Announcements

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.”

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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.).

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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!

Welcome Louise! February 16th, 2016

The DBG would like to welcome Louise Lagendijk, who joined the group in January.  Louise is a physician and researcher from The Netherlands, and we are excited to have her with us!

 

The latest on our Art & Science Collaboration November 16th, 2015

Check out this article from artfixdaily.com for the latest news on our collaboration with artist Carla Ciuffo: http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9911-harvard-visiting-artist-carla-ciuffo-merges-art-with-cutting-edge

Welcome to the DBG! October 21st, 2015

The DBG would like to welcome our new Post-Doctoral Fellow Adrian Buganza Tepole. Adrian comes to us from Stanford University, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. We are excited to have Adrian join us!

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