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UA Researchers to Shed Light on Drug Resistance in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

Using a Jell-O like model to study cancer, UA researchers hope to discover ways brain metastatic breast cancer evades drug therapies.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 22, 2021    /    Posted in:   Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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UA Engineering Alumni Honor 2021 Outstanding Senior

Emma Sanders, who studied chemical engineering at The University of Alabama, received the 2021 Capstone Engineering Society Outstanding Senior Award. A student in the Honors College with a premedical concentration…


Author: Arayna Wooley    /    Published: April 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Alumni, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Home Page Main Story, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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Randall Outstanding Undergrad Research Awards Recognize Innovation    /  UA News

The Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program recognizes the best research activity conducted by undergraduate students at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: August 8, 2019    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Awards and Honors, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Research, Students, UA News    /    Features:   , , , , , , ,   

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In the lab: University of Alabama students help inspire next wave of scientists    /  Alabama News Center

Akshay Narkhede routinely prepares polymeric biomaterials during lab work in the Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama. Narkhede, a doctoral student in chemical and biological engineering, uses…


Source: Alabama News Center    /    Published: January 15, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research, Students    /    Features:   ,   

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In the Lab: UA Students Help Inspire Next Wave of Scientists    /  UA News

Akshay Narkhede has other research foci in Rao’s lab, but on this day, he’s focused on duplicating hydrogels to demonstrate to several young, curious shadows: high school seniors in a day-long immersion of hands-on lab experiments at UA.


Author: David Miller    /    Published: January 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, Students, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Researcher Wins NSF Award to Study Dormancy in Metastatic Cancer    /  UA News

With funding from a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a pioneering bioengineering project at The University of Alabama will engineer environments that mimic conditions in the brain to gain insight into this process in metastatic breast cancer.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 23, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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New breast cancer research launches at UA    /  Fox 6 (Birmingham)

The University of Alabama is launching new breast cancer research focusing on metastasized cells that are active or asleep in the brain. They’ve managed to create a mock brain, testing…


Source: Fox 6 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 16, 2018    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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High School students get to work with UA researchers    /  WVUA

A few local high school students got the chance to work right alongside top researchers at the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA’s scientist for a day event.


Source: WVUA    /    Published: November 21, 2017    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Events, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

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In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.