Theresa Chen Wins PURA!

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate one of our senior undergraduates, Theresa Chen, on winning the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA)! This award will allow Theresa Chen to work on an independent project throughout the academic year with her mentor Morgan Elliot. Theresa will present her project, Integrating Protein Mediators to Develop Enhanced Acellular sTEVGs… Read more »

John Jamieson and Justin Lowenthal Receive The American Heart Association’s 2019 Predoctoral Fellowship

On Thursday, November 8th John Jamieson (4th year PhD, ChemBE) and Justin Lowenthal (4th year MD/PhD, BME) received The American Heart Association’s Predoctoral Fellowship for 2019-2020. Under this Fellowship John will be modeling the effects of a stroke on the blood-brain barrier. Meanwhile Justin will be exploring the effects of hypoxia on cardiac and vascular… Read more »

Gerecht Lab Goes to BMES

The Gerecht Lab had several students attend the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society in Atlanta, Georgia on October 17th-20th. Three of our senior students, Morgan Elliot (4th year PhD Student, BME), John Jamieson (4th year PhD Student, ChemBE), and Justin Lowenthal (4th year MD/PhD Student, BME), gave exciting presentations about their current… Read more »

Happy Halloween from the Boo-tacular Gerecht Lab!

It’s October, the Gerecht lab’s favorite month of the year! This month, the Gerecht lab is featured, in costume of course, in the INBT calendar! In case you haven’t received a calendar, here is a copy of the October page to help you count down to Halloween, and our next Boo-tacular costumes. Happy Halloween! Photo… Read more »

Congratulations to Dr. Quinton Smith

The Gerecht Lab would like to congratulate Dr. Quinton Smith, an alumnus of the lab, for winning a  Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Hanna Gray Fellowship! Quinton is currently a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia’s lab at the MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. This early-career award will provide 8 years of funding to… Read more »

Rayyan Completes Summer Research Experience in Belgium

Rayyan Gorashi, a rising senior in the Gerecht lab, just completed her summer research experience in Leuven, Belgium as part of the Inter-University MicroElectronics Centre (IMEC) program! Her project focused on a microfluidic system called heart-on-a-chip device to predict toxicity and aid in drug development. To learn more about the IMEC experience, visit: While there,… Read more »

Recently Published Micropatterning Work Featured in Hopkins News!

Last week, Dr. Quinton Smith, a Gerecht lab alumnus, and Dr. Sharon Gerecht’s recently published work on micropatterning human induced pluripotent stem cells to control cell cytoskeletal tension and regulate cell fate was featured on the HUB and Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) websites! This work was performed in collaboration with Dr. Nash Rochman in Dr…. Read more »

Congratulations Morgan for the 2018 BMES award!!

Morgan has been selected to receive the 2018 BMES Career Development Award, which provides a complimentary registration to the 2018 BMES Annual Meeting and a travel stipend. Morgan will present her work on vascular grafts.

Bria Receives NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

Bria Macklin, a 3rd year PhD student, received an NIH NRSA F31 Individual Predoctoral Fellowship today! Under this grant, she will explore the role of hypoxia in human pluripotent stem cell derived endothelial cell vascular network formation and pericyte recruitment. We are extremely proud of and excited for her! Congratulations, Bria!