Principal Investigator

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Rochester NY 14627-0168 office: Goergen Hall 308 p 585-273-2698

Honors & News

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  • April 9, 2014

    BME Class of 2014 Awards

    BME Faculty Award for Undergraduate Service: Tiffany Kobee, '14

    Recognizes an outstanding student for service to the Department of Biomedical Engineering. These efforts may include leadership in undergraduate organizations, engineering activities, or teaching activities.

    BME Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research: Amanda Chen, '14

    Recognizes an outstanding student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering for research excellence. The criterion for eligibility is authorship on a published manuscript or abstract, or presenting author of a public presentation or poster (internal or external).

    BME Faculty Award for Teaching Assistant: Karen Meess, '14 and Kristen Harding, '14

    Recognizes an outstanding student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering for teaching assistant excellence.

    BME Outstanding Senior: Amanda Chen, '14 and Kyle Fedorchak, '14

    In recognition of his academic excellence and achievement in Biomedical Engineering.

    BME Outstanding Junior: Stacie Zwolski, '15

    In recognition for her academic excellence and achievement in Biomedical Engineering.

    Tau Beta Pi Prize: Amanda Chen, '14

    Recognizes a Tau Beta Pi senior who, through academic achievement, proven leadership, and sterling character has excelled and inspired fellow students.

    G. Harold Hook Prize: Jacob VanderBurgh, '14

    Awarded to a Hajim School student who has demonstrated an above-average interest in engineering or computer science.

    Donald M. Barnard Scholarship Award: Karen Meess, '14, Benjamin Vespone, '14, and Ioannis Zambetakis, '14

    Hajim School student who is a junior or senior and shows personal achievement as well as good personal qualities.

  • April 9, 2014

    Congratulations to Chris Schmitt for a successfully defending his M.S. Thesis in Chemical Engineering!

    Congratulations to Chris Schmitt for a successfully defending his M.S. Thesis in Chemical Engineering! Chris worked in the Benoit Lab, and his project, Peptide-functionalized polymers for bone targeted drug delivery systems, was supported by NIH grants P30 ES01247, K12 ES019852, and the University of Rochester's Technology Development Fund.

  • April 9, 2014

    Three BME Students Awarded Whitaker Scholarships

    Biomedical Engineering students Echoe Bouta, Jason Inzana, and Amanda Chen have been awarded a 2014-2015 Whitaker International Program Scholarship grant. Echoe is a PhD candidate from Professor Edward Schwarz's Lab and will be pursuing her post-doctoral training at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland. Jason is a PhD candidate in Professor Hani Awad's Lab and will be pursuing his post-doctoral research at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland. Amanda is currently a senior working in Danielle Benoit's Lab and will be pursuing a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge, working with Professor Nigel Slater.

    Congratulations to all of you!

  • April 2, 2014

    Amanda Chen Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship

    Amanda Chen, a senior BME student and undergraduate research assistant in the Benoit Lab, received a prestigious National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, and first year BME graduate student Bentley Hunt, received an NSFHonorable Mention. The fellowship, which is part of a federally sponsored program, provides up to three years of graduate study support for students pursing doctoral or research-based master's degrees.

  • March 24, 2014

    Congratulations to Michael Hoffman for a successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis!

    Congratulations to Michael Hoffman for a successfully defending his Ph.D. Thesis! Michael worked in the Benoit Lab, and his project, Tissue Engineered Periosteum Approaches to Heal Bone Allograft Transplants, was supported by an NIH T32 training grant 'Training in Orthopaedic Research'.

  • March 2, 2014

    Congratulations to Andrew Shubin for a Successful Qualifying Exam!

    Congratulations to Andrew Shubin for a Successful Qualifying Exam! Andrew is currently a graduate student in the Benoit Lab, and his current project is Developing hydrogels for the regeneration of salivary glands.

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