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Retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration are both genetic disorders that can cause loss of vision and neither has a cure.

UH Research Team Examines Eye Disease with $2.5 Million Award

 

Four words you never want to hear from the eye doctor are retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Both are genetic disorders that can cause loss of vision and neither has a cure. A team of biomedical researchers at the University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering is now tackling both eye diseases by exploring a protein in the retina that links them: peripherin2 (prph2).

Under the Lens: Link Between Macular Degeneration and Retinitis Pigmentosa
ASIE 2019 Scholarship Winners courtesy photo from ASIE

The American Society of Indian Engineers and Architects (ASIE) awarded seven of their 22 engineering scholarships this year to students attending the UH Cullen College of Engineering. The selected undergraduate and graduate students represent six of the college’s seven engineering departments.

Here are the UH scholarship winners:

Engineering – Undergraduates

Seven UH Engineering Students Win 2019 ASIE Scholarships
Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76)

Klotz views engineering as a 'license to change the world.'

 

Houston civil engineer and UH Cullen College of Engineering alumnus D. Wayne Klotz (MSCE ’76) was named the keynote speaker for the college’s fall 2019 commencement on Friday, December 13. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas A&M University in 1974 and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the Cullen College in 1976.

Distinguished Alumnus Wayne Klotz To Speak At Fall 2019 UH Cullen College Commencement
UH Cullen College students Dalia Lezzar and Madeline Lu won big in the 3MT competition in the 2019 UH Graduate Research Showcase.

UH graduate students inspire each other with accomplishments

 

Cullen College Students Shine in UH Graduate Research Showcase
Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering

Kirill Larin Elected To AIMBE’s College of Fellow

 

The American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) elected Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at the UH Cullen College of Engineering to its prestigious College of Fellows.

UH Engineer Included Among Medical and Biological Engineering Elite
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  • UH BME Department Hosts University of Jayawardenapura
    UH BME Department Hosts University of Jayawardenapura

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  • The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members
    The UH Cullen College of Engineering Welcomes Seven New Faculty Members

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    We are improving disease detection methods

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    We are making blood transfusions safer

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    We are making groundbreaking discoveries in neuroscience

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    We are promoting collaboration, interdisciplinary research and idea sharing

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Transformative Research Empowering Patients to Monitor Themselves

 

With $5 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering biomedical researchers are moving the needle on early detection and monitoring of kidney nephritis, or inflammation, in patients who have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, known simply as lupus.

Researchers Developing Early Detection, Home Monitoring Tests for Lupus Nephritis
New brain biomarkers are key to improving the technology to make brain stimulators responsive, or smart.

University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment

 

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Gen Parkinson’s Disease Therapy

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Findings Could Help Seamlessly Integrate Prosthetics

 

A University of Houston engineer is reporting in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons, called the local field potential.

Research Moves Closer to Brain-Machine Interface Autonomy
Location of the seizure onset zone varies in each patient. The procedure to locate it begins with surgical insertion of electrodes.

Seizure Onset Zone Located Immediately, Dealt With

 

University of Houston associate professor of biomedical engineering Nuri Ince, who pioneered a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to detect the seizure onset zone (SOZ) in the brain, has been awarded $2.3 million by the National Institutes of Health to expand his testing in a large number of adult and pediatric epilepsy cases.

Testing New Treatment for Epilepsy Patients

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New brain biomarkers are key to improving the technology to make brain stimulators responsive, or smart.

University of Houston Researchers Report Adaptable Stimulation Treatment

 

Smart Brain Stimulators: Next-Gen Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
Megan Goh, a UH biomedical engineering alumna, is studying infantile brain disorders with a Fulbright grant.

Alumni Spotlight

 

Megan Goh (BSBE ’18), a 2018-2019 Fulbright grant recipient, is conducting research in Germany. She is studying how and when infantile brain disorders occur in animal models using photoacoustic imaging.

Cullen College Alumna Conducts Fulbright Research in Germany

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Megan Goh, a UH biomedical engineering alumna, is studying infantile brain disorders with a Fulbright grant.

Alumni Spotlight

 

Megan Goh (BSBE ’18), a 2018-2019 Fulbright grant recipient, is conducting research in Germany. She is studying how and when infantile brain disorders occur in animal models using photoacoustic imaging.

Cullen College Alumna Conducts Fulbright Research in Germany
UH Cullen College of Engineering doctoral student Faheem Ershad is focusing on stretchable and flexible electronics and developing soft neural interface devices.

Recipients Include Three Cullen College Coogs

 

Seven current and former University of Houston students – three of whom represent the Cullen College of Engineering – have earned highly coveted National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowships.

UH Students and Alumni Earn Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

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