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August 31, 2022

Chadni Patel awarded Rutgers Cancer Institute Pilot Research Grant

Chadni Patel, a 4th Year Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology PhD Student, has received a Pilot Research Grant from the New Jersey Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Research at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  Her project "Investigating genetic susceptibility for chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment in a juvenile ApoE4 rat model" was selected for funding.
July 8, 2022

Denise Robles awarded NJGCA Fellowship

Denise Robles, a 4th Year Biomedical Engineering PhD Student, has been awarded a two-year predoctoral fellowship from the NJ Governor's Council for Medical Research and Treatment of Autism (NJGCA) for her proposal entitled "Modeling Long-Range Connectivity Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders usng Cerebral Organoids."  Densie is co-advised by Jeffrey Zahn and Zhiping Pang.
June 30, 2022

Jake Siebert awarded NJCCR Fellowship

Jake Siebert, a 2nd year Biomedical Engineering PhD student, has been awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from th New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) for his project investigating optical nanoprobes as fluorescent reporters of tumor associated immune populations.  Jake is a student in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD-PhD program.  Jake works with Prabhas Moghe and aims to use his immune-targeted nanoprobes for the prediction of breast cancer metastasis and immunotherapy response.
June 28, 2022

Robert Rosen awarded NJCCR Fellowship

Robert Rosen has been awarded a two-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) for his project investigating Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell Therapy associated toxicities.  Robert is a student in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School MD-PhD program.  His graduate studies are in Biomedical Engineering in the lab of Dr. Martin Yarmush.  Robert aims to identify mechanisms and therapeutics to reduce the burden of cell-based immunotherapy toxicities and improve their safety and accessibility. 
April 22, 2022

Brandon Ashley awarded Bevier Fellowship

Brandon Ashley, a 2nd Year Biomedical Engineering PhD Student, has been awarded the Bevier Fellowship.  The Bevier Fellowship is awarded to exemplar doctoral students working towards finishing their dissertations.   
January 13, 2022

Joseph Lubin recognized for Reid Award

Joseph Lubin, a 5th Year PhD student, was recognized by the Rutgers Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Reid Award for Graduate Students for his work on Computational protein modeling for protease design and analysis of coronaviral evolution.
July 6, 2021

Emily DiMartini awarded NJCCR Fellowship

Emily DiMartini, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student, has been awarded a 2-year pre-doctoral fellowship from the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research for research to design a new catch-and-release drug delivery system that uses the over-production of free radicals in tumors as a homing signal.
July 6, 2021

Rebecca Risman awarded NJCCR Fellowship

Rebecca Risman, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student, has been awarded a two-year, $50,000 pre-doctoral fellowship by the New Jersey Commission of Cancer Research to examine the mechanisms of cancer associated thrombosis.
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
March 31, 2020

Erika Davidoff awarded NJCBIR Graduate Fellowship Award

Erika Davidoff, a Biomedical Engineering PhD student, was awarded a 3-year Fellowship Research Grant totaling $100,500 from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research to support her work on Self-Healing Electrode Coatings for Improving Treatment of TBI Secondary Injury.
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.