New BME Faculty - Anita Shukla

A native Rhode Islander, Anita Shukla is currently an NIH Ruth Kirschstein postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University.  Dr. Shukla’s postdoctoral research focuses on developing biologically inspired micropatterned surfaces to direct stem cell differentiation.  She received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2011 as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  In her doctoral work, Dr.

(Distributed May 1, 2013)

Eric Darling Receives NSF CAREER Award

Darling receives NSF CAREER award:

Eric M. Darling, Assistant Professor of Medical Science, Orthopaedics, and Engineering, recently received an NSF CAREER award, which is the "National Science Foundation's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research."

(Distributed February 13, 2013)

Achilli wins Best Poster Award

Toni-Marie Achilli attendend the First International Conference on Frontiers in Pharmaceutical Sciences: A Global Perspective hosted by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island during the 2012 Fall Semester. At the conferences she presented during the drug development track and was awarded the Best Poster Award - Drug Development for her poster entitled, "A New Model for Quantifying Drug Uptake and Transport in 3D Multicellular  Spheroids."

(Distributed February 4, 2013)

Beacons light up stem cell transformation

Beacons for bone:
In a new study, Brown University researchers demonstrate a new tool for visually tracking in real-time the transformation of a living population of stem cells into cells of a specific tissue. The “molecular beacons,” which could advance tissue engineering research, light up when certain genes are expressed and don’t interfere with the development or operation of the stem cells.
(Distributed September 20, 2012)
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