The Chow and Jedlicka Labs were joined by a fantastic multidisciplinary team of undergraduate students mentored by two graduate students (Dammy and Swetha) during the Biosystems Dynamics Summer Institute (BDSI) Program. BDSI started in 2006 with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and provides “research training experiences that emphasize the relationships between biology and other disciplines including chemistry, physics, environmental science, computer science, mathematics, and engineering”. The Chow/Jedlicka team, composed of students in mechanical engineering, bioengineering, biochemistry, and materials science and engineering, focused on a project titled, “Tailoring supramolecular glycosaminoglycan-based hydrogels to guide cell behavior“. They presented their work in a talk the BDSI symposium and poster at the Lehigh Expo in July 2018. Huge congratulations on a highly successful and productive summer and thanks for being part of the lab!
Pictured (L to R): Dammy Busari (Lehigh), Matthew Green (Northampton CC), Xinmeng Qiao (Lehigh), Ashlinn Sweeney (Pitt), Claire Ternes (Lehigh), Swetha Chandrasekar (Lehigh), and Lesley Chow (Lehigh).