Fenet Demissie (Lehigh IDEAS ’24) presented her research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Anaheim, CA on Friday, November 11, 2022. Her talk titled, “Spatiotemporal Presentation of Bioactive Peptides on 3D-Printed Scaffolds” describes how she is using click chemistry to functionalize the surface of 3D-printed scaffolds with growth factor (GF)-mimetic peptides at different times. She received an award for her poster in the Engineering, Physics, and Mathematics category. Congratulations, Fenet!
This work was in collaboration with former graduate student Kelly Seims. She is now teaming up with PhD student Gerry Ortega Oviedo to investigate how cells respond to spatiotemporal delivery of multiple GF-mimetic peptides. Great job, Tyler!
Special thanks to Rapidly Accelerated Research Experiences (RARE), Lehigh Biological Sciences, Lehigh Bioengineering, and the Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science for co-sponsoring her travel and ability to attend this exciting conference.