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Congratulations to TJ Hinton for Receiving his PhD

Congratulations to Dr. TJ Hinton for receiving his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. His dissertation is titled "Rapid Prototyping Tissue Models of Mammary Duct Epithelium." TJ has received a number of awards and recognitions as a PhD student in the group ...

Congratulations to Ivan Batalov for Receiving his PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Ivan Batalov for receiving his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering. His dissertation is titled "Engineering 2D Cardiac Tissues Using Biomimetic Protein Micropatterns Based on the Extracellular Matrix in the Embryonic Heart." Ivan is continuing his career as ...

Congratulations to Rebecca Duffy for Receiving her PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Duffy for receiving her PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Her dissertation is titled "Engineering Contractile 2D and 3D Human Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle Microtissues." Rebecca has received a number of awards and recognitions as a PhD student in the group ...

Congratulations to Quentin Jallerat for receiving his PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Quentin Jallerat for receiving his PhD in Biomedical Engineering. His dissertation is titled "An Embryonic-inspired Approach to Engineer Functional Human Cardiac Tissue." Quentin has received a number of awards and recognitions as a PhD student in the group ...

Cover of Advanced Materials Technologies!

We are excited to have our research in muscle tissue engineering, led by Prarthana Patil, featured on the back cover of the July 2016 issue of Advanced Materials Technologies. See the cover and read the article!

“3D Printing PDMS Elastomer in a Hydrophilic Support Bath via Freeform Reversible Embedding”

TJ Hinton, Andrew Hudson, Kira Pusch and Andrew Lee are co-authors on our recent article in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering entitled "3D Printing PDMS Elastomer in a Hydrophilic Support Bath via Freeform Reversible Embedding." This article describes a new technique termed Freeform Reversible Embedding ...

“Defined Micropatterning of ECM Protein Adhesive Sites on Alginate Microfibers for Engineering Highly Anisotropic Muscle Cell Bundles”

Prarthana Patil and John Szymanski are co-authors on our recent article in Advanced Materials Technologies entitled "Defined Micropatterning of ECM Protein Adhesive Sites on Alginate Microfibers for Engineering Highly Anisotropic Muscle Cell Bundles." This article describes a new technique to selectively pattern ECM protein adhesive sites ...

“Understanding the Role of ECM Protein Composition and Geometric Micropatterning for Engineering Human Skeletal Muscle”

Rebecca Duffy and Yan Sun are co-authors on our recent article in Annals of Biomedical Engineering entitled "Understanding the Role of ECM Protein Composition and Geometric Micropatterning for Engineering Human Skeletal Muscle." This article describes how the type of ECM protein and its ...

Congratulations to Ivan for Receiving a Bertucci Graduate Fellowship

Congratulations to PhD student Ivan Batalov, who has been award a prestigious Bertucci Graduate Fellowship in the amount of $20,000.  This fellowship was created through the generosity of John and Claire Bertucci and it was established to provide merit fellowships to ...

“Biological Soft Robotics”

Adam is the author of a recent article in the Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering entitled “Biological Soft Robotics.” This review describes how molecular motors are hierarchically organized into larger-scale structures in order to provide a basic understanding of how these systems work in nature ...