Colored light investigated to control irregular heartbeat noninvasively

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $2.1 million four-year grant for cardiac optogenetics research led by Chao Zhou, PhD, associate professor of biomedical engineering at the McKelvey School of Engineering. Cardiac optogenetics allows researchers to control the opening and closing of ion channels, simulating different kinds of heart conditions, all the way […]

Zhou to pursue novel imaging method with Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness

Chao Zhou, PhD a Washington University in St. Louis engineer who develops novel optical imaging technologies for biomedical applications, has been awarded a Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness to pursue development of novel imaging methods for diagnostic uses. The three-year, $300,000 award provides flexible funds to scientists engaged in research working to […]

New technology offers faster, broader 3D imaging of retinas, feasibility study shows

Each year, more than 30 million people have their eyes scanned using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to detect for diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. While OCT takes excellent images, it is very sensitive to any movement — even breathing — by the patient, and is limited to a […]

Four McKelvey Engineering faculty receive LEAP awards

Four McKelvey School of Engineering faculty members received awards from the Skandalaris Center’s Leadership and Entrepreneurial Acceleration Program (LEAP). The LEAP Awards support Washington University faculty developing a product or innovation and provide industry connections and gap funding to stimulate Washington University technology commercialization, illuminate investment risk and rapidly accelerate development of validated projects. Out […]

Imaging technology could better monitor tumor growth, drug effectiveness

More than 90% of drugs in development never make it to market after failing in the testing process, either in cells in the lab, in small animals or in humans. A biomedical engineer in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis plans to improve on an existing imaging method that will […]

New faculty join McKelvey School of Engineering

Ten new faculty are set to join the McKelvey School of Engineering, bringing the total number of full-time faculty to more than 140, including 98 tenured and tenure-track faculty. “With opening of Henry A. and Elvira H. Jubel Hall for Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and with the ongoing construction of James M. McKelvey, Sr. […]