Melanie Duru awarded Summer Experience Grant
Melanie Duru, undergraduate, was awarded a Summer Experience Grant to fund the work she conducted this past summer. Her work was focused on 3D printable resins that could be used to create artificial tissues such as veins and arteries in the human body.
Dr. Yadong Wang inducted to the National Academy of Inventors.
Dr. Yadong Wang was inducted into the National Academy of Inventors at their annual meeting on June 27, 2023. He also participated in the NAI fellow panel on the commercialization journey in the patenting process.
Congrats Dr. Wang!
Advanced Science News features Chia-Wei Yeh work .
Advanced Science News, Wiley’s online science news platform, recently featured work by our very own Chia-Wei Yeh! The feature, Science in pictures, was created to “showcase the striking beauty hidden within the realm of scientific exploration”. Chia-Wei’s work, originally published in Macromolecular Bioscience, describes his novel LipCo protein delivery system. His figure selected for the Science in pictures feature is titled “The ultimate protein delivery vehicle”.
Chia-Wei Yeh paper selected as cover for Macromolecular Bioscience.
A paper by Chia-Wei Yeh, PhD Candidate, was recently selected as the cover for Macromolecular Bioscience’s June 2023 issue. His paper describes his novel LipCo protein delivery system, which increases the colloidal stability of coacervates for the delivery of otherwise unstable growth factors. Congrats Chia-Wei!
Ying Chen to join faculty of Rowan University.
Ying Chen, Postdoctoral Research Associate, will be joining the Cardiovascular Institute at the Rowan-Virtua School of Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences as a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in September 2023. Congrats Ying!
Catia Dombaxe wins Exemplary Service Award for Early Career Students.
Catia Dombaxe, PhD Candidate, was awarded the Exemplary Service Award for Early Career Students at the 2023 Graduate Diversity & Inclusion Awards. It is awarded to students who have a demonstrated track record of exemplary service to the Cornell graduate and professional student community, especially in the areas of diversity, inclusion, outreach, and student engagement. Congrats Catia!
Anthony D’Amato wins Fellow for New Ventures Pitch Session.
Anthony D’Amato, Ignite Postdoctoral Fellow, was named the winner of the Fellow for New Ventures Pitch Session at the 2023 Ignite Showcase. Congrats Anthony!
Catia Dombaxe wins Maribel Garcia award to advance STEM education in Angola.
Catia Dombaxe, PhD Candidate, was awarded the Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award to help advance STEM education in Angola. The Maribel Garcia Community Spirit Award is given each year to a Cornell student for making a remarkable, creative, specific contribution to the spirit of humanity. Congrats Catia!
Congratulations to PhD candidate Cole Latvis!
Cole Latvis has pass his A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!!
Congratulations to PhD candidate Catia Dombaxe!
Catia Dombaxe has pass her A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!!
Alice Yan profiled for Cornell Engineering Career Conversations
Alice Yan, lab alumna, was recently profiled on Cornell Engineering Career Conversations, a podcast hosted by the Cornell Engineering Career Center. She talks about her work in legal and regulatory compliance at a healthcare start-up and her journey from a high school student who wanted to be a doctor to using her biomedical engineering education to improve healthcare outcomes. Congrats Alice!
Yadong Wang elected to National Academy of Inventors
Prof. Yadong Wang, McAdam Family Foundation Professor of Cardiac Assist Technology in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Inventors. Election as an Academy Fellow is the highest professional distinction awarded to academic inventors.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Nathaniel Wright!
Nathaniel has pass his A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!
Congratulations to PhD candidate Chase Webb!
Chase Webb has pass his A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!
Congratulations to PhD candidate Chia-Wei Yeh!
Chia-Wei Yeh has pass his A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!
Wang lab alumnus published in Nature Medicine for PGS device
Professor Zhengwei You, Wang lab alumnus, just published his PGS-based cardiac repair device in Nature Medicine! The device combines a biodegradable elastic patch with a permeable hierarchical microchannel network, providing both mechanical and molecular signals to aid in the repair of a damaged heart. Congrats Zhengwei! His collaborators are Drs. Qiang Zhao and Xiaofeng Ye.
Congratulations to PhD candidate Warrick Ma!
Warrick Ma has pass his A-exam and is officially a PhD candidate!
Metal-ion breakthrough leads to new biomaterials
Congratulation to our Postdoc Ying Chen for getting her paper on Chelation Crosslinking of Biodegradable Elastomers published in Advanced Materials! You can also check out a profile of this work in the Cornell Chronicle.
Fall 2018 New Members
Welcome undergraduate researcher Benjamin Dickstein to our lab! Evelyn will be on immunology and drug delivery
Fall 2018 New Members
Welcome undergraduate researcher Evelyn Kang to our lab! Evelyn will be on immunology and drug delivery
Fall 2018 New Members
Welcome undergraduate researcher Corson Chao to our lab! Corson is an MSE major with ECE minor, and will be working with Xiaochu on biodegradable polymer synthesis
Our very own Daniel Long has been selected for the 2018 AAPS Best Abstract Award!
The Best Abstract Awards bring attention to the most exciting research to be found in the posters, based on abstracts that are submitted and screened before the event.
Daniel’s abstract titled, Neonatal mouse‐derived extracellular proteins enhance cardiac repair following myocardial infarction was among the top 10% of abstracts highly ranked by AAPS Abstract Screeners.
AAPS will recognize the winning posters at AAPS PharmSci 360, held November 4‐7 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
Find out more about Daniel’s research on his Primitive Extracellular Matrix project page.
Xiaochu Ding‘s proposal was approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee to participate in the Funding for Scale-Up & Prototyping 2017 program. This $40,000.00 award recognizes the strengths of Xiaochu’s proposal and the unique technical skills and accomplishments already demonstrated by his research work.
The proposal was titled, “Scale up the synthesis of a polymer essential for a protein therapy platform”
Our lab has moved to the Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, part of the College of Engineering at Cornell University.
Xiaochu Ding’s recent article titled ‘Weak Bond-Based Injectable and Stimuli Responsive Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications’ was selected as a Hot Article for 2016 and as such has been included in the Hot Article 2016 web collection for Journal of Materials Chemistry B which can be viewed here. Congratulations Xiaochu!
We went to Bear Run Campgrounds for our 2016 Summer Lab Retreat!
Our article titled Phosphorylated poly(sebacoyldiglyceride) – a phosphate functionalized biodegradable plymer for bone tissue engineering was selected as a Hot Article for 2016 and as such has been included in the Hot Article 2016 web collection for Journal of Materials Chemistry B which can be viewed Here.
We all got together for lunch to say a collective farewell to our friend and colleague Dr. Hassan Awada. Hassan is in full-on preparation mode for his rapidly approaching northwestward move to Michigan where a new job is awaiting him. Dr. Awada recently earned his PhD in Bioengineering after contributing to a great deal of research here in the Biomaterials Foundry. Thank you Hassan!
Our paper is on the cover of the Journal of Materials Chemistry B!
Check out our newest publication in Biomaterials, an in-depth review of cardiac repair and regeneration after heart attacks using controlled delivery proteins. This Article. discusses the different pathological changes that happen after myocardial infarction and the need to develop more comprehensive therapies to tackle these pathologies using relevant therapeutic proteins in a spatiotemporal manner.
The Biomaterials Foundry Team “Phoenix” Clinched The PInCh! Comprised of Lab Members Eric Jeffries, Chelsea Stowell, Daniel Long, and Yen-Lin Wu(not pictured here), Phoenix was a final winner for the 2015 PInCh Competition: Healthy Lives Matter Beginning To End. Contributers to Team Phoenix from outside the lab include Piyusha Gade and Prabir Roy-Chaudhury
Dr. Yadong Wang quoted in Chemical & Engineering News online article, Repairing The Heart With A Protein-Hydrogel Combo.
Welcome new post-docs, Soohyon Lee and Xiaochu Ding, to our lab.
Welcome new visiting scholars, Yefei Wang and Huang Yan, to our lab.
The communication on “Micropatterning Electrospun Scaffolds to Create Intrinsic Vascular Networks” by Eric Jeffries has been chosen for Best of Macromolecular Journals, Edition 2015, as seen here Best of Macros 2015. The work is displayed on the inside front cover. This work combines 3D printing with electrospinning to create scaffolds to promote microvascular networks.
Congratulations to Dr. Yadong Wang on receiving the 2015 Carnegie Life Science Award. Carnegie Life Science Award recognizes and honors outstanding scientific advances in new and innovative biomedical and life sciences endeavors 2015 Carnegie Life Science Award .
The work is displayed on the inside front cover. This work combines 3D printing with electrospinning to create scaffolds to promote microvascular network
Congratulations to Chelsea Stowell on being selected for Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program (CBTP), a highly competitive training grant awarded by NIH to talented students from engineering and other quantitative sciences for careers in biomedical research in the cardiovascular area Swanson School of Engineering, CBTP.
The recent publication by Eric Jeffries, Keewon Lee and Jimmy Clampffer in Macromolecular Bioscience was highlighted by Materials View. This work combines 3D printing with electrospinning to create scaffolds to promote microvascular networks.
Welcome new graduate students Daniel Long and Terry Kim
Congratulations to Mirrah Almira, Chelsea Stowell, Noah Johnson, and Eric Jeffries for their winning project, “Sealion” in the final round of the Pitt Innovation Challenge (PInCh). The team received $100k to translate coacervate growth factor delivery into bandages for faster healing of diabetic ulcers.