News

2017

Ray Wang receives a NIH predoctoral fellowship.

Melissa Hernandez receives a NIH predoctoral fellowship.

Melissa Hernandez receives a Society for Biomaterials STAR honorable mention and a SFB Drug Delivery Special Interest Group Student Research Award.

Marty Spang 
is selected as a Gordon Fellow for the Jacobs School of Engineering

Nicole Friend 
receives a Cato T. Laurencin Travel Fellowship to attend the Society for Biomaterials
 meeting.

Pamela Duran is selected
 as a  predoctoral trainee in the NIAMS Training Grant on Translational Musculoskeletal Research.

Jessica Ungerleider receives a NIH predoctoral fellowship.

Dr. Luthi receives a NIH postdoctoral fellowship.

Dr. Christman is appointed as Associate Dean for Students in the Jacobs School of Engineering.

2016 

Melissa Hernandez receives the second place poster award at the TERMIS-NA meeting in San Diego.

Eti Sinha is awarded the Genentech US Biologics Technical Development Outstanding Student Award.

Dr. Christman and collaborator Dr. Alperin receive a 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) award

Dr. Christman is promoted to full Professor in the Department of Bioengineering.

Julian Garcia receives a Dept. of Bioengineering Outstanding Research Award. 

Melissa Hernandez and Marty Spang are selected as a predoctoral trainee in the NHLBI Training Grant on Integrative Bioengineering of Heart, Vessels and Blood.

Jessica Ungerleider is selected as a Gordon Fellow for the Jacobs School of Engineering. 

Dr. Christman is elected a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

2015 

Sophia Suarez successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Todd Johnson wins the 2015 Shunichi Usami Memorial Awar.d

Ray Wang is selected as a predoctoral trainee in the NHLBI Training Grant on Integrative Bioengineering of Heart, Vessels and Blood.

Gillie Agmon wins 4 Department of Bioengineering awards including the Department Excellence and Research Awards.

Jean Wang Wassenaar successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Christman is appointed as a member of the NIH Bioengineering, Technology, and Surgical Sciences (BTSS) Study Section. 

Todd Johnson successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.

Jessica Ungerleider is selected to participate in the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

2014

Todd Johnson and Sophia Suarez both receive a Siebel Scholars Award.

Jessica Ungerleider receives a fellowship from the Interfaces Graduate Program.

Nikhil Rao successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Christman is highlighted in the UCSD ad in the Sunday New York Times.

Dr. Christman is elected a Fellow of the American Heart Association.

Jean Wang receives an American Heart Association predoctoral fellowship.

Jean Wang receives the best poster award at UCSD Bioengineering Day and the runner-up award for best Bioengineering poster at the UCSD Jacobs School Research Expo.

Jean Wang is selected to participate in the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Gillie Agmon receives the Society for Biomaterials 2014 C. William Hill Scholarship.

Adam Young receives the Society for Biomaterials 2014 Student Award for Outstanding Research.

2013


Adam Young successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Christman is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure.

Dr. Christman is selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 2013 US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. (UCSD news release)

Adam Young wins 2nd place in the UCSD Entrepreneurship Challenge Business Plan Competition.

Nikhil Rao receives the best presentation award at UCSD Bioengineering Day.

Sonya (Seif-Naraghi) Sonnenberg receives a STAR (Student Travel Achievement Recognition) award from the Society for Biomaterials.

Our Science Translational Medicine paper is selected for the journal's monthly podcast, and is highlighted by Nature Medicine, the San Diego Union Tribune, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg, and several other news outlets.

Adam Young receives the audience vote at the UCSD Entrepreneur Challenge Elevator Pitch competition.

Sonya (Seif-Naraghi) Sonnenberg is selected as a Gordon Fellow at the Jacobs School Gordon Engineering Leadership Center.


2012

Sonya (Seif-Naraghi) Sonnenberg successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Christman and collaborator Dr. Nathan Gianneschi in Chemistry receive a NIH Director's Transformative Research Award.

Dr. Christman receives the 2012 TERMIS-Americas Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Christman receives 2nd Place in the Wyss Institute - IEEE EMBS Awards for Translational Research.

Nikhil Rao is selected as a predoctoral trainee in the NHLBI Training Grant on Integrative Bioengineering of Heart, Vessels and Blood.

Jean Wang receives a CIRM Predoctoral Fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Training Program at UCSD.

Aboli Rane successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Adam Young receives an Acta Biomaterialia Student Award.

Dr. Christman receives an American Heart Association Western States Innovative Sciences Award.

Sophia Suarez is accepted into the UCSD Med into Grad Program.

Dr. Christman is selected as the UCSD faculty delegate for UC Day on Capital Hill to talk with California Congressmen/women and Senators about the importance of funding biomedical research.

Our work on a catheter deliverable biomaterial for treating myocardial infarction is highlighted by the San Diego Tribune, KPBS, The Osgood File, Reuters, and numerous other news outlets.

Todd Johnson receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Adam Young receives a ASEE/NSF Engineering Fellowship to work at Cytograft this summer.

2011

Jessica DeQuach successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Dr. Grover receives a AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship

Jessica DeQuach receives a Siebel Scholars Award.

Jessica DeQuach receives the 2011 TERMIS Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Outstanding Student Award.

Sonya Seif-Naraghi is selected as a Gordon Scholar.

Sophia Harrison receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Todd Johnson is selected as a predoctoral trainee in the NHLBI Training Grant on Integrative Bioengineering of Heart, Vessels and Blood.

The poster on Jen Singelyn's thesis work wins 3rd place out of over 400 posters at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

Jessica DeQuach receives a STAR (Student Travel Achievement Recognition) Honorable Mention from the Society for Biomaterials.

2010

Jen Singelyn's thesis work is selected as a Best Poster Award finalist at the American College of Cardiology's Scientific Sessions to be held in New Orleans in April.

Aboli Rane receives the AHA Women in Cardiology Trainee Award for Excellence.

Nikhil Rao receives a fellowship from the Interfaces Graduate Program.

Jennifer Singelyn successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis.

Jessica DeQuach wins $5K in the TATRC Grand Challenge at the 11th Annual UC Wide Bioengineering Symposium.

Jessica DeQuach is selected as a semi-finalist in the TATRC competition at the 11th Annual UC Wide Bioengineering Symposium in June in Davis.

Sonya Seif-Naraghi was runner up for Bioengineering with her poster at UCSD's Research Expo.

Adam Young receives a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jen Singelyn receives a Keystone Symposia scholarship for the upcoming meeting on Cardiovascular Development and Repair.

2009

Dr. Christman receives a UK-US Collaboration Development Award to begin a new collaboration with Dr. Paula Mendes at the University of Birmingham.

Jen Singelyn receives a Siebel Scholars award.

Dr. Christman is highlighted in the Women to Watch section of IEEE Women in Engineering Magazine.

Dr. Christman co-founds Ventrix, Inc. to translate and commercialize our cardiac ECM hydrogel technology for treating myocardial infarction.

Dr. Christman receives an Early Career Translational Research Award from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

Jessica DeQuach and Jennifer Singelyn both receive first place at the 10th Annual UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium in the Biomaterials, and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine tracks, respectively.

Aboli Rane receives a NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowship.

Amar Miglani receives the Best Research Poster Award at the department's Bioengineering Day.

2008

Dr. Christman is featured in the La Jolla Light

Aboli Rane receives a San Diego Fellowship from UCSD.

Dr. Christman receives a NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Jessica DeQuach receives a CIRM Predoctoral Fellowship from the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Training Program at UCSD.