Announcements

Research Presented at Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta

Great job to everyone that participated in and presented research at the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Society Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Prof. Feinberg presented, "Engineered Skeletal Muscle Sheets: Optimizing Structure and Contractility" Dr. Palchesko presented, "Engineering the Corneal Endothelium Using Biomimetic Substrates" Ms. Rebecca Wells presented, "Investigating ...

Hiring Postdoctoral Fellows in Cardiac Tissue Engineering

We have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of cardiac tissue engineering, see below. Description A postdoctoral fellowship is available in advanced biomaterials development and cardiac tissue engineering within the Regenerative Biomaterials & Therapeutics Group at CMU. The research ...

Adam Feinberg receives the NIH Director’s 2012 New Innovator Award

Prof. Adam Feinberg has received the NIH Director's 2012 New Innovator Award to fund the project "Human Myocardium Engineered Using Developmentally-Inspired Protein Scaffolds." Read more about this award. NIH press release CMU press release  Feature article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Martin Antensteiner wins 1st place in REU poster competition!

Congratulations to Martin Antensteiner, who won 1st place in the REU poster session this summer for his research entitled "Investigating the Mechanical Properties of Fibronectin".  His co-authors were Rebecca Wells and John Szymanski.

Publication: A tissue-engineered jellyfish with biomimetic propulsion

Prof. Feinberg is a coauthor on a new publication in Nature Biotechnology on the tissue engineering of a synthetic organism, an artificial "jellyfish."  This work was led by PhD student Janna Nawroth at Caltech and a collaboration of scientists from Caltech and ...

Major Instrumentation Grant Awarded

The Center for the Mechanics and Engineering of Cellular Systems (CMECS) at CMU has been awarded a CIT infrastructure grant to create a cell phenotyping facility.  As part of this grant, the Regenerative Biomaterials Group will house a new Nikon ...

TJ Wins Summer Research Fellowship

Congratulations to TJ Hinton, who in recognition of his outstanding performance during the past year as an MS student has been awarded a stipend by the BME Department to support his research in Summer 2012.

Publication: Controlling the contractile strength of engineered cardiac muscle by hierarchal tissue architecture

Dr. Feinberg has authored a research article entitled "Controlling the contractile strength of engineered cardiac muscle by hierarchal tissue architecture" in the journal Biomaterials.  This article describes the use of engineered, matrix encoded boundary conditions to control the assembly and ...

Dr. Palchesko Presents at ARVO

Dr. Rachelle Palchesko presented her working on the in vitro expansion of corneal endothelial cells at the 2012 meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) in Ft Lauderdale.

Bottom-Up Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix

Dr. Feinberg gave a presentation entitled "Bottom-Up Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix" at the 7th Symposium on Biologic Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine held in Napa, CA on April 28, 2012.