The Chow Lab was extremely fortunate to have a stellar group of STEM-SI researchers in our lab this summer. Special thanks to the STEM-SI Program, Lehigh University, the National Science Foundation (DMR CAREER 1944914), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health for their support and funding. They are presenting their research at STEM-SI Research Day on... Continue Reading →
Paula Camacho defended her dissertation proposal titled, "Peptide-functionalized 3D-printed scaffolds for osteochondral tissue regeneration" with flying colors! It was exciting to see her work come together and lead up to her final project with equine osteochondral explants. Many thanks to her committee members and close collaborators Drs. Hannah Dailey, Tom Schaer, Susan Perry, and Tommy... Continue Reading →
Kelly Seims and Natasha Hunt published a review paper titled, "Strategies to Control or Mimic Growth Factor Activity for Bone, Cartilage, and Osteochondral Tissue Engineering" in the Bioconjugate Chemistry! Check it out to learn more about how growth factors, growth factor binding peptides, and growth factor mimicking-peptides are covalently or non-covalently bound to biomaterial surfaces. This... Continue Reading →
Sareena Karim (BioE '22), a Thalheimer Grand Prize Finalist, pitched her custom hair product company FoliQ at the Thalheimer Grand Prize and People's Choice Competition hosted by the Baker Institute last night! She was awarded two prizes: the RK Laros Foundation Endowed Prize for Entrepreneurship, Creativity & Innovation and the Michael W. Levin ’87 Advanced... Continue Reading →
John Tolbert has a new co-authored paper out in Soft Matter! This work was led by Dr. ChyaYan Liaw and Prof. Murat Guvendiren at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Check out their paper titled, "Interlayer Bonding Strength of 3D Printed PEEK Specimens" today! We enjoyed collaborating with the Guvendiren lab and look forward to... Continue Reading →
Nate Yuchimiuk (BioE '21) presented his work on "Developing Techniques to Characterize Solvent-Cast 3D-Printed Scaffolds" at Lehigh Engineering's annual David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 7, 2021. Thanks to the virtual format, you can learn more about Nate's awesome work directly from him. Check it out here. Congratulations on being nominated by our... Continue Reading →
Paula Camacho, Matthew Fainor, Kelly Seims, and John Tolbert have a new paper out in the Journal for Biological Methods! If you'd like to find out how we 3D print our spatially functionalized scaffolds, check out their open-access publication "Fabricating spatially functionalized 3D-printed scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering" today! Many thanks for Dr. James Armstrong... Continue Reading →
Congratulations to Natasha Hunt on being awarded a Grant for Experiential Learning in Health (GELH)! This GELH grant will fund her research project titled, "Synthesizing Peptide-Polymer Conjugates with Enzyme-Cleavable Sequences for Cell-Mediated Degradation." This work is in collaboration with the Grayson Lab at Johns Hopkins University and the Pashuck Lab at Lehigh.
Nicole Malofsky passed her qualifying exam today and has now entered candidacy. Congratulations, Nicole!
Yaa Donkor has been awarded the National Action Council For Minorities in Engineering (NACME) Scholarship! This scholarship recognizes Yaa's academic achievements and provides "support in the form of grants and professional development programs to partner institutions who commit to ensure increased enrollment, and successful matriculation of under-represented minority students in the fields of engineering and computer... Continue Reading →