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Fall 2019

Congratulations to Heng (Vivien) Hu, PhD.
November 2019
Congratulations to Heng (Vivien) Hu on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “Endothelial dysfunction and circulating cell adhesion to endothelium in atherosclerosis, diabetes, and cancer”, on November 19, 2019.

Congratulations to Master's Student
November 2019
Congratulations to Andrew Markel who received his master's degree on November 19, 2019.

Spring/Summer 2019

Congratulations to Master's Students
August 2019
Congratulations to the following students, who received their masters' degrees this year:  Chengxi Wu and Zhiyu Deng.

Congratulations to Devon A. Bowser, PhD.
August 2019
Congratulations to Devon Bowser on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “Engineering In Vitro Neural Microphysiological Systems”, on August 12, 2019.

Congratulations to Nicholas Hodges, PhD.
July 2019
Congratulations to Nicholas Hodges on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “Development Of The Rat Mesentery Culture Model For The Multi-System Investigation Of Microvascular Network Growth”, on July 26, 2019.

Congratulations to Akinjide R. Akintunde, PhD.
July 2019
Congratulations to Akinjide Akintunde on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “Mathematical Modeling to Elucidate Underlying Matrix Mechanisms in the Mechanical Response of Biological Soft Tissues”, on July 1, 2019.

Congratulations to Graduating Master's Students
May 2019
Congratulations to the following students, who are receiving their masters' degrees this year: Megan Escott, Clara Ives, Adam Kolkin, Guang Li, Dinika Singh, Joshua Yao and Junjie Zhong.

Congratulations to Daishen Luo, PhD.
April 2019
Congratulations to Daishen Luo on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, “Quasi-Static Acoustic Tweezing for Small Volume Blood Coagulation Analysis”, on April 26, 2019.

Congratulations to Samantha L. Kurtz, PhD.
April 2019
Congratulations to Samantha Kurtz on completing her doctoral studies. She presented her dissertation defense, “Diffusion Kinetics, Ductal Targeting, and Efficacy of Transpapillary Drug Delivery for Breast Cancer Prevention”, on April 24, 2019.

BME Team Wins Tulane Novel Tech Challenge
April 2019
Hannah Eherenfeldt and Benjamin Knapp, both seniors in biomedical engineering, were the winners at the 2019 Tulane Novel Tech Challenge. Their team, ReSuture, is a medical simulation venture focused on developing realistic vascular surgery simulations.

Don’t Sweat It, a team composed of biomedical engineering students Alex Kubosiak, Stephen Hahn, Mostafa Meselhe, Arjun Sree Manoj and Jackson Levine along with neuroscience major Ben Lichtfield, won the Audience Favorite Award.

Graduate elected AIMBE Fellow
April 2019
Maria Oden, who graduated with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane in 1994, was recently elected to the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows.

Seniors Present at Engineering Capstone Design Expo
April 2019
Biomedical engineering students were among those presenting at the 2019 Tulane Engineering Capstone Design Expo on April 10. They presented the results of their yearlong team design projects. This course allows biomedical engineering students to incorporate everything learned in the classroom while addressing-healthcare related needs.

Congratulations to Derek C. Dashti, PhD.
April 2019
Congratulations to Derek Dashti on completing his doctoral studies. He presented his dissertation defense, "Bioengineering an Anti-inflammatory Decellularized Electrospun Polycaprolactone/Chitosan Hollow Tube for Organ Repair: 1st Therapeutic Application for the Esophagus", on January 23, 2019.

Senior Research Conference
February 2019
Students and Faculty gathered on January 31, 2019 at the Lavin Bernick Center for the 17th Annual Research Conference. This event allows seniors to present the results of their yearlong independent research or design projects. It highlights their effort and contributions to the field of biomedical engineering and demonstrates biomedical engineering’s potential to the larger university.