The Feinberg Lab is awarded a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Bioelectronics for Tissue Regeneration (BETR) project for the repair of volumetric muscle loss. The Feinberg lab will work in collaboration with labs from Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, the University of Vermont, the University of Wisconsin and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to generate the Regenerative Electronics Platform through Advanced Intelligent Regulation (REPAIR) patch, designed to help regrow fully functional muscle tissue. Click here to read more about this project.
Congratulations to PhD student Ivan Batalov, who has been award a prestigious Bertucci Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $20,000. This fellowship was created through the generosity of John and Claire Bertucci and it was established to provide merit fellowships to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in Engineering in CIT.
Prof Feinberg has received the 2015 NSF CAREER Award to support research and education into 3D Bioprinting. The grant is entitled “CAREER: 3D Printing of Heart Muscle Using Soft Hydrogels” and will be conducted over the next 5 years.
Congratulations to PhD student TJ Hinton, who has been award a prestigious Bertucci Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $20,000. This fellowship was created through the generosity of John and Claire Bertucci and it was established to provide merit fellowships to graduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in Engineering in CIT.
Congratulations to MS student Prarthana Patil, who has received a Summer Research Fellowship from the Department of Biomedical Engineering to continue her work on patterned microfibers for muscle tissue engineering applications.
We are pleased to welcome four undergraduates working in the lab this summer on a range of projects. Anshul Dhanker and Rahul Kurl have both received the highly competitive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Office at CMU. Shigeto Ono has received funding from the Summer Undergraduate Research Program through the BME Department. Danny Shue is a rising sophomore gaining research experience.
The Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems (CMECS) at CMU has been awarded a CIT infrastructure grant to create a cell phenotyping facility. As part of this grant, the Regenerative Biomaterials Group will house a new Nikon deconvolution microscope and Imaris image processing workstation. Additional qPCR, western blot and chemiluminescence systems will be located in Doherty Hall.
Congratulations to TJ Hinton, who in recognition of his outstanding performance during the past year as an MS student has been awarded a stipend by the BME Department to support his research in Summer 2012.
Congratulations to Quentin Jallerat, who has been awarded a Dowd-ICES Graduate Student Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The Philip and Marsha Dowd Engineering Seed Fund was established in 2001 through a generous gift to the College of Engineering (CIT) from Philip (B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 1963) and Marsha Dowd. This fellowship grant program, administered through ICES, provides support for graduate students working on cutting edge research projects which do not have other sources of funding.
The Dowd Innovation Seed Fund, http://www.dowdseedfund.com/, is specifically designed to foster innovative new ideas at CMU.