Images from the DBG
Micro-contact Printed Valve Interstitial Cells (VICs): 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.
Welcome to the DBG January 17th, 2014
Please welcome Angie Greer to the DBG. Angie is our new Research Associate. Angie comes to the DBG from the US Army Institute of Surgical Research where she worked in the Combat Casualty Care Battlefield Pain Management Task Area as a Research Associate. She is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom having served in the Army for 4 years. Welcome to the DBG!
Graduate Studies in the DBG December 6th, 2013
Folks, there is more email traffic from PhD applicants than I can respond to. I have posted previously on what your application should look like, so scroll thru our News to see specifics.
Here are the first things I look at when I review an application:
1. Your math (this filters out about 90% of the applicants with BME undergraduate degrees…gotta take PDEs and complex variables)
2. Your lab experience
3. Your grades
4. Your reference letters. If the best thing your letter writer can say is that you sat in front of class, asked questions, turned in HWs, and got an A in the class, that doesn’t really distinguish you.
5. Your essays. Nothing is done until its published. If you can’t write a good response to an essay question, with good English, sentence and paragraph structure, I can’t take you.
Welcome to the DBG December 5th, 2013
The DBG would like to welcome Isabelle Huggler from the Department Health Sciences and Technology at ETH, Zurich. Isabelle completed her Bachelor studies in Food Engineering in August 2013 and she has joined the DBG for an internship for three months before she returns to ETH to start her studies for a Masters. Isabelle will be working on a project that will draw on her Food Engineering expertise. Welcome Isabelle!
Welcome to the DBG November 22nd, 2013
The DBG welcomes Thomas Grevesse as our most recent Post Doctoral Fellow. He will join the Traumatic Brain Injury Team. Thomas comes from Professor Sylvain Gabriele’s Mechanobiology & Soft Matter group at the University of Mons in Belgium, where is recently received his Ph.D. Please join us in welcoming Thomas to the DBG.
Current Images from the DBG November 1st, 2013
A sea horse shaped Cardiomyocytes stained with alpha-actinin in green, actin in red and DAPI in blue. Image by Stephanie Dauth and Moran Yadid.