February 28th finds a new doctor in the house: Dan Lewis!!

The Gerecht Lab and ChemBE celebrated with Dan, their long time colleague, and his family when he successfully defended his PhD Dissertation, Oxygen Gradients and Extracellular Matrix Interactions Synergistic Effects on Sarcoma Cell Migration. More than 40 faculty, staff and students attended the defense and after-party.

Michael Blatchley goes international in Yonezawa, Japan

On January 27th, Michael represented JHU at the 7th International Symposium of Research Center for Green Materials and Advanced Processing (GMAP) at Yamagata University. Michael presented his research on Designing Hydrogels to Guide Cellular Responses During Development, Vascular Morphogenesis and Tumor Growth. Along with this successful venture, Michael spent additional time exploring the country and the many… Read more »

The 2017 Don P. Giddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

On Thursday November 16, 2017, Dr. Sharon Gerecht presented Physiochemical Cues to Guide Blood Vessel Growth for the Don P. Gliddens Inaugural Professorial Lecture series, Fall 2017. This special series was instituted in 1993 when Professor Giddens, the 5th dean of Engineering at Hopkins, called on the University’s administration to acknowledge and honor new, full… Read more »

Celebrating 2017 in style!

On December 8th a gaggle of Gerecht Lab members feasted at Bar Vasquez at an evening of food and festivities, thanks to Dr. Gerecht. While table hopping, enjoying passed hors d’oeurves, through to bar-side desserts the conversations extolled the achievements of the past year and the many happy plans (professional and personal) for  2018.

It’s Conference Season!

The Gerecht lab was busy in October with oral presentations and posters at various conferences! TEDCO’s Entrepreneur Expo and Stem Cell Symposium:                     Conference:  2017 PS-ON Annual Investigator’s Meeting Hypoxia and Fibrous Extracellular Matrix Impact on Cancer Cell Migration from Spheroid Microenvironment. Eugenia Volkova, Daniel M. Lewis, Danielle… Read more »

Celebratory Send-Off for Dr. Quinton Smith

Tuesday, the Gerecht lab went out to dinner at Blue Agave for Dr. Quinton Smith’s celebratory send-off! After completing his PhD in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in our lab, he is heading to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia’s Laboratory for Multiscale Regenerative Technologies at MIT! Our lab will sorely miss his dedication, mentorship, and humor.  While we say adieu for now, we… Read more »

Congratulations REU Fellows

Congratulations to Danielle Zamalin, mentored by doctoral student Eugenia Volkova and Nicole Zambrana-Garcia, mentored by doctoral student Bria Macklin, for your successful completion of the INBT REU experience in the Gerecht Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Lab.  The poster and oral presentations today in the Johns Hopkins Career, Academic and Research Experiences for Students (CARES) symposium were fantastic!