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Duke BME Spring 2021 Digital Magazine

Duke BME Magazine Spring 2021

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Mirror Makerspaces, An Ocean Away

Duke First-Year Design students partner with engineers at Makerere University in Uganda to create twin work spaces out of shipping containers

Letter from the Chair

Here at Duke BME, we pride ourselves on our ability to forge new paths at the frontiers of engineering and medicine.

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Ashutosh Chilkoti

In This Edition

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Illuminating the Future of Biomedical Imaging Tools

From microscopes to lasers, Roarke Horstmeyer is redesigning optical tools to uncover new information about biological systems and disease

Human podocytes, a type of kidney cell, on electrospun mats

Unlocking the Mysteries Behind Kidney Disease

BME’s Samira Musah and her lab use organ-on-a-chip models to explore the mechanism behind the damaging disease

Students prototype their medical device

Turning Problems into Prototypes

Duke BME’s industry focused Medical Device Design certificate teaches master’s students how to identify unmet clinical needs and develop innovative solutions with a robust business plan

eye neurons

Finding the Signal Through the Noise

Duke BME researchers are pioneering new approaches to turn raw data into valuable insights to detect disease and guide treatment