Morgan Elliott Joins the Seibel Scholars Class of 2020!

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Morgan Elliott on winning a 2020 Seibel Scholarship Award. The Seibel Scholars Program was founded in the year 2000 by the Thomas and Stacey Seibel Foundation. It awards the top graduate students from universities in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan $35,000 for their final year… Read more »

Bria Macklin Receives NAVBO Travel Award

Congratulations to Bria Macklin for receiving a North American Vascular Biology Organization Travel Award (NAVBO) for her abstract entitled “Induced pluripotent stem cell derived endothelial cells display increased regenerative capabilities as compared to mature endothelial cells mediated by angiogenic surface receptors”. Bria will be giving her talk at the October 27th-31st Vascular Biology Conference in… Read more »

Dr. Sharon Gerecht Kicks Off BME Seminar Series

Every Semester, the Biomedical Engineering Department organizes a seminar series that exposes students from the undergraduate to post-doctoral level to research conducted by Professors who are at the top of their respective fields. As a Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Sharon Gerecht kicked off the seminar series on Wednesday, September 11th with her talk entitled Guiding 3D… Read more »

Eugenia Volkova Gives a Pop-Talk at the JI Meeting of CSBC/PSON

Congratulations to Eugenia Volkova on her recent pop-talk “Ex Vivo Analysis of Matrix Stress Relaxation Origins and Development in Sarcoma” which she recently gave at the annual Junior Investigators Meeting of the Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (CSBC)/ Physical Science and Oncology Network(PSON) at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland!

Student Spotlight: Eugenia Volkova

Eugenia Volkova is a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular and member of the Gerecht Lab. Please follow the link below to learn more about Eugenia and the work she does within the lab! https://youtu.be/bJi6j0q3GWk

Farewell to Dr. Michael R. Blatchley

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!

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 »