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An estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide live with a form of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disorder, and approximately 16,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year, according to the Lupus Foundation of America website. Almost 90 percent of those diagnosed with the disease are women between the ages of 15 and 44.

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The University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering’s bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.  All of the UH Cullen College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs are ABET accr

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Program Receives ABET Accreditation

A combination of ten university professors and industry professionals are joining the Cullen College of Engineering faculty at the University of Houston this semester. The majority are biomedical engineers with expertise ranging from brain-machine interfaces for control of prosthetic limbs to cell membrane research for diagnoses and treatment of diseases such as cancer.

Cullen College Welcomes Ten Engineering Professors

The 2015 Research & Innovation magazine exemplifies the University of Houston’s revolutionary scientific discoveries, scholarship and ingenuity.

UH Research & Innovation Magazine Now Available

UH Cullen College of Engineering professors are known for offering undergraduate students unique opportunities to get involved in high-level research projects. One such opportunity is available through the National Science Foundation's REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) Program.

UH Engineering Professors Offer Unique Research Experiences to Undergrads
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    We are Welcoming Five Distinguished Faculty Members to our Department.
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  • <a href="https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201507/journal-cover-features-uh-bioartificial-heart-research" target="_blank">Read more</a>
    We are engineering new strategies to grow bioartificial hearts.
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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 finding new treatments for lupus.
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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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Upcoming Events

Labor Day: Holiday
09/07/2015 - 11:00am

Upcoming Seminars

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Faculty Accolades

Metin Akay, founding chair of the biomedical engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an honorary doctoral degree in biomedical engineering and science from Aalborg University in Denmark on Friday, April 17.

Biomedical Engineering Chair Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Aalborg University
Birla (left) with Patel in his lab.

Researchers at the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering Artificial Heart Laboratory (AHL) have recently accomplished a feat valued to researchers across the world: their research was not only chosen for publication in a scholarly journal, but their illustrations were also chosen to serve as the journal’s cover art.

Journal Features Professor and Ph.D.’s Heart Muscle Research on Cover

Faculty Accolades

Metin Akay, founding chair of the biomedical engineering department at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, received an honorary doctoral degree in biomedical engineering and science from Aalborg University in Denmark on Friday, April 17.

Biomedical Engineering Chair Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Aalborg University
Birla (left) with Patel in his lab.

Researchers at the Cullen College’s biomedical engineering Artificial Heart Laboratory (AHL) have recently accomplished a feat valued to researchers across the world: their research was not only chosen for publication in a scholarly journal, but their illustrations were also chosen to serve as the journal’s cover art.

Journal Features Professor and Ph.D.’s Heart Muscle Research on Cover

Student Success

The department of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College regularly produces students who travel all over the world in the name of academia. Komal Rasaputra, post-doctoral fellow in biomedical engineering, was awarded a $750 fellowship to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York for a course held over the summer. The course, “Synthetic Biology,” took place over a two-week period.

BME Fellow Attends Synthetic Biology Course

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas

Student Success

The department of biomedical engineering at the Cullen College regularly produces students who travel all over the world in the name of academia. Komal Rasaputra, post-doctoral fellow in biomedical engineering, was awarded a $750 fellowship to attend the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York for a course held over the summer. The course, “Synthetic Biology,” took place over a two-week period.

BME Fellow Attends Synthetic Biology Course

Tuberculosis granulomas, which are collections of immune cells and bacteria, can aggregate in the human lung when people inhale Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the harmful bacteria that cause tuberculosis.  Immune responders, such as T-cells and macrophages, attempt to form granulomas by surrounding and containing the bacteria.

Conference selects post-doc’s paper on tuberculosis granulomas

Upcoming Events

Labor Day: Holiday
09/07/2015 - 11:00am

Upcoming Seminars

(no upcoming seminar)

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