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BME Weekly

October 18, 2019

BME In The News

From University of Delaware’s RESEARCH online magazine, Vol. 8 No. 1

Cracking a Cell’s Secret Code, featuring Dr. Jason Gleghorn

Art in Science, featuring Dr. John Slater

News Briefs: Training Ethical Hackers, featuring Isabel Navarro

BME Seminars

Impaired Bone Adaptation and Osteovascular Function Following Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Jacqueline Cole
Friday November 8, 10:30 AM @ ISE 322
Assistant Professor
Director, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi

Abstract
Functional vasculature is essential for healthy bone remodeling, and vascular dysfunction following ischemic stroke is associated with increased fracture incidence. However, the effects of stroke on microvasculature within bone (osteovasculature) are not well understood. My lab characterizes osteovasculature in mouse models at functional, microstructural, and cellular/molecular levels to study mechanisms contributing to bone fragility. To do this we developed a minimally invasive laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) technique suitable for monitoring bone perfusion longitudinally during stroke recovery. We also optimized contrast-enhanced microcomputed tomography protocols to measure osteovascular structure and its proximity to bone, which is indicative of its osteogenic potential. Our ongoing work identifying bone-specific biomarkers unique to stroke will inform treatment targets for mitigating the impaired bone adaptation observed post-stroke.

Biography
Jacque Cole is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and director of the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab (OML).  She received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan in Chemistry and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cole is committed to K-12 STEM outreach, directing the National Biomechanics Day effort at NC State for the past four years, earning the Best Content Award in 2017 and Greatest Impact Award in 2018 from the American Society of Biomechanics.

Other Department Seminars of Interest

Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston

Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Breaking the Rules of Classical Crystallization: An Unconventional Guide to Crystal Engineering”

Kang Zhou, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“New Bioinformatic and Molecular Biology Tools for Metabolic Engineering”

Roseanna Zia, Stanford University

Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Phase Mechanics” of Arrested Colloidal Gels: A New Paradigm for Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Soft Matter”

BME Department News

  • BMES MATLAB Lecture Series, hosted by the UD Graduate BMES Chapter
    When: Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 PM
    Where: eCLAC Computer Lab, CLB 046
    There are still several more lectures in the series for this semester. Please register in advance here.
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

INBRE Core Access Award for Analysis of Medicaid Data
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21, 2019

Core Center Access Awards in the amount of $8,000 per project are available to use in support of research projects requiring the analysis of Medicaid data. Up to 3 projects will be funded in the current funding cycle ending April 15, 2020.

Click here to access the application and learn more about the submission process.

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Opportunity @ University of Rochester, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics, and the Center for Oral Biology

The principal focus of these positions will be to work on a collaborative team to develop functional human salivary gland tissue chips. For more than 550,000 patients annually diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide, severe loss of salivary gland function (xerostomia) is an unavoidable outcome of radiation therapy. Efforts to study radiosensitivity to discover effective radioprotective and regenerative strategies have been hampered by the inability to culture salivary gland mimetics in vitro, due to loss of secretory acinar cell phenotype. The work will utilize our microbubble (MB) array technology as a highthroughput, modular platform for the tissue chips. The MB platform will be used to develop tissue chips capable of long-term secretory function, exploring a variety of variables including cell seeding density, phenotype, and microenvironmental cues with the end goal of screening FDA-approved drugs to identify effective radioprotective agents and testing them in vivo. The project is supported by NIH 1UH3DE027695 (Benoit, DeLouise, Ovitt mPI). The selected candidates are expected to gather and analyze experimental data, which includes hydrogel material and MB platform synthesis and characterization and in vitro testing using salivary gland cell isolates. Data will be summarized and reported on a regular basis. Additionally, the candidate will identify synthetic, methodological, or technical problems, and adjust experimental protocols to ensure research progress towards the stated milestones. She/He will participate in weekly group meetings, communicate project progress, and interact with collaborators. In addition to working on this project, the candidate will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop novel lines of research, based on the candidate’s interests and background, and participate in the rich training environment at the University of Rochester.

Please submit CVs with list of at least 3 references in PDF format to Dr. Danielle Benoit, Dr. Lisa DeLouise, and Dr. Catherine Ovitt. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

BMEG 350 Infomation Session with Dr. Rooney via Zoom

Dr. Rooney will be hosting an information session via Zoom for students interested in enrolling in BMEG350: Clinical Immersion for Engineers this Winter.

Monday, October 21 at 5:15pm @ link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/738278000

Please plan to attend this session (or view the recording after) to learn about the course expectations, have all your questions answered, and receive the link to apply. This course is an awesome opportunity to identify unmet needs in clinical practice!

Please note that enrollment is capped due to limited clinical sites. Priority enrollment is given based on BME seniority, and clinical site matching is based on the content of your application cover letter. Just because you register for the course does not guarantee you a spot; registration is restricted. The online link to apply and indicate clinical site preferences will be provided at the information session.

2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques; Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Abstracts

The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results and will take place jointly with the IEEE International School of Imaging in Abu Dhabi, December 9-10, 2019.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a full-page abstract using the template provided in all areas of imaging systems and techniques. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be invited to present in a special poster session during the conference. This will be a great opportunity to showcase students work in front of specialists and scholars and receive their feedback. The top three undergraduate and top three graduate abstracts and posters as selected by an external judging committee will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremony by the IEEE UAE – Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of Abu Dhabi University.

The conference is sponsored by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is the world’s largest professional association, with nearly 500,000 members, dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefits of humanity.

The scope of the IST is to explore, advance, and generate new knowledge on multifaceted imaging design principles, systems, and techniques, with applications in medical imaging, genomics and artificial intelligence, aimed at the exploring of novel pathophysiology and metabolic mechanisms and measure therapeutic efficacy; machine learning and data mining solutions utilizing medical imaging to assist clinicians and healthcare providers to bring big data to personalized medicine; imaging and cognitive machine vision systems, imaging informatics, robotic vision systems, with applications in Industry 4, healthcare, autonomous driving and navigation, Internet of Things (IoT), Space and Resources exploration; emerging imaging trends that would lead ultimately to novel systems and technologies, standards and metrology, and systems with unsurpassable image quality, scalability, and miniaturization capabilities.

  • Submission Deadline:  November 10th, 2019
  • Announcement of Accepted Abstracts:  November 15th, 2019
  • Announcement of Winners: December 10th, 2019
  • Submission Procedure: Send your PDF abstracts to Dr. Mohammed Ghazal (mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae)

Participants Needed for fMRI Study

We are recruiting participants for a new fMRI study. Participation includes a two and a half hour fMRI appointment.  Subjects will be compensated $40 (paid by check) for their time, as well as receive a copy of their structural brain scan.  All experimental sessions will be held at the Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI) on campus.

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old, Height > 5′ 4″, BMI < 26 (Due to MRI size limitations), Right handed,  Free from neurological disorders, orthopedic or pain conditions affecting your right arm

What to expect: Participants will interact with our wrist robot during a total of three sessions held outside-inside-outside the fMRI scanner, respectively. During each session, the robot will apply motion to the participants’ right hand so that the wrist will bend. EMG electrodes will be placed on the participants forearm throughout the entire duration of the experiment.  NOTE: The removal of electrodes from the skin may cause a low risk of pain similar to removing a Band-Aid

What to wear: Please wear comfortable, metal free apparel (zipper on pants is fine).  For women, bras without underwire are required.

If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email from me, and a reminder email two days before your appointment. For any questions, please feel free to email Andrea Zonnino.

Participants Needed for Treadmill Walking Study

We are recruiting more subjects for our treadmill walking study! You are eligible if you have NOT participated in a treadmill walking study previously. Participants will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, while we collect EMG and motion capture data. EMG placement will require us to shave small patches in the leg hair.  Subjects will be compensated $20 (by check) for their time.

The experimental sessions will be held at STAR campus, in suite 124A. The session will last for 1 hour (~40 minutes set up, 20 minutes walking).

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old. Free from orthopedic, neurological disorders, or pain conditions affecting your ability to walk. For the experimental session, you will be asked to wear comfortable athletic apparel, such as a t-shirt, shorts and walking-running shoes. If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment time. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Free download: writing effective titles and abstracts

From Martin Spiering at the Journal of Biological Chemistry, click here to access PDF document

Career Corner

Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant

The University of Delaware Career Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG) provides funding for UD faculty and staff to create professional and career development activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program school, Division of Student Life and Department of Athletics-based initiatives.

Learn more about the grant and its application here.

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

October 11, 2019

BME In The News

UD summer scholar Arif Peracha studies properties of Achilles tendons

From University of Delaware’s RESEARCH online magazine, Vol. 8 No. 1

Cracking a Cell’s Secret Code, featuring Dr. Jason Gleghorn

Art in Science, featuring Dr. John Slater

News Briefs: Training Ethical Hackers, featuring Isabel Navarro

BME Seminars

Impaired Bone Adaptation and Osteovascular Function Following Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Jacqueline Cole
Friday November 8, 10:30 AM @ ISE 322
Assistant Professor
Director, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi

Abstract
Functional vasculature is essential for healthy bone remodeling, and vascular dysfunction following ischemic stroke is associated with increased fracture incidence. However, the effects of stroke on microvasculature within bone (osteovasculature) are not well understood. My lab characterizes osteovasculature in mouse models at functional, microstructural, and cellular/molecular levels to study mechanisms contributing to bone fragility. To do this we developed a minimally invasive laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) technique suitable for monitoring bone perfusion longitudinally during stroke recovery. We also optimized contrast-enhanced microcomputed tomography protocols to measure osteovascular structure and its proximity to bone, which is indicative of its osteogenic potential. Our ongoing work identifying bone-specific biomarkers unique to stroke will inform treatment targets for mitigating the impaired bone adaptation observed post-stroke.

Biography
Jacque Cole is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and director of the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab (OML).  She received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan in Chemistry and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cole is committed to K-12 STEM outreach, directing the National Biomechanics Day effort at NC State for the past four years, earning the Best Content Award in 2017 and Greatest Impact Award in 2018 from the American Society of Biomechanics.

Other Department Seminars of Interest

Ashlee Ford Versypt, Oklahoma State University

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics: Multiscale Modeling of Tissues, Treatments, & Toxicology”

Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston

Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Breaking the Rules of Classical Crystallization: An Unconventional Guide to Crystal Engineering”

Kang Zhou, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“New Bioinformatic and Molecular Biology Tools for Metabolic Engineering”

Roseanna Zia, Stanford University

Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Phase Mechanics” of Arrested Colloidal Gels: A New Paradigm for Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Soft Matter”

BME Department News

  • THIS WEEK! BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

INBRE Core Access Award for Analysis of Medicaid Data
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21, 2019

Core Center Access Awards in the amount of $8,000 per project are available to use in support of research projects requiring the analysis of Medicaid data. Up to 3 projects will be funded in the current funding cycle ending April 15, 2020.

Click here to access the application and learn more about the submission process.

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Opportunity @ University of Rochester, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics, and the Center for Oral Biology

The principal focus of these positions will be to work on a collaborative team to develop functional human salivary gland tissue chips. For more than 550,000 patients annually diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide, severe loss of salivary gland function (xerostomia) is an unavoidable outcome of radiation therapy. Efforts to study radiosensitivity to discover effective radioprotective and regenerative strategies have been hampered by the inability to culture salivary gland mimetics in vitro, due to loss of secretory acinar cell phenotype. The work will utilize our microbubble (MB) array technology as a highthroughput, modular platform for the tissue chips. The MB platform will be used to develop tissue chips capable of long-term secretory function, exploring a variety of variables including cell seeding density, phenotype, and microenvironmental cues with the end goal of screening FDA-approved drugs to identify effective radioprotective agents and testing them in vivo. The project is supported by NIH 1UH3DE027695 (Benoit, DeLouise, Ovitt mPI). The selected candidates are expected to gather and analyze experimental data, which includes hydrogel material and MB platform synthesis and characterization and in vitro testing using salivary gland cell isolates. Data will be summarized and reported on a regular basis. Additionally, the candidate will identify synthetic, methodological, or technical problems, and adjust experimental protocols to ensure research progress towards the stated milestones. She/He will participate in weekly group meetings, communicate project progress, and interact with collaborators. In addition to working on this project, the candidate will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop novel lines of research, based on the candidate’s interests and background, and participate in the rich training environment at the University of Rochester.

Please submit CVs with list of at least 3 references in PDF format to Dr. Danielle Benoit, Dr. Lisa DeLouise, and Dr. Catherine Ovitt. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques; Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Abstracts

The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results and will take place jointly with the IEEE International School of Imaging in Abu Dhabi, December 9-10, 2019.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a full-page abstract using the template provided in all areas of imaging systems and techniques. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be invited to present in a special poster session during the conference. This will be a great opportunity to showcase students work in front of specialists and scholars and receive their feedback. The top three undergraduate and top three graduate abstracts and posters as selected by an external judging committee will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremony by the IEEE UAE – Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of Abu Dhabi University.

The conference is sponsored by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is the world’s largest professional association, with nearly 500,000 members, dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefits of humanity.

The scope of the IST is to explore, advance, and generate new knowledge on multifaceted imaging design principles, systems, and techniques, with applications in medical imaging, genomics and artificial intelligence, aimed at the exploring of novel pathophysiology and metabolic mechanisms and measure therapeutic efficacy; machine learning and data mining solutions utilizing medical imaging to assist clinicians and healthcare providers to bring big data to personalized medicine; imaging and cognitive machine vision systems, imaging informatics, robotic vision systems, with applications in Industry 4, healthcare, autonomous driving and navigation, Internet of Things (IoT), Space and Resources exploration; emerging imaging trends that would lead ultimately to novel systems and technologies, standards and metrology, and systems with unsurpassable image quality, scalability, and miniaturization capabilities.

  • Submission Deadline:  November 10th, 2019
  • Announcement of Accepted Abstracts:  November 15th, 2019
  • Announcement of Winners: December 10th, 2019
  • Submission Procedure: Send your PDF abstracts to Dr. Mohammed Ghazal (mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae)

Participants Needed for Treadmill Walking Study

We are recruiting more subjects for our treadmill walking study! You are eligible if you have NOT participated in a treadmill walking study previously. Participants will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, while we collect EMG and motion capture data. EMG placement will require us to shave small patches in the leg hair.  Subjects will be compensated $20 (by check) for their time.

The experimental sessions will be held at STAR campus, in suite 124A. The session will last for 1 hour (~40 minutes set up, 20 minutes walking).

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old. Free from orthopedic, neurological disorders, or pain conditions affecting your ability to walk. For the experimental session, you will be asked to wear comfortable athletic apparel, such as a t-shirt, shorts and walking-running shoes. If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment time. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Free download: writing effective titles and abstracts

From Martin Spiering at the Journal of Biological Chemistry, click here to access PDF document

Career Corner

Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant

The University of Delaware Career Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG) provides funding for UD faculty and staff to create professional and career development activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program school, Division of Student Life and Department of Athletics-based initiatives.

Learn more about the grant and its application here.

Fall 2019 Career Centre Programs for COE Students

  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

October 4, 2019

BME In The News

UD summer scholar Arif Peracha studies properties of Achilles tendons

UD engineering professors honoured, including Dr. Emily Day

From University of Delaware’s RESEARCH online magazine, Vol. 8 No. 1

Cracking a Cell’s Secret Code, featuring Dr. Jason Gleghorn

Art in Science, featuring Dr. John Slater

News Briefs: Training Ethical Hackers, featuring Isabel Navarro

BME Seminars

Impaired Bone Adaptation and Osteovascular Function Following Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Jacqueline Cole
Friday November 8, 10:30 AM @ ISE 322
Assistant Professor
Director, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi

Abstract
Functional vasculature is essential for healthy bone remodeling, and vascular dysfunction following ischemic stroke is associated with increased fracture incidence. However, the effects of stroke on microvasculature within bone (osteovasculature) are not well understood. My lab characterizes osteovasculature in mouse models at functional, microstructural, and cellular/molecular levels to study mechanisms contributing to bone fragility. To do this we developed a minimally invasive laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) technique suitable for monitoring bone perfusion longitudinally during stroke recovery. We also optimized contrast-enhanced microcomputed tomography protocols to measure osteovascular structure and its proximity to bone, which is indicative of its osteogenic potential. Our ongoing work identifying bone-specific biomarkers unique to stroke will inform treatment targets for mitigating the impaired bone adaptation observed post-stroke.

Biography
Jacque Cole is an Assistant Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and director of the Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab (OML).  She received a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Auburn University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. She completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Michigan in Chemistry and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Cole is committed to K-12 STEM outreach, directing the National Biomechanics Day effort at NC State for the past four years, earning the Best Content Award in 2017 and Greatest Impact Award in 2018 from the American Society of Biomechanics.

Other Department Seminars of Interest

Bruce Kerwin, Just Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“Developing Biologics for a Global Population”

Ashlee Ford Versypt, Oklahoma State University

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“Systems Biomedicine and Pharmaceutics: Multiscale Modeling of Tissues, Treatments, & Toxicology”

Jeffrey Rimer, University of Houston

Friday, October 18, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Breaking the Rules of Classical Crystallization: An Unconventional Guide to Crystal Engineering”

Kang Zhou, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 366 Colburn Lab
“New Bioinformatic and Molecular Biology Tools for Metabolic Engineering”

Roseanna Zia, Stanford University

Friday, December 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. @ 102 Colburn Lab
“Phase Mechanics” of Arrested Colloidal Gels: A New Paradigm for Non-equilibrium Phase Transitions in Soft Matter”

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

INBRE Core Access Award for Analysis of Medicaid Data
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21, 2019

Core Center Access Awards in the amount of $8,000 per project are available to use in support of research projects requiring the analysis of Medicaid data. Up to 3 projects will be funded in the current funding cycle ending April 15, 2020.

Click here to access the application and learn more about the submission process.

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Opportunity @ University of Rochester, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics, and the Center for Oral Biology

The principal focus of these positions will be to work on a collaborative team to develop functional human salivary gland tissue chips. For more than 550,000 patients annually diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide, severe loss of salivary gland function (xerostomia) is an unavoidable outcome of radiation therapy. Efforts to study radiosensitivity to discover effective radioprotective and regenerative strategies have been hampered by the inability to culture salivary gland mimetics in vitro, due to loss of secretory acinar cell phenotype. The work will utilize our microbubble (MB) array technology as a highthroughput, modular platform for the tissue chips. The MB platform will be used to develop tissue chips capable of long-term secretory function, exploring a variety of variables including cell seeding density, phenotype, and microenvironmental cues with the end goal of screening FDA-approved drugs to identify effective radioprotective agents and testing them in vivo. The project is supported by NIH 1UH3DE027695 (Benoit, DeLouise, Ovitt mPI). The selected candidates are expected to gather and analyze experimental data, which includes hydrogel material and MB platform synthesis and characterization and in vitro testing using salivary gland cell isolates. Data will be summarized and reported on a regular basis. Additionally, the candidate will identify synthetic, methodological, or technical problems, and adjust experimental protocols to ensure research progress towards the stated milestones. She/He will participate in weekly group meetings, communicate project progress, and interact with collaborators. In addition to working on this project, the candidate will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop novel lines of research, based on the candidate’s interests and background, and participate in the rich training environment at the University of Rochester.

Please submit CVs with list of at least 3 references in PDF format to Dr. Danielle Benoit, Dr. Lisa DeLouise, and Dr. Catherine Ovitt. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques; Call for Undergraduate and Graduate Abstracts

The 2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques is the premier forum for the presentation of technological advances and research results and will take place jointly with the IEEE International School of Imaging in Abu Dhabi, December 9-10, 2019.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit a full-page abstract using the template provided in all areas of imaging systems and techniques. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and accepted abstracts will be invited to present in a special poster session during the conference. This will be a great opportunity to showcase students work in front of specialists and scholars and receive their feedback. The top three undergraduate and top three graduate abstracts and posters as selected by an external judging committee will be announced and awarded during the closing ceremony by the IEEE UAE – Instrumentation and Measurement Society Chapter and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs of Abu Dhabi University.

The conference is sponsored by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which is the world’s largest professional association, with nearly 500,000 members, dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefits of humanity.

The scope of the IST is to explore, advance, and generate new knowledge on multifaceted imaging design principles, systems, and techniques, with applications in medical imaging, genomics and artificial intelligence, aimed at the exploring of novel pathophysiology and metabolic mechanisms and measure therapeutic efficacy; machine learning and data mining solutions utilizing medical imaging to assist clinicians and healthcare providers to bring big data to personalized medicine; imaging and cognitive machine vision systems, imaging informatics, robotic vision systems, with applications in Industry 4, healthcare, autonomous driving and navigation, Internet of Things (IoT), Space and Resources exploration; emerging imaging trends that would lead ultimately to novel systems and technologies, standards and metrology, and systems with unsurpassable image quality, scalability, and miniaturization capabilities.

  • Submission Deadline:  November 10th, 2019
  • Announcement of Accepted Abstracts:  November 15th, 2019
  • Announcement of Winners: December 10th, 2019
  • Submission Procedure: Send your PDF abstracts to Dr. Mohammed Ghazal (mohammed.ghazal@adu.ac.ae)

Participants Needed for Treadmill Walking Study

We are recruiting more subjects for our treadmill walking study! You are eligible if you have NOT participated in a treadmill walking study previously. Participants will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, while we collect EMG and motion capture data. EMG placement will require us to shave small patches in the leg hair.  Subjects will be compensated $20 (by check) for their time.

The experimental sessions will be held at STAR campus, in suite 124A. The session will last for 1 hour (~40 minutes set up, 20 minutes walking).

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old. Free from orthopedic, neurological disorders, or pain conditions affecting your ability to walk. For the experimental session, you will be asked to wear comfortable athletic apparel, such as a t-shirt, shorts and walking-running shoes. If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment time. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Free download: writing effective titles and abstracts

From Martin Spiering at the Journal of Biological Chemistry, click here to access PDF document

Career Corner

Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant

The University of Delaware Career Center Faculty & Staff Career Innovation Grant (FSCIG) provides funding for UD faculty and staff to create professional and career development activities for their students. Funding is provided to offset costs associated with infusing career-related materials and/or experiences into existing or new class curricula and/or departmental, program school, Division of Student Life and Department of Athletics-based initiatives.

Learn more about the grant and its application here.

Fall 2019 Career Centre Programs for COE Students

  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

September 27, 2019

BME In The News

UD summer scholar Arif Peracha studies properties of Achilles tendons

UD engineering professors honoured, including Dr. Emily Day

From University of Delaware’s RESEARCH online magazine, Vol. 8 No. 1

Cracking a Cell’s Secret Code, featuring Dr. Jason Gleghorn

Art in Science, featuring Dr. John Slater

News Briefs: Training Ethical Hackers, featuring Isabel Navarro

BME Seminars

Impaired Bone Adaptation and Osteovascular Function Following Ischemic Stroke
Dr. Jacqueline Cole
Friday November 8, time and location TBD
Assistant Professor
Director, Orthopaedic Mechanobiology Lab
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering
North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi

Other Department Seminars of Interest

Red Blood Cell Membrane Architecture, Shape and Biomechanics: From The Micro- To Nanoscale
Velia Fowler
Friday, September 27 @ 10 AM, 102 Colburn Lab
Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences – University of Delaware

From Cell Phones to Stent Grafts: Materials Science and Innovation at W.L. Gore & Associates
Theresa Tonge
Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 10 AM, 366 Colburn Lab

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
CRiSP Seminar

“Design Criteria of Advanced Nanomaterials from the Basic Understanding of Thermal Energy Storage Mechanisms“
Bruno D’Aguanno
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 10 AM, 366 Colburn Lab
VIT University, Vellore
CRiSP Seminar

University of Delaware CRISPR Seminar
Tuesday, October 3, 2019 @ 12 PM, 366 Colburn Lab
Hosted by Synthego
Space is limited. Lunch is provided. Please register in advance at the link above.

Metabolic Engineering Strategies for Producing Oleochemicals in Bacteria
Brian Pfleger
Friday, October 4, 2019 @ 10 AM, 102 Colburn Lab
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Translating Biomechanics Research into Products that Improve Human Health
Dr. Scott L. Delp
Friday, October 4 @ 12 PM, STAR Health Science Complex, North Atrium
James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University
Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford
Director of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research
Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center of Excellence focused on Big Data and Mobile Health
Scott is focused on developing technologies to advance movement science and rehabilitation. Software tools developed in his lab (OpenSim and Simtk.org) have become the basis of an international collaboration involving thousands of investigators who exchange biomechanical models, simulations, and data. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, Delp was on the faculty at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has co-founded six biomedical technology companies.

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

New Mexico INBRE hosting workshop on Nextgen Sequencing Analysis with scholarship opportunity
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2019

Link to workshop details: NCGR Fall 2019 Bioinformatics workshop on Differential gene Expression (DE)
Contact to apply for scholarship to attend via Delaware INBRE

Delaware INBRE is offering three partial scholarships for the meeting ($1000 each) for graduate students accepted into the course who are enrolled in a Delaware institution. Interested students should apply for the course and if accepted, send their information and a copy of the acceptance letter from INBRE education to apply for funding.

Women in Engineering Board Game Night

Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 8:30 PM
Location: Blue & Gold Room, Perkins Student Centre

Please join us for a night of board games and fun to be shared with your fellow graduate students. This a great chance to meet students outside of your department in a laid back setting, and to engage in friendly competition with your peers. We will be providing games but feel free to bring some of your favorites if you’d like! This event is open to both men and women within the College of Engineering, and it is fine to bring additional guests if desired. Best of all, WiE will be providing pizza as well as other snacks to enjoy during the event.

INBRE Core Access Award for Analysis of Medicaid Data
Deadline to apply: Monday, October 21, 2019

Core Center Access Awards in the amount of $8,000 per project are available to use in support of research projects requiring the analysis of Medicaid data. Up to 3 projects will be funded in the current funding cycle ending April 15, 2020.

Click here to access the application and learn more about the submission process.

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Opportunity @ University of Rochester, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics, and the Center for Oral Biology

The principal focus of these positions will be to work on a collaborative team to develop functional human salivary gland tissue chips. For more than 550,000 patients annually diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide, severe loss of salivary gland function (xerostomia) is an unavoidable outcome of radiation therapy. Efforts to study radiosensitivity to discover effective radioprotective and regenerative strategies have been hampered by the inability to culture salivary gland mimetics in vitro, due to loss of secretory acinar cell phenotype. The work will utilize our microbubble (MB) array technology as a highthroughput, modular platform for the tissue chips. The MB platform will be used to develop tissue chips capable of long-term secretory function, exploring a variety of variables including cell seeding density, phenotype, and microenvironmental cues with the end goal of screening FDA-approved drugs to identify effective radioprotective agents and testing them in vivo. The project is supported by NIH 1UH3DE027695 (Benoit, DeLouise, Ovitt mPI). The selected candidates are expected to gather and analyze experimental data, which includes hydrogel material and MB platform synthesis and characterization and in vitro testing using salivary gland cell isolates. Data will be summarized and reported on a regular basis. Additionally, the candidate will identify synthetic, methodological, or technical problems, and adjust experimental protocols to ensure research progress towards the stated milestones. She/He will participate in weekly group meetings, communicate project progress, and interact with collaborators. In addition to working on this project, the candidate will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop novel lines of research, based on the candidate’s interests and background, and participate in the rich training environment at the University of Rochester.

Please submit CVs with list of at least 3 references in PDF format to Dr. Danielle Benoit, Dr. Lisa DeLouise, and Dr. Catherine Ovitt. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.  We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 PM ET for applicants to both the UE5 and K99/R00 programs (slides and video will be posted on the MOSAIC website following the webinar).

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

Participants Needed for Treadmill Walking Study

We are recruiting more subjects for our treadmill walking study! You are eligible if you have NOT participated in a treadmill walking study previously. Participants will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, while we collect EMG and motion capture data. EMG placement will require us to shave small patches in the leg hair.  Subjects will be compensated $20 (by check) for their time.

The experimental sessions will be held at STAR campus, in suite 124A. The session will last for 1 hour (~40 minutes set up, 20 minutes walking).

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old. Free from orthopedic, neurological disorders, or pain conditions affecting your ability to walk. For the experimental session, you will be asked to wear comfortable athletic apparel, such as a t-shirt, shorts and walking-running shoes. If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment time. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Free download: writing effective titles and abstracts

From Martin Spiering at the Journal of Biological Chemistry, click here to access PDF document

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Centre Programs for COE Students

  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

September 20, 2019

BME In The News

UD engineering professors honoured, including Dr. Emily Day

BME Seminars

Dr. Jacqueline Cole, North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday November 8
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi
More details coming soon

Other Department Seminars of Interest

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Cellular Heterogeneity in Gene Expression
Keji Zhao
Monday, September 23 @ 3:30 PM, Delaware Biotechnology Institute Room 102
Senior Investigator, Systems Biology Center, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Translating Biomechanics Research into Products that Improve Human Health
Dr. Scott L. Delp
Friday, October 4 @ 12 PM, STAR Health Science Complex, North Atrium
James H. Clark Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University
Founding Chairman of the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford
Director of the National Center for Simulation in Rehabilitation Research
Director of the Mobilize Center, a NIH National Center of Excellence focused on Big Data and Mobile Health
Scott is focused on developing technologies to advance movement science and rehabilitation. Software tools developed in his lab (OpenSim and Simtk.org) have become the basis of an international collaboration involving thousands of investigators who exchange biomechanical models, simulations, and data. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford, Delp was on the faculty at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He has co-founded six biomedical technology companies.

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

New Mexico INBRE hosting workshop on Nextgen Sequencing Analysis with scholarship opportunity
Deadline to apply: September 30, 2019

Link to workshop details: NCGR Fall 2019 Bioinformatics workshop on Differential gene Expression (DE)
Contact to apply for scholarship to attend via Delaware INBRE

Delaware INBRE is offering three partial scholarships for the meeting ($1000 each) for graduate students accepted into the course who are enrolled in a Delaware institution. Interested students should apply for the course and if accepted, send their information and a copy of the acceptance letter from INBRE education to apply for funding.

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Opportunity @ University of Rochester, Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Genetics, and the Center for Oral Biology

The principal focus of these positions will be to work on a collaborative team to develop functional human salivary gland tissue chips. For more than 550,000 patients annually diagnosed with head and neck cancers worldwide, severe loss of salivary gland function (xerostomia) is an unavoidable outcome of radiation therapy. Efforts to study radiosensitivity to discover effective radioprotective and regenerative strategies have been hampered by the inability to culture salivary gland mimetics in vitro, due to loss of secretory acinar cell phenotype. The work will utilize our microbubble (MB) array technology as a highthroughput, modular platform for the tissue chips. The MB platform will be used to develop tissue chips capable of long-term secretory function, exploring a variety of variables including cell seeding density, phenotype, and microenvironmental cues with the end goal of screening FDA-approved drugs to identify effective radioprotective agents and testing them in vivo. The project is supported by NIH 1UH3DE027695 (Benoit, DeLouise, Ovitt mPI). The selected candidates are expected to gather and analyze experimental data, which includes hydrogel material and MB platform synthesis and characterization and in vitro testing using salivary gland cell isolates. Data will be summarized and reported on a regular basis. Additionally, the candidate will identify synthetic, methodological, or technical problems, and adjust experimental protocols to ensure research progress towards the stated milestones. She/He will participate in weekly group meetings, communicate project progress, and interact with collaborators. In addition to working on this project, the candidate will also have an opportunity to work on side projects and to develop novel lines of research, based on the candidate’s interests and background, and participate in the rich training environment at the University of Rochester.

Please submit CVs with list of at least 3 references in PDF format to Dr. Danielle Benoit, Dr. Lisa DeLouise, and Dr. Catherine Ovitt. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.  We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 PM ET for applicants to both the UE5 and K99/R00 programs (slides and video will be posted on the MOSAIC website following the webinar).

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

Participants Needed for Treadmill Walking Study

We are recruiting more subjects for our treadmill walking study! You are eligible if you have NOT participated in a treadmill walking study previously. Participants will be asked to walk for 20 minutes on a treadmill, while we collect EMG and motion capture data. EMG placement will require us to shave small patches in the leg hair.  Subjects will be compensated $20 (by check) for their time.

The experimental sessions will be held at STAR campus, in suite 124A. The session will last for 1 hour (~40 minutes set up, 20 minutes walking).

Subjects Requirements: 18-50 years old. Free from orthopedic, neurological disorders, or pain conditions affecting your ability to walk. For the experimental session, you will be asked to wear comfortable athletic apparel, such as a t-shirt, shorts and walking-running shoes. If you are interested in being a participant, please click this link to schedule an appointment time. After you schedule an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email.

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

September 13, 2019

BME In The News

Welcome Dr. Charles Dhong!

BME Seminars

Dr. Jacqueline Cole, North Carolina State University & University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Friday November 8
Hosted by Dr. Megan Killian and Dr. Fabrizio Sergi
More details coming soon

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

TODAY: Women in Engineering is hosting our annual Welcome Pizza Lunch on Friday, September 13th at 12:30 pm. Please join us to enjoy some pizza and trivia and get a chance to get to meet the amazing network of women engineers at the University of Delaware!

Who: All women grad students, post-docs, and faculty!  (The pizza lunch is one of our rare women-only events.)
When: Friday, September 13th, 2019
Time: 12:30 to 2 PM
Where: Trabant Multipurpose Room C

*For anyone at DTP, especially new graduate students, Meghan will be organizing carpools from DTP to campus leaving around 12. Feel free to email (kupratis@udel.edu) for help arranging transportation!

Graduate Research Opportunities at U.S. Department of Energy’s National Laboratories
Deadline to apply: Thursday, November 14, 2019

I would like to bring to your attention 4 new research areas added to encourage activities at the convergence of multiple disciplines and communities, including Microelectronics, Data Science, Fundamental Symmetries, and Accelerator Science. We strongly encourage applications in these areas.

The SCGSR program provides doctoral dissertation/thesis research opportunities for graduate students at DOE national laboratories. Details about the program, research areas, and online application can be found at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.  We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 PM ET for applicants to both the UE5 and K99/R00 programs (slides and video will be posted on the MOSAIC website following the webinar).

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

McNair Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2020

Please find the current flyer here.
McNair Scholars Program at the University of Delaware website can be found here.

Program is open to all low-income, first-generation college students and students from groups underrepresented in graduate education. Deadline to apply for Summer 2020 program is Friday, February 14, 2020. See flyer and website for all details and application requirements.

Engineering opportunity to LEAD in Italy with cruise to Croatia and Greece

LEAD 411 is an approved COE breadth course in the Leadership category under Career and Professional Preparation courses.  You have a new opportunity to develop your own cultural intelligence by joining a new leadership adventure. In June 2020, we will be offering LEAD 411 “Topics in Leadership Dynamics: Leading with Cultural Intelligence in Italy, Croatia and at Sea”.  This course will spend two weeks in Tuscany, Italy and then board the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship for an 8 day cruise from Venice to Rome, with port stops in Croatia, Greece and southern Italy.

This would be a tremendously exciting—and educationally valuable—way to fulfill a COE breadth course (please check with your advisor). This trip also offers 3 credits of the required DLE. In essence, you can complete two requirements in only three weeks.

Learn more by visiting the trip’s webpage. Our next two information/interest meetings are September 11 (6pm, ISE 205) and September 19 (7 pm, PRN 236).  Come find out more—no obligation.  Bring your friends too, as this opportunity is open to all students interested in developing their leadership capacities.  If you can’t attend but are interested, contact Dr. Stein (kstein@udel.edu) who would be glad to answer your questions.  You may also apply directly on the Institute for Global Studies’s website. Applying for the program preserves the opportunity to be considered for this experience, but does not obligate you to participate. This trip anticipates taking only 14 students so early applications are encouraged.

MS in Medical Product Engineering Open House @ University of Pittsburgh
LAST CHANCE Deadline to RSVP: Friday, September 13, 2019
Event: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8am to 2pm

We are opening our doors to potential students to introduce our Masters in Medical Product Engineering program and the variety of organizations and resources in Pittsburgh that can ignite professional development, engineering/entrepreneurship/innovation training opportunities for anyone seeking careers in medical product industry. The CMI and MS-MPE program develop collaborations among engineers and clinicians to apply advanced technologies to unmet needs in the clinic. This creates exciting new opportunities for our MS-MPE program students. The Open House provides:

  • Opportunities to learn about the MS-MPE program: application requirements, curriculum, expectations, and more!
  • Information about resources available within the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Engagement with program affiliated faculty members in engineering and medicine.
  • Networking with industry partners who provide professional experience for our program students.

Links here to RSVP for the event, agenda, and educational overview.

Dhong Lab Now Seeking Undergraduate Researchers

The Dhong Lab is a new lab in BME/MSEG seeking to hire enthusiastic undergraduates for research opportunities. One project is on understanding and designing the human sense of touch. Another project is on developing microfluidic devices for measuring the mechanical properties. Typical experiences include: microfabrication, 3D-printing, wearable devices, building custom mechanical setups, polymer characterization, human psychophysical testing, and device fabrication. Interested students should e-mail Professor Charles Dhong with a cover letter describing their interests and a CV.

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

This week: Application deadline for multiple Penn State faculty positions over the weekend. New entry-level openings via the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs with deadlines on 9/19. Innospec in Newark, DE still looking for part-time lab techs, open to undergrads as well.

September 6, 2019

BME In The News

via UDaily: $23.5 million to expand Delaware’s biomedical research pipeline

Welcome Dr. Charles Dhong!

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Monday, Sept 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins
  • Tuesday, Sept 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add
  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

Postdoc Funding Opportunity – NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers

The NIH Maximizing Opportunities for Scientific and Academic Independent Careers (MOSAIC) program is designed to facilitate the transition of promising postdoctoral researchers from diverse backgrounds, such as individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce at the faculty level, into independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.

The program has two components:

  • MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity (K99/R00). Supports postdoctoral scientists from diverse backgrounds conducting research in areas within the NIGMS mission by providing up to 5 years of support in two phases.  The initial (K99) phase provides support for up to 2 years of mentored postdoctoral research training and career development. The second (R00) phase provides up to 3 years of independent research support once the scholar transitions to an independent faculty position. Awardees must be US Citizens or Permanent Residents.  For more information see: PAR-19-343Please note, the first application deadline is February 12, 2020.
  • MOSAIC Institutionally-Focused Research Education Cooperative Agreement to Promote Diversity (UE5). Supports scientific societies whose members conduct research within the NIGMS mission. Awardees will provide skills development, mentoring, and networking opportunities that prepare cohorts of scholars supported by MOSAIC K99/R00 awards to transition into, succeed, and advance in independent faculty careers at research-intensive institutions.  For more information see: PAR-19-342Please note the first application deadline is November 15, 2019.

For additional information on both funding announcements, please see the MOSAIC website.  We will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, September 24 at 1 PM ET for applicants to both the UE5 and K99/R00 programs (slides and video will be posted on the MOSAIC website following the webinar).

Please disseminate information about the MOSAIC Postdoctoral Career Transition Award and webinar to postdocs at your institution and those affiliated with the INBRE program who would be interested.

BME Undergraduate News

LAST CHANCE: Call for Abstracts! Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair Poster Reception and Competition

Calling all students with research interests relating to the biotechnology and biomedical industry!

The Career Center invites you to present your research to employers in the industry as a part of our first annual Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair, taking place on October 2nd. They will be judging your work and prizes will be given!

Submissions will be accepted from August 14th to September 13th. Follow the link in the flyer which is linked above. Questions can be forwarded to Jen Laird at jlaird@udel.edu. We hope to see you there!

Engineering opportunity to LEAD in Italy with cruise to Croatia and Greece

LEAD 411 is an approved COE breadth course in the Leadership category under Career and Professional Preparation courses.  You have a new opportunity to develop your own cultural intelligence by joining a new leadership adventure. In June 2020, we will be offering LEAD 411 “Topics in Leadership Dynamics: Leading with Cultural Intelligence in Italy, Croatia and at Sea”.  This course will spend two weeks in Tuscany, Italy and then board the Celebrity Infinity cruise ship for an 8 day cruise from Venice to Rome, with port stops in Croatia, Greece and southern Italy.

This would be a tremendously exciting—and educationally valuable—way to fulfill a COE breadth course (please check with your advisor). This trip also offers 3 credits of the required DLE.  In essence, you can complete two requirements in only three weeks.

Learn more by visiting the trip’s webpage. Our next two information/interest meetings are September 11 (6pm, ISE 205) and September 19 (7 pm, PRN 236).  Come find out more—no obligation.  Bring your friends too, as this opportunity is open to all students interested in developing their leadership capacities.  If you can’t attend but are interested, contact Dr. Stein (kstein@udel.edu) who would be glad to answer your questions.  You may also apply directly on the Institute for Global Studies’s website. Applying for the program preserves the opportunity to be considered for this experience, but does not obligate you to participate. This trip anticipates taking only 14 students so early applications are encouraged.

MS in Medical Product Engineering Open House @ University of Pittsburgh
Deadline to RSVP: Friday, September 13, 2019
Event: Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8am to 2pm

We are opening our doors to potential students to introduce our Masters in Medical Product Engineering program and the variety of organizations and resources in Pittsburgh that can ignite professional development, engineering/entrepreneurship/innovation training opportunities for anyone seeking careers in medical product industry. The CMI and MS-MPE program develop collaborations among engineers and clinicians to apply advanced technologies to unmet needs in the clinic. This creates exciting new opportunities for our MS-MPE program students. The Open House provides:

  • Opportunities to learn about the MS-MPE program: application requirements, curriculum, expectations, and more!
  • Information about resources available within the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Engagement with program affiliated faculty members in engineering and medicine.
  • Networking with industry partners who provide professional experience for our program students.

Links here to RSVP for the event, agenda, and educational overview.

Dhong Lab Now Seeking Undergraduate Researchers

The Dhong Lab is a new lab in BME/MSEG seeking to hire enthusiastic undergraduates for research opportunities. One project is on understanding and designing the human sense of touch. Another project is on developing microfluidic devices for measuring the mechanical properties. Typical experiences include: microfabrication, 3D-printing, wearable devices, building custom mechanical setups, polymer characterization, human psychophysical testing, and device fabrication. Interested students should e-mail Professor Charles Dhong with a cover letter describing their interests and a CV.

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Monday, September 9– W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
    5.30 – 6.30 PM; Trabant MPR
    Register Here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/events/330382
  • Wednesday, September 11– Employer Resume Review Day
    1 – 4 PM; Career Centre [STUDENTS WILL BE SEEN IN 15-MINUTE INCREMENTS ON A 1ST COME, 1ST SERVED BASIS] Employer Participants (as of 8/29/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS), BPGS Construction
    Register Here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/events/332336
  • Thursday, September 12– Fall Career & Internship Fair
    3 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
    This will be a great time to network and practice your communication skills, while learning of employers’ hiring needs from a variety of industries.  You may also be able to score a next-day interview with an employer here on campus!
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list; over 80 employers confirmed to attend
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

This week: Innospec is looking for part-time lab techs in Newark, DE; deadlines for teaching opportunities at Penn State, Rowan, and West Chester University coming up.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis and Amanda Ramsaran
Administrative Assistants
Biomedical Engineering

August 30, 2019

BME In The News

via UDaily: $23.5 million to expand Delaware’s biomedical research pipeline

Welcome Dr. Charles Dhong!

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Monday, Sept 2 — Labour Day!! UD Closed
  • Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships
  • Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A
  • Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic (RSVPs are CLOSING on Tuesday, Sept 3) 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd
  • Monday, Sept 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins
  • Tuesday, Sept 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add
  • Friday, Oct 11 – Fall Break, no classes
  • Tuesday, Oct 22 – Last day to change registration or to withdraw from courses w/o academic penalty for Fall 2019

LAST CHANCE: Funds for BME-related professional development workshops

Delaware INBRE is again offering funding for professional development workshops that impact students/fellows/postdocs working in biomedical research areas. The full consideration deadline for funding requests is Friday, September 6th. After that, support will only be available if funds remain.

Click here to access the application. Remember: the deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6!

BME Undergraduate News

Dhong Lab Now Seeking Undergraduate Researchers

The Dhong Lab is a new lab in BME/MSEG seeking to hire enthusiastic undergraduates for research opportunities. One project is on understanding and designing the human sense of touch. Another project is on developing microfluidic devices for measuring the mechanical properties. Typical experiences include: microfabrication, 3D-printing, wearable devices, building custom mechanical setups, polymer characterization, human psychophysical testing, and device fabrication. Interested students should e-mail Professor Charles Dhong with a cover letter describing their interests and a CV.

Call for Abstracts! Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair Poster Reception and Competition

Calling all students with research interests relating to the biotechnology and biomedical industry!

The Career Center invites you to present your research to employers in the industry as a part of our first annual Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair, taking place on October 2nd. They will be judging your work and prizes will be given!

Submissions will be accepted from August 14th to September 13th. Follow the link in the flyer which is linked above. Questions can be forwarded to Jen Laird at jlaird@udel.edu. We hope to see you there!

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Monday, September 9– W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
    5.30 – 6.30 PM; Trabant MPR
    Register Here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/events/330382
  • Wednesday, September 11– Employer Resume Review Day
    1 – 4 PM; Career Centre [STUDENTS WILL BE SEEN IN 15-MINUTE INCREMENTS ON A 1ST COME, 1ST SERVED BASIS] Employer Participants (as of 8/29/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS), BPGS Construction
    Register Here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/events/332336
  • Thursday, September 12– Fall Career & Internship Fair
    3 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
    This will be a great time to network and practice your communication skills, while learning of employers’ hiring needs from a variety of industries.  You may also be able to score a next-day interview with an employer here on campus!
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list; over 80 employers confirmed to attend
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5 – 7 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Postings are sorted with most recent deadlines and application due dates at the top. They will be updated more frequently and you are encouraged to check regularly!

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis and Amanda Ramsaran
Administrative Assistants
Biomedical Engineering

August 23, 2019

BME In The News

via UDaily: $23.5 million to expand Delaware’s biomedical research pipeline

Welcome Dr. Julie Kohn!

BME Department News

  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Friday, Aug 23 — Graduate Seminar Symposium 8.30 – 11.50 UD Star Atrium (bring your mug for coffee & continental breakfast)
  • Friday, Aug 23 — New Grad Student On-Boarding 1.30 – 4.00 pm 325 Academy St.
  • Monday, Aug 26 — BME New Grad Student Orientation ISE 322
  • Monday, Aug 26 — Boot-Camp ISE 322 Balancing Research, Class, and Life
  • Tuesday, Aug 27— FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
  • Wednesday, Aug 28 — Boot-Camp CCM106 Being Successful and Showing Leadership in the Lab

    Stephanie Law: New Graduate Advising Tools and Tips

  • Friday, Aug 30 — Enjoy your day. Go to DE beaches, shop, relax, explore!
  • Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed
  • Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships
  • Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A
  • Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic (We are still looking for RSVPs!) 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd
  • Monday, Sep 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins
  • Tuesday, Sep 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

Funds for BME-related professional development workshops

Delaware INBRE is again offering funding for professional development workshops that impact students/fellows/postdocs working in biomedical research areas. The full consideration deadline for funding requests is Friday, September 6th. After that, support will only be available if funds remain.

Click here to access the application. Remember: the deadline is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6!

BME Undergraduate News

Call for Abstracts! Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair Poster Reception and Competition

Calling all students with research interests relating to the biotechnology and biomedical industry!

The Career Center invites you to present your research to employers in the industry as a part of our first annual Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair, taking place on October 2nd. They will be judging your work and prizes will be given!

Submissions will be accepted from August 14th to September 13th. Follow the link in the flyer which is linked above. Questions can be forwarded to Jen Laird at jlaird@udel.edu. We hope to see you there!

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Monday, September 9– W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
    5.30 – 8.30 PM; Trabant MPR
  • Wednesday, September 11– Employer Resume Review Day
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)
  • Thursday, September 12– Fall Career & Internship Fair
    3.00 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5.00 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
    Employer Participants (as of 8/22/19): ACell, AcroBiosystems, Agilent Technologies, GE, Globus Medical, Merck, Meso Scale Diagnostics, Siemens Healthineers, Synerfac Technical Staffing, Terumo Medical Corporation, Wilmington PharmaTech
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute on Aging, NIH
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The third workshop, “Resilience and Reserve in Aging”, will be held November 12 and 13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. Topics will include the biology of resilience, social network influences on resilience and reserve, erosion of reserve by chronic stress, physical recovery from planned surgery, and contributors and interventions to build resilience and reserve.

Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in-training, who will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Rowan University: Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position, School of Health Professions
Deadline to apply: November, 1, 2019

Click here for more information and/or to apply.

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Future Faculty Lectures Program

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures—an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.

If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli.

The school will support all travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

West Virginia University

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Engineering & Mineral Resources-11974

Brief Description: The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending upon qualifications. Candidates must have research expertise in one or more of the following areas (1) process systems engineering, including artificial intelligence techniques, and/or computations with an emphasis in energy systems, (2) catalysis, catalytic materials, and/or reaction engineering in the area of energy systems (3) materials processing (including polymeric materials and/or biomaterials) for synthetic sustainable applications.

National Institute of Health

Position: Development Positions

The Formulation & Stability group at the Vaccine Production Program (VPP/VRC/NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health is actively recruiting to fill both entry and mid-level formulation development positions. The person filling this position will be part of a dynamic and motivated team working on the characterization, formulation and development of multiple types of biologic vaccine candidates, including virus-like Particles, monoclonal antibodies, and protein nanoparticles.

Princeton University

Position: Data Scientists for Schmidt DataX Project

The Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s DataX Fund supports the hiring of six data scientists who will create and improve data-analysis software to operate at large scale, leading to faster discovery, wider impact and greater continuity.

These data scientists will work in faculty-led, collaborative, multidisciplinary environments, and leverage their skills to advance the progress of data-driven scientific discovery. Three research areas are of particular interest:

  • Catalysis – led by the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with other departments including Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Computer Science.
  • Biomedical Data Science – led by the Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and additional engineering departments.
  • Technology Policy – led by the Center for Information Technology Policy.

Prior expertise in the above areas is not required — the data scientists will be mentored in the relevant research area. They will have access to Princeton’s first-class resources and have the opportunity to co-author academic publications.

These are 3-year appointments offering a very competitive salary and excellent opportunities for growth and future career opportunities. The positions are part of the Schmidt DataX project, an initiative made possible by a major gift from Schmidt Futures.

Questions?  Feel free to contact our Project Manager, Ellen DiPippo if you have any questions about the position or process.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis and Amanda Ramsaran
Administrative Assistants
Biomedical Engineering

August 16, 2019

BME In The News

WELCOME DR. JULIE KOHN

Dr. Julie Kohn joined the department as Assistant Professor July 1st. She was a US. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and both her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. Her research areas include cardiovascular mechanotransduction and tissue and regenerative medicine.  She will be teaching BMEG467/667 Material-Human Body Interfaces.

BME Department News

  • Tuesday, Aug 20 – Faculty Retreat 9.00 – 5.00
  • BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers
  • BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at STAR Campus
    Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

  • Monday Aug 19 thru Friday Aug 23 — Oral Qual Exams; best of luck to all students testing!
  • Tuesday, Aug 20 — New Grad Orientation 8.00 – 5.00 Clayton Hall    register
  • Wednesday, Aug 21 — TA Learning Sessions 8.30 – 12.00 Gore Hall register
  • Friday, Aug 23 — Graduate Seminar Symposium 8.30 – 11.50 UD Star Atrium (bring your mug for coffee & continental breakfast)
  • Friday, Aug 23 — New Grad Student On-Boarding 1.30 – 4.00 pm 325 Academy St.
  • Monday, Aug 26 — BME New Grad Student Orientation ISE 322
  • Monday, Aug 26 — Boot-Camp ISE 322 Balancing Research, Class, and Life
  • Tuesday, Aug 27— FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
  • Wednesday, Aug 28 — Boot-Camp CCM106 Being Successful and Showing Leadership in the Lab

    Stephanie Law: New Graduate Advising Tools and Tips

  • Friday, Aug 30 — Enjoy your day. Go to DE beaches, shop, relax, explore!
  • Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed
  • Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships
  • Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A
  • Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic (PLEASE RSVP!) 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd
  • Monday, Sep 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins
  • Tuesday, Sep 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

  • Every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 PM— COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)
  • Monday, September 9– W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
    5.30 – 8.30 PM; Trabant MPR
  • Wednesday, September 11– Employer Resume Review Day
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)
  • Thursday, September 12– Fall Career & Internship Fair
    3.00 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list
  • Tuesday, September 24– Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Trabant Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list
  • Tuesday, October 1– Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
    5.00 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)
  • Wednesday, October 2– Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
    5.00 – 7.00 PM; Perkins Student Center
    View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list
  • Wednesday, October 16– Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
    Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

Science Talk Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

As ScienceTalk.org continues to grow, so does our need for leaders and pioneers to help with our mission. As such, we are now recruiting volunteers for the following positions:

  • VP of Marketing: This is an executive board-level position responsible for overseeing our messaging and marketing efforts. We are seeking someone with a strong marketing and communications background, a collaborative approach to leadership, and a feel for the ever-evolving science communication and marketing landscape. This position acts as Chair for the Marketing and Communications committee and will help guide our organization’s strategic growth.
  • Online Community Manager: This position will act as moderator and facilitator to keep the conversation flowing on our Mighty Networks community network. A strong desire to be social is highly recommended.
  • SCIENCE TALK ’20 Catering Coordinator: Think it’s easy feeding up to 500 people? We need your help. Please join our conference planning committee and you get to pick the food for our annual conference – yum!
  • SCIENCE TALK ’20 Poster Session Coordinator: Lastly, we need some help coordinating our poster-art sessions moving forward. Love logistics? Help conference attendees showcase their research and science-themed art.

Email info@sciencetalk.org to apply for any of these volunteer positions. In your email, please indicate the position(s) you would like to be considered for and a brief (100-200 word) description of your qualifications and interests. In addition, please attach a 1-2 page CV or resume.

We will start reviewing applications on August 16th. Join us in serving the science communication community. Leadership opportunities are knocking… what are you going to do?

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering Future Faculty Lectures Program

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures—an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.

If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli.

The school will support all travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

Research Centers Collaborative Network of the National Institute on Aging, NIH
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The third workshop, “Resilience and Reserve in Aging”, will be held November 12 and 13, 2019 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Austin, Texas. Topics will include the biology of resilience, social network influences on resilience and reserve, erosion of reserve by chronic stress, physical recovery from planned surgery, and contributors and interventions to build resilience and reserve.

Travel Awards are available for approximately 10 early career investigators or investigators in-training, who will participate in a special session at the meeting that will focus on career development.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

West Virginia University

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor – Engineering & Mineral Resources-11974

Brief Description: The Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at West Virginia University invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending upon qualifications. Candidates must have research expertise in one or more of the following areas (1) process systems engineering, including artificial intelligence techniques, and/or computations with an emphasis in energy systems, (2) catalysis, catalytic materials, and/or reaction engineering in the area of energy systems (3) materials processing (including polymeric materials and/or biomaterials) for synthetic sustainable applications.

National Institute of Health

Position: Development Positions

The Formulation & Stability group at the Vaccine Production Program (VPP/VRC/NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health is actively recruiting to fill both entry and mid-level formulation development positions. The person filling this position will be part of a dynamic and motivated team working on the characterization, formulation and development of multiple types of biologic vaccine candidates, including virus-like Particles, monoclonal antibodies, and protein nanoparticles.

Princeton University

Position: Data Scientists for Schmidt DataX Project

The Center for Statistics and Machine Learning’s DataX Fund supports the hiring of six data scientists who will create and improve data-analysis software to operate at large scale, leading to faster discovery, wider impact and greater continuity.

These data scientists will work in faculty-led, collaborative, multidisciplinary environments, and leverage their skills to advance the progress of data-driven scientific discovery. Three research areas are of particular interest:

  • Catalysis – led by the Department of Chemistry, in collaboration with other departments including Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Computer Science.
  • Biomedical Data Science – led by the Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton Neuroscience Institute, and additional engineering departments.
  • Technology Policy – led by the Center for Information Technology Policy.

Prior expertise in the above areas is not required — the data scientists will be mentored in the relevant research area. They will have access to Princeton’s first-class resources and have the opportunity to co-author academic publications.

These are 3-year appointments offering a very competitive salary and excellent opportunities for growth and future career opportunities. The positions are part of the Schmidt DataX project, an initiative made possible by a major gift from Schmidt Futures.

Questions?  Feel free to contact our Project Manager, Ellen DiPippo if you have any questions about the position or process.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis and Amanda Ramsaran
Administrative Assistants
Biomedical Engineering

August 9, 2019

Welcome from the Department Chair

I want to take this opportunity to warmly welcome all of our new and seasoned students, faculty, and staff. Hopefully you have had the opportunity to share some relaxing and fun times with family and friends, and are now as excited as we are to begin the new academic year. I am proud to work beside our dedicated faculty and highly engaged students as we make new discoveries to answer the medical needs of the future and educate the students to enable and expand these.

Our department has grown with the addition of new faculty Dr. Julie Kohn and Dr. Joshua Cashback to begin in January. Additionally Becca Scott will join as temporary faculty this fall. We have a new face in our administrative office, Ms. Amanda Ramsaran, please stop in to say hello and welcome her to the department.

Have a great semester!
Dawn Elliott, Ph.D.

Beginning of the Year Dates

Thursday, Aug 15 — Undergrad Research Symposium 7.00 – 5.00 pm  ISE LAB: Schedule  Abstracts

Tuesday, Aug 27 — FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed

Tuesday, Sept 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

BME In The News

Welcome Dr. Julie Kohn

Dr. Julie Kohn joined the department as Assistant Professor July 1st. She was a US. Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University and both her MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University. Her research areas includes cardiovascular mechanotransduction and tissue and regenerative medicine.  She will be teaching BMEG467/667 Material-Human Body Interfaces.

BME Department News

Tuesday, Aug 20 – Faculty Retreat 9.00 – 5.00

BMES Annual Meeting is October 16-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St, Phil, PA). Students who wish to volunteer for registration credit are invited to apply here: https://www.bmes.org/studentvolunteers

BME – Biopharmaceutical Institute (BPI) at Star Campus
Move-in date is still scheduled for March 2020. Please continue to reduce your material to move. Please refer to emails and direct any questions or concerns to Joey Norikane: jnorikan@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Monday Aug 19 thru Friday Aug 23 — Oral Qual Exams; best of luck to all students testing!

Tuesday, Aug 20 — New Grad Orientation 8.00 – 5.00 Clayton Hall    register

Wednesday, Aug 21 — TA Learning Sessions 8.30 – 12.00 Gore Hall register

Friday, Aug 23 — Graduate Seminar Symposium 8.30 – 11.50 UD Star Atrium (bring your mug for coffee & continental breakfast)

Friday, Aug 23 — New Grad Student On-Boarding 1.30 – 4.00 pm 325 Academy St.

Monday, Aug 26  — BME New Grad Student Orientation ISE 322

Monday, Aug 26 — Boot-Camp ISE 322 Balancing Research, Class, and Life

Tuesday, Aug 27 — FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

Wednesday, Aug 28 — Boot-Camp CCM106 Being Successful and Showing Leadership in the Lab

Stephanie Law: New Graduate Advising Tools and Tips

Friday, Aug 30 — Enjoy your day. Go to DE beaches, shop, relax, explore!

Monday, Sept 2 — Labor Day!! UD Closed

Wednesday, Sept 4 — CCM 106 Choosing an Advisor and Building Lab Relationships

Friday, Sept 6 — CCM 106 Panel Q&A

Friday, Sept 6 — Picnic 3.00 – 5.00 pm White Clay Creek State Park Pavilion. 880 New London Rd

Monday, Sep 9 — Rotation Schedule 1 begins

Tuesday, Sep 10 — Last Day to Drop/Add

BME Undergraduate News

UD Support Information

Center for Counseling & Student Development 831-2141
261 Perkins Student Center
Individual support, career counseling, group counseling, workshops, support groups

Crisis UD HELPLINE 24/7/365 302-831-1000

Disability Support Services dssoffice@udel.edu  302-831-4643

Office of Academic Enrichment 148-150 S. College Ave 302-831-4555
Workshops, skill-building, tutors, study groups

UD Writing Center 016 Memorial Hall & 017 Morris Library 302-831-1168 writing-center@udel.edu
For undergrads, graduates, faculty & staff

UD Police – Emergency 911 302-831-2222
Protected Escort 831-2224

UD Parking Permit info click the link for pricing and to register your bike too!

Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) 26 E Main St 831-2115

Other Departmental Events

Career Corner

Fall 2019 Career Programs for COE Students

Every Wednesday from 2.00 to 4.00 PM — COE Career Drop in Hours (DuPont – Room TBD)

Monday, September 9 – W.L. Gore Resume & Interviewing Boot Camp
5.30 – 8.30 PM; Trabant MPR

Wednesday, September 11 – Employer Resume Review Day
Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): Deloitte, Duffield, NSA, Terumo, SEPTA, Health Care Software, Inc. (HCS)

Thursday, September 12 – Fall Career & Internship Fair
3.00 – 6.30 PM; The Little Bob
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8842/employers_list

Tuesday, September 24 – Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering Fair
5.00 – 7.00 PM; Trabant Student Center
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8851/employers_list

Tuesday, October 1 – Career Paths in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – NIIMBL
5.00 – 6.30 PM; Career Center (Workshop Room)

Wednesday, October 2 – Biotechnology & Biomedical Career Fair
5.00 – 7.00 PM; Perkins Student Center
View employers here: https://udel.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/8986/employers_list

Wednesday, October 16 – Employer/Alumni Panel Interview
Employer Participants (as of 7/31/19): TE Connectivity, Siemens Healthineers, WL Gore

UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has initiated a Future Faculty Lectures program for advanced PhD students and post-doctoral scholars to visit UCLA to present their work.  We welcome you to apply to our Future Faculty Lectures—an opportunity for advanced Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholars to assess whether the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is the best fit for a faculty position. Our goal is to help our faculty tackle today’s greatest engineering challenges and empower students to become future change agents.
If selected, you will be invited to present an hour-long seminar on your research; tour the vibrant UCLA campus; and meet with current faculty over lunch. We believe a relaxed environment with open dialog is the best way to learn about each other and the opportunities available at UCLA Samueli.
The school will support all travel and lodging expenses. Please feel free to share this opportunity with friends and colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 31, 2019

End of the Year Dates

Finals are done! BME faculty and staff wish you all a fun and safe summer break.

Doctoral Hooding: TODAY! 6:45 am The Green Details
Convocation: TONIGHT!  5:30 pm Bob Carpenter Center Details
Commencement:  June 1st  7:30 am Delaware Stadium Details
Grades posted: June 3rd
Alumni Weekend: June 7-9  Register  Details
Summer Session: June 10th

BME in the News

John Slater and Abhyudai Singh, have been recognized to receive Dean’s awards in 2019. John Slater received the Excellence in Service and Community Engagement award. Abhyudai Singh received the Outstanding Junior Faculty award. Read about it here.

BME Department News 

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their Robotic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participants for fMRI Motor Learning Study.
Where: Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI) on campus
Compensation: $25 amazon gift card and copy of structural brain scan
To schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4aaba72da3f94-fmri
For more info: Contact Andria Farrens afarrens@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Summer Dissertation Retreats

UD Writing Center is hosting three Dissertation Retreats this summer.
Retreat 1: June 17-32; application due by June 2
Retreat 2: July 8-12; application due by June 23
Retreat 3: August 5-9; application due by July 22
Info and application forms: https://www.writingcenter.udel.edu/for-graduate-students/dissertation-boot-camp

BME Undergraduate News

BME Wins the Dean’s Cup Challenge!

BME has won the Dean’s Cup Challenge once again due to the wonderful collaboration of our awesome seniors! The winning department of the Dean’s Cup Challenge gets honored at convocation by being the first department to graduate.

Career Corner

Merck positions

For BS Graduates: ASSOCIATE SCIENTIST, STERILE FORMULATION SCIENCES http://www.udel.edu/006099
For PhD or Masters Graduates: SENIOR SCIENTIST, PRECLINICAL DEVELOPMENT https://bit.ly/2M0JTng

Teaching/Research Program (TREM)

A great opportunity for finishing grad students who are teaching-focused in their career path

TREM (Training Research Educators at Minnesota) is a NIH funded award with an August 31st start date, however, applications are accepted year-round. Applicants are not restricted to University of Minnesota. Please see the flyer for more information.

Bio 2019

https://convention.bio.org/studentday/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=bio2019-student-day
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 5)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
For: Students over age 21

Sex and Gender Differences in Aging (Live-stream conference)

For: Faculty and Students
When: June 6 – 8
Info: https://www.rccn-aging.org/assets/uploads/default/RCCN-June-2019-Workshop-Agenda.pdf
Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38376d9e8fe2297a34538d7d4481ef37

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9-11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 24, 2019

End of the Year Dates

Finals: Now to May 30th  Find your exam date and location
Doctoral Hooding: May 31st 6:45 am The Green Details
Convocation: May 31st  5:30 pm Bob Carpenter Center Details
Commencement:  June 1st  7:30 am Delaware Stadium Details
Grades posted: June 3rd
Alumni Weekend: June 7-9  Register  Details
Summer Session: June 10th

BME in the News

Peyton Delgorio is a recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching Award.
Grace McIlvain earned a Top Podium Presentation Award for “Brain Mechanical Properties and Balance Reactions in Children with Cerebral Palsy.”
Margot Farnham earned the Elmer E. Klaus award for her work with articular cartilage
Art in Science has been featured in UD Engineering’s Twitter. Check out the video.

BME Department News 

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their Robotic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participants for fMRI Motor Learning Study.
Where: Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging (CBBI) on campus
Compensation: $25 amazon gift card and copy of structural brain scan
To schedule: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0a4aaba72da3f94-fmri
For more info: Contact Andria Farrens afarrens@udel.edu

BME Graduate News

Lab Twin (Note Taker)

UD researchers can now access LabTwin at no cost. LabTwin is the world’s first voice-powered digital lab assistant. It enables you to take notes and record results at the time of experimentation by merely talking to your phone. Hands-free documentation means you don’t have to interrupt experiments to take notes. I would encourage you to sign up and take advantage of this offering. To get free LabTwin access, use this link: https://app.labtwin.com/#/signup. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Guru Singh, Head of Growth at LabTwin, at guru.singh@labtwin.com.

WIE News

Jamie Benson and Meghan Kupratis will be transitioning to the WIE representatives for BME. Thanks to Danielle and Catherine for their excellent job in getting the news out.  Here are additional events coming in the following months:
Families in Grad School Lunch (June) – discussing the experience of starting a family in grad school
Ice Cream Social (August) – eating ice cream.

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase was May 20th. Sponsored by Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics, Inc (IPO)

The Goal: Create a shower prosthesis: Non-slip, Support entire weight, Usable in shower, Manufacture cost under $500, Under 5 lbs, Durable, Easy to use, One size fits, all, Adjustable, Aesthetically pleasing.
The Teams: There were nine student teams from BMEG360
People’s Choice Award: Team Crelf, Mary Lemma, Nathan Patel, Ahlad Neti (see photo!)

Career Corner

Bio 2019

https://convention.bio.org/studentday/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&utm_campaign=bio2019-student-day
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 5)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 24th
For: Students over age 21

Sex and Gender Differences in Aging (Live-stream conference)

For: Faculty and Students
When: June 6 – 8
Info: https://www.rccn-aging.org/assets/uploads/default/RCCN-June-2019-Workshop-Agenda.pdf
Register: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/38376d9e8fe2297a34538d7d4481ef37

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9-11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 10, 2019

BME In the News

BME Senior, Carly Pettipaw, is racing to the top in sports, school, and career.

Read the UDaily article to see how she is Off to a fast start.

BME Department News

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

That’s a wrap… Look for more in the fall

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm  TONIGHT
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBST Seminar

Katrin Kramer – University of Otago, New Zealand
366 Colburn Lab
Monday, May 13, 2019
10:00 am
“Cancer Vaccines – Using Virus-like Particles for Immunotherapy”

CBE Seminar

Dr. Ramamurthy Nagarajan, IIT, Madras
Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Ultrasonic & Megasonic Intensification of Processes”

Workshop: Supporting Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

2019 Workshop & Lecture Series – Diversity in Biomedical Research Graduate Programs
Sponsored by the UNIDEL Grand Challenge Grant
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Newark
Info: engr-events@udel.edu

Career Corner

Kavli Civic Science Fellow: Science Communication / Advocacy

For: MS & Doctoral Grad students
Where: Bethesda, Maryland
Info: https://jobs.ascb.org/job/kavli-civic-science-fellow/48099271/?utm_source=JobFlash&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=JobFlash-4%2B30%2C%2B2019

Marie Curie Fellowship

For: Postdocs
Where: Paris
Info: topic related to microfluidics, biology and lab on chip
Lydie Jeux contact@microfluidics-valley.com

Olympus: High end Microscopy Sales Position

For: UD Blue Hens: Grad programs
Info: Matthew Weitzman
Matthew.weitzman@olympus-ossa.com

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

International Workshop on Control Engineering & Synthetic Biology

This workshop will discuss both the challenges and the opportunities that Synthetic Biology offers. A specific focus will be on the “next grand challenges” in the field of synthetic biology and how control engineering can address them.
For Info: http://sysos.eng.ox.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/SynBioControl2019for
Where: Worcester College, Oxford
When: Sept 9 – 11, 2019

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

May 3, 2019

BME In the News

Buchanan Lab Uses Engineering Science to Improve Rehabilitation

Read about this team that uses MRI test results to study ACL injuries and what they’ve found here!

BME Department News

Art in Science Opening Night 2019 (Tonight @ 5pm!)

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

That’s a wrap… Look for more in the fall

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CRiSP Seminar

Prof. Julie Albert, Tulane University
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Combining Theory, Experiment, and Simulation to Describe the Thermodynamics that Drive Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Systems”

“Science Friday” speaker Charles Bergquist

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
3:00 pm – Memorial Hall 3rd floor dome
Topic: What makes a good science story and the challenges of dealing with “fake news”

Workshop: Supporting Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

2019 Workshop & Lecture Series – Diversity in Biomedical Research Graduate Programs
Sponsored by the UNIDEL Grand Challenge Grant
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Courtyard Marriott, Newark
Info: engr-events@udel.edu

Career Corner

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 26, 2019

BME Department News

BME is featured in UD’s President’s Annual Report

Check out Dr. Curtis Johnson and graduate student Grace McIlvain featured in the Investing in our Intellectual and Physical Capital section of the President’s Annual Report for their work with MRI brain imaging.

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

Human Robotics Lab Study

The HuRo Lab is recruiting participant for their robotic lower extremity exoskeleton study.
Where: STAR Suite 124 (only two visits)
Compensation: $20 and $10 Amazon Gift Card
For more info: Contact Robbie McGrath rmcgrath@udel.edu

BME Seminars

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • GSG GalaMay 10th 2019 6pm – 10 pm
    Chambers Memorial Hall
    3900 Kirkwood Highway
    Tickets $20.00
    Registration

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

COE Seminar

Shahab Rezaei-Mazinaini, Collége de France
May 2nd, 2019
11:00 am 106 CCM
Harvesting Calcium Signals using Optoelectronic Devices
For meeting opportunities, please contact Alaina Norvell anorvell@udel.edu

David Norton Memorial Lecture

Jeremy Waldron, NYU School of Law
May 3, 2019
3:30 pm – 116 gore Hall
Philosophical Foundations of Migration Law

CRiSP Seminar

Prof. Julie Albert, Tulane University
Monday, May 6, 2019
10:00 am – 366 CLB
“Combining Theory, Experiment, and Simulation to Describe the Thermodynamics that Drive Self-Assembly in Block Copolymer Systems”

Career Corner

NASA STEM: The Future of Space, A Live College Broadcast
April 29th, 2019 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Streaming: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
Delaware Space Grant is hosting a watch party in the AJ Cannon Room, Sharp Lab, on the University of Delaware campus beginning at 1:45 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP https://forms.gle/2u4f37sGnS3HYBfe8

New PhD Program: Financial Services Analytics
Who: Students from Finance, MIS, Operations Management, Math, Physics, CISC, Electrical, Chemical, Computer & Mechanical Engineering & Statistics
What: Open House
When: Tuesday, April 30th  4pm – 6pm
Register: https://fsaninfosession1.eventbrite.com
Questions: Kelly Chan kellyc@udel.edu
Info: Lerner.udel.edu/FSAN

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 19, 2019

BME Department News

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

Women in STEM Art Exhibit

When: May 3rd  5 pm – 9 pm
Where: 800 B N. Tatnall St, Wilm, DE (The Sold Firm Gallery)

BME Seminars

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME 2019 Spring Graduate Seminar Symposium – Was held in DBI on Friday, April 19th.  Eleven talks were presented with speakers from year two to postdocs. Afterwards there was a celebration of yearly awards.
  • Journey to Latin America – Mexico. Sponsored by the Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Association. April 25th 6 pm – 9 pm. Food, folk dance, Mariachi band. Perkins Student Center-West lounge.
  • GSG ForumBetter Together: Mobilizing a Community of Scholars –  Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • GSG GalaMay 10th

BME Undergraduate News

BME Junior Design Showcase

Monday, May 20th, 2019
12:20 – 2:15 pm  322 ISE Lab
BME juniors are working with Independence Prosthetics-Orthotics to develop an assistive device that can be used by lower limb amputees in the shower. Come listen to their pitches and see demos of their prototypes. Light snacks will be provided.

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBCB Seminar

Jiqiang (Lanny) Ling, University of Maryland
Monday, April 22, 2019
3:30 pm – Delaware Biotechnology Institute Room 102
Fidelity during Protein Synthesis from Population to single cells

UNIDEL Grand Challenge

Karl Booksh, UD Chemistry and Biochemisty
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
3:30 pm – 140 Smith Hall
Graduate School success for Students with Disabilities: a perspective from both sides of the desk
RSVP: engr-events@udel.edu

IEC Seminar

Abhishek Sharan, University of Delaware
Thursday, April 25, 2019
11:00 am – IEC Seminar Room 115
Role of Cu deficient layer in chalcopyrite based solar cells

Dept of Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Dr. Bernard Frischer, Indiana University
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
7pm – Memorial Hall 127
Rome Reborn Project

Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture

James Swan, MIT
Friday, April 26, 2019
10:00 am – 102 CLB
Large scale Simulation of Colloidal Hydrodynamics: Heterogenous Particles, Structures and Flow Patterns

David Norton Memorial Lecture

Jeremy Waldron, NYU School of Law
May 3, 2019
3:30 pm – 116 gore Hall
Philosophical Foundations of Migration Law”

Career Corner

University of Louisville Summer Online Courses
Who: Biomedical Undergraduates and Graduate Students
Where: Online
Info: Undergrads http://louisville.edu/admissions/apply/requirements/college-visitor-requirements
Grads: http://louisville.edu/graduate/futurestudents/apply-materials/application

Careers in STEM Lunch: Academia vs. Industry – Sponsored by WiE
Who: Open to all Graduate Students
What: Industrial/Academic Careers in STEM
Where: Perkins Student Center, Gallery
When: April 23rd 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Please RSVP

Link to Life Science – Communicating for Success
Who: Those interested in connecting and collaborating with the life science industry including graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals.
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
When: April 25th  5:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/april-2019-link-to-life-science/

NASA STEM: The Future of Space, A Live College Broadcast
April 29th, 2019 @ 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Streaming: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
Delaware Space Grant is hosting a watch party in the AJ Cannon Room, Sharp Lab, on the University of Delaware campus beginning at 1:45 pm.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Please RSVP https://forms.gle/2u4f37sGnS3HYBfe8

New PhD Program: Financial Services Analytics
Who: Students from Finance, MIS, Operations Management, Math, Physics, CISC, Electrical, Chemical, Computer & Mechanical Engineering & Statistics
What: Open House
When: Tuesday, April 30th  4pm – 6pm
Register: https://fsaninfosession1.eventbrite.com
Questions: Kelly Chan kellyc@udel.edu
Info: Lerner.udel.edu/FSAN

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event
Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Summer Social for Life Scientists
What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019
https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 12, 2019

BME Department News

Welcome New Faculty

BME is excited to welcome our new faculty!
Dr. Millie Sullivan is now a joint faculty with BME.
Dr. Julie Kohn will be joining us July 1st as a new assistant professor. She is currently a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania.
Dr. Ashutosh Khandha will transition from temporary faculty to assistant professor Sept 1st.
Dr. Joshua Cashaback will be joining us beginning Jan 1st as an assistant professor. He is currently a postdoc at the University of Calgary

2019 NSF GRFP Awards

Congratulations to UD BME-affiliated students and alumni!

NSF GRFP Awardees:                  Honorable Mention:

Erica Comber (BME ’17)                             Maggie Billingsley (BME ’18)
Kelly Kempski (BME ’19)                            Rachel O’Sullivan (BME ’19)
Isabel Navarro (CMBE ’19)                        Amanda Studnicki (BME ’18)
Laurel Schappell (BME ’19)                       Megan Dang (current PhD)
Cedric Whitney (BME ’17)

BMES Calls for Abstracts!

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be October 16-19 in Philadelphia
Abstract submissions will be accepted until May 1st.
For info: https://www.bmes.org/abstracts

Art in Science Opening Night 2019

Come celebrate the beautiful border where STEM mastery and artistry intertwine!
Where: Blue Ball Barn, Alapocas Run State Park (1914 W Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19803)
When: May 3rd 5 pm – 8 pm
Info: https://engr.udel.edu/art-in-science

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME 2019 Spring Graduate Seminar Symposium – Was held in DBI on Friday, April 19th.  Eleven talks were presented with speakers from year two to postdocs. Afterwards there was a celebration of yearly awards.
  • GSG ForumBetter Together: Mobilizing a Community of Scholars –  Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • GSG GalaMay 10th

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CBCB Seminar

Lukasz Bugaj, University of Pennsylvania
Monday, April 15, 2019
3:30 pm – 307 ISE
Understanding Cell Signal Perception Via High-Throughput Optogenetics

2019 Graduation Information is now available!
See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

Career Corner

Careers in STEM Lunch: Academia vs. Industry – Sponsored by WiE

Who: Open to all Graduate Students
What: Industrial/Academic Careers in STEM
Where: Perkins Student Center, Gallery
When: April 23rd 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Please RSVP

Link to Life Science – Communicating for Success

Who: Those interested in connecting and collaborating with the life science industry including graduate students, post-docs, and early career professionals.
Where: Delaware Biotechnology Institute
When: April 25th  5:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/april-2019-link-to-life-science/

Sister 2 Sister Mentoring Event

Hosted by: Profs. LaShanda Korley and Monique Head
Who: Women graduate students, postdoctoral associates and faculty from underrepresented groups in STEM
Where: 204 Evans
When: May 8th
Info & RSVP: Nancy Bickings (bickingn@udel.edu) by May 1st

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Summer Social for Life Scientists

What: networking
Cost: $25 includes food and drinks
Where: Timothy’s on the Riverfront
When: May 9th 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Info: https://delawarebio.org/events/link-to-life-science/2019-summer-social/

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program offers US and international scientists the opportunity to advance their research while contributing to NASA’s scientific goals.  The NPP supports fundamental science; explores the undiscovered; promotes intellectual growth; and encourages scientific connections.
For Info: https://npp.usra.edu/
Due by: July 1st

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

April 5, 2019

BME in the News

BME Students are notices with Women of Promise Award

PhD graduate student, Grace McIlvain is one of the women who has received the 2019 Women of Promise award which has recognized exceptional female students at UD.

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge:

The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019
Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge
Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

16th Annual Biomechanics Research Symposium

Presented by Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research (CBER)
Keynote Lecture: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley
Engineering solutions to optimize mobility after joint replacement
When: Wed, April 17th
8:30 am – 3:45 pm. – Star Campus
Registration Deadline: April 5th, 2019

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

MSEG Seminar

Huili Grace Xing, Cornell University
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE
High Performance Electronics for Communication, Power Management, and Beyond

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
“The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly”

CBE Seminar

Kaushal Rege, Arizona State University
Friday, April 12, 2019
10:00 am – 102 Colburn
Aminoglycoside-derived Molecular and Cellular Technologies for Accelerated Discovery Platforms

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Biomedical Job Posting – Veteran Health Administration

How to create your USA Jobs Resume
VHA Technical Career Field Trainee Program Flyer
Job listing www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/529559400
For: Bachelors & up
Deadline: April 17, 2019

I-Trep Summer Course in “Biomedical Entrepreneurship”

When: June 13-21, 2019
University of Vermont in Burlington, VT
For: Undergrads, Grads, Postdocs & Faculty
Application Deadline: April 15, 2019
Info: http://med.uvm.edu/itrep/short-course

Summer Data Science Fellowship

When: June 24 – Aug 16
For: Masters, PhD & Postdocs
Info: The Data Incubator
Due by: April 15, 2019 & April 22, 2019

Bio 2019

https://wp.me/a7IxRW-2uQ
When: June 3-6 (Student Day June 6)
Philadelphia (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Register by May 10th
For: Students over age 21

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 29, 2019

BME in the News

BME Seminars

Andrés García, Georgia Institute of Technology
Monday, April 15, 2019
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Bioengineered Hydrogels for Regenerative Medicine

Erin Lavik, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Monday, April 29, 2018
10:30 am – 322 ISE Lab
Engineering Nanoparticles to Stop Internal Bleeding

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

BME Undergraduate News

Dean’s Cup Challenge: The Dean’s Cup Challenge is an annual tradition in the College of Engineering that is part of the Senior Class Gift campaign. College of Engineering departments participate in a friendly, inter-departmental competition to achieve the highest participation rate of Senior Class Gift donors. Graduating seniors in the winning department earn the honor of walking first at the College of Engineering Convocation, and the engraved Dean’s Cup resides with the winning department throughout the academic year. Deadline: May 21, 2019

Participate in the Dean’s Cup Challenge

Consider joining your fellow seniors and give $20.19 in honor of your graduation year!

Other Departmental Events

CMET Seminar

Dave Venerus, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Monday, April 8, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
Thermal Transport and Flow in Polymeric Materials

CBST Seminar

Jennifer McManus, Maynooth University, Ireland
Thursday, April 11, 2019
1:00 pm – 366 CLB
The Physical and Chemical Factors Driving Protein Self-Assembly

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more. http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Regeneron has an open position for an entry level Ph.D. with a background in protein biochemistry and protein purification. The position would include, amongst other things, process characterization of different unit operations for the purification of monoclonal antibodies, including (but not limited to) liquid chromatography, normal filtration, and tangential flow filtration.   Go to:  https://careers.regeneron.com/; Search for posting: 16131BR; the title of the position is: Process Scientist

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs
When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)
For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech
For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000
For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Can be found on BME Weekly of March 22

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578

March 22, 2019

BME Weekly on our website!

You can now find this newsletter on our website under News & Events.
https://bme.udel.edu/bme-weekly/

Congratulations

Postdoctoral researcher, Shantanu Pradhan, from John Slater’s lab has been offered an Assistant Professor position from IIT Madras. Congratulations Shantanu!

BME Graduate News

  • BME Graduate Seminar Symposium – DBI 8.00 – 1.00 pm April 19th
  • GSG Forum – Clayton Hall: Info & Register Diane Codding April 26th
  • Adobe Illustrator Workshop – Morris Library – Student Multimedia Design Center, Room B 10.00 – 12.00 pm Register April 17th
  • Mathematical Modeling Camp – June 12-15, 2019 @ UD Info

Other Departmental Events

CBST Seminar

Joshua Katz, DuPont Pharma Excipients
Monday, March 25, 2019
11:00 am – 366 CLB
“Novel Excipients for Liquid Stabilization of Protein Pharmaceuticals”

IEC Seminar

Koffi Yao, Mechanical Engineering, UD
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – 11:00 am – IEC Seminar Room 115
“Quantifying lithium concentration gradients n the graphite electrode of Li-ion cells using operando energy dispersive X-ray diffraction”

CBE Seminar

Mattheos Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Friday, March 29, 2019
10:00 am – 102 CLB
“A Sense of Balance: Development of Metabolic Pathway Balancing Approaches for the Production of High Value Chemicals in Recombinant E.coli”

2019 Graduation Information is now available!

See the COE website to find out more,  http://www.engr.udel.edu/events/commencement/

UD Events

Jefferson Lecture

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 am – Mitchel Hall
“Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New Chemistry to Life”

Career Corner

Undergrad and Grad Scholarship Opportunity

Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is offering scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to sophomores and above pursuing a Bachelors or Graduate degree in the Physical Sciences, Engineering, Tribology, Mathematics or similar studies with a GPA of 3.0 or above.
For more information see the attached application due May 31st.

Graduate & Postdoc Women’s Forum DESRES for grad students and postdocs

When: Friday, May 10, 2019
Deadline to apply: Friday, April 5, 2019 DESRESForum@DEShawResearch.com

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Workshop – Bioarchaeology of Children (Transylvania, Romania)

For: Graduate & Undergrad students
When: June 30 – July 27, 2019
Info: https://www.archaeotek-archaeology.org/juvenile-osteology-laboratory

2019 ASCB Courses for Biotech

For: Grad students
Where: University of Massachusetts Lowell
When: June 2-8
Info: https://www.ascb.org/career-development/biotech-course

Lasker Essay Contest for biomedical sciences $10,000

For: Grad student and postdocs
Due by: April 11, 2019

Special from the Horn Program

Dear colleagues,

Since there is so much happening in the next few weeks, I’m keeping the format of this email very simple so you can click through to read more depending on what interests you. Below are 4 categories: workshops, funding (including a new investment fund  – DISI First Fund – here in Delaware!), events, and Startup Village. Be sure to scroll all the way down!

Workshops

  • Sizing Your Opportunity: Markets and Competition

When: April 2, 1-3pm at the VDC
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Markets

  • Pitch Coaching

When: April 4, 10am-1pm at DTP@STAR
RSVP: http://bit.ly/Horn-Pitch

Funding

  • Delaware Bioscience Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept grant ($50,000): March 31st

https://cat.dbi.udel.edu/grantsEPoC.php

  • Delaware Innovation Space FastPass ($50,000 in kind): March 31st

https://gust.com/programs/dupont-fastpass-at-the-delaware-innovation-space-competition

  • Apply to BIO I-Corps (free admission to BIO): April 15th

https://innovation.unh.edu/icorps/i-corps-bio-entrepreneurship-workshop

  • University City Science Center QED Proof-of-Concept Program ($200,000): May 15th

https://sciencecenter.org/discover/qed

  • NSF Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program ($250K/550K): July 10th

https://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/pfi/apply.jsp

Events

  • Science Center QED Info Session: March 29, 9-10am

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/qed-proof-of-concept-program-info-session-tickets-58319216346

  • Delaware Entrepreneurial Summit: April 10th

http://business.ncccc.com/events/details/2nd-annual-delaware-entrepreneurial-summit-3087

  • Chemical Ventures Conference: April 23-24th

https://www.aiche.org/conferences/chemical-ventures-conference/2019

  • Hen Hatch: April 30th

https://www.udel.edu/research-innovation/horn/venture-support/hen-hatch/

Startup Village
Sign up with the advisors below here: www.udel.edu/startupvillage

  • March 27 | 10am-1pm – Specializes in government grants and contracts: Lou Dinetta – signup via Fundraising link
  • March 27 | 9am-1pm – Intellectual Property Attorney: Chris Halliday – sign up via Legal link
  • March 28 | 9am-12pm – Specializes in Lean Manufacturing: Rustyn Stoops – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link
  • March 29 | 10am-12pm – Specializes in Prototyping: Anna Solomon – sign up via Prototyping & Manufacturing link

Best regards,
Christina Pellicane
Director, Commercialization Programs

Best regards,
Michelle Pergeorelis
Administrative Assistant
Biomedical Engineering
5 Innovation Way, Rm 102
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-4578