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.
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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!
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 this collaboration takes her.
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!
Congrats to Brendan and Bryan Bryson (MIT BE) for receiving a collaborative science supplement to Brendan’s NIH R21 to study macrophage heterogeneity in biomaterials under development for craniofacial bone regeneration. A fantastic chance for our groups to work collaboratively to integrate bioinformatics and biomaterials!