Honors & News
December 5, 2012
YousefHussien Wins Best Student Paper
Mohammad YousefHussien was awarded the Best Student Paper for the SPIE-IS&T International Conference on Visualization and Data Analysis. The award was in recognition for his work titled
Three-dimensional analysis of vasculature in engineered tissues. Mohammad is a graduate student in the Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and is supervised by RCBU Member Professor Maria Helguera. This work is the result of a multidisciplinary collaboration between Professor Helguera and Professor Diane Dalecki (BME) and Professor Denise Hocking (Pharmacology and Physiology).
November 1, 2012
Karla Mercado Places in Best Paper Competition
Karla Mercado was awarded Third Place in the Best Student Paper in Biomedical Acoustics Competition at the 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America held in Kansas City, MO. Karla presented her work titled
Parametric imaging of three-dimensional engineered tissue constructs using high frequency ultrasound. Karla is a Ph.D. student in BME, and student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound. Karla's Ph.D. research is supervised by Professor Diane Dalecki.
September 15, 2012
Eric Comeau Receives Howard Hughes Fellowship
Eric Comeau has been awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Med-into-Grad Fellowship. Eric is a Ph.D. student co-supervised by Professor Diane Dalecki (BME) and Professor Denise Hocking (Pharmacology and Physiology). This prestigious fellowship is sponsored by the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) and augments traditional Ph.D. training with clinical rotations, a clinical co-mentor, journal club, seminar series, and translational cardiovascular coursework.
May 31, 2012
Karla Mercado Attends Physical Acoustics Summer School
Karla Mercado applied to and was selected to attend the Physical Acoustics Summer School (PASS) at the University of Mississippi National Center for Physical Acoustics from May 23-29. The purpose of PASS is to bring intermediate and advanced graduate students, distinguished lecturers, and discussion leaders together to discuss a wide variety of subjects in Physical Acoustics. Participation is limited to 50 attendees and it is a very selective process. Karla Mercado is a Ph.D. candidate in BME working with Professor Diane Dalecki on a project to develop high-frequency ultrasound techniques to noninvasively characterize the material, structural, and biological properties of engineered tissues. Karla is also a student member of the RCBU.
May 1, 2012
John Nicosia wins award at UR Research Expo
John Nicosia presenting his research at the UR Research Expo.
John Nicosia (BME class of 2013) was awarded the Professors' Choice Award for Undergraduate Research in Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester Undergraduate Research Expo held on April 20, 2012. John was recognized for the research he presented in his poster titled
Techniques to Quantify Cell Proliferation in Three-Dimensional Hydrogels.His mentors for this research and co-authors on the poster are Professor Diane Dalecki and Professor Denise Hocking. John has been involved in research in biomedical ultrasound in the Dalecki Lab since his freshman year. John will be continuing his research to advance new applications of ultrasound in cell and tissue engineering though the summer and senior year as a Xerox Fellow in the Dalecki Lab.
April 9, 2012
John Nicosia and Laura Hobbs Awarded UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowships
BME undergraduate students John Nicosia and Laura Hobbs have been awarded UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowships. Both students will be working in the laboratory of Diane Dalecki, RCBU Director and Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering. Research projects will focus on developing ultrasound technologies for cell and tissue engineering applications. The SEAS Xerox Fellowship Program is a highly competitive program that provides engineering students with research experience. The program begins during the summer preceding the senior year, and continues as an independent research course in the fall and spring semesters of the senior year.
April 9, 2012
Kelley Garvin Presents at AIUM
Kelly Garvin (BME graduate student) presented two lectures at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention held in Phoenix, AZ. Both lectures were delivered in a scientific session dedicated to therapeutic ultrasound. The titles of Kelley's presentations were:
Cell patterning and vascularization of engineered tissue using ultrasound standing wave field technology,Kelley Garvin, Jasmine Carvalho, Denise Hocking, and Diane Dalecki
Ultrasound alters collagen fiber structure within engineered tissue,Kelley Garvin, Denise Hocking, and Diane Dalecki
March 27, 2012
Dr. Diane Dalecki to Serve on AIUM Bioeffects Committee
Dr. Diane Dalecki (Director, RCBU) has been elected to serve as a member of the AIUM Bioeffects Committee. The official term of service begins at the completion of the 2012 Annual Convention in Phoenix, AZ and expires at the end of the 2015 Annual Convention. Dr. Dalecki has previously served as Chair and member of the AIUM Bioeffects Committee.
- Estimating Cell Concentration in Three-Dimensional Engineered Tissues Using High Frequency Quantitative Ultrasound. Ann Biomed Eng. In press. (2014 Mar 14).
- Fibronectin matrix mimetics promote full-thickness wound repair in diabetic mice. Tissue Eng Part A. 19, 2517-26. (2013 Nov 01).
- Controlling collagen fiber microstructure in three-dimensional hydrogels using ultrasound. J Acoust Soc Am. 134, 1491-502. (2013 Aug 01).