UCLA Bioengineering top 10 in National Research Council Rankings
UCLA Bioengineering ranked top 10 of all bioengineering doctorate programs across the country based on a recent evaluation by the independent National Research Council (NRC). Both survey-based and regression-based rankings placed UCLA BE in top 10. More details on the rankings can be found at http://www.nap.edu/rdp/
M.D./Ph.D. program in Bioengineering
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Bioengineering Study Finds that Bacteria Organize According to 'Rich-Get-Richer' Principle
Gerard Wong, professor of bioengineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, member of the California NanoSystems Institute, and professor of chemistry and biochemstry at UCLA led a team of researchers who elucidated the early formation of biofilms by developing algorithms that describe the movements of the different strains of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and by conducting computer simulations to map the bacteria's movements. P. aeruginosa can cause lethal, difficult-to-treat infections, including those found in cystic fibrosis and AIDS patients.
Researchers Lead by Professor Cun-Yu Wang Discover Possible Trigger for Spread of Head and Neck Cancer Cells
Led by Dr. Cun-Yu Wang, a UCLA School of Dentistry and Bioengineering professor and leading cancer scientist, the group identified the key epigenetic factor KDM4A, which modifies the molecular activation process of protein AP-1. AP-1 is known to regulate gene expression and promote metastasis of squamous cell carcinoma. Their findings show that squamous cell carcinoma's invasive growth could potentially be repressed by targeting KDM4A.
UCLA Bioengineers Simplify Fluid Flows by Removing Complex Math
Professor Aydogan Ozcan Speaks at Milken Institute Global Conference 2013