2014 Research Forum Awards

Graduate Grand Prize Fall 2014

Maria Gencoglu (Chemical Engineering) for "A new virus purification process: Virus flocculation in the presence of osmolytes,” Advisor: Caryn Heldt

Graduate Merit Awards Fall 2014

Emily Shearier (Biomedical Engineering) for “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Spheroids for Therapy Following Axillary Lymph Node Dissection,” Advisor: Feng Zhao

Yu Wang (Biomedical Engineering) for “Building a Virtual Breast Elastography Phantom Lab Using Open Source Software,” Advisor: Jingfeng Jiang

Undergraduate Grand Prize Fall 2014

Caleb Vogt (Biomedical Engineering) for “Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Response to Nitric Oxide Relesasing Materials,” Advisors: Megan Frost and Feng Zhao

Undergraduate Merit Award Fall 2014

Mitchell Tahtinen (Biomedical Engineering) for “Prevascularization of Natural Extracellular Matrix Scaffold,” Advisor: Feng Zhao

Graduate Grand Prize Spring 2014

Connor McCarthy (Biomedical Engineering) for "Native Elastin Scaffolds as Blood Contacting Surfaces Incorporating Nitric Oxide Release," Advisors: Megan Frost and Jeremy Goldman

Graduate Merit Awards Spring 2014

Yiping Mao (Biological Sciences) for "Overexpression of microRNA-30d increases insulin biosynthesis and protects against high-fat diet induced glucose intolerances," Advisor Xiaoqing Tang

Mu Yang (Chemistry) for Reduction of Porcine Parvovirus Infectivity in the Presence of Protecting Osmolytes," Advisor: Ashutosh Tiwari

Undergraduate Grand Prize Spring 2014

Keegan Yates (Biomed Engineering) for "Decellularization of Fibroblast Cell Sheets for Natural Extracellular Matrix Scaffold Preparation)", Advisor: Feng Zhao

Undergraduate Merit Award Spring 2014

Michael Bostwick (Biomedical Engineering) for "Biomimetic Adhesive Containing Nanocomposite Hydrogels with Enhanced Mechanical Properties," Advisor: Bruce Lee