Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering
► Biomedical Engineering Faculty News

The Biomedical Engineering Program Welcomes Dr. Leyla Esfandiari to the Department of Biomedical, Chemical & Environmental Engineering!

Dr. Leyla Esfandiari has been appointed as an assistant professor in both the Electrical and Biomedical Engineering programs at the University of Cincinnati. She has a varied research background which includes work regarding microelectromechanical systems for both medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications.  Dr. Esfandiari graduated from University of California Irvine Biomedical Engineering Master’s program in 2008 and she earned her PhD in Bioengineering at UCLA. Dr. Esfandiari will also be heading UC’s Integrative BioSensing Laboratory. Welcome, Dr. Esfandiari!

► Biomedical Engineering Student News

BME Senior Emma Stumpf receives department travel award to present research

Emma Stumpf, a fourth year Biomedical Engineering student, received a departmental travel award and was therefore able to present her poster entitled: Microenvironment for in situ tissue engineering of diabetic myocardium following MI injury at the Midwestern BMES Conference held at the University of Akron. Previously, Emma had a co-op with DePuy Synthes, where she learned the environment of industrial research, and in the spring of 2014, she joined the laboratory of Dr. Daria Narmoneva.  The project’s team consisted of Wei Huang, Toloo Tagian, Elisabeth McWhorter, and Dr. Wang (UC's Department of Pathology) and their goal is to provide an environment in which tissue can effectively heal and integrate with existing healthy tissue after myocardial infarction.  Their research includes exploring the mechanisms for healing and trying to understand how they can merge these mechanisms in a microenvironment for injured tissue.