Topic: biomedical engineering

Dr. Scot Ackerman (E ’78)
biomedical engineering

Makerspace Named in Honor of Donor, Alumnus

The MakerSpace at Tulane University, which offers students and professors access to digital fabrication tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, milling machines and lathes as well as traditional hand and power tools, will be named the Scot Ackerman MakerSpace, thanks to a generous gift from Dr. Scot Ackerman (E ’78), a radiation oncologist and medical director of the Ackerman Cancer Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

biomedical engineering

Cancer Scanner

J. Quincy Brown, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $1.6 million four-year grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop a tool that could lower tumor recurrence in cancer patients, especially those with prostate cancer.

Fieldwork in Peru
biomedical engineering

Fieldwork in Peru

They delighted in everything Peru had to offer, from fishing on the Amazon to bird-watching in the rainforest to surfing on the Pacific. But this was anything but a vacation.

Khoshakhlagh and Elaine Horn-Ranney at the Kennedy Space Center at the launch of the NASA SpaceX Dragon Cargo Ship in December.
biomedical engineering

We’re on It

If there is an ecosystem that is threatened, a population in peril, a subject matter unexplored, a discovery yet to be made, a cure to be found — somebody at Tulane is working on it. That’s just what we do.

Space station
biomedical engineering

Innovation in Orbit

When Elaine Horn-Ranney (SSE ’08, ’13) and Parastoo Khoshakhlagh (SSE ’13, ’15) were pursuing their doctorates in biomedical engineering, they came up with an idea for a gel-based patch — Perf-Fix — to help physicians repair damaged eardrums without surgery. They were determined to take the technology as far as they could go.