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.
Rachelle, John and Amrita are co-first authors on our latest publication on “Shrink Wrapping Cells in a Defined Extracellular Matrix to Modulate the Chemo-Mechanical Microenvironment” published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering. This article is part of the 2014 Young Innovator issue and the work will be presented at the 2014 Biomedical Engineering Society meeting in October as part of the Young Innovator Symposium.
Congratulations to John Szymanksi, who was awarded a poster award at the 2014 Gordon Research Conference on Signal Transduction by Engineered Extracellular Matrices.
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Rachelle Palchesko for wining 2nd place in the poster competition in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine 2014 retreat for her poster entitled “Development of a Human Bioengineered Corneal Endothelium Towards Use in Endothelial Keratoplasty.”
Congratulations to Quentin Jallerat and John Szymanksi for receiving the BME Department’s 2012-2013 Teaching Award for excellence. They share this award for their hard work as TA’s in the Tissue Engineering course, where they received outstanding evaluations from the students.
Congratulations to John Szymanski for winning the Best Presentation Award at the Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine (BiRM) T32 Annual Progress Meeting. John presented his exciting work on using monodisperse nanofibers to elucidate the mechanical properties of fibronectin.
Prof. Adam Feinberg has been selected to receive the 2012 George Tallmann Ladd Research Award from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (College of Engineering) at Carnegie Mellon University.
For 2012… “The George Tallmann Ladd Research Award was given to David Brumley, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Adam W. Feinberg, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Materials Science and Engineering. Brumley was awarded for the development of techniques for automatic exploit generation, formal methods and analysis to improve software system security. Feinberg received the award for basic research and technological development of new paradigms toward the facilitation of regeneration of a wide variety of tissues following damage by disease or wound.”
Prof. Adam Feinberg was recognized by a Rising Star Award from the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering special interest group of the Biomedical Engineering Society. Prof. Feinberg received the award and presented a talk on “Bottom-Up Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix” at the 2013 CMBE Conference on January 2nd in Waimea, HI.