Bringing Hope to Ben
On a lifelong mission to help a childhood friend, Tim O’Shea is working on a new way to repair spinal cords.
Biotech Developing “Tissue Therapeutics” to Treat Diseased Organs Launches from BU and MIT Labs
Greater Boston has become the nation’s biotech hub—the Silicon Valley of life sciences, according to some—and Massachusetts is now reportedly home to more than 1,000 biotech companies, employing more than 80,000 people. One of the newest multimillion-dollar firms helping to drive the boom has its roots in a Boston University lab. Satellite Bio—fueled by technology codeveloped by BU biomedical engineer Christopher Chen—launched in April after announcing it had secured $110 million in venture funding.
BU Bestows Top Honor on Grinstaff
BU President Robert Brown has announced the appointment of College of Engineering Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE, MED), along with Gary Lawson of the School of Law and Dana Robert of the School of Theology, as William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professors—the highest recognition the University bestows on faculty. The funds that come with the […]
Inventor Mark Grinstaff Named a 2021 AAAS Fellow
By Andrew Thurston A pioneering treatment that targets advanced breast cancer. Biodegradable sealants to close wounds in cranial surgery. Self-lubricating condoms to reduce disease spread. A prolific inventor, Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chemistry, MSE, MED) holds more than 200 patents or pending applications covering a wide swath of medical challenges. Now, the scope of his […]
Professor Ji-Xin Cheng and Coworkers Published in Nature Communications
BU researchers reported an ultrafast fingerprint-stimulated Raman spectroscopic imaging platform, with broad applications to cancer metabolism, brain mapping, and biofuel production, in Nature Communications on May 24th, 2021. This work was funded by grants from the Department of Energy and the NIH.
3 BME Professors Elected to IAMBE
Congratulations to BU BME Professors Chris Chen, Joyce Wong and Mark Grinstaff on being elected 2021 Fellows of The International Academy of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Joyce Wong Named President-Elect of AIMBE
Professor Joyce Wong (BME, MSE), has been named president-elect of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), one of the foremost biomedical engineering societies in the country. Her term as president will begin in 2022. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., and numbering 50,000 members, including the nation’s most accomplished biomedical engineers, AIMBE boasts a […]
Society For Biomaterials Honors Professor Joyce Wong
Professor Joyce Wong received the prestigious 2020 Clemson Award for Basic Research. The award acknowledges an original and outstanding contribution to the basic knowledge and understanding of the interaction between materials and tissue.
Joyce Wong Elected National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Whether innovating COVID-19 negative pressure isolation tents for hospitals, devising a way to image and treat abdominal surgical adhesions, or creating a method to enhance tissue engineering, Wong has adopted a mindset of innovation.
ENG Faculty Pivot to Fight COVID-19
Engineers are using their skills to solve critical challenges during the pandemic