Lesley presented at the 2018 ACS MARM meeting

Lesley Chow gave an invited talk at the 2018 American Chemical Society (ACS) Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM) titled, “Functionalized polymer conjugates as building blocks to construct spatially organized materials” on June 3, 2018 at Lehigh University. It was exciting to hear about the awesome polymer work going on in the area and connecting with new people. The speakers posted for a photo in front of Lehigh’s “bucky ball”-like sculpture.  Looking forward to crossing paths again!

Big thank you to Andy Magenau and Rob Mathers for the invitation and organizing a great session on Polymer Materials Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.

Photo credit: J. Freeman/A. Magenau.

Congratulations to Lehigh’s Class of 2018 and Chow Lab alumni!

Special congratulations to the newly minted alumni of the Chow Lab and Class of 2018 Divya Patel (BioE), Nicole Pellecchia (BioE), Kelly Seims (BioE), and Vincent Torelli (BIOS) and former members Rachel Fan (IBE), Caroline Kaufman (BioE), and Zhongrui Liu (MAT). It has been such a pleasure and honor having you in the group, and we wish you the absolute best as you continue on to your next steps. Keep in touch!

Kelly, Divya, and Reilly present at the 2018 David & Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium!

(Photo credit for featured image: John Kish IV photography and Lehigh University)

Kelly Seims, Divya Patel, and Reilly Callahan presented their work at the David and Lorraine Freed Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 24, 2018. This annual symposium showcases the top undergraduate researchers from each engineering department at Lehigh and Lafayette. These finalists are judged by a panel of academic and industry researchers to compete for travel scholarships. Divya won the People’s Choice Award and Reilly won Honorable Mention and travel award! Kelly and Divya are also Clare Boothe Luce Scholars and Bioengineering seniors who have been part of the Chow Lab for the past two years. It has been such a pleasure having you all in the lab. Congratulations!


Chow Lab book chapter in ‘Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering’ (Ed. Kanika Chawla) is now available!

Our book chapter on “Electrospinning Functionalized Polymers for Use as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds” is now available in Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering: Methods and Protocols  (edited by Kanika Chawla)! This book is part of the Methods in Molecular Biology series published by Humana Press (Springer Nature) and provides step-by-step protocols for the generation of various biomaterials, including hydrogels and natural, synthetic, and self-healing matrices, for various tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. A must-read for the biomaterials community.

Honored to be invited to contribute along with my amazing peers and greatly enjoyed working with Kanika!

Biomaterials for tissue engineering

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.