Congratulations to Steven Caliari for acceptance of a new article, ‘Composite growth factor supplementation strategies to enhance tenocyte bioactivity in aligned collagen-GAG scaffolds,’ in Tissue Engineering Part A.
Dr. Harley is part of a team that has been chosen to receive a 3-year, $442,000 Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs award in support of their project, ‘Bone tissue engineering using mineralized collagen-GAG scaffolds.’ The goal of this effort is to investigate the use of mineralized collagen biomaterials to drive mesenchymal stem cell osteogenic differentiation for craniofacial bone regeneration. The PI for this project is Dr. Tim Miller (UCLA).
The Harley Lab welcomes a new graduate student – Bill Grier. Further congratulations for his selection as a CBI-TP trainee for 2013 – 2015!
Congratulations to Emily Gonnerman, Doug Kelkhoff, and Lisa McGregor for the acceptance of a new article, ‘The promotion of HL-1 cardiomyocyte beating using anisotropic collagen-GAG scaffolds,’ to appear in Biomaterials.
Congratulations to Sunny Choi for the acceptance of a new article, ‘The combined influence of substrate elasticity and ligand density on the viability and biophysical properties of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells,’ to appear in Biomaterials.
Congratulations to Sunny Choi for the acceptance of a new article in collaboration with the Kraft group, ‘Identifying Differentiation Stage of Individual Primary Hematopoietic Cells from Mouse Bone Marrow by Multivariate Analysis of TOF-Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Data,’ to appear in Analytical Chemistry.
Congratulations to Steven Caliari, Dan Weisgerber, Manny Ramirez, and Doug Kelkhoff for the acceptance of a new article, ‘The influence of collagen-glycosaminoglycan scaffold relative density and microstructural anisotropy on tenocyte bioactivity and transcriptomic stability,’ which will appear early in 2012 in a Special Edition on Tissue Engineering in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials.
Dr. Harley has been awarded the American Cancer Society’s (Illinois Division) 2011 President’s Award for Research. This award recognizes the Harley Lab’s commitment to research and volunteer activities to support the American Cancer Society’s goal to change the face of cancer treatment. Congratulations to all who have played a role in this research program.
The Harley Lab welcomes a new graduate student – Laura Mozdzen. Further congratulations for her selection as a CMMB IGERT fellow for 2011 – 2013!
The Harley Lab (in collaboration with Dr. Ryan Bailey’s group, UIUC Chemistry) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (Biomaterials Program). Work funded by this award will develop benzophenone-based photopatterning approaches to create biomolecularly patterned collagen scaffolds for a range of tissue engineering applications.