May 6, 2013
Kelley Garvin receives Outstanding Dissertation Award
Kelley Garvin is the recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for Engineering. Kelley completed the requirements for the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in December 2012 and her thesis is titled
Ultrasound Technologies for the Spatial Patterning of Cells and Extracellular Matrix Proteins and the Vascularization of Engineered Tissue.Kelley's Ph.D. research has exciting potential to provide new, noninvasive ultrasound-based fabrication processes that significantly advance the level of complexity of three-dimensional engineered tissues.
Her dissertation research resulted in two filed patent applications, numerous peer-reviewed publications, and many presentations at scientific meetings. Kelley has already received national recognition for her work. For two years in a row (2010, 2011), Kelley was awarded First Place in the Best Student Paper Competition at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Kelley's Ph.D. research was co-mentored by Professor Diane Dalecki and Professor Denise C. Hocking. Kelley was also an active student member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). As Wendi Heinzelman, Dean of Graduate Studies for Arts, Sciences and Engineering wrote in her notification letter:
This award is testament to your exceptional work as a graduate student at the University of Rochester. We are proud of all your accomplishments.Congratulations, Kelley !
May 1, 2013
Karla Mercado and Himanshu Shekhar recipients of Best Poster Awards
Karla Mercado (BME) and Himanshu Shekhar (ECE) were the recipients of Best Poster Awards at the 2013 UR Graduate Research Symposium. Karla is a Ph.D. student in BME and is supervised by Professor Diane Dalecki. Himanshu Shekhar is a Ph.D. student in ECE and is supervised by Professor Marvin Doyley. Both Karla and Himanshu are student members of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU).
April 30, 2013
Jacob VanderBurgh Awarded UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowship
BME Undergraduate student Jacob VanderBurgh was awarded a UR/Xerox Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Jacob will be working in the laboratory of Professor Diane Dalecki (BME, RCBU) on research focused on developing ultrasound technologies for cell and tissue engineering applications. The UR/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.
March 3, 2013
Hocking and Roy Research Image Featured on Cover of Tissue Engineering
Human mesenchymal stem cells adherent to a recombinant fibronectin mimetic substrate polymerize an endogenous fibronectin matrix (green) using α5β1 integrins (red).
An immunofluorescence image captured by Dan Roy has been featured on the cover of the February 2013 issue of the journal Tissue Engineering Part B. The image is from the recently published paper by Roy and Hocking titled
Recombinant fibronectin matrix mimetics specify integrin adhesion and extracellular matrix assembly.Dan Roy recently completed his PhD in BME in the laboratory of Professor Denise Hocking and is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Hocking is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and member of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound. For further details, see the article by Roy and Hocking in Tissue Engineering, Part A, 19:558-570; 2013.
March 1, 2013
Diane Dalecki and Kevin Parker Inducted Fellows of AIMBE
Diane Dalecki (Biomedical Engineering) and Kevin J. Parker (Electrical and Computer Engineering) were recently inducted as Fellows of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). Diane Dalecki was recognized for
The national and international leadership in the study of the biological effects of ultrasound and establishment of standards for ultrasound applications.Kevin Parker was recognized
For leadership and scientific contributions to biomedical imaging, including digital image enhancement, multi-modal image representation, and sonoelastography.Dalecki and Parker are both members of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound (RCBU). The AIMBE Fellow Induction Ceremony was held at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.
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