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LBR Celebrates Graduating Students, Spring 2020

Amish Patel, Biomedical Engineering “Congratulations, Amish!  I am so happy to see a person who started hesitatingly but with understated confidence accomplish so much.  First-author paper in a high-impact journal is a big deal.  To do this work you learnt and used many techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, atomic force microscopy and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy just to … Read More

T32 Immersion Week 2020

  An annual event which brings together this community to connect in-person. Translational Advisory Board (TAB) members, Faculty Mentors, Trainees, and Affiliate postdocs come together for professional development, seminars, business meetings, scientific presentations, and team building. The 2020 agenda included the following: Six Sigma Design of Experiments training Responsible Conduct of Research training Venture capital … Read More

Dr. Xiaohuan (Grace) Wu Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Improving the Bioactivity of Polymeric Bone Regenerative Scaffolds Through Physically and Chemically Incorporated Molecules Segmental reconstruction of weight-bearing long bones is particularly challenging and can result in significant disability to patients. Although autografts and allografts are widely used in the clinic, the development of artificial bone graft substitutes (BGSs) continues to be an area of … Read More

Dr. Joseph Molde Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

ENGINEERING L-TYROSINE BASED POLYCARBONATE COPOLYMERS AS DEGRADABLE DEVICES FOR LONG-TERM, LOCALIZED DELIVERY OF A HYDROPHOBIC MACROLIDE IMMUNOSUPPRESSANT TO PREVENT TRANSPLANT REJECTION Advances in surgical techniques and immunology have enabled transplantation of vascularized composite tissue allografts (VCAs, e.g., upper extremity, face, genitourinary tissues) to treat complex soft tissue injuries and extremity amputations.  However, more than 85% … Read More