December, 2017 - Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society conference in Charlotte, NC
Congratulations to Poonam for presenting posters on vimentin's influence on hMSC cell area changes and chondrogenesis
October, 2017 - Poonam successfully defends are dissertation!
Congratulations to Dr. Sharma for her dissertation defense on how vimentin intermediate filaments are involved in how MSCs respond to their physical environment
October, 2017 - Biomedical Engineering Society annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona
Congratulations to Poonam for presenting a poster on vimentin's influence on hMSC cell area changes.
May, 2017 - Graduation 2017
Congratulations to our graduating seniors: Zach Bolten and Teju Peesay! Best of luck!
April, 2017 - Undergraduate Research Day
Zach presented his research on the role of vimentin intermediate filaments on MSC cellular traction. Good job!
April, 2017 - Blog post for RoosterBio about Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting
Check out Poonam's blogpost for RoosterBio about her experience at this year's ORS meeting!
March, 2017 - Orthopaedic Research Society annual meeting in San Diego, CA
Congrats to Lauren, Poonam, and Zach on a successful ORS meeting presenting the role of intermediate filaments in chordoma cell vacuolar structures, MSC chondrogenesis, and MSC cellular traction, respectively.
February, 2017 - Congrats to Poonam on travel award from RoosterBio
This travel award will help support Poonam to attend the Orthopaedic Research Society conference in March 2017.
January, 2017 - Paper published online first on the role of intermediate filaments in MSC deformability in Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Congrats to Poonam and co-authors. Please read the paper here.
January, 2017 - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Annual Meeting in Hawaii
Congrats to Poonam and Lauren for presenting their posters on the role of vimentin intermediate filaments in MSC spreading and the role of cytokeratin intermediate filaments on chordoma vacuolar structures, respectively.
October, 2016 - Congrats to Lauren and Poonam on Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel grants from the University of Maryland Graduate School
This travel grant will help support travel to attend the Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering conference in January 2016.
October, 2016 - Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN
Congrats to Teju Peesay on presenting a poster on the role of intermediate filaments on hMSC transmigration
August 22, 2016 - Lauren completes her PhD Proposal
Congrats to Lauren on completion of her PhD proposal (a program milestone) on the role of co-expression of cytokeratin and vimentin intermediate filaments in notochordal cells of the nucleus pulopus. Congrats!
August, 2016 - JoVE Article published on Layered Alginate hydrogels
Congrats to Poonam and co-authors! Please visit the JoVE site here to read/observe the article.
May, 2016 - Congrats to our 2016 Graduates!
We wish you well Sara Kwon, Matthew Le, Niutish Bastani, and Meghna Ramaswamy!
May 24th, 2016 - Giuliana Rotunno defends her M.S. Thesis
on the Effects of Load History on Ovine SPinal Range of Motion! Congrats!
April, 2016 - HHMI Fellowship awarded to Zach Bolten
March, 2016 - Orthopaedic Research Society in Orlando, Fl
Hyunchul and Poonam presented posters on the relationship between DRG neurons and annulus fibrosis cells and the role of vimentin in MSC deformation, respectively! Congrats!
January, 2016 - Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering/ Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference in New Orleans, LA
Carlos and Poonam presented posters on the effects of microgravity on osteosarcoma cells and the role of vimentin in MSC deformation, respectively! Congrats!
November, 2015 - Biomechanics study published w/ collaborators in Archives of Trauma Research
Congrats to Hyunchul and Joe for their part in completing rib fracture studies in a human cadaveric breathing model.
November 24th, 2015 - Joe Russell defends his Masters thesis
on the development and validation of pressure actuted muscles for loading of intervertebral discs of rats! Congrats!
November 11-14th, 2015 - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research in Alexandria, VA
Carlos presented a talk and poster on the effects of microgravity on osteosarcoma cells and hMSC osteogenesis, respectively. Congrats!
October 7-10th, 2015 - Biomedical Engineering Society Conference in Tampa, FL
Poonam presented a talk on vimentin- dependent MSC deformability and Lauren presented a poster on substrate dependent NP cell morphology. James Wang, a summer student, also presented a poster on the effects of microgravity on MSCs. Congrats all for a great conference!
July 31st, 2015 - Poonam completes her PhD Proposal
Congrats to Poonam on completion of her PhD proposal (a program milestone) on the role of vimentin intermediate filaments in mesenchymal stem cell mechanics and chondrogenesis.
July 30th, 2015 - NASA Summer Internship Poster Session
Congrats to James Wang (visiting undergraduate from UCLA) for presenting his poster on effects of changing substrate stiffness and topology on mesenchymal stem cells in simulated microgravity at NASA for the culmination of his internship at NASA and OML. Congrats!
June/July, 2015 - Featured article in Nature Microgravity
Carlos' journal article published in Nature Microgravity was a featured article, check it out here! Article is entitled"Effects of angular frequency during clinorotation on mesenchymal stem cell morphology and migration" Congrats to Carlos on getting his first OML paper!!!
June 10-12th, 2015 - International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine in San Francisco, CA
Congrats to Carlos and Addison Goodley on presenting posters on uniaxial loading on notochordal and chordoma cells and disc mechanics, respectively!
May 22nd, 2015 - Graduation!
Congrats to our graduates! - Abby Iacangelo, Rebecca Stevick, Elizabeth Shagnea, Ashish Uppala, Benjamin Ellison, TJ Falohun! Good luck!
May 13th, 2015 - Engineering Honors Program
Rebecca Stevick has the best research presented for the 2015 Engineering Honors Program. Great work!
April 29th, 2015 - Undergraduate Research Day
Abby Iacangelo and Teju Peesay presented posters on their work on biomechanics of tendon implants and cryosectioning alginate hydrogels, respectively! Congrats!
March 27-31, 2015 - Orthopaedic Research Society Conference in Las Vegas, NV
Hyunchul presented a talk on inflammatory regulators of annulus fibrosis cells! And Poonam and Lauren presented posters on layered alginate constructs and nucleus pulposis cells, respectively!
March, 2015 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Rebecca Stevick received the NSF GRFP fellowship and Lauren received Honorable Mention. Congrats!
March, 2015 - UMD-JHU BMES research day
Rebecca Stevick received 3rd place presenting her research on creating micropost arrays for measuring traction forces. Congrats!
Feb 7-11, 2015 - Biophysical Society Conference in Baltimore, MD
Carlos presented a poster on hMSCs response to microgravity!
Feb, 2015 - Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Research Award
Congrats to Rebecca Stevick for being awarded the Outstanding Research Award!
January, 2015 - RTI Biologics Presentation
Adam presented lab's work on comparing allografts for ligament reconstruction
Dec 2015 - 7th Annual Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund Symposium in Silver Spring, MD
Carlos and Poonam presented posters on hMSCs response to microgravity and alterations to cytoskeleton, respectively
Nov, 2014 - Addison Goodley defends his Masters thesis
on Effect of Load History on Ovine Intervertebral Disc Biomechanics. Congrats!
Oct, 2014 - American Society for Gravitational and Space Research, 30th Annual Meeting
Carlos presented a talk on cellular changes caused by clinorotation!