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 »

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 »