The Gerecht Lab would like to say their final goodbyes and wish Dr. Blatchley well as he transitions to the University of Colorado at Boulder for his post-doctoral studies!
The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Michael Blatchley on successfully defending his thesis entitled “Reconstructing the Vascular Regenerative Niche with O2-Controllable Hydrogels”.
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Dr. Rahel Schnellmann on receiving the Maryland Stem Cell Post-Doctoral Fellowship (MSCRF) for her project entitled ‘The Role of Mechanosensing Towards the Treatment of Age Mediated Vascular Diseases’.
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 »
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 »
Check out the link below to learn more about a recent graduate from the Gerecht Lab: Dr. Quinton Smith.