News

August 2019: BioAlert Technologies, a start-up which launched from our lab, is profiled by Taylor Durham, Associate Director of Communication at Penn Wharton Entrepreneurship [Article]

June 2019: Sevile Mannickarottu presents his paper, "From Course Instruction to Bio-MakerSpace: Creating a Lab Space for Independent Investigation and Innovation" at the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Tampa, FL. [Paper]

June 2019: Medical device projects in BE 101, a course taught by Dr. Michael Rizk, profiled in the BE Blog [Article]

May 2019: BE 310's Spectrophotometer lab, part of a course taught by Drs. Brian Chow and David Issadore, profiled in the BE Blog by Sophie Burkholder (BE 2020) [Article]

May 2019: Penn's 2017 iGEM project and published paper profiled in the journal, Nature [Article Link][PDF]

April 2019: Katherine Sizov (Biology 2019) and Malika Shukurova (BE 2019) of Strella Biotechnology, a start-up which Katherine begin as a sophomore in our lab, & Michael Wong (Wh 2019) of InstaHub, a start-up he co-founded with Oladayo (Dayo) Odewole (BE 2014, GrBE 2020) with work done in our lab, win Penn's 2019 President's Innovation Prize. [Penn News][DP article][Philadelphia Inquirer][Article about Strella winners][Article about InstaHub winners]

April 2019: BE 310's ECG lab profiled in the BE Blog by Sophie Burkholder (BE 2020) [Article]

March 2019: BioAlert Technologies, a start-up led by Marc Rosenberg (M BioTech 2019), launches from our lab [News]

March 2019: Brianna Wronko (BE 2017) founder and CEO of Group K Diagnostics interviews with Select Greater Philadelphia Council's podcast Growing Greater Philadelphia and gives a shout out to our lab (~minute 18) for helping her develop her business and for its role in encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation [Link]

January 2019: Karol Szymula (BE 2018), Michael Magaraci (BE & Wharton 2013, BE PhD 2020), Michael Patterson (BE 2018), et al, have their 2017 iGEM project, an open-source plate reader, in collaboration with Brian Chow's lab, published as a paper in Biochemistry [Paper][Cover Art][CEN Article][Penn Article][C2W Article (Netherlands)]

December 2018: Katherine Sizov (Biology 2019) of Strella Biotechnology, a start-up which she begin in our lab, wins pitch competition on "The Pitch" at the Wharton School [Podcast][Article]

October 2018: Rothberg Catalyzer, organized by Penn Health-Tech, collaborates with our lab [News Video]

October 2018: Vlogger and BE student, Lamis Elsawah (BE 2019) talks about a day in her life at Penn, featuring BE 570: Biomechatronics [YouTube Video]

May 2018: Sevile Mannickarottu wins Penn Engineering's Staff Recognition Award for 2018 [Article]

May 2018: BE 310's Spectrophotometer lab module and BE Senior design team's Honorable Mention award profiled in the BE blog [Article]

April 2018: InstaHub, a start-up co-founded by Oladayo (Dayo) Adewole (BE 2014, GrBE 2020) and developed in our lab, wins the inaugural Hult Ivy Prize [DP article]

October 2017: Sevile Mannickarottu presents "Integrated Laboratory Learning: Breadth and Depth in Bioengineering" at a special session on curricular innovation at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Conference in Phoenix, AZ [Article]

September 2017: Profile of InnoWorks outreach event [Article]

June 2017: Jaimie Carlson (BE 2018) and her team's design wins competition to test on the International Space Station (ISS) [Article]

April 2017: BE 309's CMI lab profiled in the BE blog [Article]

April 2017: Brianna Wronko's (BE 2017) Senior design project launches as a startup, Group K Diagnostics, from our lab [Article]

April 2017: Hey Day festivities carry on into the lab [Article]

February 2017: Junior BETA Day brings local middle school students to BE [Article]

January 2017: BE 570 - Biomechatronics, a new course developed and taught by Dr. LeAnn Dourte, profiled [Article]

July 2016: The lab, in collaboration with Dr. Brian Chow's lab, welcomes the Franklin Institute STEM Scholars Program for a one-week synthetic biology session.

April 2016: Michael Magaraci (BE & Wharton 2013, BE PhD 2020), student in Dr. Brian Chow's lab, has paper published at ACS Synthetic Biology on a lab developed for BE 310 [Paper]

February 2015: Penn's 2013 iGEM team awarded the PubCo Award for Best Natural Sciences and Research Article in a Penn Publication, for their epigenetic toolbox for synthetic biology [Paper]

June 2015: BE 309's Cockroach-Machine-Interface (CMI) Lab profiled by WHYY's The Pulse and NPR's Here & Now Show [Link with article, audio, & videos]

August 2014: Dr. Andrew Tsourkas profiled by Beta Pleated Chic on the GEMS (Girls in Engineering Math and Science) program activities in the lab [Article]

February 2014: Sevile Mannickarottu presents "Laboratory Learning" as a mini-keynote address at the Penn Engineering Undergraduate Teaching retreat

January 2014: Penn's 2012 iGEM team, led by Michael Magaraci (BE & Wharton 2013) and Avin Veerakumar (BE & Wharton 2013) and advised by Dr. Casim Sarkar, has paper published at ACS Synthetic Biology [Paper]

October 2013: Penn iGEM team wins national competition [Penn News]

October 2012: Penn iGEM team wins American East Regional competition [DP Story][Penn News]

October 2011: Penn iGEM takes silver medal in competition [DP Story]