The collaborative project includes biomedical engineering associate professor Sridhar Sunderam.
The grant will enable Yu's team to gather additional data for revision of a current R01 application.
Their award-winning research was reviewed among several national and international submissions to the annual conference.
Winners are selected among a pool of international applicants including graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career professionals.
The Kentucky-West Virginia Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KY-WV LSAMP), spearheaded by UK, is responsible for the program.
Assistant professor Martha Grady will lead the project titled "Quantitative Mechanical Phenotyping of Bacterial Biofilms on Implant Surfaces."
Rebecca will be working with undergraduate students in the new undergraduate BME program.
The endoscopic bleeding control device will help improve the safety of complex interventional endoscopic procedures.
Ai-Ling Lin is an associate professor at UK's Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and College of Medicine with a joint appointment in BME.
Established in 1974, the SFB is the oldest scientific organization in the field of biomaterials.