April 21, 2022
In typical tradition, we enjoyed our Spring 2022 end-of-the-semester UG presentations (in person!). As usual, terrific job by our UG researchers. Always our favorite part of the semester!
- Ashley Evering (BME), “Exploring the mechanical properties of polyethylene glycol and glycidyl methacrylate hyaluronic acid in developing in vitro spinal cord injury testbeds”; Mentor: Eleana Manousiouthakis
- Sarah Danis (MSE), “Printability study of conductive hyaluronic acid and carbon nanotube composite hydrogels”; Mentor: Eleana Manousiouthakis
- Emily Pallack (Microbiology & Cell Sciences), “Differential expression of transcripts in spinal cord injury following oxygen therapy for development of biomimetic hydrogel construct”; Mentor: Eleana Manousiouthakis
- Steven Robles Blasini (BME), “Modulating hydrogel scaffolding materials for an in-vitro muscle-on-a-chip model”; Mentor: Jorge Mojica Santiago
- Shruti Kolli (Public Health), “Characterizing electrical properties of a skeletal muscle microphysiological system to assess contractile differences in adult cells”; Mentor: Jorge Mojica Santiago
- Bret Ellenbogen (Chemistry), “Evaluating Gene Expression of Protein Classes After Peripheral Nerve Injury”; Mentor: Mary Kasper
- Yuan (Kevin) Li (BME), “In-vitro Screening of Various Tissue Engineering Approaches to Achieve Better Neural Regeneration Outcomes”; Mentor: Mary Kasper
- Abdullah Afridi (Chemistry), “Physical and Biochemical Characterization of GMHA-Fibrinogen Conjugates”; Mentor: Mary Kasper
And, kudos to our graduating seniors!!
Ashley Evering ➔ Edwards LifeSciences in San Diego
Sarah Danis ➔ Bioprinting startup company in Israel
Bret Ellenbogen ➔ Data Science Master’s Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
Yuan (Kevin) Li ➔ BME PhD program at University North Carolina Chapel Hill and NC State University
Abdullah Afridi ➔ Gap year as medical assistant in vascular surgery in Daytona Beach, then medical school