Congratulations to Yasaman Kargar Gaz Kooh for passing her qualifying exam and officially becoming a PhD candidate in the Institute of Materials Science and Engineering!
Congratulations to Daniel Simmons for the publication of his paper, Hydrogel-Assisted Double Molding Enables Rapid Replication of Stereolithographic 3D Prints for Engineered Tissue Design in ACS Applied Material Interfaces! https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2022.0053
Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Wade Simmons on successfully defending his doctoral dissertation: “Chronic Prestress Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Electrophysiology”
Congratulations to David Schuftan on successfully defending his masters thesis: “A Magneto-Rheological Platform to Dynamically Control Afterload in Engineered Micro Heart Muscles”
Congratulations to Dr. Mimi Guo on successfully defending her doctoral dissertation: “Modeling the Effects of Mechanical Loading On Heart Disease Pathogenesis Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell”
Congratulations to Soore Oguntuyo and David Schuftan for the publication of their paper, IRobust, Automated Analysis of Action Potential and Calcium Transient Morphology in iPSC-Derived Micro-Heart Muscle for In Vitro Assessment of Drug-Induced Toxicity in Tissue Engineering Part C Methods! https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.tec.2022.0053
We are excited to announce new support from the American Heart Association to support our collaborative work with Drs. Michael Greenberg (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics) and Kory Lavine (Department of Cardiology) at the Washington University School of Medicine. This grant will allow us to combine our expertise to study how the immune system […]
Congratulations to Druv Bhagavan for being awarded a two year NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) Fellowship for the project “Connecting Subcellular Electrophysiology to Patient Arrhythmia: A Case Study of Amiodarone”.
Congratulations to Harper Jiang for passing her qualifying exam and officially becoming a PhD candidate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering!
Congratulations to receiving a three year F31 fellowship from NIH-NIAMS!
Congratulations to Xiaohong Tan for the publication of her paper, Integrin and syndecan binding peptide-conjugated alginate hydrogel for modulation of nucleus pulposus cell phenotype in Biomaterials! https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biomaterials.2021.121113
Nathaniel Huebsch, assistant professor of biomedical engineering in the McKelvey School of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, will research the role that blood pressure plays in triggering symptoms in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with a five-year, nearly $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. He and his team will use a heart tissue model engineered from human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to identify molecular mechanisms that cause that sensitize heart muscle to the mechanical load imparted by hypertension. […]
Ghiska Ramahdita, a doctoral student in The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) in the McKelvey School of Engineering, was voted the Audience Choice Award winner of the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Centers Reach Out Challenge semifinal round, hosted by the Museum of Science in Boston. Ramahdita is a second-year doctoral student in mechanical engineering […]
Jingxuan (Mimi) Guo, a doctoral student in mechanical engineering & materials science in the McKelvey School of Engineering, has received a two-year, $63,040 predoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association to investigate how mechanical factors influence the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), the most frequent cause of sudden death in young patients and the most […]
Ghiska Ramahdita, a doctoral student in The Center for Engineering MechanoBiology (CEMB) in the McKelvey School of Engineering, was named the judges’ choice winner of the National Science Foundation’s Science and Technology Centers Reach Out Challenge semifinal round, hosted by the Museum of Science in Boston. Using captivating imagery, videos and props, Ramahdita succinctly described her […]
Congratulations to Ghiska Ramahdita on being named a semifinalist in the 2021 Reach Out Science Slam Communication Challenge jointly sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Museum of Science, Boston. The Reach Out Science Slam is a nationwide effort to boost the communication skills of students and early-career researchers affiliated with the National Science […]
Congratulations to Era Jain and Sydney Neal for publication of their paper, Copper-Free Azide–Alkyne Cycloaddition for Peptide Modification of Alginate Hydrogels in ACS Applied Biomaterials! https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.0c00976
Congratulations to Jingxuan (Mimi) Guo for publication of her paper, Elastomer-Grafted iPSC-Derived Micro Heart Muscles to Investigate Effects of Mechanical Loading on Physiology in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering! https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00318
Congratulations to Ghiska Ramahdita for passing her qualifying exam and officially becoming a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences!
Congratulations to Xiaohong Tan and Sydney Neal for passing their qualifying exams and officially becoming PhD students in the Department of Biomedical Engineering
Congratulations to Xiaohong Tan for being awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!
Congratulations to Jingxuan (Mimi) Guo for passing her qualifying exam and officially becoming a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Sciences!
We are grateful to receive support from the American Heart Association to investigate mechanisms of preload-induced pathology in genetically inherited Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Read more here.
Congratulations to Daniel Simmons for passing his qualifying exam and officially becoming a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering!