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Improving treatment of spinal cord injuries

Rodgers and Binder developed first prototype of functioning device to remove water that causes swelling in spinal cord injury.
By Holly Ober |

Congratulations to B2K 2020 Graduates!

Congratulations to the 2020 graduates Maddie Chen, Jesse-Issa Hawatmeh and Daniel Chu! Maddie will be joining the M.S. graduate program in bioengineering at UCSD, Issa is coming to UCR for his bioengineering M. S. and Daniel is exploring options for graduate programs. We wish all of you the best in your futures!

Ray Advances to PhD Candidate

Congratulations to Raymond Yeung for advancing to PhD candidancy. Ray successfully defended his Oral Qualifying exam on Tuesday July 14, 2020. His research proposal was entitled "Computational modeling and experimental characterization for the optimization of a microfluidic particle sorting device for large-scale manufacturing of synthetic DNA oligonucleotides". Ray's research is sponsored by the NSF through...

Ray's Work on PVA-Carbon Nanotube Membranes Now Published

Exciting news that Raymond Yeung's manuscript entitled "Single and binary protein electroultrafiltration using poly(vinyl-alcohol)-carbon nanotube (PVA-CNT) composite membranes" is now published in PLOS One. This manuscript addressed the potential of using electrically conductive carbon nanotube-based composite membranes for effective electroultrafiltration of single and binary protein solutions. In this work α-lactalbumin (14.2 k Da) and hen...

Maddie Receives Mini-Grant to Study CFD Modeling of Flat Plate Particle Trajectories

Congratulations to Madeleine Chen for being awarded a mini-grant for her project entitled "Experimental and Computational Modeling of Flat Plate Particle Trajectories to Determine Optimal Particle Density in Helical Flows". Maddie will use COMSOL to model particles of flat rectangular shape in a helical flow apparatus. This work is in conjunction with our collaborative NSF...

New Publication in AIP Advances

Our research in collaboration with Professor William Grover's lab is now published in AIP Advances. This work demonstrates the principle of how differential densimetry can be used to determine the minute flowrates of our osmotic tranpsort device when reducing edema. We are now working to reduce the size of the device for in-vivo research. The...

US Patent Awarded for Osmotic Transport Device

The osmotic transport device (OTD) was awarded US Patent No. 10420918 on September 24, 2019 for the invention entitled "Compositions and methods for reducing traumatic edema of the central nervous system". This is a great step towards making this methodology realizable to help severe TBI and stroke patients undergoing craniectomies to improve recovery by controllably...

For UC Riverside Bioengineering Professor Immune System Research was Personal

Dimitrios Morikis, UC Riverside Professor of Bioengineering, passed away May 27, 2019. Professor Morikis is well known for his work in immunophysics and immunoengineering, where he used physics and engineering approaches to understand molecular mechanisms of immunology, develop disease models, and design new drugs and molecular sensors for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
By Angela Meluski |

Maddie Chen Presented Poster at 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Maddie Chen presented her research poster at the 2019 Undergraduate Research Symposium on May 14, 2019. Maddie's research poster is entitled "Modeling Fluid-Particle and Induced Particle-Particle Interactions in the Transport of Rectangular Particles in Microchannel Flow". Maddie is working with doctoral student Ray Yeung on this work. This work is also in collaboration with Professors...

Professor Rodgers Invited to Present at CSULB on March 29, 2019

Professor Rodgers has been invited to present a presentation entitled "On Becoming a Biomedical Engineer" at CSULB on March 29, 2019. His presentation is part of the BUILD (Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity) Student Training Core Team at California State University, Long Beach. The overall goal of CSULB BUILD is to strengthen and develop a...

Manuscript on Concentrating Osmometer Accepted in Review of Scientific Instruments

Concentrating Osmometer Manuscript Accepted in Review of Scientific Instruments

Article on Microparticle Pulmonary DNA Delivery Published

Manuscript on Microparticles for Pulmonary DNA Delivery Published in AAPS PharmSciTech
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Rodgers, Ford Receive NIH Grant to Study Device to Support Severe Stroke Patients

Professors Rodgers and Ford Receive NIH Support for Develop Device to Help Severe Stroke Patients
By Holly Ober |

Ray Yeung Presents Poster at the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting on October 18, 2018.

Ray presented his latest work entitled "Modeling Particle-Particle Interactions In The Transport Of Non-Spherical Particles In Microfluidic Channels" at the BMES Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the "Micro/Nano Fluidic Engineering and Lab-on-Chip Systems" session as part of the Nano and Micro Technologies track from 9:30am - 5:00pm. Ray's work is also co-authored...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Professor Rodgers Presented at the City of Hope on September 13, 2018

On September 13, 2018, Professor Rodgers reviewed the potential of the Osmotic Transport Device (OTD) for reducing brain swelling and delivering therapeutics for severe stroke patients at the City of Hope, Argyros Faculty Research Forum.
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Christopher S. Hale Successfully Defends PhD Thesis Entitled "Application of Direct Osmotherapy for Spinal Cord Injury and Other Aspects of Crowded Protein Osmotic Pressure"

In Chris' research, he successfully developed an Osmotic Transport Device (OTD) to reduce cerebral edema in the rat model in his interdisciplinary research with Professor Devin Binder in the School of Medicine. He also successfully developed a concentrating osmometer to produce osmotic pressure profiles from one sample. Chris also showed that, in the crowded protein...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

New Publication in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Our manuscript entitled "Interrogating the Osmotic Pressure of Self-Crowded Bovine Serum Albumin Solution: Implications of Specific Monovalent Anion Effects Relative to the Hofmeister Series" is published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, an ACS Publication, J. Phys. Chem B. 2018, 122 (33), pp. 8037-8040. We are excited about this work as it demonstrates the...
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Our Work on Significance of H2O2 in Ascorbate Cancer Therapy Published in FRB&M

Article addresses transport and reaction of hydrogen peroxide in cancer cells during ascorbate therapy
By V. G. J. Rodgers |

Rodgers, Grover, Co-PI with Brisk on $1.1 Million NSF Grant on Secure Cyber-Physical DNA Manufacturing

NSF grant to investigate DNA manufacturing.
By V. G. J. Rodgers |