We are pleased to welcome Yajuan Shi from the ChBE department as a new graduate student in our lab. We are also excited to belatedly welcome Robbie Weinstein as an undergraduate researcher who has actually been with us since the summer.
Voted best poster by the majority of conference attendees. The people have spoken!
We are pleased to welcome Kylie Balotin, a first year graduate student in the BME program!
We have been notified that our grant entitled "A high throughput platform for the selective generation of neurons from stem cells" has been selected for funding by NSF. This project reflects a budding collaboration with Prof. John Wikswo and will explore the use of a novel liquid handling platform for reproducibly controlling the differentiation of iPSCs to neuronal subtypes. We are grateful for this funding and are looking forward to the work!
Emma's paper entitled "Accelerated differentiation of human induced pluripotent stem cells to blood-brain barrier endothelial cells" has been published in Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. Check it out here: http://rdcu.be/rcrd
We have been notified that our proposal entitled "High throughput discovery of blood-brain barrier functional components" has been selected for funding by the BrightFocus Foundation, whose primary mission is to fund basic scientific investigations to better understand and find cures for Alzheimer's disease, age-related macular degeneration, and glaucoma (www.brightfocus.org). We are grateful for this support!
The fellowship will support Emma for the remainder of her graduate career. Way to go!
Our newest undergraduate researchers will be supervised by Emma and Jonah. Welcome!
We have been awarded a pilot grant from the American Cancer Society, through the IRG program at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. This grant will support our foray into selection strategies that can target precise cancer mutations.
Ethan returns from co-chairing the session "Cellular and Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials" with friend-of-the-lab Samira Azarin (University of Minnesota). It was a great start to 2017!