Tune in on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 2:35 pm – 2:50 pm EDT to listen to Samantha’s talk on “Engineering the Endometrial Microenvironment Using Methacrylamide Functionalized Gelatin Hydrogels”. She will be presenting in Session 3: Organ & Tissue Modeling of the Virtual Symposium on Bioengineering Cell-ECM Interactions. Follow this link to register for free!
Congratulations to recent graduate Dr. Emily Chen, who has accepted a postdoc position in Prof. Cecilia Leal’s group in the Material Science and Engineering department here at UIUC starting in June. Emily you will be missed, and we wish you all the best in this next stage of your career.
Mai was awarded the graduate shooting star award at the 2020 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference (CMBE).
Excited to announce that second-year Aliki Kolliopoulos has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship by the NSF! Aliki’s work focuses on using biomaterial strategies to modulate the kinetics of the immune response post-injury as a means to accelerate implant integration and subsequent bone regeneration.
Read the article here: https://www.igb.illinois.edu/article/seed-funds-alumnus-furthers-cell-culture-models-neurological-diseases
Check out National Cancer Institute’s Twitter (@theNCI) and Instagram (@nationalcancerinstitute) to see Emily’s research image on s a patient-derived glioblastoma cell invading a hydrogel. Thank you NCI for funding and sharing! https://twitter.com/theNCI/status/1196469540227616768 https://www.instagram.com/p/B5AZHHMH8GP/
Aliki spent the past month collaborating with Dr. Kara Spiller’s lab at Drexel University. During her time there she investigated the effects of mineralized collagen scaffolds on macrophage polarization. This collaboration allows for the combination of biomaterial expertise from the Harley lab with macrophage expertise from the Spiller lab. We are excited to see where […]
Marley was a finalist for the graduate student rapid fire competition at the WE19 conference in Anaheim, CA. Congrats Marley!
Samantha received the 2019 Constance Campbell Research Award for best oral presentation at the 2019 Illinois Symposium on Reproductive Science at Northwestern University for a presentation, “Gelatin-based biomaterials for modeling the endometrium and trophoblast invasion.” Congrats Samantha!
Congrats to Samantha Zambuto and Tori Barnhouse, who both received Graduate College Conference Travel Awards this fall!