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!
Mai received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the Graduate College to fund her final semester of graduate school. Congratulations!
Samantha 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.
Samantha presented at the Society for the Study of Reproduction Virtual Meeting last week. Her poster (#1870) was titled “Gelatin Hydrogel Platforms to Model the Endometrium and Trophoblast Invasion in Three-Dimensions”.
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).