David Corr, a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). David was selected for his innovative and transformative contributions to the study of skeletal muscle mechanics, musculoskeletal soft tissue engineering, and laser-based biofabrication. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Chair of Tissue and Cellular Engineering (TCE) Technical Committee of the Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference.
Mengzhou Li, a PhD candidate in Dr. Ge Wang's AI-based X-ray Imaging System lab, was selected for the highly competitive SPIE CT Conference Best Paper Award. His work is titled, "Motion correction for robot-based x-ray photon-counting CT at ultrahigh resolution."
Xinrui Song, a doctoral student in Dr. Pingkun Yan's Deep Imaging Analytics Lab, was selected as the Cum Laude poster winner for the Image Processing conference at the 2023 SPIE Medical Imaging Conference for his paper, "Distance map supervised landmark localization for MR-TRUS registration." This student paper award is a prize awarded to the first authors of high-quality papers within the Image Processing conference.
Xavier Intes and Margarida Barroso have been selected for funding of a new NCI R01 grant focusing on "AI enhanced lifetime-based mesoscopic in vivo imaging of tissue molecular heterogeneity".This is a 5-year grant with a budget of $3.9M and it is a joint effort between RPI, where Xavier is the PD and AMC, where Margarida serves as PI.
Jenny Ferina, a doctoral student in Juergen Hahn's lab, and Jiajin Zhang, a doctoral student in Pingkun Yan's lab, have both received the Belsky Award for Computational Sciences and Engineering.
The School of Engineering at RPI awards four Belsky awards each year to graduate students with a strong academic record and outstanding contributions to computer science engineering.
Rob Roy was a long time faculty member in BME and also served as head of the department from 1985-1994. It is with sadness that we were informed of him passing away on December 5. His obituary is shown below:
Frank Peters, a doctoral student in Dr. Leo Wan's lab, has been awarded the American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship for his project titled, "Spatiotemporal patterns of cell chirality in cardiac asymmetric morphogenesis." This is a prestigious, peer-reviewed fellowship covering two years. More information on the AHA Predoctoral Fellowship can be found here: https://professional.heart.org/en/research-programs/application-information/predoctoral-fellowship
Elizabeth Blaber has been award a NASA Space Biology grant for her work on "Unraveling the Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Senescence on Inhibition of Tissue Regeneration During Spaceflight and Amelioration by a Novel Countermeasure, PQQ". The $900k grant is a collaboration with OUHSC and UAB.