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  Penn Bioengineer Looking for Epigenomic Patterns Linked to Neurological Disorders
Jennifer Phillips-Cremins, assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering, has just been named one of the three 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Investigators. The New York Stem Cell Foundation has granted Phillips-Cremins $1.5 million for the next five years to study how the three-dimensional organization of DNA within cells directs the development of the human brain.
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  Danielle Bassett Receives 2014 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation in Bioengineering, has been selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship, often referred to as a “Genius Grant,” provides funding for creative, innovative, path-breaking work in a broad range of scholarly and artistic fields.
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  Arjun Raj Receives NSF CAREER Award
  Arjun Raj is the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award for his proposal, "Unraveling Homeostatic Mechanisms in Gene Expression Regulation: Integrating Research and Scientific Communication." The CAREER award is the NSF’s most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.
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  Dan Huh Receives 2014 NIH New Innovator Award
Dan Huh, Wilf Family Term Assistant Professor in Bioengineering, is a recipient of the NIH New Innovator Award. The highly competitive award grants Huh $1.5 million during the next five years to develop microfabricated systems that mimic diseased human lungs.

Rep Rap 3D Printing Blood Vessel Networks

Bioengineers from the University of Pennsylvania have turned the problem inside out by using a 3D printer called a RepRap to make templates of blood vessel networks out of sugar. Check it out!

The World is Your Classroom

Our students have the opportunity to serve anywhere, from providing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) outreach activities at the University and in Philadelphia area schools, to serving the needs of communities in Honduras, Cameroon and China using their technological and engineering knowledge.

Undergraduate Clinical Experience

In the course "Clinical Preceptorship in Bioengineering" (BE 400), students receive what few undegraduates in united states ever have the opportunity to experience: a chance to shadow renowned physicians for 10 weeks as they treat patients, perform surgeries, and diagnose disease.