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Meet one of Popular Science magazine’s ‘Brilliant 10’

September 21, 2021

Michael Giacomelli, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

Rochester biomedical engineer Michael Giacomelli is pursuing a quicker way to detect skin cancer.


Professor Danielle Benoit awarded NSF Grant

June 1, 2021

Headshot of Professor Danielle BenoitCongratulations to Professor Danielle Benoit who was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Materials Research for her project, “Next-generation PEGylation: antifouling and immunoevasion semi-randomized zwitterionic peptides.” Co-Principal Investigators on this project are Andrew White and Minsoo Kim (URMC Microbiology and Immunology). 


Marian Ackun-Farmmer Receives SFB Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award

May 26, 2021

marian SFB


Professor Benoit receives University Research Award

May 21, 2021

Congratulations to Professor Danielle Benoit, who has received a 2021 University Research Award with Professor Anne Meyer, associate professor of biology, and Professor Jin Xiao, associate professor of dentistry, for their project, “Biofilm-on-a-chip: Development of a microphysiological platform to revolutionize treatment paradigms.” University Research Awards (URA) provide “seed” grants for promising, high-risk projects, says Robert Clark, provost and senior vice president for research. The fund has been increased from $500,000 annually to $1 million with half of the funding coming from the President’s Fund, and the rest being matched by the various schools whose faculty members are recipients. Recipients must demonstrate that their projects favor new research with a high probability of being leveraged by future external funding. 


Apt analogies help veteran convey his HIV research

April 30, 2021

Apt analogies help veteran convey his HIV research


UR BME celebrates 20 years

April 21, 2021