Kaitlin Mccreery in the lab.

Advancing regenerative medicine as a CU Boulder biomedical engineer

Sept. 7, 2022

Kaitlin Mccreery (MechEngr MS’20, BioEngr PhD’22) is pushing the frontiers of human cartilage research as a biomedical engineering PhD graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder. Mccreery is one of the first students to earn a PhD from the program, which began at CU Boulder in 2020 to bridge the...

Rahie Talukder

BME Industry Perspective: Biomedical engineering at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Aug. 8, 2022

Biomedical Engineer Rahie Talukder shares what her experience has been like working for the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. As someone who was always interested in medicine, Talukder attended the University of Colorado Denver as a biology and pre-med major. She then earned her master’s degree in biomedical engineer from the University of Denver.

Murdoc Khaleghi

BME Industry Perspective: Founding multiple companies as a chief medical officer

July 11, 2022

Murdoc Khaleghi is a career chief medical officer and board member with five exits. His career has been spent in both hospitals and start-ups. After becoming the founding Chief Medical Officer of the start-up Everly Health, Khaleghi proceeded to continue getting involved in health tech start-ups, often as the co-founder. Many of those start-ups have gone public or become unicorns.

Chad Healy

Student Spotlight: Chad Healy

July 11, 2022

Chad Healy is a PhD student researching how the brain controls movement in Professor Alaa Ahmed’s lab. He returned to finish his PhD in 2021 after taking a break from his studies to complete an internship with SpaceX.

Mia Fox

Student Spotlight: Mia Fox

June 13, 2022

Mia Fox is a rising senior in the Biomedical Engineering Program who is completing an internship this summer with CONMED, a medical device company with a location in Denver. She hopes her innovative work will one day help save lives.

Kelly Gazarik

BME Industry Perspective: Working as a software project engineer at Medtronic

June 13, 2022

Kelly Gazarik, a University of Colorado Boulder alumna, helped launch the Biomedical Engineering Program. Gazarik now works for Medtronic as a software project engineer after interning for the medical device company in summer 2018.

aspero medical

Mark Rentschler's company Aspero Medical awarded $250,000 in advanced-industries grants

May 25, 2022

The Proof-of-Concept and Early Stage Capital and Retention Grants were awarded by COEDIT’s Global Business Development Division. The grants are intended to “drive innovation, accelerate commercialization, encourage public-private partnerships, and increase access to early-stage capital across the state from Dolores to Grand Junction to Fort Collins."

losing control

Alaa Ahmed's neural control of movement research featured in Sports Illustrated podcast

May 11, 2022

The yips has been described as a wiring problem in the brain. But what is a wiring problem in the brain? Host Justin Su’a talks with Professor Alaa Ahmed on how her cutting edge work focuses on the neural control of movement, or how the brain controls the body.

Jair Castillo

Student Spotlight: Jair Castillo

May 9, 2022

Jair Castillo is a PhD student studying ultrasound molecular imaging in Professor Mark Borden’s lab. His goal is to help improve preventative healthcare to detect diseases like cancer in the early stages – giving patients better outcomes.

BME graduates

Congrats to the spring 2022 biomedical engineering graduates

May 3, 2022

Eight graduate students are graduating from the Biomedical Engineering Program this spring. Two have earned their doctoral degrees and six have earned master's degrees.

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