2010 Graduate Research Forum
$500 Grand Prize
Eli Vlaisavljevich- (Biomedical Engineering) for "Magnetoelastic Materials as Novel Bioactive Coatings for Control of Cell Adhesion to Prevent Implantable Biomaterial Associated Fibrous Overgrowth"; Advisor: Rupak Rajachar.
$100 Merit Awards
Christopher Rivet - (Biomedical Engineering) for “Development of a Composite Hydrogel Containing Electrospun Fibers for Spinal Cord Injury”; Advisor: Ryan Gilbert.
Jonathan Zuidema - (Biomedical Engineering) for “Incorporation of Chitosan and Dextran into Hydrogel Blends Improves Neuronal Adhesion”; Advisor: Ryan Gilbert
$50 Honorable Mention Awards
Yiru Chen - (SFRES) for “Overexpression of auxin efflux carrier PIN9 gene alters secondary xylem development, gravitropic response and apical dominance in Populus”; Advisor: Victor Busov.
Natalie Hartman - (Biomedical Engineering) for “Vaporized Bioglass Polymer Composites for Interfacial Tissue Regeneration”; Advisor: Rupak Rajachar.
Sarah Kiemle - (Biological Sciences) for “Land Plant Polymer Homologs in Primitive Taxa of the Charophycean Green Algae, Chlorokybus atmophyticus and Klebsormidium flaccidum”; Advisor: Michael Gretz.