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]
Dr. Harley is the Co-Investigator of a new R01 research award from the National Institutes of Health entitled, ‘Osteoclast modulatory biomaterials for skull regeneration.’ Working with our long-time collaborators (and PI of this grant), Dr. Justine Lee (UCLA), the Harley LAB is developing a new class of mineralized collagen biomaterial to improve craniofacial bone regeneration!
Dr. Harley is the PI of a new R56 research award from the National Institutes of Health entitled, ‘Stratified and mechanically-tough biomaterial implant to improve tendon-to-bone enthesis regeneration.’ Working with Co-Investigators Dr. Simon Rogers (Illinois) as wellas Dr. Meg Killian and Dr. Jim Carpenter (U. Michigan) our lab will lead efforts to develop processing conditions to stably integrate a hydrogel enthesis into a stratified biomaterial implant to improve repair of the structure, composition, and mechanical performance of the injured tendon-to-bone interface!
Take a look at Samanthas’ post on Performing Inclusive Research in the Lab!