Congratulations to Takehiko on joining Kanazawa Medical University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oncologic Pathology.
Congratulations to Deepthi! Deepthi’s abstract, titled “Biomechanical analysis of cell behaviors during neural plate convergent extension”, has been selected for a platform presentation in the Minisymposium entitled, “Cell Polarity and Morphogenesis” under the topic Multicellular Interactions, Tissues, and Development at the 2016 American Society for Cell Biology meeting in San Francisco in December.
Congratulate Dr. Fatima Syed-Picard on new faculty position as Assistant Professor at the Center for Craniofacial Regeneration. Go Panthers!
Congratulations Dr. Holley Lynch on her new job as Assistant Professor in Physics at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. Go Hatters(?). Dr. Lynch will be developing her research program on tissue spreading and embryo biophysics.
Congratulations to Micah on award of 2016 SSOE Summer Internship!
Welcome! Dr. Fatima Syed-Picard joins the Lab. Fatima will be conducting research for the K99 phase of a NIH-K99/R00 grant from NIDCR: “Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering: Using Principles from Developmental Biology to Support Craniofacial Regeneration.”
Congratulations to Melis Hazar on defending her PhD Thesis in Mechanical Engineerring at Carnegie Mellon University, “Probing Collective Migration of a 3D Embryonic Tissue with Bioetching.”
Congratulations to Lacey Cirinelli on defending her PhD Thesis in Bioengineering, “Network Level Manipulation of Neuronal Populations via Microtechnology: Epilepsy on a Chip.” Lacey is currently a Cross Reference Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Congratulations to Callie Miller on defending her PhD Thesis in Bioengineering, “Identifying essential mechanisms for cortical actomyosin contractions with computational modeling.” Callie is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with Drs. Timothy Elston, Jason Haugh, and James Bear at the North Carolina State University in Raleigh North Carolina.
Strong showing at the BMES Cellular & Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group meeting in La Jolla, CA. Melis Hazar (co-advised with Dr. Phil LeDuc at CMU and Dr. Bill Messner at Tufts) spoke about her investigation of Xenopus tissue morphogenesis using microfluidics. Callie Miller and Deepthi Vijayraghavan presented posters on their work on computation models of actomyosin and Xenopus neurulation, respectively.