Congratulations to Jim Andorko, AAPS Graduate Fellow, for a new paper from the lab accepted for publication in Bioengineering & Translational Medicine. The article reviews immunomodulatory materials in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Read more about Jim on the team page, and stay tuned for the open-access article.
Jim Andorko, AAPS Graduate Fellow in the lab, has received the 2017 Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study. This is an award from the University of Maryland Graduate School across all majors - great job Jim!
The Michael J. Pelczar Graduate Award was established from contributions made by friends and alumni and the award is intended to honor excellence in graduate studies.
Read more about Jim on the team page.
A big congratulations to Lisa Tostanoski, NSF Graduate Fellow in the lab, who has won the 2017 Lemelson-MIT prize! The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors the nation's top collegiate student inventors in economy, healthcare, transportation, food and agriculture, and consumer devices.
Lisa received the Cure it! Prize for her projects using biomaterials to promote immune tolerance and combat autoimmune disease. She is the first student from UMD to ever win the Lemelson Prize and will head to Boston this June for the award ceremony during EurekaFest.
Read more about Lisa on the team page, or follow the links below for the press releases.
Click here for the Lemelson Prize Press Release
Click here for the UMD Press Release
Recent results from the Jewell Lab were featured in the April 10th print and online editions of Chemical & Engineering News. The science concentrate highlighted the use of self-assembled immune signals to promote immunological tolerance and control inflammation in cells from mice or human multiple sclerosis patients, and to stop autoimmunity in mouse models of multiple sclerosis.
Read the online version here, or learn more in the full research paper in ACS Nano.
A new paper from the lab has been accepted for publication in The AAPS Journal, official journal of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). Congratulations to lead author Emily Gosselin, and co-author Lisa Tostanoski!
Stay tuned for the manuscript! In the meantime, read more about Emily and Lisa on the team page.
Congratulations to Emily Gosselin, who has been awarded a $5000 Graduate Summer Research Fellowship from the University of Maryland. Emily's summer proposal is focused on developing materials to combat early stages of multiple sclerosis. Congrats Emily!
Read more about Emily on the team page, or learn about the fight against multiple sclerosis at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
This week's issue of Science Translational Medicine (STM) includes a new editorial by Prof. Jewell highlighting research to understand the process - fibrosis - that causes many implantable biomedical devices to fail. Dr. Jewell is an Associate Scientific Advisor at STM.
Follow the link to read the editorial, "Opening Borders for Foreign Bodies", or read the highlighted paper by the Anderson Lab (MIT) in Nature Materials.
Dr. Jewell was the speaker for the American Society of Transplantation (AST) and the American Journal of Transplantation (AJT) journal club this month. The interactive webinar was hosted by the AST and the AJT, and moderated by Dr. Jonathan Bromberg. Thanks to the society for the invitation and to all the attendees for the attention and great questions!
All the journal club events are achieved and available online here, or read the Lab's recent paper that the AST selected for this journal club from Cell Reports.
Prof. Jewell was the speaker for Vanderbilt University's Engineering Immunity seminar yesterday. Thanks to the Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology (PMI) department, the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department, and the Biomedical Engineering department for the invitation and for a fantastic visit!
Follow the link to read more about Vanderbilt.
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