The tremendous rate of growth in our undergraduate and graduate degree programs is being matched by recruitment of new faculty and teaching staff and implementation of innovative curricula and research programs. We are fortunate in having a world-class industrial advisory board that is helping us set new directions in education, research, outreach and training.

Research in bioengineering is creating new technologies in traditional and regenerative medicine, prosthetics, biomaterials and molecular biotechnology that result in cheaper, smarter and faster approaches to detect, diagnose and treat human disease. Our faculty and staff are actively engaged in research at the interface of engineering, life sciences, and medicine. We prepare undergraduate and graduate students for exciting and meaningful careers in bioengineering through innovative approaches to teaching and research training. In addition to highlighting the benefits of bioengineering research and associated technologies, we must also address potential negative impacts of the field on the lives of human beings through the promotion of high ethical standards and social responsibility, hallmarks of our university.

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Submissions from 2014

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Function, Structure, and Stability of Enzymes Confined in Agarose Gels, Prashanth Asuri and Jeffrey Kunkel

Submissions from 2013

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Advances in homology directed genetic engineering of human pluripotent and adult stem cells, Kalpith Ramamoorthi, Donald Curtis, and Prashanth Asuri

Submissions from 2012

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Soft microenvironments promote the early neurogenic differentiation but not self-renewal of human pluripotent stem cells, Albert Keung, Prashanth Asuri, Sanjay Kumar, and David Schaffer

Submissions from 2011

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Directed Evolution of Adeno-associated Virus for Enhanced Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Prashanth Asuri, Melissa Bartel, Tandis Vazin, Jae-Hyung Jang, Tiffany Wong, and David Schaffer

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An Evolved Adeno-associated Viral Variant Enhances Gene Delivery and Gene Targeting in Neural Stem Cells, Jae-Hyung Jang, James Koerber, Jung-Suk Kim, Prashanth Asuri, Tandis Vazin, Melissa Bartel, Albert Keung, Inchan Kwan, and David Schaffer