News & Events 2017 - 2018

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Upcoming Departmental Events February 2018

May 18: 
Order of the Engineer
May 19:  Graduation

Biomedical Engineering Alumni Honored May 2018

Two biomedical engineering alumni were honored at the Tulane School of Science and Engineering 10th Annual Alumni Awards ceremony. Jennifer Berumen, MD, received the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumna Award for her expertise in abdominal transplantation. Scot Ackerman, MD, was recognized for his patient advocacy and community awareness with the 2018 Outstanding Service Alumnus Award.

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Congratulations to Dr. Moore May 2018

Dr. Michael Moore has been appointed to a prestigious panel of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to review, score and recommend grant proposals. This appointment acknowledges Dr. Moore’s achievements in biomedical engineering.

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Biomedical Engineering Teams Shine at 2018 Novel Tech Challenge May 2018

Three teams including biomedical engineering undergraduate or graduate students won awards at this year's Tulane Novel Tech Challenge. The runner-up in the competition’s experienced division was won by graduate students Jessica Motherwell and Nick Hodges.

Seniors Adrian Jones, Bridget Daugherty and Adrianna Aliquo won the novice division’s runner-up for their project. Daniel Bolus, also a senior, is a member of team Helmet Lock, who won both the audience’s favorite project and first place in the novice division.

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Seniors Present at Engineering Expo May 2018

Seniors Present at Engineering ExpoBiomedical engineering students were among those presenting at the 2018 Tulane Engineering Design Expo on April 18. They presented the results of their yearlong team design projects. This course allows biomedical engineering students to incorporate everything learned in the classroom while addressing-healthcare related needs.

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Congratulations to Graduating Master’s Students April 2018

Congratulations to the following students, who are receiving their masters’ degrees this year: Justin Baris, Daniel Capone, Sam Luethy, Antonius Prader and Keith Watza.

Congratulations to Jason Ryans, PhD April 2018

Jason RyansCongratulations to Jason Ryans on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “A Reduced Dimension Approach to Multi-scale Modeling of the Lung”, on April 3, 2018.

Congratulations to Ashwin Sivakumar, PhD April 2018

Ashwin SivakumarCongratulations to Ashwin Sivakumar on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “Peripheral Nerve-On-A-Chip: Quantifying Myelination and Demyelination”, on April 3, 2018.

Congratulations to Katherine Elfer, PhD April 2018

Katherine ElferCongratulations to Ketherine Elfer on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “The development and evaluation of a pseudo-histological staining and image processing system for use in point-of-care ex-vivo fluorescence histology”, on March 29, 2018.

Congratulations to AxoSim April 2018

AxoSim, a company founded by Biomedical Engineering alumnus Lowry Curley and Professor MIchael Moore, recently won the Coulter IDEAPitch held during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week.  AxoSIm will use the $100,000 prize to develop automation and expand its marketing of the "nerve on a chip technology" it has developed for pre-clinical drug testing.

Congratulations to Lina M. Quijano, PhD March 2018

Dr Lina QuijanoCongratulations to Lina Quijano on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “Investigation of Early Events of Epimorphic Regeneration in a Comparative 3D in vitro Model”, on March 21, 2018.

Congratulations to Dr. Miller March 2018

Dr MillerDr. Miller has been awarded an Early Faculty Career Development Award by the NSF. This 5 year, $500,000 award will be used to develop a computer model to predict changes in the female reproductive system caused during pregnancy and other normal events.

Senior Research Conference March 2018

Senior Research Conference Students and Faculty gathered on February 8, 2017 at the Lavin Bernick Center for the 15th Annual Research Conference. This event allows seniors to present the results of their yearlong independent research or group projects. It highlights their effort and contributions to the field of biomedical engineering and demonstrates biomedical engineering's potential to the larger university.

A Force at Work February 2018

A Force at WorkFreshmen biomedical engineering and engineering physics students participate in a demo on forces during Statics recitation.





Engineering Mardi Gras February 2018

Engineering Mardi GrasBME and ENGP professors and students joined Tulane engineering alum Jack Laborde this month to consider loadings on floats during Mardi Gras parades.

BME Alum Head Baseball Coach at Southeastern January 2018

Matt Riser, a 2007 graduate of Tulane Biomedical Engineering, is the head baseball coach at Southeastern Louisiana University. Earlier this year Riser spoke at the American Baseball Coaches Association’s annual meeting.

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Alumnus appointed to the AEMD Board January 2018

Sabrina Martucci Johnson, an alumnus and member of the Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering Board, was recently appointed to the board of Aethlon Medical, Inc.  She will be assisting in bringing new medical devices to market.  Sabrina Martucci Johnson is the Founder and CEO of DARE Bioscience, a healthcare company committed to the advancement of innovative products in women's reproductive health.


Fall 2017

Congratulations to Mei Wang, PhD. December 2017

mei-wangCongratulations to Mei Wang on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “Video Rate Structures Illumination Microscopy for Rapid On-Site Pathology Evaluation”, on December 1, 2017.

Congratulations to Liana Boraas, PhD. December 2017

lianna-borassCongratulations to Liana Boraas on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “The Effect of Cytoskeletal Perturbation on Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation”, on November 28, 2017.

Biomedical Engineering Celebrates 40th Anniversary November 2017

biomedical-40-anniversaryThe Tulane Department of Biomedical Engineering celebrated its 40th anniversary with a 3-day event. The celebration started with a panel discussion including past and present faculty, alumni and current students followed by a tour of the downtown laboratories at the John Bennett Johnston Building. In the evening everyone gathered at the Audubon Zoo Tea Room for a gala dinner. Steve Gleason, former New Orleans Saint and ALS battler, was the Surhen lecturer. On Friday the department hosted lab tours on the Uptown Campus and on Saturday the event was capped with tailgating before the Tulane homecoming game.

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