Interdisciplinary team uncovers potentially groundbreaking laser application

Vitaly Gruzdev, assistant research professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at MU, and his co-investigators — former MU Engineering faculty member Dmitry Korkin, MU Biochemistry faculty members Brian Mooney and Jay Thelen, and colleaguesJesper Havelund and Ian Max Moller from Aarhus University in Denmark  — began studying how ultrashort laser pulses aimed at targeted … Continued

Changing the cryopreservation game

Cryocrate, a company founded by an MU College of Engineering researcher and housed within the Missouri Innovation Center, is completely reshaping the manner in which cells and tissue are preserved. Read more…

Bioengineering grad student lands prestigious optics scholarship

MU Bioengineering graduate student Mason Schellenberg has done extensive work developing a handheld device to better determine the severity of burn wounds using ultrasound in his time in the lab of Heather Hunt, assistant professor of bioengineering. His efforts caught the attention of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the world’s leading society for … Continued

Path of fellowships leads recent alum to Germany

Bioengineering alumna Carly Garrow will be working in the lab of Felix Nickel of Universität Heidelberg, whose research specializes in laparoscopic surgery, a type of surgery that uses fiberoptic instruments to examine organs and other internal parts of a patient. She previously worked in Nickel’s lab during a study abroad trip before her junior year as … Continued

Undergraduate research leads bioengineer to prestigious summer program

Sophomore bioengineering major Sarah Gebken recently was accepted to a 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates program at prestigious Johns Hopkins University, and she’ll be spending her summer in Baltimore working in the classroom and the lab on a cutting-edge bioengineering project. “I’m hoping to do something with possibly gene therapy or maybe biomaterials,” Gebken said when … Continued

Bioengineering, Medicine team up on laser dermatology breakthrough

Have a particularly problematic tattoo you want to get rid of? Looking to get rid of troublesome body hair? Removing both requires getting laser light deep into the skin, past the protective layer of melanin. Currently, the process requires high powered lasers to get through the top, protective layer of skin deeper into the tissue, … Continued

Silver ions prove effective in preventing, killing MRSA while forming bone

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, infections are a critical problem in the medical world, including the area of regenerative medicine. This form of antibiotic-resistant staph infection can cause serious complications after typical invasive procedures and can be easily spread through skin-to-skin contact. MRSA is one of the foremost causes of osteomyelitis, a disease that … Continued

Coulter Program continues unique support of biomedical research

The University of Missouri College of Engineering and School of Medicine received approximately $500,000 in funding for cutting-edge biomedical innovations from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and an additional $4 million investment from MU to continue the program. Read more of the article

Sensors increase ability to predict senior citizen falls

The Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, led by Marjorie Skubic from the University of Missouri College of Engineering and Marilyn Rantz of the Sinclair School of Nursing, has provided several breakthroughs as part of its mission to help senior citizens stay in their homes longer via cutting-edge ways of monitoring their health. The latest … Continued

Collaborative effort leads to improvements in knee repair

Osteochondral allografts, tissue surgically transplanted from one person to another, are key components in alleviating osteoarthritis, particularly in the knee. The problem is the limited window of time between being taken from donor cadavers and when they can be implanted effectively and viably in the recipient’s joint. Ferris Pfeiffer, an assistant professor of bioengineering, and … Continued