Congratulations to Tosh, who was awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He will receive the honor later this month at a Convocation ceremony at his alma mater.
Mandana presented at the 2015 GradX talks (which were organized by our very own Samagya) for Grad Student Appreciation Week. The title of the 6-minute talk to graduate students throughout Duke was "Faster, Better, Stronger Cancer Medicine: How can we engineer powerful drugs designed from our own proteins to kill cancer cells and learn about their underlying biology?" Linked is a video of all the GradX talks; Mandana's talk occurs at 1hr 38mins.
Tosh and Kristin Newby are excited to have been awarded a Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) grant to develop a diagnostic platform to help chronic heart failure patients.
Congratulations to Sarah and Joe! Sarah won a Rapid Fire Session award at the 2014 Duke BME Annual Retreat for her 1-slide pitch in the form of a poem; An Ode to Biopolymers. Joe won a poster award at the retreat as well. Sarah followed all this up with a Best Poster Award at the Duke University Frontiers Conference. Great job!