Today the lab hosted ~90 excited young scientists and engineers from the Wheaton High School Biosciences Academy as part of our NSF-funded Program to Enhance Participation in Research (PEPR). The students complete vaccine lessons and homework assignments, then spent the day on campus learning about nanoparticles and other technologies being developed for next generation vaccines and immunotherapies. Thanks to PhD candidate Emily Gosselin for coordinating the visit, to all the lab members helping with the day, and to our visitors from Wheaton. Go Knights!
Congratulations to Dr. Qin Zeng, whose paper has been accepted for publication in Biomaterials Science. Stay tuned for the full paper and congrats to co-authors Dr. Peipei Zhang, Dr. Xiangbin Zeng, and Dr. Lisa Tostanoski. Keep up the good work.
Read more about Qin and the other authors on the Team Page.
This week's issue of Science Translational Medicine (STM) includes a new editorial by Prof. Jewell highlighting research that could improve the capabilities of ingestible biosensors by using flexible piezoelectric materials. Dr. Jewell is an Associate Scientific Advisor at STM.
Follow the link to read the editorial, "Getting in touch with your inner stomach", or read the featured paper in Nature Biomedical Engineering.
Congrats to Neil Dold, recent graduate from the lab, for the publication of his review this month in AICHE's CEP Magazine. The article discusses new material approaches for therapeutic vaccines targeting cancer and autoimmunity. The work appears as part of a special Society of Biological Engineering feature on biomolecular engineering. Congrats Neil!
Read more about Neil on the team page.
Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Tostanoski, who has received the W. H. Peterson Award from the American Chemical Society's Biotechnology (BIOT) division! The award will be presented at the Spring 2018 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in New Orleans. Congrats!
Read more about Lisa on the team page.
Congratulations to 9 Jewell Lab members who have been selected to present during the upcoming BMES meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally, the group has received 10 awards from the BMES, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE), and the University of Maryland. Thanks for these fantastic opportunities!
The presenters and their awards include:
--Michelle Bookstaver: Goldhaber Travel Awards
--Lampouguin Yenkoidiok-Douti: BMES-NSBE travel awards, Goldhaber Travel Award
--Haleigh Eppler: Molecular and Cell Biology Conference Support Award
--Emily Gosselin: Goldhaber Travel Award
--Dr. Chris Jewell, CMBE 2017 Editor's Choice Award
--Jahnavi Muralidharan (REU Undergraduate)
--Shannon Tsai: BMES Travel Award, Goldhaber Travel Award
--Jessica Yau (Undergraduate): HHMI Travel Award
--Dr. Qin Zeng, Postdoctoral Conference Support Award
To see them in action, view their presentation dates and times on the conference website or program book. Congrats everyone, and keep up the good work!
Congrats to Michelle Bookstaver (NIH Graduate Fellow), Haleigh Eppler (NIH Graduate Fellow), and Shannon Tsai (NIH Graduate Fellow) for receiving travel awards to present at the Biomedical Engineering Society national meeting. Michelle and Shannon received Goldhaber Travel Awards and Haleigh received the Molecular and Cellular Biology Conference Support Award. Keep up the good work!
Read more about Michelle, Haleigh, and Shannon on the team page.
Congratulations to Michelle Bookstaver, NIH Doctoral Fellow in the lab, whose paper has been accepted for publication in Trends in Immunology. The review highlights nanoparticle and microparticle-based approaches for vaccination and immunotherapy. Congrats to Michelle, co-author Shannon Tsai (NIH Doctoral Fellow), and our collaborators in the Bromberg Lab.
Read more about Michelle and Shannon on the team page.
This week's issue of Science Translational Medicine (STM) includes a new editorial by Prof. Jewell highlighting research that could improve the success of implantable materials for cranial bone repair by utilizing degradable metal alloys. Dr. Jewell is an Associate Scientific Advisor at STM.
Follow the link to read the editorial, "A game of thrones and broken bones", or read the featured paper in Acta Biomaterialia.
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