Rebecca Risman is currently doing a rotation with the group as part of her MS studies in Biomedical Engineering. She is a BS graduate of Rutgers BME and will join our efforts on improved delivery of antibiotics through biofilms.
Alisha Zhu has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher via the Aresty Research Assistant program. Alisha is a rising sophomore from the Honors College who is majoring in BME. She will be working virtually with us until we are able to get back into the laboratories.
Faith Northern has joined the group for the summer as a participant in the RISE and REU in Cellular Bioengineering programs. Faith is a rising junior from Vassar College who is triple majoring (!) in Biochemistry, Educational Studies, and History. The RISE/REU programs will be run virtually this summer due to the pandemic, and Faith … Read More
Lab member William Xu was recognized among the 2020 Biomedical Engineering B.S. graduates today. William was a James J. Slade Scholar, completing his thesis entitled, “Nanoparticle Drug Delivery for Cystic Fibrosis.” William is continuing on as a student and laboratory researcher as he pursues his Master’s in our BME program.
Swarnima Roychowdhury has joined the group as an undergraduate researcher via the Aresty Summer Science program. Swarnima is a rising sophomore from the Engineering Honors Academy who is majoring in BME. She will be working virtually with us until we are able to get back into the laboratories.
We have a new paper out, which shows that silencing a hypoxia-responsive gene can cause glioblastoma stem cells to revert to a less malignant phenotype: https://cdrjournal.com/article/view/3373. Great job Leora and Shaili!
I currently have a search ongoing for a postdoctoral associate to work on our NIH-funded project on nanomedicines that penetrate bacteria biofilms and cystic fibrosis mucus. Details and applications to https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/112387.
Himani Chavda, a sophomore majoring in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, has joined the research team. We are looking forward to her contributions!
The NIH has awarded us a two-year R21 grant in the amount of $420,025 to support our project “Surface Active Polyelectrolyte Nanomedicine for Treatment of Lung Infections in Cystic Fibrosis.” This support will allow us to study and optimize the mucus and biofilm penetrating properties of our polyelectrolyte-based nanoparticles, which will ultimately enable improved delivery … Read More
Congratulations to Jessica McDonald, who successfully defended her M.S. thesis entitled “Smart” Polyelectrolyte Nanomedicine for Cystic Fibrosis Pneumonia. Well done!