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A Grand DEBUT for BioE grads
Five recent Lehigh engineering graduates have won a national competition for designing a portable device that enables patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) to determine whether their medication is working. | more >

Turn on Your Heart Light
Researcher and bioengineering professor Chao Zhou aims laser beams at fruit flies in the fight against heart disease. | more >

Engineering duo wins NSF award
Sabrina Jedlicka and John Coulter are continuing their multi-year effort to develop well plate inserts that will enable advanced, efficient cell culturing for biomedical research. | more >

Javier Buceta appointed to the editorial board of the journal
The associate professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the BioE program was named to the editorial board of the Fluctuations and Noise Letters. | more >

Two disciplines, one focus: Crypto Doesn't Stand a Chance
Lehigh engineering professors Sabrina Jelicka and Kristen Jellison are teaming up to improve the monitoring of water quality. | more >

QED Proof-of-Concept Program supports Lehigh BioE Researcher
Dr. Chao Zhou is one of four researchers who received funding from the the University City Science Center to continue his work on the development of an improved diagnostic instrument to allow sensitive eye exams for macular degeneration and glaucoma. | more >

BioE professor wins NSF CAREER Award
Dr. Bryan Berger, the P. C. Rossin Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and also a member of the Bioengineering program, has won a five year $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation for his project entitled "CAREER: Scalable Synthesis of Designed Biosurfactants to Enhance Drug Bioavailability". | more >

BioE professor part of team awarded a major NIH grant
Bryan Berger is part of a team led by that was recently awarded a $2.4 million, 5-year NIH grant for their work on "Regulation of Platelet and Endothelial Cell Function." | more >

Researchers advance the art of drug testing
Linda Lowe-Krentz, Yaling Liu and Daniel Ou-Yang recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a method of testing drugs that selectively kills cancer cells. | more >

A tank full of sunlight and bacteria
Backed by a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation, the Lehigh research team of chemical engineering professors Steve McIntosh and Bryan Berger are working to create a promising new method of producing renewable fuel. | more >

ECE professor wins award to help support continued epilepsy research
Yevgeny Berdichevsky, assistant professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering, has been awarded a one-year, $100,000 Taking Flight Award to support his research into abnormal neural circuitry—a potential cause of epilepsy. | more >

ChemE professor Bryan Berger wins National Innovation Award
Assistant professor of chemical engineering Bryan Berger has been awarded a National Innovation Award at TechConnect World, the world’s largest multi-disciplinary multi-sector conference and marketplace of vetted innovations, innovators and technology business developers and funders. | more >

Bioengineering undergrad shines at Undergrad Research Symposium
Corrin Pimentel '14 took home the 2013 People's Choice Award Winner for her project "Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 Effects on Epilepsy." Pimentel, whose interest in the field is spurred by her own battle with epilepsy, conducted her research under the direction of Yevgeny Berdichevsky. | more >

Finding surface tension in compliant solid materials
Jagota, director of Lehigh’s bioengineering program, has long wondered if some solids might exhibit surface tension. At the Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) in Germany and at Cornell University, he and his collaborators experimented with rubber-like elastomers and a more compliant gelatin similar in stiffness to human tissue. | more >

Fighting heart disease one molecule at a time
Understanding how and why white blood cells attach to blood vessel walls may be critical in treating atherosclerosis. Xiaohui “Frank” Zhang, assistant professor in the bioengineering program and mechanical engineering and mechanics, is at the forefront of that effort. | more >

For Biological Threats, a Nanodefense
Xuanhong Cheng and James Hwang are working to achieve compact and fast DNA sequencing from a single cell. This could lead to the development of a hand-held device capable of identifying the presence of biological threats and thus saving lives. | more >

Healing the sick with nano-bio hybrids
If their interactions can be controlled, these combinations may lead to new cancer treatments and medical diagnoses | more >

Finding order in intrinsically disordered proteins
Yaling Liu envisions the day when physicians can detect cancers before they are visible to modern diagnostic tools and then rocket drugs to cancerous cells in doses that treat the disease but don’t kill surrounding tissues. | more >

Moving towards "real-time” detection of proteins
Researchers focus on the interference pattern created by the coupling of light with electrons. | more >

Going with the tiniest of flows
The modern age offers abundant opportunities to a person with an interest in medicine, an aptitude for science and mathematics – and a willingness to venture well outside one’s comfort zone. This was the case for Lehigh's Xuanhong Cheng. | more >
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