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Marian Ackun-Farmmer selected to receive 2021 Outstanding Research award from the Society for Biomaterials

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Photo of Marian Ackun-FammerCongratulations to Marian Ackun-Farmmer ’20 PhD of biomedical engineering. Marian has been selected to receive the 2021 Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award from the Society for Biomaterials, a singular, national award for all PhD level research. Marian was selected based on her outstanding research performed under the mentorship of Danielle Benoit,  professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Materials Science Program. Marian’s thesis was entitled  “Engineering Drug Delivery Systems to Improve Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatments.” She was also co-founder and active member of the Rochester Chapter of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering, an initiative that encourages more people of color to pursue STEM-related majors and professions. Marian is now a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Maryland under the mentorship of Prof. Christopher Jewell.

Brittany Haws awarded OREF Resident Research Project Grant

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Photo of Brittany HawsCongratulations to Dr. Brittany Haws, an orthopaedic surgery resident conducting research in the Benoit Lab, who has received a Resident Research Project Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF). Her project is titled, “Bone Targeted Drug Delivery for Fracture Healing in a Murine Nonunion Model.” Her Co-Principal Investigator on this project is Danielle Benoit.

Yuanhui Song and Yiming Li leave Benoit Lab to pursue postdoc positions

Monday, November 2, 2020

Dr. Yuanhui Song and Dr. Yiming Li are leaving the Benoit lab. Yuanhui will start another post-doc position in Zhen Ma lab in University of Syracuse. Yiming will also start her new post-doc position in Kenichi Kuroda Lab in University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Congratulations to both! You two will be missed in the lab, Yuanhui and Yiming, but we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Marian Ackum-Farmmer successfully defends PhD thesis

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Dr. Marian Ackun-Farmmer successfully defended her PhD thesis: "Engineering Drug Delivery Systems to Improve Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatments." Marian will be starting her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland in November. Congratulations Marian, and all the best in your future career!

Azmeer Sharipol leaves Benoit lab to pursue PhD

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Azmeer Sharipol is leaving the Benoit lab but will be a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering Department in University of Rochester in 2020 Fall! Congratulations Azmeer!

Alyson March awarded postdoctoral fellowship

Monday, June 1, 2020

Alyson March was awarded a Predoctoral T32 Training in Chemistry-Biology Interface Slot. Congratulation, Aly! 

Jorge Jimenez takes job at DiaSorin

Monday, March 30, 2020

Jorge Jimenez will be leaving the Benoit lab to become a Field Service Engineer at DiaSorin. You will be missed in the lab, Jorge, and good luck in this next step!

Clyde Overby receives F31 grant

Friday, March 20, 2020

Clyde Overby was awarded F31 (AR076874) by the National Institutes of Health. Congratulations Clyde!