BME Run Club

October 3, 2017

The BME GSA will be starting starting up a weekly run club on NC State’s campus! If you are interested, please fill out this doodle poll so we can find a good day/time and be sure to include your e-mail. If you have any questions, contact Bretta ( or Ashlyn (

Wanted: UGSA Rep

October 18, 2016

GSA is currently in dire need of a new UGSA representative to attend monthly council meetings at NCSU. If you’re interested in joining GSA and filling the role, let us know!

UGSA Representative Roles:

  1. Attend monthly all council meetings at NCSU, involving GSA representatives from all departments. Meetings are at 7pm the last Monday of every month
  2. Serve on an internal committee which also meets monthly (e.g. teaching effectiveness, social, outreach). 
  3. Report back any relevant information to the BME GSA officers. 

Our attendance at these meetings is mandatory to maintain active standing as an organization and receive our chapter rebate each year.  

Events Calendar Issue

August 26, 2016

Hey everyone,

There’s been an issue with the import settings for the events calendar. The plugin developers are currently working on it but in the mean time, you can access the GSA calendar through this link:

GSA Calendar

Hopefully this gets resolved soon…

Department News — May 2016

May 27, 2016

Recent news updates from the department:

  • Paul Dayton Receives 2016 Biomedical Wellness Pioneer Award from Society of Optics and Photonics – 

    One of BME’s own faculty, Dr. Paul Dayton, took home the 2016 Biomedical Wellness Pioneer Award from this year’s Meeting of the Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE) conference titled “Sensing and Analysis Technologies for Biomedical and Cognitive Applications.” The award was presented to Dr. Dayton for his pioneering work in new ultrasound technologies for noninvasive imaging of cancer angiogenesis.

  • Zhen Gu Receives 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship – 

    BME faculty Dr. Zhen Gu has recently been awarded a 2016 Sloan Research Fellowship (, an award that honors early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars and the next generation of scientific leaders. 

  • BME Student Stephanie Cone Receives National Science Foundation Fellowship – 

    Stephanie Cone, a BME graduate student based at NC State, has been awarded a 2016 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. The program is the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, recognizing outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. 

  • Department Publications:

Qian C, Yu J, Chen Y, et al. Anticancer Therapy: Light-Activated Hypoxia-Responsive Nanocarriers for Enhanced Anticancer Therapy (Adv. Mater. 17/2016). Adv Mater Weinheim. 2016;28(17):3226.

Rao SR, Shelton SE, Dayton PA. The “Fingerprint” of Cancer Extends Beyond Solid Tumor Boundaries: Assessment With a Novel Ultrasound Imaging Approach. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2016;63(5):1082-6.

Cummins BM, Ligler FS, Walker GM. Point-of-care diagnostics for niche applications. Biotechnol Adv. 2016;34(3):161-76.

Attayek PJ, Ahmad AA, Wang Y, et al. In Vitro Polarization of Colonoids to Create an Intestinal Stem Cell Compartment. PLoS ONE. 2016;11(4):e0153795.

Yu J, Zhang Y, Sun W, et al. Internalized compartments encapsulated nanogels for targeted drug delivery. Nanoscale. 2016;8(17):9178-84.

Bagó JR, Pegna GJ, Okolie O, Mohiti-asli M, Loboa EG, Hingtgen SD. Electrospun nanofibrous scaffolds increase the efficacy of stem cell-mediated therapy of surgically resected glioblastoma. Biomaterials. 2016;90:116-25.

Huang H, Crouch DL, Liu M, Sawicki GS, Wang D. A Cyber Expert System for Auto-Tuning Powered Prosthesis Impedance Control Parameters. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016;44(5):1613-24.

Wang C, Ye Y, Hochu GM, Sadeghifar H, Gu Z. Enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy by Microneedle Patch-Assisted Delivery of Anti-PD1 Antibody. Nano Lett. 2016;16(4):2334-40.

Weerakoon-ratnayake KM, Uba FI, Oliver-calixte NJ, Soper SA. Electrophoretic Separation of Single Particles Using Nanoscale Thermoplastic Columns. Anal Chem. 2016;88(7):3569-77.

Oneil CE, Jackson JM, Shim SH, Soper SA. Interrogating Surface Functional Group Heterogeneity of Activated Thermoplastics Using Super-Resolution Fluorescence Microscopy. Anal Chem. 2016;88(7):3686-96.

Pinto MJ, Alves PL, Martins L, et al. The proteasome controls presynaptic differentiation through modulation of an on-site pool of polyubiquitinated conjugates. J Cell Biol. 2016;212(7):789-801.

Shelton SE, Lindsey BD, Tsuruta JK, Foster FS, Dayton PA. Molecular Acoustic Angiography: A New Technique for High-resolution Superharmonic Ultrasound Molecular Imaging. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2016;42(3):769-81.

Chang EH, Chong WK, Kasoji SK, Dayton PA, Rathmell WK. Management of Indeterminate Cystic Kidney Lesions: Review of Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool. Urology. 2016;87:1-10.

Fisher MB, Belkin NS, Milby AH, et al. Effects of Mesenchymal Stem Cell and Growth Factor Delivery on Cartilage Repair in a Mini-Pig Model. Cartilage. 2016;7(2):174-84.

Zhou ZC, Yu C, Sellers KK, Fröhlich F. Dorso-Lateral Frontal Cortex of the Ferret Encodes Perceptual Difficulty during Visual Discrimination. Sci Rep. 2016;6:23568.

Alagapan S, Schmidt SL, Lefebvre J, Hadar E, Shin HW, Frӧhlich F. Modulation of Cortical Oscillations by Low-Frequency Direct Cortical Stimulation Is State-Dependent. PLoS Biol. 2016;14(3):e1002424.

Department News – January 2016

May 25, 2016

Recent news updates from the department:

  • Fran Ligler Receives 2015 Carl Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award – 

    BME Faculty member Fran Ligler has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Carl Kohrt Distinguished Alumni Award by the Furman University Alumni Board of Directors. This award is given in recognition of significant professional and personal accomplishments and will be presented to Dr. Ligler at Furman’s annual awards gala on April 2, 2016. — Jack O’Daly

  • Dr. Jin Di Awarded 2016 Distinguished Dissertation Award – 

    Former BME graduate student Jin Di has been selected to receive a 2016 UNC Distinguished Dissertation Award, which recognizes the scholarly contributions of UNC-Chapel Hill doctoral students in their dissertation projects. The award highlights original and innovative work and is presented to only four students each year. Jin and other awardees will be honored in April 2016 at the Graduate Student Recognition Celebration, which recognizes students who receive prestigious fellowships and awards. — Jack O’Daly

  • Department Publications:

Wessler T, Chen A, Mckinley SA, Cone R, Forest G, Lai SK. Using Computational Modeling To Optimize the Design of Antibodies That Trap Viruses in Mucus. ACS Infect Dis. 2016;2(1):82-92.

Porter TR, Arena C, Sayyed S, et al. Targeted Transthoracic Acoustic Activation of Systemically Administered Nanodroplets to Detect Myocardial Perfusion Abnormalities. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016;9(1)