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No “Drunken Walks” for Cancer Cells in 3D

March 11, 2014

Because of results seen in flat lab dishes, biologists have believed that cancers cells move through the body in a slow, aimless fashion, resembling an intoxicated person who cannot walk three steps in a straight line. This pattern, called a random walk, may hold true for cells traveling across two-dimensional lab containers, but Johns Hopkins […]

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Wang Chosen for AFOSR’s Young Investigator Research Program

January 31, 2014

Chao Wang, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to receive a 2014 Young Investigator Research Program grant. The Young Investigators Program recognizes engineers and scientists who have received their PhDs or equivalent degrees within the last five years and who show exceptional […]

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Ostermeier Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

January 22, 2014

Marc Ostermeier, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering’s 2014 College of Fellows. AIMBE’s College of Fellows comprises a select group of about 1,500 people who have made significant and transformational contributions to medical and biological engineering. Ostermeier was recognized for his work on […]

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Gagnon Receives NSF’s Early CAREER Award

January 17, 2014

Zachary Gagnon, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected by the National Science Foundation to receive its prestigious CAREER Award, which recognizes the high level of promise and excellence in early stage scholars. The five-year grant of nearly $500,000 will support Gagnon’s work to develop inexpensive and portable biosensors for rapid, sensitive […]

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Photo of woman using a bicycle-powered grain grinder in Tanzania.

Tackling the World’s Engineering Challenges

January 15, 2014

Armed with energy, knowledge and a desire to make a difference, teams of Whiting School students are traveling the globe as part of a program that matches their engineering acumen with the problems of the developing world. Under the auspices of the Global Engineering Innovation Program,  students have traveled to the riverside village of Nazaçu in […]

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