/UNCF Graduate Fellowship. Congrats Erin!
  • Erin receives AAUW fellowship. Congrats Erin!
  • Ge and Leo’s paper on actin-fascin bundling gets accepted. Congrats Ge and Leo (See all publications)
  • Jaya passes her biochem qualifier exams. Congrats Jaya!
  • Dr. Zaman appointed to Editorial Board of Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics.
  • Dr. Zaman to serve as a Guest Editor of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering’s special issue on “Mechanics and Molecular Modeling”.
  • Ge passed his qualifier exams. Congrats Ge!
  • Erin passes her qualifiers with flying colors! Congrats Erin!
  • Leo’s paper on neurite-substrate interaction gets accepted in Annals of Biomedical Engineering. Congrats Leo (See all pubications).
  • Yusuke Sakamoto, Jaya, Ge Wang and Dewi Harjanto join Zaman labs as graduate students and Garrett Ghent, Daniel Barrera, Daphne Hao and Jeff Taylor join the Zaman labs as undergraduate students. Welcome all!
  • Tianyi’s paper on adhesion to mobile ligands gets accepted in Langmuir. Congrats Tianyi. See all publications
  • CELS@Home initiative highlighted (read more)
  • Shanique Roberson and Aaron Dominguez receive Ford Foundation Fellowships for graduate studies. Congrats Shanique and Aaron!
  • Congratulations to Shanique, Aaron, Mary and Karen on their graduation. We wish them all the best in their future pursuits.

2008

  • Dr. Zaman receives 2008 Cockrell School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching by Assistant Professor Award
  • Rajagopal’s review paper on computational methods and 3D migration accepted in Cell Adhesion and Migration. Congratulations Raja!
  • Dr. Zaman receives American Society for Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Region Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • Dr. Zaman receives Student Engineering Council Outstanding Teaching Award in BME.

 


2007

  • Dr. Zaman named FEBS Young Investigator in Matrix Biology.
  • Brittany Bradshaw receives NSF Fellowship for graduate studies. Congrats Brittany!
  • Tianyi Yang’s paper in J. Chem. Phys. 2007 on free energy landscape of cell adhesion selected for Virtual Journal of Biological Physics. Congrats Tianyi!
  • Dr. Zaman receives Welch Foundation Grant p for research on free energy landscapes of adhesion.
  • Dr. Zaman to serve as the Track Chair for BMES 2007 Cell and Molecular Engineering.
  • Brittany receives Sigma Xi Fellowship for research. Congrats Brittany!
  • The Zaman lab welcomes Karen Tran, David Cantu and Frank Gu as undergraduate researchers. See all people

2006