One Drop at a Time: BU iGem Team Brings Home Gold Medal
The annual International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a momentous opportunity for engineering students with a passion for synthetic biology to gain valuable hands-on experience and make their big ideas into solid reality. Boston University has sponsored a team for the competition for many years now, with the dedicated support of Professor Douglas Densmore and STEM Pathways. In 2022, the BU Hardware team’s hard work paid off with multiple honors: a gold medal and a nomination for the Best Environment Project. Even more importantly, they fulfilled the mission they began with: to create a novel technology with the potential to make a meaningful impact on society.
Cheng & Tian’s Newest Microscopy Advance Published by Nature Communications
Professor Ji-Xin Cheng’s research group has made notable strides in improved chemical imaging technologies, especially for medical purposes, over the last few years.
The Brain Trust’s Newest Additions
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering welcomes new faculty members Associate Professor Archana Venkataraman and Assistant Professor Kayhan Batmanhelich.
Programmable Bacteria: Building the Biocomputing Future
Working across disciplines and institutions, a team of engineers is creating microscopic living devices to decontaminate drinking water.
Giving Your Neurons a Nudge: ECE Researchers Use Light, Sound and Microwaves to Influence Brain Function
Professors Ji-Xin Cheng and Chen Yang have two ongoing projects that could LITERALLY change your mind. The application of optoacoustic stimulation directly to specific neural circuits holds great promise for new therapeutic applications, while the inhibiting effects of microwaves on other neurological processes may offer a drug-free form of pain management.
Unveiling the Hidden Signatures of Drug Resistance in Cancer Cells
Supported by a $1.75M grant from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, a multidisciplinary team of experts led by Professor Ji-Xin Cheng are developing a novel approach to establish high-speed, high-content and high-sensitivity mapping of cancer cell metabolism.
A Laser Focus on Fighting Cancer
Professor Ji-Xin Cheng’s pioneering work on medical imaging technologies is poised to advance cancer diagnosis and treatment, with a pair of projects that use different types of vibrational spectroscopy to improve our understanding of cancer at the cellular and molecular level.
Ramachandran and Paschalidis Named Distinguished Professors
Two ECE faculty members have been named to the second cohort of Term Distinguished Professors of Engineering by the College, in recognition of their superlative record in both their research, and their service to the college.
Machine Learning Reveals New Factor for Predicting a Stroke Survivor’s Ability to Regain Language Skills
Despite centuries of study, the human brain remains one of science’s greatest mysteries. Most research focuses on how the brain responds to change, but researchers are beginning to shift from studying the effect of the brain injury to recovery and healing. Neuroscientists and computer scientists at Boston University (BU) teamed up to create a method […]
The Wave of the Future is Itty-Bitty Bubbles
Microfluidic analysis is a key component of synthetic biology, with applications from healthcare to national defense. With this kind of speed and scalability comes limitless potential for advances and breakthroughs in biotechnology.