Dammy presents rapid fire talk and poster at SFB 2018!

Dammy Busari gave a fantastic rapid fire talk and poster on “3D Printing with Peptide-Polymer Conjugates to Create Spatially Organized Scaffolds to Guide Osteochondral Interface Regeneration” at the 2018 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA last week. He did a great job representing the Chow Lab (and Lehigh) at his first national conference. Congrats, Dammy!

We had a wonderful time hearing about the latest work in our biomaterials community and getting to see old friends and new. See you all in Seattle next year!

Dammy and Lesley at SFB 2018



Lesley and Dammy head to SFB 2018 in Atlanta, GA!

Lesley and Dammy are heading to Atlanta, GA for the 2018 Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting! Dammy will be presenting a rapid fire talk titled, “3D Printing Spatially Organized Scaffolds for Osteochondral Interface Regeneration” on Wednesday, April 11 at 4:35pm in Grand Ballroom D. He’ll also be presenting a poster on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-8:00pm. Lesley is co-chairing a session on “Biomaterials and Scaffolds for Interfacial Tissue Engineering” with invited speaker Helen Lu from Columbia University on Thursday, April 12 from 4:15-6:15pm in Grand Ballroom C. She’ll also be co-chairing Dammy’s rapid fire session (3:15-4:45pm) on Wednesday, April 11.

Come check out these presentations and sessions! Looking forward to a great meeting and connecting with everyone.

Today was a busy day for the Chow Lab!

Lesley gave a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at City University of New York (CUNY) College of Staten Island (CSI). She enjoyed meeting with faculty, seeing the campus, and learning about their exciting research. Thanks for the invitation to share our latest research!

On the same day, Nicole Malofsky and Reilly Callahan represented the Chow Lab with poster presentations at the 44th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference (NEBEC) hosted at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Nicole presented her research in a poster titled, “Solvent-Cast 3D Printing Biodegradable Polymer-Based Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering”. Reilly presented her work on “Self-Assembling Hydrogels Based on Glycosaminoglycan-Peptide Hybrid Molecules for Tissue Engineering”. Congratulations on your poster presentations. Thanks for representing the Chow Lab!




Annie and Lucien join the Chow Lab!

This post is a wee late… We have two new undergraduate students in the lab this semester!

Annie Behre is a Bioengineering junior who was recently awarded a prestigious Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholarship to conduct research in the Chow Lab. (Note: Divya Patel and Kelly Seims are also Clare Boothe Luce Research Scholars!) Annie’s project involves 3D printing functionalized scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering.

Lucien Schreiber is a visiting undergraduate student studying Biomedical Engineering at The National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG). He is working on glycosaminoglycan-based supramolecular hydrogels for injectable therapies.

Welcome, Annie and Lucien!

New automated microwave peptide synthesizer in the lab!

We were recently awarded a grant through Lehigh’s Critical Research Equipment Fund  (CREF) to acquire an automated microwave peptide synthesizer for our lab and others across Lehigh. This new instrument will significantly speed up research progress and improve our synthesis capabilities while saving valuable time and resources. Many thanks to Lehigh and those who helped make this happen! Everyone in the lab is very excited, but not as excited as Dammy 🙂

And yes, the instrument glows when it’s running.