Rice University has launched an interdisciplinary initiative to focus its strengths in advanced biomanufacturing techniques to solve grand challenges.
The iBIO initiative will bring Rice’s faculty and student talents to bear on problems that can be solved by programming bacteria, proteins or other biological agents to produce chemicals, catalyze reactions or sense conditions.
Rice University bioengineer and global-health pioneer Rebecca Richards-Kortum has received a coveted MacArthur Fellowship. Richards-Kortum, the founder and director of Rice’s award-winning Rice 360º Institute for Global Health, is the first Houston scientist, the first Houston woman and the first Rice faculty member to win the award.
Rice University bioengineering graduate students Eric Molina, Sonia Parra, Samantha Paulsen, and Reid Wilson have each been selected for a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) to support their investigations and training in clinical and biomedical engineering research.
Rice University bioengineer Antonios Mikos has been named winner of the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2017 Shu Chien Achievement Award.
J. David Hellums, the A.J. Hartsook Professor Emeritus in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, and of Bioengineering, former dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University, and a pioneer in biomedical research, died June 26 at the age of 86.
Big data has a bright future in personalized medicine, as demonstrated by an international competition centered at Rice University that suggested ways forward for treatment of patients with leukemia.
Rice University bioengineer Jane Grande-Allen has been named director of the Rice Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, effective July 1. The institute promotes cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing biology, chemistry and engineering.