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October 6, 2021

NIH award for Fang Huang supports fostering new insights into a range of biological processes

Far-field fluorescence microscopy is a powerful tool in biological research due to its live cell compatibility and molecular specificity. A major hurdle over the last ~100 years has been the limited resolution due to the diffraction of light. But thanks to a federal grant, one Purdue researcher hopes to break down the barriers which will allow direct visualization of cellular dynamics and nanoscale architectures in live cells and tissue sections.
September 30, 2021

Weldon School professor and researcher receives 2021 DARPA Young Faculty Award

Deva Chan, assistant professor of Biomedical Engineering, has been awarded a 2021 Young Faculty Award (YFA) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). Chan’s collaborators on this Award include Douglas Brubaker, also faculty in Biomedical Engineering, and Timothy Lescun, a professor and large animal surgeon in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
September 30, 2021

Scientists reverse pancreatic cancer progression in "time machine" made of human cells

What makes pancreatic cancer so deadly is its covert and quick spread. Now, a “time machine” built by Purdue University engineers has shown a way to reverse the course of cancer before it spreads throughout the pancreas.

“These findings open up the possibility of designing a new gene therapy or drug because now we can convert cancerous cells back into their normal state,” said Bumsoo Han, a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering and program leader of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research. Han has a courtesy appointment in biomedical engineering.
September 20, 2021

Tackling cognitive decline at the cellular level

Cognitive decline is a major and growing public health issue. BME’s Anne Sereno is researching how a working memory for a particular sensory input or object — like the shape of a car, or its location in a parking lot — is encoded and represented in the brain.
September 20, 2021

Assistive technology: Enabling the disabled

Approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population has some type of disability — comprising the largest minority in the nation, spanning all races and ethnicities, socioeconomic groups, and genders. Yet each of these individuals can contribute to society if given the right tools, training and opportunities. That’s where assistive technology, or AT, comes in, says Purdue IE’s Brad Duerstock.
September 15, 2021

Two BME staff members receive Bravo Award in Summer 2021

The College of Engineering recognized 54 staff members from 12 units who were awarded with University Bravo Awards this summer, including two from the Weldon School - Emily Blue, senior marketing and communications manager, and Chantalle Brown, academic advisor.
September 14, 2021

Ward surpasses $1M in new funding for FY 21-22.

Matthew Ward, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Purdue University, has already surpassed $1M in new funding for the period July 2021 through August 2022.
September 14, 2021

Chi Hwan Lee winner of 2020 Editor's Award

Chi Hwan Lee, associate professor of biomedical engineering, was recently awarded the 2020 Editor's Award from the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research (Speech section).
September 10, 2021

Enhancing ordinary items for addressing health outcomes

As a child, Chi Hwan Lee always had Lego sets on his birthday list. Lee, who loves math and physics, would spend hours building the sets – following the instructions as well as his imagination.

That imagination and those Lego pieces became the building blocks of Lee’s Purdue University research, which focuses on converting items like contact lenses and prosthetic hands into smart devices with specially designed electronic stickers to measure vision loss or simulate the sense of feeling.
September 9, 2021

Register by Sept. 20 for Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase

Purdue Engineering Graduate Programs is hosting the Purdue Engineering Virtual Graduate Showcase, a premier graduate recruitment event, Oct. 3 and 4. Fully online, this event includes informational workshops, program-specific sessions, research highlights, virtual lab tours, a poster session with cash prizes, and more.
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