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Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

Long-awaited biomedical engineering major gets green light

June 23, 2015

Cornell University has received state approval to offer a long-awaited undergraduate major in biomedical engineering (BME) and will begin taking sophomores into the program this fall. read more

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

Tumors' mechanical properties affect protein production

June 23, 2015

When tissues stiffen, as they do with tumors, a new study shows that proteins produced by such cells can be altered, which in turn affects downstream processes. read more

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

$50M gift creates Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

June 23, 2015

A decade after its creation, the Department of Biomedical Engineering has received a $50 million gift that will expand and elevate it as the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical... read more

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

Better mouse model enables colon cancer research

May 26, 2015

Engineers at Cornell and clinicians at Weill Cornell Medical College have created a comprehensive mouse model of exactly how colorectal tumors behave in real life, not just in a petri dish. read more

Gregory Fedorchak and Erik Zavrel were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT Primary Care Prize Competition

Gregory Fedorchak and Erik Zavrel were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT Primary Care Prize Competition

May 26, 2015

Gregory Fedorchak, a 3rd year Ph.D. student in Dr. Jan Lammerding’s Lab, and Erik Zavrel, a 6th year Ph.D. student in Dr. Arthur Spielman’s Lab were selected as one of ten finalists for the CIMIT... read more

Darvin Griffin wins 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

Darvin Griffin wins 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

May 19, 2015

Darvin Griffin was awarded the 2015 Zellman Warhaft Graduate Student Diversity Award. read more

Cynthia Reinhart-King wins Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

Cynthia Reinhart-King wins Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award

May 13, 2015

Cynthia Reinhart-King was awarded the 2015 Zellman Warhaft Diversity Award for outstanding faculty involvement in diversity issues. read more

Mike King appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Mike King appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering

May 1, 2015

Mike King has been appointed the Daljit S. and Elaine Sarkaria Professor of Biomedical Engineering in recognition for his outstanding accomplishments in research, teaching, and service. read more

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

Tumor cells prefer easy way out, study shows

April 23, 2015

Biomedical engineers report in a new study that tumor cells take advantage of cleared paths in the body to migrate unimpeded, rather than by brute force. read more

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

Nine inducted into graduate honor society

April 21, 2015

Nine Cornell doctoral candidates were inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society in April at the Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education. read more

Michael King discusses cancer research in Faculti interview

Michael King discusses cancer research in Faculti interview

April 9, 2015

BME Professor Mike King discusses his lab's research in an interview on Faculti.net read more

Engineering society honors two grad students

Engineering society honors two grad students

April 2, 2015

Malika Grayson and Darvin J. Griffin have received the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year award - one of the organization's highest honors for... read more

Chris Schaffer Interviewed in TTI Podcast

Chris Schaffer Interviewed in TTI Podcast

April 2, 2015

Prof. Schaffer was interviewed by Steve Kurti, of Table Top Inventing. Their discussion ranged from recent work in Chris’s lab on Alzheimer’s disease, to the need for effective science policy... read more

Darvin Griffin receives the Mike Shinn NSBE Distinguished Member of the Year

Darvin Griffin receives the Mike Shinn NSBE Distinguished Member of the Year

March 31, 2015

Darvin Griffin was awarded the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year by the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE). read more

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

March 24, 2015

Winfried Denk, Ph.D. ’89, Karel Svoboda ’88, and David Tank, M.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’83, have won the Brain Prize for their groundbreaking work with two-photon microscopy. All three graduates worked in the... read more

Karpman takes up residence in entrepreneur program

Karpman takes up residence in entrepreneur program

March 5, 2015

Robert Karpman, Entrepreneurship at Cornell’s new entrepreneur in residence, brings expertise as an orthopedic surgeon and medical device entrepreneur to his work with students. read more

Prof. Fischbach publishes OpEd on Plea for Cancer Research

Prof. Fischbach publishes OpEd on Plea for Cancer Research

February 20, 2015

Professor Claudia Fischbach of Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has published a forceful online opinion piece on the website of the Pacific Standard magazine. read more

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

Prof. Hernandez: My own McFarland Story

February 20, 2015

Professor Christopher Hernandez of Cornell’s Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Cornell’s Department of Biomedical Engineering has published an Opinion piece on the Fox News... read more

Darvin Griffin wins NSBE BCA scholarship

Darvin Griffin wins NSBE BCA scholarship

February 19, 2015

Darvin Griffin, a 5th year PhD candidate in the Bonssar lab, was selected to receive a BCA Scholarship from the National Society of Black Engineers read more

Anne Rocheleau receives a 2015 Cook Award

Anne Rocheleau receives a 2015 Cook Award

February 12, 2015

Anne Rocheleau, a graduate student in BME, was awarded a 2015 Cook Award. read more

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

Alum Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

February 10, 2015

Robert Langer ’70 has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for "revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface of chemistry and medicine." read more

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

A ‘STAR’ is born: Engineers devise genetic 'on' switch

February 2, 2015

Cornell scientists have made an RNA-only "on" switch to control gene expression – a breakthrough that could revolutionize genetic engineering. The switch is called Small Transcription Activating... read more

Ben Cosgrove wins BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award

Ben Cosgrove wins BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award

January 20, 2015

BME Assistant Professor Ben Cosgrove receives BMES-CMBE Rising Star Award read more

BME PhD student chaired BGPSA Renaissance Ball Planning Committee

BME PhD student chaired BGPSA Renaissance Ball Planning Committee

January 9, 2015

Tiffany St. Bernard organized the 4th Annual Student of Color Renaissance Ball, which was held on November 8th, 2014. read more

Prof. Bonassar on CNN Jan.11 will be rescheduled, we will post new date and times as we have them.

Prof. Bonassar on CNN Jan.11 will be rescheduled, we will post new date and times as we have them.

January 3, 2015

Prof. Bonassar's research will be discussed on Fareed Zakaria GPS on Jan 11 has been rescheduled. read more