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 included 78 posters competing for 7 prizes; providing yet another avenue for the more than 200 attendees to learn about leading-edge science. Below are pictures of members of the Gerecht Lab as they navigate and participate in the exciting day filled with innovation, exploration, and networking. Please use the following link to find more images and a movie put together by INBT: https://inbt.jhu.edu/translation-of-nano-bio-research-highlights-of-the-13th-annual-nano-bio-symposium/

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 cash award at the Young Investigator’s Day Ceremony on April 9th in front of a diverse group of attendees from all parts of the JHMI basic and clinical research community. Congratulations Michael! Below are pictures from this special day.

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 credit: Gina Wadas and Jon French

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 is off to pass on her knowledge to younger generations by teaching high school biology. Meanwhile, Joon will be continuing his education and pursuing a PhD in Dr. Luo Gu’s lab in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University.  It’s hard to say “bye y’all”, but we wish you all the best!

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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!