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Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will bring his innovative Sickle Cell Disease research to France as a 2016 recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.

Student Brings Sickle Cell Disease Research to France with Chateaubriand Fellowship

Biomedical engineers at the UH Cullen College of Engineering have identified several new blood biomarkers that can help to predict which lupus patients will progress towards more severe forms of the disease.

Research Identifies New Blood Biomarkers for Lupus

A biomedical engineer at the University of Houston is developing new techniques to map the structural integrity of the human cornea, work that could lead to more effective therapies for degenerative corneal disease.

UH Engineer Targets Corneal Disease Through Imaging and Analysis

Joseph T. Francis, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has earned four grants amounting to more than $4 million since he joined the faculty at the UH Cullen College of Engineering less than six months ago.

Professor Earns Multiple Awards Worth Millions for Brain-Machine Interface Research

The UH Cullen College of Engineering is well on its way to becoming a Top 50 engineering college in the nation, earning a coveted spot on the list of the Best Engineering Schools of 2017 by U.S. News and World Report.

UH Engineering Climbs U.S. News Rankings, Earns Spot on List of Nation's Best Schools
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    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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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. In lupus patients, antibodies that are produced by the immune system’s B cells to protect the body against invading bacteria and viruses also attack the body’s healthy cells.

Engineering Professor Discovers Gene Linked to Lupus

Two professors at the UH Cullen College of Engineering earned a $200,000 Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award from the U.S. Department of Defense to further explore a quantitative assessment technique for systemic sclerosis (SSc). The autoimmune disorder is characterized by thickening of soft tissues in the body caused by accumulations of collagen. 

Award Allows Engineers to Pursue Technique for Assessing Systemic Sclerosis

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease without a cure and without a highly effective treatment option. Many scientists believe that genetics and environmental factors interact to cause immune cells in the human body to overreact and attack healthy cells and organs in the estimated 1.5 million Americans affected by the disease.

Engineering Research Shows Potential for Helping Lupus Patients

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.

Fish Oil Supplements Offer Promising Results for Lupus Patients

Student Success

The University of Houston’s petroleum engineering and biomedical engineering programs – the two newest for the Cullen College of Engineering – have been accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering Technology, or ABET, which focuses on college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

All eight UH undergraduate engineering programs now have ABET accreditation.

UH Biomedical, Petroleum Engineering Undergrad Programs Earn Accreditation

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day

Student Success

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s 11th annual Undergraduate Research Day took place on Thursday, October 22nd in the Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library and the Honors College. At the event, over 175 undergraduate students from 11 University of Houston colleges showcased their research with poster and oral presentations.

PHOTOS: 2015 Undergraduate Research Day

Kian Torabian, a biomedical engineering doctoral student at the UH Cullen College of Engineering, will bring his innovative Sickle Cell Disease research to France as a 2016 recipient of the Chateaubriand Fellowship.

Student Brings Sickle Cell Disease Research to France with Chateaubriand Fellowship

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