Announcements: Lab Activities

Congratulations to John Ferrier for winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival October 18th, 2017

The DBG would like to congratulate one of our lab managers, John Ferrier, on winning the 2017 LG UltraWide Festival which was hosted by Linus Tech Tips and Austin Evans!

Congrats to Kartik Balachandran! March 14th, 2012


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Kartik Balachandran has been awarded the Postdoctoral Fellow Best Abstract Award by the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin Special Interest Group of the Society of Toxicology (SOT) at the SOT Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This competitive award was based on a submitted abstract and a cover letter outlining the significance of his research. The award includes a plaque and monetary award of $500. Congratulations, Kartik!!

Congrats to Josh Goss!! March 5th, 2012


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Josh Goss is one of the winners of the first Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Dean’s Excellence Award. Josh is the senior instrumentation engineer and staff scientists in the Disease Biophysics Group, designing and prototyping all of our experimental systems from microfluidic systems for organs on chips to blast bioreactors for brain injury research. Congratulations, Josh!! Thanks for all of your hard work!!

Welcome Summer REU Students! July 19th, 2011

The DBG proudly welcomes the 2011 crop of summer Research Experience for Undergraduate students! Abby Washispack from the University of Arkansas is working on cardiac tissue engineering, Sergio Ortuno from Texas A & M is working on superaligned nanofibers, Alex Cho from Bunker Hill Community College is working on microfluidics, Chris Rondinelli and Kevin Murphy from Harvard are working on traumatic brain injury, and Aaron Macedonia from Ursinus College is working on developing an in vitro assay for Alzheimer’s disease. Welcome all!

Congrats to Dr. Anna Grosberg!! May 29th, 2011

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Congratulations to Dr. Anna Grosberg who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. Anna will start there in April 2012. Congratulations Anna!!

Welcome DBG’s REU summer student, Alexander Cho! June 29th, 2010

Alexander Cho is a sophmore at Bunker Hill Community College, where he is currently focusing on a Biology Transfer Degree. At Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, he is working on encapsulating nanofibers into hydrogels to control the direction of the swelling, so it can be used as a scaffold for tissue engineering. He is working with Leila Deravi and Holly McIlwee. Thank you, Leila and Holly, for assisting Prof. Parker in mentoring Alex and best wishes to Alex’s continued success!

Welcome DBG’s REU summer student, Rodriguez Exilus! June 29th, 2010

Rodriguez Exilus is a sophomore at Bunker Hill Community College, where he is currently focusing on a Biology Transfer Degree. At Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, he is working on characterizing the physical and mechanical properties of nanofibers made by Rotary Jet-Spinning for use as vascular tissue engineering scaffolds with Holly McIlwee, a DBG graduate student. Thank you, Holly, for assisting Prof. Parker in mentoring Rodriguez and best wishes to Rodriguez’s continued success!

Welcome DBG’s REU summer student, Barthalomew Sillah! June 28th, 2010

Barthalomew Sillah is from Milwaukee, WI. He is a rising junior at Harvard, pursuing a degree in Human Development and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Health Policy. At Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, he is working  with Ph.D. Candidate, Mark Brigham. Thank you, Mark, for assisting Prof. Parker in mentoring Barthalomew and best wishes to Barthalomew’s continued success!

Welcome DBG’s REU summer student, Kunal Tiwari! June 28th, 2010

Kunal Tiwari is from Ithaca, New York. He is pursuing a Bachelors of Science at the University of Toronto with a specialist in molecular biophysics and a minor in mathematics. At Harvard’s Disease Biophysics Group, he is working to tissue engineer heart valves with DBG’s Postdoctoral fellow, Kartik Balachandran. Thank you, Kartik, for assisting Prof. Parker in mentoring Kunal and best wishes to Kunal’s continued success!

Welcome DBG’s visiting scientist, Prof. Yuan Lin! June 28th, 2010

Yuan Lin is an Assistant Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He is collaborating with the Disease Biophysics Group in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University from June 14, 2010 through July 15, 2010. His research interests include cellular and molecular biomechanics, mechanics of soft materials, thin film mechanics and tribology.

Congratulations and Welcome Back to Peyton Nesmith! May 29th, 2010

Peyton Nesmith has returned triumphantly to the DBG this summer, a newly minted graduate of Auburn University (B.Eng., Chemical Engineering) and accepted to the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, where he will begin his studies towards the M.D. this fall.

Congratulations, Harvard Commencement 2010 May 29th, 2010

Congratulations to DBGers Alex Bick (SB, Engineering), Josh Guerra (AB, Physics), and Megan O’Grady (PhD, Engineering) who recieved their degrees at the Harvard Commencement last Thursday!

Congrats to Mr. Bick!! May 22nd, 2010

Congratulations to DBGer Alexander Bick who won the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Senior Design competition this year!! Since 2005, DBGers have taken three first places and one second place in the annual event. After graduating from Harvard this year, Mr. Bick will start the Harvard-MIT HST MD/PhD program.

Congrats to Jorge Pozo!! May 22nd, 2010

Congratulations to DBGer Jorge Pozo who graduatuated from Northeastern University this month with his Bachelor’s degree in biology!!

Welcome Francesco Pasqualini!! May 20th, 2010

DBGers welcome Francesco Pasqualini, a visiting graduate student from Italy. Francesco has a BcS and MS in Biomedical Engineering and is currently a PhD student in Science of Engineering in the Department of Physics and Material Engineering at Polytechnical University of Marche, Italy. While studying with the DBG, Francesco will look at mechanoelectrical coupling in the heart. Welcome Francesco!

Professor Feinberg!! May 20th, 2010

Congratulations to Dr. Adam Feinberg who has accepted a faculty position in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science at Carnegie Mellon University!! Read More

Megan O’Grady Graduates!! December 20th, 2009

Congratulations to Dr. Megan O’Grady who successfully defended her dissertation and will now move to a postdoctoral position at MIT with Prof Hammonds in the Chemical Engineering Department!!