Open Insulin, ‘DIY bio’ and the future of pharma

The development, manufacture and sale of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States is a complex landscape involving intellectual property and strict federal regulations. But according to Colorado State University scientists, the status quo of the U.S. pharmaceutical market may soon be turned on its head. That’s due in part to a growing community of do-it-yourself […]

BME Graduate Student Nguyen-Truong Receives Founder’s Award

Graduate Students from the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering presented 54 outstanding research posters at the 2018 Graduate Student Showcase on November 13. Congratulations go to Michael Nguyen-Truong, School of Biomedical Engineering, for receiving this year’s Founder’s Award for his presentation “Different Mechanical Properties Between Adult Sheep Right and Left Ventricles.” The Founder’s Award […]

Munsky’s groundbreaking advancements to predictive biological modeling published in PNAS

The Munsky group of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and their collaborators at Vanderbilt University are currently at the forefront of predictive modeling in Systems Biology research. Brian Munsky, School of Biomedical Engineering student Zachary Fox, and their co-investigators, Gregor Neuert and Guoliang Li of Vanderbilt University and Douglas Shepherd of the University […]

Research team makes cover of prestigious journal

In June, the Journal of Materials Chemistry B—Materials for Biology and Medicine featured research from Associate Professor Melissa Reynolds’ Therapeutic Materials and Biointerfacial Research team (Janet P. Yapor, Bella H. Neufeld, and Jesus B. Tapia). Reynolds holds a joint appointment with the School of Biomedical Engineering. Full story:!divAbstract

Synthetic biologists get $1.7 million to engineer world’s strongest biomaterial

It’s the most durable biological material you’ve never heard of: sporopollenin. This naturally occurring polymer coats and protects individual grains of plant pollen, and it’s been found in 500 million-year-old sediments. (It’s not the stuff that causes allergies ­– those are proteins within the pollen itself, not the coating.) Synthetic biologists at Colorado State University […]

2018 Senior Design Team Invited to International Design Competition

The Physically Pulsating Organ Model senior design team (Charlotte Mitchell, Amy Holcomb, Megan Miller, and Anthony Behle) sponsored by Applied Medical has been selected as finalists in the UBORA Design Competition 2018. The prototype has been developed to aid in training surgical residents. It consists of a vascular network capable of being remotely activated to […]

SBME Faculty Awarded Early-Career Awards

Congratulations to our SBME faculty who were awarded early-career awards! David Bark received the Career Development Award from the American Heart Association. Arun Kota received the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation. Brian Munsky received the Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award for Early Stage Investigators (MIRA) from the National Institutes of […]

First Annual Career Impact Awards

In May 2018, the Career Center hosted its first annual Career Impact Awards, an award show and lunch event in which members of the campus and Fort Collins community celebrated those who have made a significant impact on students’ careers. Senior Academic Advisor Brett Beal received the Distinguished Staff Member award for weaving career into […]