Images from the DBG
Using micro-contact printing techniques, extracellular matrix proteins can be deposited on substrates in custom shapes with micron scale resolution; by controlling ECM shape, pattern, size, etc we can recapitulate native tissue structure and alignment in our in vitro assays. Here is an aligned diamond tissue composed of porcine valve interstitial cells [blue: nucleus, red: vimentin, white: f-actin, green: alpha-SMA]. Photo by Andrew Capulli, Parker Research Group.
Merging Art and Science September 17th, 2015
Recently the DBG had the pleasure of hosting Nashville, TN based artist Carla Ciuffo for a collaboration with our Nanofibers team, resulting in a new traveling museum exhibit titled “Nano . Stasis” The objective of this multimedia exhibition is to unify a stunning advance in science with its artistic counterpart, in effect emphasizing how creativity, beauty and science are truly intertwined. Learn more about how she is merging art with science here: http://www.carlaciuffophotography.com/nano-stasis-cosmic-garden
Thank you and Farewell Summer Students! September 10th, 2015
Thank you to all the undergraduate students who spent time working in the lab over the summer. We wish you all the best this school year!
Joe Festa, Harvard University
Ryan Halvorson, Harvard University
Charlie Alver, Harvard University
Yinka Ogunbiyi, Harvard University
John Doyle, Bunker Hill Community College
Jorge Jiminez, University of Rochester
Mary Kate Macedonia, Case Western Reserve University
Taler Brazelle, United States Military Academy at West Point
Jack Ward, United States Military Academy at West Point
Kevin Talty, United States Military Academy at West Point
Ginny Phillips, United States Military Academy at West Point
Thomas Manuel, Mississippi State University
Adrian Ledesma-Mendoza, University of New Mexico
William Mehalick, Bunker Hill Community College
Joy Rosa-Jackson, Howard University
Welcome John Ferrier! September 10th, 2015
The DBG would like to welcome John Ferrier, our newest lab manager, who joined the group on June 1st. John is a 2015 graduate of The University of Central Arkansas where he studied Physics & Math.
Congratulations to Dr. Hemphill!! June 1st, 2015
Matthew Hemphill was hooded as part of the Harvard Commencement Exercises last week! Matt completed his doctorate last calendar year and is now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioengineering. Congrats Matt!
BBQ Smoker Complete May 9th, 2015
Folks, we have completed the ultimate BBQ smoker. Here is the link to some of the early press coverage.
Standby for more.