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Prof. Havazelet Bianco-Peled from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel visited our group and presented her group's work on bioadhesive interfaces.
Efie discussed our work on DNA nanotechnology at the "Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology" Gordon Research Conference.
Efie discussed our DNA nanotubes and nanotapes via self-assembly of ssDNA-amphiphiles work at the "Bioinspired Materials" Gordon Research Conference.
Ajay leaves the group to work at 3M as a Product Development Engineer. Congratulations and good luck!
We welcome Lucero Ramirez (Chemistry, University of Texas at Pan American), Javier Topete (Chemistry & Biology, University of Texas at Pan American) and Aadarsh Padiyath (Woodbury High School) to our group for the Summer.
Brett successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis "Development and Characterization of Aptamer-Amphiphiles Against Fractalkine for Targeted Drug Delivery". Congratulations Brett! Good luck in your new job as Research Chemical Engineer at Bend Research.
The 1st graduate of the group, Anastasia Mardilovich Behr (Ph.D. 2006), visited us with her family. It was really great to see her and husband Michael again and to meet their 2-year-old daughter Zoe.
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.
Efie treated us all to lunch at Stub & Herb's. It was a beautiful summer day, so we ate out on the patio. A nice break from a day in the lab.
|From Group Lunch - May 18, 2011|
The Kokkoli group gets together for some fun socialization at group lunches. We've been having these approximately once a month.
Ashish successfully defended his thesis, so we all got together to celebrate.
When Efie and Ashish weren't presenting their research, "Integrin alpha(5)beta(1) targeted delivery to colon cancer cells" at the 2007 Gordon Conference "Biomaterials: Biocompatibility/Tissue Engineering" they took the chance to have some fun with the other conference attendees. They hiked The Original Death March.
During some of their free time while attending the Gordon Conference for Biomaterials: Biocompatibility/Tissue Engineering, Ashish and Efie did a bit of hiking. They conquered the four hour hike along the Welch/Dickey Mountain Trail (a.k.a. The Original Death March).
Photos of the Kokkolli Group through the years.