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!
The Chilkoti Group has just returned from a strong showing at the 2013 BMES Annual Meeting. Many of our student/postdocs gave talks and presented posters, but perhaps our biggest accomplishment was the fact that Tosh was chosen to deliver the Pritzker Distinguished Lecture, which is the society's most prestigious award. Linked is a summary of the event from BMES. Congrats to Tosh and everyone else who made excellent presentations!
We want to announce that Eric was recognized by the BME department as an Outstanding TA for his efforts in starting the new Physiology course (BME 244). Eric was so awesome that students actually went to Engineering Dean Katsouleas to express their appreication. Also, Jeff snagged a Pre-Doctoral CBTE Fellowship. Great work, Eric and Jeff!
Congrats to Dr. McDaniel! Jon defended his dissertation yesterday. That's 2 PhDs in 2 weeks!