Wenjie received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for her project Aptamer-Amphiphile Nanotapes for Targeted Drug Delivery. Congratulations Wenjie.
We welcome Mike into our group.
Wenshi received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award to Test and Analyze the Effect of Lyso-PR_b Peptide-Amphiphiles on Drug Release Rates from Liposomes Upon Mild Hyperthermia. Congratulations Wenshi.
Maroof successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "A platform for next-generation cancer therapies: multi-targeted non-viral vectors for site-specific gene delivery and expression". Congratulations Maroof! Good luck with your post doc at the University of California, Berkeley.
We welcome Lucero (Biol University of Texas- Pan American). She joins us through the MRSEC REU program.
Matt successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Degradable Polymersomes for Targeted Drug Delivery". Congratulations Matt!
Rachel received a competitive UMN Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for her work Targeted Liposomal Gene Delivery for Cancer Therapy. She also received an award at the UMN Industrial Partnership for Research in Interfacial and Materials Engineering (IPRIME) Annual Meeting from the Biomaterials and Pharmaceutical Materials program for her poster Preparation and Characterization of Liposome-Encapsulated Plasmid DNA for Gene Delivery. Congratulations Rachel.
We welcome two undergraduate summer students into our group, Vasiliki (ChBE University of Pennsylvania) and Wenshi (CEMS UMN).
Christina received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for her work entitled Optimization of Liposome Encapsulated siRNA Delivery Vehicle. Congratulations.
Our alumna Katerina Georgiou, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Katerina.
Wenjie received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for her work entitled Lipid Micelle Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery. Congratulations.
Frankie joins our group. Welcome.
We also welcome Dr. Ajay Vidyasagar to our group. Ajay has expertise in thermal transitions and mechanical behavior of responsive and peptide based smart polymers.
Nicole successfully defends her Ph.D. thesis "Nanomaterial Solutions for the Protection of Insulin Producing Beta Cells". Congratulations Nicole! Good luck in your new job as R&D Engineer at Covidien.
Tim and Kamlesh's paper Peptide Targeted Lipid Nanoparticles for Anticancer Drug Delivery was featured on the inside cover of the July 24th Advanced Materials special issue on "Materials for Drug Delivery: Innovative Solutions to Address Complex Biological Hurdles". We are grateful to Rachel for designing the cover artwork.
Carolyn has been selected to receive a fellowship on the National Institute of General Medical Sciences Biotechnology Training grant. Congratulations.
We welcome 3 undergraduate summer students, Brianna (ChEn Oregon State University), Katelyn (ChEn Iowa State University) and Pranay (BME Johns Hopkins University).
In collaboration with The Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Efie visited different 4th grade classrooms at the Burroughs Community School, where she had the opportunity to talk to the students about nanotechnology and in particular our work in targeted drug delivery.
Garrett received one of the six 2011-2012 CEMS Outstanding TA Awards given. Congratulations.
Congratulations to Rachel for receiving the Dow Chemical Unit Operations Lab TA award for Fall 2011.
Zach has received a competitive Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) award for his work on Targeted Drug Delivery Hybrid Complex. Congratulations.
Kyle will be attending graduate school in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Congratulations.
Our alumnus Michael Baranello, a graduate student at the University of Rochester, has been awarded a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Congratulations Mike.
We welcome Christina, an undergraduate student in Chemical Engineering, into our group.
Todd successfully defends his Ph.D. thesis "Targeted Delivery of Polymer Vesicles Functionalized with Fibronectin Mimetic Peptides to Cancer Cells". Congratulations Todd! Good luck in your new job as Senior Engineer at Dow Chemical.
We welcome Kangbao, an undergraduate student in Chemistry from Saint Paul College, into our group.