Welcome Dr. Cera and Dr. Lee! April 3rd, 2017
The DBG would like to extend a warm welcome to our new postdoctoral fellows, Luca Cera & Keel Yong Lee. Luca comes to us from Berlin, German, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Schalley. Keel Yong recently completed his Ph.D. in Prof. Kwanwoo Shin’s lab at Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea. We are looking forward to expanding on our past collaborations with him.
Congratulations to Karaghen Hudson, Leila Deravi & Nina Sinatra on the cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering! March 27th, 2017
Parker Lab Artist Karaghen Hudson’s illustration accompanying Leila Deravi & Nina Sinatra’s paper “Design and Fabrication of Fibrous Nanomaterials Using Pull Spinning” was chosen for the March 2017 cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
Pull spinning is a new nanofiber manufacturing technique that uses a high-speed rotating bristle to draw anisotropic nanofibers from a polymer solution. The versatile structure and composition of scaffolds formed using pull spinning enables a wide range of applications, including muscle tissue engineering and textile design.
Congratulations to George Touloumes! March 21st, 2017
Congratulations to Parker Lab PhD student George Touloumes who has been awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
Congratulations to Ben Pope! March 21st, 2017
Congratulations to Parker Lab Postdoc Ben Pope who was recently awarded a Life Sciences Research Foundation Fellowship sponsored by the Good Ventures Foundation.
Congratulations Grant Gonzalez and Michael Rosnach on the cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering! January 23rd, 2017
Parker Lab Artist Michael Rosnach’s illustration accompanying PhD Student Grant Gonzalez’s paper “Production of synthetic, para-aramid and biopolymer nanofibers by immersion rotary jet-spinning” was chosen for the January 2017 cover of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering.
“Utilizing a precipitant vortex, a novel nanofiber platform produces Kevlar, nylon, DNA, and alginate nanofibers for high-performance composites and tissue engineering applications.”
Congratulations to Ian Perkins & Alex Cho! January 5th, 2017
The DBG would like to congratulate Ian Perkins and Alex Cho who both graduated from Northeastern University in December. Ian received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Alex his B.S. in Biology. We would like to thank you both for your significant contributions to the DBG over the past several years, and we are grateful that you are both continuing with us in the lab this semester!
Congratulations Dr. Capulli! December 15th, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Capulli who successfully defended his dissertation in December, and will continue in the DBG as a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Congratulations Dr. Nesmith! December 15th, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Peyton Nesmith who successfully defended his dissertation last month. We wish him the best of luck as he returns to the University of Alabama to complete his M.D.
Congratulations to Parker Lab Post-doc Johan Lind, Ph.D., on the publication of his Heart-on-a-Chip paper in Nature Materials on October 24! October 25th, 2016
Robotic Stingray wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New” Award October 19th, 2016
Congratulations to Professor Kit Parker and Sung-Jin Park on the Robotic Stingray being named a winner in the Engineering Category of Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New” 2016. Read more here.
Photo courtesy of Karaghen Hudson and Michael Rosnach
Senator Susan Collins Visits the DBG October 14th, 2016
The DBG had the pleasure of hosting United States Senator Susan Collins of Maine for a tour of the lab on October 13, 2016. Pictured below are (clockwise from top left) : Senator Collins with DBG Veterans Ian Perkins, John Doyle, Brian Fountaine, Alex Cho, John Ferrier, and Madeleine Dahl, DBG Artist in Residence Karaghen Hudson, and DBG Visiting Scholar General Michael D. Phillips, USA (Ret); Senator Collins with Professor Kit Parker; Senator Collins with PhD Student Andrew Capulli; Senator Collins with Post Doctoral Fellow Alanna Gannon.
Tongue-on-a-chip October 4th, 2016
Congratulations to Parker Lab Ph.D. student Peyton Nesmith on the publication of “A human in vitro model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy muscle formation and contractility” in the October 3 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology. Read more about the importance of this research here.
Illustration by Karaghen Hudson
General Daniel B. Allyn visits the DBG September 14th, 2016
The DBG had the pleasure of hosting General Daniel B. Allyn, Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army, for a tour of the lab on September 14, 2016. Pictured here with General Allyn are (left to right) lab members and Veterans Ian Perkins (USA), Angie Greer (USA), Ben Maoz (IDF), General Allyn, Prof. Kit Parker (LTC, Reserves), John Ferrier (USAF), Alex Cho (USMC), and BG Michael Phillips USA (Ret.).
Thank you summer students! August 30th, 2016
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!
|Alex Cho, Northeastern University|
|Alexandra Bell, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Aviv Preminger, Weslyan University|
|Beom Jin An, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Brian Fountaine, Northeastern University|
|Charlie Alver, Harvard University|
|Daniel Villarreal, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Ian Perkins, Northeastern University|
|John Doyle, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Joseph Schlessinger, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Karaghen Hudson, Harvard University|
|Kenneth Sims, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Lauren Dickinson, Hendrix College|
|Madeleine Dahl, Bunker Hill Community College|
|Natalie Nepa, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Nikita Budnik, McGill University|
|Oscar Deal, United States Military Academy at West Point|
|Ryan Halvorson, Harvard University|
|Sayo Eweje, Harvard University|
|Zachary Riggenbach, United States Military Academy at West Point|
Welcome, John! August 10th, 2016
The DBG would like to welcome Post-Doctoral Fellow John Zimmerman, who joined the group August 3. John comes to us from the University of Chicago, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Chemistry. We are excited to have John here!
Welcome, General Phillips! August 1st, 2016
Brigadier General Michael D. Phillips, Ph.D. (USA, Retired) has joined the Disease Biophysics Group, effective August 1, continuing a longstanding collaboration. Most recently, General Phillips served as a Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the United States Military Academy at West Point. We are looking forward to having him with us full time!
Welcome back, Professor Shin! July 18th, 2016
The DBG would like to welcome Professor Kwanwoo Shin who is visiting us from Sogang University in Seoul, Korea. Professor Shin is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and the Director of the Institute of Biological Interfaces. We are grateful for our continued collaboration and partnership with Professor Shin and his lab!
Welcome, Summer Students! July 18th, 2016
The DBG would like to extend a warm welcome to the new undergraduate students working in the lab this summer:
Beom Jin An – West Point
Natalie Nepa – West Point
Kenneth Sims – West Point
Alexandra Bell – West Point
Zachary Riggenback – West Point
Oscar Deal – West Point
Joseph Schlessinger – West Point
Madeline Dahl – Bunker Hill Community College
Daniel Villarreal – Bunker Hill Community College
Brian Fountaine – Northeastern University
Aviv Preminger – Weslyan University
Nikita Budnik – McGill University
Lauren Dickinson – Hendrix College
Congratulations to Sung Jin Park, whose paper “Phototactic Guidance of a tissue-engineered soft-robotic ray” is featured on the cover of the July 8 issue of Science! July 10th, 2016
Welcome to the DBG! June 20th, 2016
We would like to welcome two new members to the DBG team. Michael Rosnach joins us as an Industrial Design Fellow. He holds a BFA in Animation, an MFA in Painting, and a post graduate certificate in Industrial Design. Jack Zhou is a recent graduate of Harvard with an S.B. in Engineering Sciences, Bioengineering Track. Welcome, Michael & Jack – we are excited to have you with us!