Saying Adieu to Xin and Joon

Last Thursday, the lab celebrated Dr. Xin Yi Chan, a postdoc, and Joon Eoh, a research technician, before they depart from the lab.  Both of these individuals have been invaluable to the lab and we will miss them. To celebrate their contributions, we ate BBQ and sipped bourbon at Blue Pit BBQ in Hampden. Xin… Read more »

John Infiltrates the Blood Brain Barrier

John Jamieson, a 3rd year PhD student in the Searson and Gerecht labs, attended the Barrier of the Central Nervous System, Gordon Research Conference at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH at the end of June. While there, he presented a poster entitled “Directly and indirectly co-cultured hiPSC-pericytes have differential effects on the barrier function… Read more »

Rayyan Spreads Her Wings – to Belgium!

Rayyan Gorashi, a rising senior undergraduate in our lab, is participating in the Inter-University MicroElectronics Centre (IMEC) program in Leuven, Belgium. During her international research experience, she is performing microfluidic research with cardiomyocytes and exploring Europe!  Below, she is pictured in the lab, getting into the spirit during the Belgium vs. England FIFA World Cup… Read more »

Dr. Daniel Lewis Gets a Hood!

Last week, Dr. Daniel Lewis, who defended his thesis in March, participated in the Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering doctoral hooding ceremony. After being hooded by Dr. Gerecht , he celebrated with his family, lab mates, and fellow graduate Nash Rochman!   

Post Doctoral Position Search

            Our laboratory at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has a new opening for an innovative PhD graduate to conduct vascular development bioengineering research, beginning summer 2018. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive experience in vascular biology and development, while considering novel approaches to encouraging stem cells to repair… Read more »

John Jamieson wins a prestigious Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) award!

On March 11th, 2018 John received the exciting news that he had won ARCS 2018-2019 Metropolitan Washington Chapter’s Foundation scholar award. These  national awards, established in 1958, go to academically outstanding students studying to complete a graduate degree. The 2018 scholars will attend a dinner in their honor at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington,… Read more »

Going with the Flow: while Eugenia hosts, Joon presents, at the INBT Mini-Symposium.

     On March 2nd, INBT hosted it’s 4th annual mini-symposium for Graduate students. Dr. Jennifer Elisseeff was the keynote speaker to a packed house. Joon followed Dr. Eliesseeff with his presentation, Go with the flow: Biophysical cues to enhance smooth muscle cell differentiation for vascular tissue engineering. The event was coordinated by Eugenia, who volunteered… Read more »