Janus cubes

C&EN: Using magnetic cubes as microbots

Jan. 3, 2022

At the 2021 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies, North Carolina State University researchers outlined their work on janus cubes—polymer microparticles coated with metal on one side that can be used in drug delivery, in cell measurement or as miniature actuators. Professor Wyatt Shields participated in the research as a post-doctoral fellow at NCSU.

Contracting heart cells exert forces on their genetic material

The Conversation: Mechanical forces in a beating heart affect its cells’ DNA, with implications for development and disease

Dec. 21, 2021

In a new study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, Professor Corey Neu and his team found that mechanical forces can reorganize the genetic material inside the nucleus of heart cells and affect how they develop and function.

interface of skin and muscle

NIH Director's Blog: Capturing the Extracellular Matrix in 3D Color

Dec. 16, 2021

Sarah Lipp, a graduate student in the NIH-supported tissue engineering lab of Professor Sarah Calve, creates image showing the interface of skin and muscle during mammalian development.

Lind and Lynch

BME faculty among AB Nexus grant program fall 2021 award winners

Dec. 9, 2021

Seven new grants have been awarded to advance a wide range of projects, including research happening by Laurel Hind and Maureen Lynch.


Gopinath named Optica fellow for optics, nanophotonics contributions

Dec. 8, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professor Juliet Gopinath has been named a fellow of Optica for her pioneering contributions in optics and nanophotonics.


Nuclear deformation research could advance artificial tissue engineering

Dec. 2, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professor Corey Neu and Benjamin Seelbinder's (PhDMech’19) work, now published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, looks at how cells adapt to their environment and how a mechanical environment influences a cell. Their research has the potential to tackle major health obstacles.

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Student Spotlight: Caitlin Mascio

Dec. 1, 2021

Caitlin Mascio is a junior studying biomedical engineering who hopes to go to medical school one day. Her interests are in pediatric surgery or obstetrics and gynecology.

Maureen Lynch

Lynch named one of the 2022 Research & Innovation Office Faculty Fellows

Nov. 22, 2021

The Research & Innovation Office has announced the 2022 RIO Faculty Fellows cohort, comprised of 17 of the most promising faculty from across CU Boulder.


The value of core facilities from a researcher’s perspective

Nov. 18, 2021

Associate Professor Wil Srubar shares the importance of having core facilities, like the Materials Instrumentation and Multimodal Imaging Core (MIMIC) Facility, at public institutions.

Bottenus and Neu

Groundbreaking biomedical engineering innovators awarded $1.5 million in grants at Lab Venture Challenge finals

Nov. 12, 2021

Biomedical Engineering Professors Nick Bottenus and Corey Neu each won the Lab Venture Challenge 2021 Award in Biosciences.