Congratulations to Marley for successfully defending her PhD thesis, ‘Modification of mineralized collagen scaffolds to overcome challenges of craniomaxillofacial bone repair.’ Marley transformed our efforts to create shape-fitting materials for bone repair. She constantly impressed us with her striking images connecting art with science. She will be moving on to a postdoc with Prof. Stephen Badylak at the University of Pittsburgh. We are so proud of her and will miss her very much! Congrats Dr. Dewey!
Dr. Sara Pedron has been selected as one of the NextGen Star speakers at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021. Her talk will be included in one of three dedicated NextGen Stars Spotlight Sessions. The AACR Annual Meeting 2021 will take place virtually Saturday, April 10. Annual Meeting website
Marley wins the Annual Innovation Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis from Durgam and Subha Chakrapani Family Trust! This is awarded to a student demonstrating the potential for commercialization in the field of Materials Science and Engineering. Marley was awarded funds to support professional development and commercialization as well as a medallion.
Marley and Brendan published an article titled “Inclusion of a 3D-printed Hyperelastic Bone mesh improves mechanical and osteogenic performance of a mineralized collagen scaffold” in Acta Biomaterialia. This describes their work towards regenerating craniomaxillofacial bone defects by combining mineralized collagen scaffolds with 3D-prints from chicago-based company Dimension Inx, LLC. Check it out here!
Congratulations to Aidan for successfully defended his PhD thesis today, ‘Soluble factors and remodeling in a synthetic stem cell niche.’ Aidan transformed our efforts to create artificial platforms to culture hematopoietic stem cells in the laboratory. While we are excited that he will be moving on to a fantastic postdoc with Dr. Sarah Heilshorn at Stanford University, we will miss him very much! Congratulations again Dr. Gilchrist!
Marley presented a poster titled “How to repair bone in 3 easy steps” which can be viewed on the SWE website: WE20: Come See Research from SWE’s Next Generation – All Together.
Mai and Brendan published a review article titled “Angiogenic biomaterials to promote therapeutic regeneration and investigate disease progression” in Biomaterials. Check it out here!
Mai won first place in the oral section and Aliki won first place in the poster section of the 19th Annual CHBE Symposium.
Mai presented a virtual on-demand talk titled “Hydrogels with Gradient Vascularization to Screen the Effect of Angiocrine Cues in Stem Cell Niches” at the annual Biomedical Engineering Society meeting, and she also won a Career Development Award. Congratulations Mai!
Tori recently published in Annals of Biomedical Engineering titled “Perivascular Secretome Influences Hematopoietic Stem Cell Maintenance in a Gelatin Hydrogel”. [DOI]