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News & Events 2018 - 2019

Fall 2018

Upcoming Departmental Events October 2018

October 25:  Seminar 4:00 PM, Boggs 104

November 1:  Suhren Lecture

November 8:  Seminar 4:00 PM, Boggs 104

November 15:  Seminar 4:00 PM, Boggs 104


BBMEN Alumni Recognized as Local Entrepreneur November 2018

Trivia Frazier-Wiltz, who graduated from the biomedical engineering department at Tulane in 2008, was recently recognized as one of the brightest local innovators by Gambit Weekly. Dr. Frazier-Wiltz is the president and CEO of Obatala Sciences Inc., which is focused on producing adipose tissue for research and drug testing.

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BME Professor Receives $1.6 Million Grant October 2018

Quincy Brown Dr. J. Quincy Brown has a four year, $1.6 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. This grant will be used to develop a scanner that can rapidly confirm the complete removal of a tumor during surgery.

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BME Alumni part of AIMBE Scholars Program October 2018

Jason Ryans Jason Ryans, a recent graduate, has received an appointment to the FDA in the Centers for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) as part of the AIMBE (American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering) scholar’s program. This program allows post-doctorates in biomedical engineering fields to serve as expert advisors to policy makers at the FDA. Scholars learn how to apply their experiences from the lab bench to inform regulatory policy decisions.


BME Junior Awarded a Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Grant October 2018

MostafaMostafa Meselhe, a junior in biomedical engineering, has been awarded a Newcomb-Tulane College Dean’s Grant. Mostafa is exploring the optimal electrode thickness for µECOG electrode arrays used in chronic neural recordings. The results of his work will be presented at a conference at the end of the academic year.


BME Students Head to Peru September 2018

Biomedical Engineering SeniorsIn August, five biomedical engineering seniors, along with Drs. Carolyn Bayer and Katherine Raymond, went to Peru to learn about the local health care needs and the minimal systems in place to meet them for those living in villages along the Amazon River. This trip formed the basis of a need’s assessment for the students’ senior biomedical engineering capstone team design projects to impact global health.


BME Undergrads Gain Industry Experience at AxoSim August 2018

Sam Belden and Derek Spillane, both seniors in biomedical engineering, spent the summer gaining valuable experience as interns at AxoSim. AxoSim is a New Orleans based company founded by Professor Michael Moore and alumnus Lowry Curley.

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Tulane BME Senior Selected for Prestigious MedTech Mentoring Award August 2018

Jaylon TellisJaylon Tellis has been selected to participate in the National Scientist Minority & Diversity Mentoring program for Medical Technology. Jaylon will be mentored by an individual from industry throughout 2018-2019 beginning with The MedTech Conference in Philadelphia in September. The Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program for MedTech provides a pathway for opportunity and success. It will allow Jaylon to discover multiple possibilities and define his future career.


BME Senior Chosen for Johns Hopkins Summer Program August 2018

REU Poster PresentationColette McGarvey, a senior in BME, was one of 14 students nationwide chosen to participate in a REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Johns Hopkins University. She reflects that the REU allowed her to understand her engineering education at a deeper level. Exposure to project design, lab meetings, pilot experiments, and journal papers required her to think critically, troubleshoot, and collaborate with lab members on a daily basis. Over the summer, she not only learned valuable research information but also important life lessons and skills from both her PI and graduate student mentors and is grateful to have had this meaningful experience.


Congratulations to Alexej Gossman, PhD July 2018

Alexej GossmanCongratulations to Alexej Gossman on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, "Regaining Control of False Findings in Feature Selection, Classification, and Prediction on Neuroimaging and Genomics Data", on July 11, 2018.


Lowry Curley Featured in Local Magazine July 2018

Lowry Curley, an alumnus of biomedical engineering, is featured in the August 2018 issue of Biz New Orleans. Curley, along with Michael Moore, is the co-founder of AxoSim, which uses a Nerve-on-the-Chip to test drugs quickly and efficiently.

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Congratulations to Hakm Murad, PhD July 2018

Hakm MuradCongratulations to Hakm Murad on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “Phenotypic Alterations in Cancer Cells Induced by Mechanochemical Disruption”, on July 17, 2018.


BME Alumnus Medals at the 2018 Edison Awards July 2018

Game CubesLuke Hooper, a biomedical engineering alumnus and the 2017 Tulane School of Science and Engineering’s 2017 Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year, won a bronze medal for his game Lumen at the 2018 Edison Awards.

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BME Students on Tulane Make48 Team June 2018

Make 48Biomedical engineering undergraduates, Kyra Rubenstein and Matthew Nice, are both members of the Tulane Make 48 team selected to compete in the APT/PBS reality show “Make48”. The competition will take place Aug 10-12 and air in September 2019.

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