Gerecht Receives Inaugural Frontier Award

The President’s Frontier Award Program was created to support faculty conducting innovate research and Dr. Gerecht was the first faculty to be awarded this prestigious $250,000 prize!  Congratulations!

Gerecht has been named Kent Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar

Congratulations to Dr. Gerecht for being  named the first Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar!  This named award is given to a senior assistant or associate professor to recognize accomplishment and to promote professional development. It recognizes Sharon’s groundbreaking research into the mechanisms underlying cell fate and morphology.   More information can be found… Read more »

Gerecht receives AHA – Established Investigator Award

Dr. Gerecht is one of only four winners of the 2014 American Heart Association – National Established Investigator Award. This prestigious award is given to accomplished mid-career investigators of unusual promise that are committed to research in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science. The funding will support our work on regulating hypoxia in hydrogels for vascular regeneration.

Congrats Dr. Wanjare!!!!!

Congratulations Dr. Maureen Wanjare on your successful defense and beautiful work on elucidating the roles of chemical and mechanical cues governing perivascular differentiation!        

Maureen wins the 2014 Parcell Laboratories Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award!

Congratulations to Maureen for winning the 2014 Parcell Laboratories Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award at the New England Science Symposium. The Parcell Laboratories Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Award recognizes one outstanding stem cell/regenerative medicine-related poster presentation. Just on time for Maureen and Sravanti’s new paper to appear in Stem Cell Reports mid of April!

Pluripotent stem cells hold key to blood vessel formation

Pluripotent stem cells, those cells capable of transforming into any type of tissue in the human body, hold the key to one of science’s biggest challenges: the formation of new blood vessels. Researchers in the laboratory of Sharon Gerecht, associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins… Read more »