Bioengineering at Oakland University

Bioengineering at Oakland University Engineering Biology, or Bio-engineering, is an emerging interdisciplinary field that is based on the increasing symbiosis between the biological sciences and engineering disciplines.

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https://www.oakland.edu/oumagazine/news/cas/2020/ou-professor-awarded-550178-grant-by-national-science-foundation
08/19/2020
OU professor awarded $550,178 grant by National Science Foundation - College of Arts and Sciences - 2020 - News - OU Magazine - Oakland University

https://www.oakland.edu/oumagazine/news/cas/2020/ou-professor-awarded-550178-grant-by-national-science-foundation

Oakland University Professor Luis Villa-Diaz has been awarded a $550,178 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research on stem cell biology and the potential use of stem cells in regenerative medicine.“Stem cells are cells with the unique ability to divide into identical daughter...

Oakland University Undergraduate Admissions
07/11/2020

Oakland University Undergraduate Admissions

The College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering just launched the new Department of Bioengineering. This is the first co-governed academic department in OU’s history! Read more at: http://ow.ly/qQp050Aul5y.

03/21/2020
Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Hey undergraduates! For those of you planning to apply for the Kenny Scholarship (deadline April 1), I suggest you scan your application and email to me, rather than deliver it by paper. If you cannot scan, then just make a MS Word file with the same info as on the application form, and submit that.

If you are an undergraduate student in the Department of Physics, Chemistry, or Biological Sciences with a GPA of 3.7 or higher, you are eligible for the Kenny. Contact Brad Roth ([email protected]) for the application package.

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
02/08/2020
Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Dear colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to announce that we will again run our summer school on ‘The Physics of Life’, aimed at introducing physics undergraduates to the intellectual excitement and challenges at the interface of physics and biology. This program is sponsored by The Center for the Physics of Biological Function, a joint effort of The Graduate Center at CUNY and Princeton University that is supported by the National Science Foundation through the Physics Frontier Center program. The first two iterations of this program were great fun, and we are grateful to the many of you who recommended students in the past.

The school will take place at Princeton University from June 15-26, 2020 and involve a mix of lectures, tutorials, seminars, problem sessions and small projects. We hope both to convey the excitement of frontier research and to help solidify the students’ knowledge of core topics such as statistical physics and modern optical microscopy.

Our ideal candidate is a rising junior or senior physics major. We want to reach students in time to have an impact on their post-graduation plans, but when they have had enough physics background to allow for reasonably sophisticated discussion. They need not have more than a solid high school level knowledge of biology.

The school is tuition free and we are able to provide lodging and meals for all school participants through support from the NSF. We can not, however, provide travel funds for the students and appreciate your help in securing ways for your students to get to Princeton. If you can get them here, the school is provided free of charge.

Details can be found at https://biophysics.princeton.edu/education-outreach/summer-school. Application information is available at the web site, and questions can be sent to [email protected]. Although we have some flexibility, we will start reviewing applications on March 25, and hope to reach conclusions quickly.

All of the Center faculty are very excited to connect with your students, and they join me in expressing our thanks for your help with recruiting.

Best regards,
Josh

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Joshua W. Shaevitz
co-Director, Center for the Physics of Biological Function
Professor of Physics and the Lewis-Sigler Institute
Princeton University

02/06/2020
Meet Julianne, Visionary, Researcher

Meet Julianne, Visionary, Researcher

Julianna's sense of wonder and love of math and science leads her down a path toward biomedical engineering.

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology
01/13/2020
Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Enjoy Math, Statistics, and Computation? Intrigued by Big Data? Eager to Impact Public Health? Explore Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Harvard this Summer! The Summer Program in Biosta…

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
11/05/2019

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Hey undergrads in STEM: Have you thought about applying for the Goldwater Scholarship? The OU deadline is January 6, which is getting close. OU can nominate up to four students. Perhaps you can be one of them.

Hey All, Mark your Calendar!  Inaugural Open House for our new Department of Bioengineering will be held on Wednesday, N...
10/17/2019

Hey All,

Mark your Calendar! Inaugural Open House for our new Department of Bioengineering will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 11:00am-1:00pm, Oakland Center – Goldroom B/C. It will be a great opportunity to meet with the faculty and fellow students, and learn about program requirements, research, internship and career opportunities. Please refer to the attached flyer for details!
Make sure to follow the event on this page!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2476320122695898/

Hope to see you all there!

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
09/25/2019

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Hey undergraduate STEM majors: Apply for the Goldwater Scholarship. Deadline for the OU selection process is January 6. https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org

02/27/2019

Attn: OU Bioengineering Majors

02/27/2019

Dr. James Ewing at Henry Ford Hospital is looking for an undergraduate to do some routine data analysis, 12 to 16 hours per week on-site at HFH. He needs people who are comfortable with computers, preferably have some experience with linux, and can work with physical data. Undergrad physics or engineering students would be ideal. He can pay at a reasonable hourly rate. If interested, contact Brad Roth ([email protected]) for more information.

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
02/04/2019
Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

The Kenny Scholarship supports undergraduate students at OU in majors offered in the Departments of Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences. The amount varies, but you can look at the text below to see what the amount was last year. The Deadline is April 1. Get an application form from [email protected].

From 2017-2018 Center for BIomedical Research Annual Report:

The Michael P. and Elizabeth A. Kenny Merit Scholarship, which the CBR helps administer, continues to support outstanding undergraduates in the sciences. This year three current OU students received $7000 scholarships. Jake Farnsworth is a chemistry major who works with Assistant Professor Evan Trivedi. Farnsworth is lead author on an article published in the December 2017 issue of the journal Molbank. Julia Tituskin is a biology major who had previously been awarded the Gamboa Award by the Department of Biological Sciences. She works in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Thomas Raffel, and presented her research at the 2018 Michigan Academy of Science Arts & Letters Conference at Central Michigan University. Kayla Wiseman is a biomedical sciences major who works in the laboratory of CBR member Gerard Madlambayan studying acute myeloid leukemia. This year a fourth $7000 scholarship was awarded to an incoming freshman, Anna Karle, who recently graduated from Berkley High School and plans to major in biomedical sciences at OU this fall.

https://www.oakland.edu/oumagazine/2016/fall/giving/kenny-merit-scholarship/

Genome mapping used to save endangered parrots
02/01/2019
Genome mapping used to save endangered parrots

Genome mapping used to save endangered parrots

Species all around the world are going extinct and populations are dramatically decreasing more each day due to destructive human activity. The Puerto Rican parrot was one of these species. After massive deforestation and a very destructive hurricane hitting Puerto Rico in 1975, the Puerto Rican par...

Pathways to Science
01/07/2019

Pathways to Science

Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Engineering Mechanobiology
The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) seeks motivated undergraduate students for a summer research program. Students have the opportunity to participate in a 10-week, on-campus program at one of two (2) locations: the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia or Washington University in St. Louis. Many projects are interdisciplinary and provide opportunities to develop research skills in the physical sciences, biological sciences, and engineering. Students develop practical research skills: collaborating, designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and communicating results. Other aspects of the program complement the lab experience and are oriented toward professional development and career skills: seminars, journal clubs, and professional and career workshops, including training in ethics, innovation, and technology transfer. May 28 to August 2.
Application Deadline: Feb 1
https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.aspx?sort=SUM-UPenn-CEMB

Pathways to Science
01/07/2019

Pathways to Science

The BRITE REU at Boston U Bioinformatics focuses on computational and math fundamentals of bioinformatics analysis through research projects in a broad range of topics, including gene regulatory networks, metabolic networks, analysis of microbial communities, synthetic biology, enzyme structure and function, machine learning methods for cancer subtype classification, and sequence analysis algorithms for identifying genetic variation.
Students receive a stipend, housing, & meals. Travel to and from Boston University is covered & travel to a national, regional, or BU sponsored undergrad research conference in the fall to present a poster.
The BRITE REU is sponsored by NSF to increase access to graduate programs for underrepresented minority students, with the ultimate goal of increasing diversity at the STEM professoriate level.
Program Dates: June 3 - August 12.
Application Deadline: Feb 15.
https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.aspx?sort=SUM-BostonU-BRITE

Pathways to Science
01/04/2019

Pathways to Science

Now's the time! All programs in our database are fully funded and most are paid; we don't post programs that require tuition. Please tag, like and share with other students who could benefit from this information! http://ow.ly/niu430nb28s

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
10/30/2018

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

A cohort of Oakland University students just returned from the Sigma Xi Student Research Conference in San Francisco, California (October 26-28). Congratulations especially to graduate students Tyler Parsons and Roshan Timilsina, who both won medals for their research.

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
10/23/2018

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Hey OU undergraduates! Apply for a Goldwater Scholarship. This national award is the most prestigious a science or engineering major can receive. Contact Brad Roth ([email protected]) for questions, or go to https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
10/17/2018

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Thursday's physics colloquium (Oct 18, noon-1, 372 MSC) will be useful for all interested in how protons and other particles interact with biological tissue. Think Proton Cancer Therapy. All are welcome. Free donut!

10/05/2018
Hey all, Bioengineering Open House will be held tomorrow from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the artrium of EC building.  It will b...
10/01/2018

Hey all, Bioengineering Open House will be held tomorrow from 11:30am - 1:00pm in the artrium of EC building. It will be a great opportunity to meet with the faculty and fellow students, and learn about program requirements, research, internship and career opportunities. Please refer to the attached flyer for details!

09/27/2018
Oakland University Sociology Program

Oakland University Sociology Program

This event has been canceled: The Sociology Club is co-sponsoring an event with Pi Sigma Alpha. Elissa Slotkin (candidate for the MI 8 US House District) will be on campus Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM. She will be speaking in 302 Pawley Hall. We hope to see you there.

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
09/27/2018
Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

CBR member Jing Tang and her team of graduate students recently published an article in the September 2018 issue of the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology. They studied Improved Myocardial Perfusion PET imaging with MRI assisted reconstruction incorporating multi-resolution joint entropy (Volume 63, Article Number 175017). First author is graduate student Xinhui Wang, who is currently in the Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD Program. Coauthors include grad students Bao Yang, Matthew Adams, and Xiangzhen Gao.

This research was supported by a National Science Foundation CAREER award to Jing Tang (ECCS-1454552).

Abstract
Myocardial perfusion (MP) PET [Positron Emission Tomography] imaging plays an important role in risk assessment and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease. In this work, we developed an anatomy-assisted maximum a posteriori (MAP) reconstruction method incorporating a wavelet-based joint entropy (WJE) prior for MP PET imaging. Using the XCAT [4D Extended Cardiac Torso] phantom, we first simulated three MP PET datasets, one with normal perfusion and the other two with non-transmural and transmural regionally reduced perfusion of the left ventricular myocardium. We then simulated MP PET datasets of the three cases with respiratory and cardiac (RC) motion to represent realistic clinical situations. Moreover, two MR [Magnetic Resonance] image datasets of the same subjects without and with RC motion were simulated without the perfusion defect correspondence. Using the simulated data, the proposed method was evaluated quantitatively in terms of noise-contrast tradeoff, and compared with the post-smoothed maximum-likelihood and the conventional MAP methods. The detectability of perfusion defects with various myocardial coverage was also evaluated through receiver operating characteristic analysis using the channelized Hotelling observer. The results demonstrated that the WJE-MAP method improved the noise-contrast tradeoff, leading to significantly enhanced defect detectability over the other two methods in the non-transmural defects, while maintaining comparable performance in the transmural defect. In addition to the simulation study, the proposed method was further evaluated on the acquired PET/MRI data of a Jaszczak phantom with cold rods. Compared with the other two methods, the WJE-MAP method improved the tradeoff between noise and contrast in the smaller rods, thereby indicating its clinical potential for improving defect detectability in MP PET/MR imaging.

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research
09/27/2018
Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Oakland University Center for Biomedical Research

Hey Undergraduates!

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Program was created to encourage outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering and to foster excellence in those fields. Each scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually.

To be eligible, a student must 1) be a full-time sophomore or junior during the 2018-2019 academic year, 2) have a college grade-point average of at least "B" (3.0) and be in the upper fourth of their class, and 3) be a United States citizen or a permanent resident. Sophomores will be supported for their junior and senior years, while juniors will be supported for the senior year. OU is allowed to nominate up to four students. If more than four OU students apply, then a committee of OU faculty will select the four nominees.

If you want to be considered for nomination by OU, complete the Goldwater application at https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/ by January 4, 2019. Several parts of the application (e.g., writing the essay, obtaining official transcripts, arranging for letters of recommendation, etc.) require time, so get an early start.
For additional information, contact the faculty representative Brad Roth (Dept. Physics, [email protected], 166 HHS, x4871).

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society has their biweekly meeting this week Thursday, September 27th from 5:30 to 6...
09/26/2018

Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society has their biweekly meeting this week Thursday, September 27th from 5:30 to 6:30pm! It will be located in the Lake Erie room of the OC. Hope to see you there!

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