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 […]

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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 […]

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Spotting Osteoarthritis When It Starts

Albro and team develop Raman spectroscope to diagnose the degenerative disease By Patrick L. Kennedy With a potentially game-changing application of laser technology to a disease that affects more than 30 million Americans, Michael Albro (ME, MSE, BME) and colleagues have garnered a research grant from the Arthritis Foundation. The team’s new kind of Raman […]

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Bionsensor Development with Support from the Society of Women Engineers

“Karthika is the epitome of drive and motivation which is evident in the project for which she received the scholarship,” said Professor Mark Grinstaff (BME, Chem, MSE, MED). “Her pioneering idea is based on microbial transcription factors and offers the possibility to create low-cost portable sensors for almost any [chemical substance].”

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