Congratulations to Ariana De Castro (PhD student), who presented her research at the AACR Special Conference on Metastasis this week in Portland, OR! Ariana is a 5th year PhD student in the lab and her work focuses on the effects of the organotropic tumor cell secretome on endothelial cell junction and barrier integrity. Congrats, Ariana!
Huge congratulations to Hiya Sawhney, who defended her Honors thesis project today! Hiya's thesis was titled, "The impact of the breast cancer cell secretome on induced brain microvascular endothelial cell tight junctions." After Hiya graduates with her B.S. degree this December, she will start a post-bac research position at the NIH, and she plans to apply for MD-PhD programs next year. Congratulations and excellent work, Hiya!
Congratulations to undergraduate student, Udit Gupta ('24), who received the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTech) ASPIRE Award for fall 2022! This award will support his research project which aims to develop analysis tools for quantification of brain endothelial cell-cell junction stiffness from AFM images. Congrats, Udit!
Congratulations to undergraduate students Autumn Hengen and Mariam Rahman, who have been accepted into the Bioengineering Honors Program! Through this program, they will complete a 2-year research project, culminating in a written thesis and oral defense. Looking forward to awesome research projects from both of them!
Dr. Stroka has been selected as this year's winner of the Winston Family Honors Outstanding Faculty Award! A huge thank you to the Winston Family for endowing this award and supporting Honors programs at UMD. Dr. Stroka has been the Director of the Bioengineering Honors Program since 2017.
Also noteworthy is that Erfan Jabari, a BIOE undergraduate student in the Honors Program, won the Outstanding Honors Thesis Award for his thesis and work in Dr. John Fisher's lab!
Read more here in the BIOE news story:
Congratulations to Shohini Banerjee (PhD candidate), who has been selected as a finalist in the M.S./pre-candidacy category for the Clark School of Engineering's 3-Minute Thesis Competition! She will now move on to the university-wide 3MT competition. Congratulations, Shohini!
Congratulations to PhD student Ariana DeCastro who has been awarded the Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship from the UMD Grad School! This $15,000 fellowship will support her dissertation research this fall. Congrats, Ariana!
Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Cole Dwiggins, who has been awarded an MTech ASPIRE Award for the spring 2022 semester! This award will support his research on fabrication and analysis of a 3D endothelialized vascular structure. Congrats, Cole!