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September 1, 2020

Andrew Boreland awarded NIH TL1 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship under the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Fellowship Training Program

Andrew Boreland, a 4th year PhD candidate in Cell and Developmental Biology, has been chosen as one of three pre-doctoral students among Rutgers, NJIT, and Princeton University to receive a NIH TL1 fellowship and membership in the NJ ACTS Training Program in Clinical and Translational Science.
September 1, 2020

Alexandra Burr awarded NIH TL1 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship under the New Jersey Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (NJ ACTS) Fellowship Training Program

Alexandra Burr a 4th year PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering, has been chosen as one of three pre-doctoral students among Rutgers, NJIT, and Princeton University to receive a NIH TL1 fellowship and membership in the NJACTS Training Program in Clinical and Translational Science.The highly prestigious NIH Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) was granted to Rutgers University and its partners in 2019 to encourage and enable the development of innovative solutions that will improve the efficiency, quality and impact of the process for turning observations in the laboratory, clinic a
February 18, 2020

Kate (Fitzgerald) O'Neill, a Biomedical Engineering alumnus, hosted Rutgers Upward Bound for a Neuroscience Day

Kate (Fitzgerald) O'Neill was actively involved in outreach during graduate school due to encouragement from her thesis advisor, Prof. Bonnie Firestein. This Neuroscience Day program, which included sheep brain dissections and other hands-on activities, was supported by Prof. Firestein through an outreach grant from the NJ Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. The purpose of this initiative is to expose high school students to and encourage their interest in STEM careers by bringing them into a laboratory environment.
February 14, 2020

Josh Leipheimer leading team that created blood-drawing robot

Josh Leipheimer, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student in the Dr. Martin Yarmush lab, is leading the team that created a blood-drawing robot that performed as well or better than people and can provide quick results that would allow health care professionals to spend more time treating patients.
January 29, 2020

Erika Davidoff selected as one of three Rutgers students to present work at the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Engineering Showcase

Erika Davidoff was selected as one of three Rutgers students to present her work at the 2020 Johnson & Johnson Engineering Showcase at their world headquarters in New Brunswick.  J&J runs the showcase every year to promote engineering creativity at the company and at NJ universities.  Selection criteria included innovation, technical feasibility, impact to humanity, and clarity of presentation.  The showcase will be on February 26, 2020. 
January 24, 2020

Xiomara Perez authorized article for SACNAS on networking, diversity, and inclusion

Xiomara Perez, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, authorized an article for SACNAS, a national organization for diversity and inclusion. Please click on the link below.
January 23, 2020

Victor Tan awarded a 2-year Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Victor Tan, a PhD student in Pharmacology, was awarded a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship totaling $50,000 from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Researach to support his work on therapeutic application of DNA base editors.
January 16, 2020

Rahul Upadhya awarded a 2-year Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Rahul Upadhya, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, was awarded a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission for Cancer Research.
January 10, 2020

Nisha Singh awarded a 2-year Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Nisha Singh, a PhD student in Cell and Development Biology, was awarded a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship totaling $60,000 from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research to support her work on the role of guanine metabolism after spinal cord injury.  Nisha works in the lab of Dr. Bonnie Firestein.
April 1, 2019

Anton Omelchenko awarded New Jersey Commission for Brain Injury Research Pre-Doctoral Fellowship

Anton Omelchenko, a PhD student in Neuroscience, was awarded a 3-year pre-doctoral fellowship for a total of $100,500 from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to support his work on RNAi therapeutics for traumatic brain injury.
March 26, 2019

Erika Davidoff wins second place at Rutgers University Three-Minute Thesis

Erika Davidoff, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, won second place at Rutgers' 2nd annual university-wide Three MInute Thesis competiton for her presentation, "Soft Gel Coatings for Improving Brain Implant Biocompatibility." Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges PhD students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand.
March 22, 2019

Paulina Krzyszczyk awarded Best Graduate Poster at 2019 NEBEC

Paulina Krzyszczyk, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded Best Graduate Poster at the 2019 Northeast Bioengineering Conference. Her poster was titled, "Inflammatory Secretome of Macrophages Treated with Hemoglobin-Haptoglobin Complexes".
October 2, 2018

Ileana Marrero-Berrios awarded Shatkin Scholarship

Ileana Marrero-Berrios, PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, has been selected as a recipient of 2018-19 Shatkin scholarship. The scholarship is named after Aaron Shatkin, who was the founding director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM). Ileana will receive a $3,000 supplement to their stipend as part of the award.
October 1, 2018

Mollie Davis Wins First Place at STEMcosR Poster Presentation

Mollie Davis, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering, won first place poster presenter at STEMcosR. STEMcosR is about communicating science to encourage passion and interest for STEM and to encourage the pursuit of STEM careers.
September 1, 2018

Larry Cheng awarded Presidential Fellowship

Larry Cheng, a PhD student in Quantitative Biomedicine, was awared The Presidential Fellowship. This fellowship is part of Rutgers Strategic Plan to strengthen graduate programs in key areas across the University by supporting Rutgers most outstanding graduate students. */
June 1, 2018

Christopher Rathnam awarded a Pre-Doctoral Fellowship from the NJCSCR

Christopher Rathnam, a Phd student in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, was awarded a 2-year predoctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Research.