The ever charismatic chemist, Dr. Julio Serrano, recently received 2-years of funding through a NIH R01 postdoctoral supplement! His labmates are pumped to know they have 2 years to soak up his chemical knowledge.
Dr. Harley is the PI of a new R21 research award from the National Institutes of Health entitled, ‘Amniotic membrane derived matrix for large bone defect repair.’ Working with Co-PI Matt Wheeler (Illinois) and Collaborator Kara Spiller (Drexel) we will explore new biomaterial designs to modulate the immune response immediately after injury as a means to accelerate craniofacial bone regeneration!
Tori Barnhouse and Samantha Zambuto both passed their qualifying exams! Now they can put that stress behind them and focus on the vastly more stressful research! yay!
The amazing imaging and scientific work of Emily Chen and Tori Barnhouse was highlighted by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Check it out the cancer spheroid and see if you can spy anything particularly cancer awareness-ey about it: August Image of the Month
Mai Ngo was selected as a 2018 SCS Teaching Award to recognize her teaching excellence in the 2017-2018 year. Way to go Mai!
The Mavis Future Faculty Fellowship was developed to train and teach future faculty skillsets that will aid in becoming effective teachers, mentors, and researchers. The three lab members are excited to be a part of this exciting opportunity and are excited to partake in it together! P.S. Aidan’s boyfriend, Scott McCormack, will also be joining them in the MF3 program. P.P.S Mai’s boyfriend, Dylan Walsh, will also be joining them in the MF3 program. Power couples left and right!!
Emily Chen received the A.T. Widiger Chemical Engineering Fellowship from the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department for the 2018-2019 academic year
Aidan will participate in the NIH T32 Tissue Microenvironment Training Program to aid in the advancement of biomedical sciences and healthcare in topics ranging from regenerative medicine to managing cancer.
Marley and Alec were featured in the Beckman Institute news for their use of the microscopy suite in determining physical attributes of their 3D-printed biomaterials. These biomaterials are a multi-layered approach to healing critical sized craniofacial defects, often suffered by blast impacts associated with battle injuries. More information can be found at the Beckman Institute news feed.