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Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship
June 1, 2015
BME senior Brooke McClarren was awarded the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Michael has worked in the lab since 2014 to test the effect of mechanical strains on mesenchymal stem cells embedded in polyethylene glycol hydrogels.

Graduate Student wins SFB STAR award
April 18, 2015
BME graduate students Ayesha Aijaz, was awarded a Society of Biomaterials STAR award for her research at the 2015 SFB meeting. The Student Travel Achievement Recognitions (STARs) recognize research excellence and develop future leaders within our Society..

Olabisi Lab attends annual SFB meeting
April 15-18, 2015
BME graduate students Ayesha Aijaz, Corina White, and Kris White all presented at the annual SFB meeting in Charlotte, NC. Ayesha presented her work on wound healing with microencapsulated insulin-producing cells. Corina presented her work developing an artificial Bruch’s membrane scaffold for retinal pigment epithelial cells. Kris presented his work using nacre to control osteoblast mineralization.

Graduate Student wins Schlumberger Fellowship
March 31, 2015
BME graduate student, Ayesha Aijaz, has been awarded a 1-year, Schlumberger Foundation "Faculty for the Future" Fellowship to pursue PhD studies on developing a cell-based therapy for chronic and acute wounds. The Schlumberger Foundation through this program supports women scientists from developing countries to strengthen the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions.

Undergraduate wins NJ Space Grant Consortium Summer Fellowship
April 25, 2014
BME senior Michael Medini was offered the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Michael has worked in the lab since 2012 to optimize hydrogel microspheres for bone tissue engineering, which is a NASA research priority since bone is resorbed in space.

Olabisi Lab attends annual SFB meeting
April 16-19, 2014

BME graduate student Ayesha Aijaz, and BME undergraduate students Abhimanyu Cherukupalli, Davina Perera, Deepika Seethamraju, Michael Medini, Michael Pellegrini, and Ron Falkowski all presented at the annual SFB meeting in Denver, CO. Ayesha presented her work on microencapsulated insulin-producing cells. Davina and Deepika presented their work on optimizing microencapsulation conditions for mammalian osteoblasts. Mike M and Ron presented their work on optimizing polymer conditions for microencapsulated mammalian osteoblasts. Mike P presented his and Abhi's work on developing a correction for Coulter counted hydrogel microspheres.

Prof. Olabisi invited to speak at the Department of State
March 24, 2014
Professor Olabisi was recently invited by the U.S. Department of State to speak to industry executives, diplomats, and government officials on the significance of the global bioeconomy, which focuses on the sustainable production and conversion of biomass for health care products as well as energy. She presented on Monday March 24th at the event entitled "Showcasing the Bioeconomy". The event was co-sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of State and it aimed to engage industry and government in a dialogue on opportunity in areas comprising the global bioeconomy: agricultural, biomedical and industrial biotechnologies.

Graduate Student Wins Best Poster Award at J&J 2014 Engineering Showcase
February 19, 2014
BME graduate student Corina White won "Best Graduate Student Poster" with her poster titled "Retinal Tissue Engineering Using Cell-Responsive Poly(ethylene) Glycol Hydrogel Scaffolds" at the J&J 2014 Engineering Showcase. This was at J&J Headquarters in New Brunswick on February 19th for Engineers Week. 8 students were chosen from Rutgers-SoE and only select posters were presented from Rutgers, Stevens Institute and NJIT.

Prof. Olabisi wins a 2013 Busch Biomedical Grant
July 15, 2013
Professor Olabisi has been awarded a $50K, 2 year grant from the Charles and Johanna Busch Memorial Fund to work with fellow BME faculty member Professor Joseph Freeman combining hydrogels and nanofibers for functional muscle scaffolds capable of contraction and muscle regeneration.

BME Juniors Awarded Fellowships
April 18, 2013
BME juniors Davina Perera and Michael Pellegrini were offered the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Davina has her pick of summer fellowships since she was also offered the Douglass Residential College STEM Summer Stipend Research Experience. Davina and Michael investigate bone tissue engineering, which is a NASA research priority since bone is resorbed in space.

BME Juniors Awarded Fellowships
April 18, 2013
BME juniors Davina Perera and Michael Pellegrini were offered the NASA sponsored New Jersey Space Grant Consortium (NJSGC) Summer Undergraduate Fellowship. The NJSGC was established in 1991 by a grant from NASA. The objectives of the Consortium are to develop programs to further space science, aerospace and general STEM education, as well as to foster research and development in New Jersey. The fellowship awards $4,000 per student and requires that students attend a fellowship conference at the end of the summer to present their research. Davina has her pick of summer fellowships since she was also offered the Douglass Residential College STEM Summer Stipend Research Experience. Davina and Michael investigate bone tissue engineering, which is a NASA research priority since bone is resorbed in space.

Prof. Olabisi invited to speak at the European Parliament
March 4-8, 2013
Professor Olabisi was recently invited by representatives of the European Parliament to speak to government officials, industry executives, and representatives of research organizations to address the scientific response to global societal challenges. The event was co-sponsored by ISC Intelligence in Science and members of the European Parliament and it aimed to engage industry, government, and research institutions in a discussion about the role of research and development in the response to global challenges and to strengthen European participation in global research and development initiatives.


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