Bria Macklin Receives a 2019 BMES Career Development Award

Congratulations to Bria Macklin on winning a 2019 BMES Career Development Award. This award provides students with complimentary registration to this years BMES Conference in Philadelphia, PA. Additionally, students receive a significant stipend to aid in travel costs. While at BMES, Bria will be giving a talk entitled “Induced pluripotent stem cell-derived endothelial cells incorporate… Read more »

Morgan’s paper on vascular graft for the treatment of CAD and CCD is published!

Morgan’s work on improving surgical practices and reducing the number of surgeries for patients suffering from Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and Congenital Cardiovascular Defects (CCD) led to the creation of a rapidly producible; small-diameter vascular graft. The natural graft can be produced in less than one week, dissolves as healthy tissue grows in its place,… Read more »

Justin Lowenthal Receives Poster Award at Cardiovascular Retreat

Congratulations to Justin Lowenthal, a M.D. Ph.D student in the Gerecht and Tung labs, for receiving the Stanley L. Blumenthal Poster Award – 2nd place –  at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Cardiovascular Retreat! His poster was titled, “Engineered Heart Slice Preparation for Drug Studies and Disease Modeling.” The 10th Annual Cardiovascular Retreat… Read more »

Congratulations Seniors!

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate former undergraduate lab members Calixto Mateos Salles, Rayyan Gorashi, Mark Ciccaglione, Theresa Chen, and Vidur Kailash on graduating this May! We wish you the best in your future endeavors! We also want to congratulate Matt Pressman on his graduation and are excited that he decided to pursue a… Read more »

13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium

On Friday, May 3rd the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) held its 13th Annual Nano-Bio Symposium. The day featured talks from industry leaders from companies including Agilent Technologies and GE Healthcare in addition to some of our own faculty members including Dr. Michael Tsapatsis and Dr. Jordan Green. The symposium also held a poster competition which… Read more »

Morgan Elliott Wins INBT Student Research Forum Competition

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Morgan Elliott (4th-year PhD student) on winning the INBT Student Research Forum  with her project entitled “Small-Diameter Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts as Arterial Conduits”. The Student Research Forum encourages interdepartmental collaboration within INBT by giving graduate and post-doctoral students the ability to present their research and receive feedback… Read more »

Michael Blatchley Wins the Paul Talalay Award!!

Congratulations to Michael Blatchley on being honored with the Paul Talalay Award by the Young Investigators’ Day Committee. Michael’s work has been chosen from a large number of applications across the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that reflects a wide-array of research. Michael gave a presentation of his work in addition to receiving a $1,000… Read more »

Extraordinary Post-Doctoral Researchers in Extracellular Matrix News

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Hawley Pruitt and Daniel Lewis on the feature of their papers in the February 21st, 2019 issue of Extracellular Matrix News!!!! Their papers can be viewed here: “Collagen Fiber Structure Guides 3D Motility of Cytotoxic T Lymphocytes” and “A Feedback Loop between Hypoxia and Matrix Stress Relaxation Increases… Read more »