Jim and Niki get married!
Congratulations to UMD doctoral fellow Jim Andorko and his bride Niki Jameson who were married yesterday on a beautiful day amongst friends and family. Everyone looked fantastic, topping off a festive ceremony, that even featured a nod to science. We wish Jim and Niki the best in what is sure to be a long and happy adventure together!
Eight members of the Jewell lab attended the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, Canada this past week, representing the group's research across 5 oral presentations and 2 late-breaking abstract posters. Graduate students Neil Dold and Emily Gosselin presented posters, while our more senior attendees presented podium presentations, including AAPS Fellow Jim Andorko, NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Yu-Chieh Chiu, Pediatric Oncology Trainee Josh Gammon, Dept. of Defense Doctoral Fellow Krystina Hess, and NSF Doctoral Fellow Lisa Tostanoski. Thanks to the organizers for the opportunity to present the lab's work, and special congratulations to Lisa and Josh who each received student travel awards. The event was a great conference for all the attendees, and of course we also found some time to enjoy Montreal...
Congratulations to are three newest alumni - graduating last week - Arjun Adapa, Kevin Pineault, and Tony Trinh. Arjun graduated with a B.S. in Bioengineering and will be carrying out his Fulbright Fellowship research in the Netherlands for one year before enrolling in medical school at the University of Michigan. Kevin graduated with a B.S. in Bioengineering (Honors) and will enroll in medical school at Johns Hopkins University
in the fall. Tony graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, and was the speaker at commencement. He will begin studying medicine at the University of Maryland Medical School in the fall.
Arjun, Kevin, and Tony racked up more than two dozen honors, awards, and fellowships during their time in the lab. We are proud of their accomplishments and can't wait to see where their careers take then. Congratulations guys!
Jim awarded AAPS Graduate Fellowship
Congratulations to Graduate Fellow Jim Andorko, who has been awarded another year of fellowship support from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. The award will provide continued support for Jim's work to understand the interactions between biomaterials and immune organs, such as lymph nodes. Congrats Jim! Thanks to AAPS Foundation for this generous support.
Read more about Jim on our team page.
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