Reilly Callahan wins ‘Largest Scientific Impact’ for her talk in the 2018 MSE Undergraduate Research Symposium

Reilly Callahan presented a talk titled, “Investigation of Dynamic Self-Assembling Hydrogels Based on Glycosaminoglycan-Peptide Hybrid Molecules for Regenerative Tissue Engineering Therapies” at the 2018 MSE Undergraduate Research Symposium at Lehigh. She won a prize for ‘Largest Scientific Impact’! Special thanks goes to Dr. Amanda Krause for organizing such a successful event.

Congratulations, Reilly!

Chow Lab 2017 Holiday Party!

The Chow Lab went out for brunch to celebrate the end of the semester! Our holiday party included snow, yummy food, and a white elephant gift exchange (aka stealing presents from each other). It was very fun to hang out outside the lab before the holidays. Thanks for a great 2017 and here’s to an even more productive 2018!

Dammy and Peter present their work at NJCBM 2017!

Hafiz (Dammy) Busari and Peter presented posters at the 2017 New Jersey Center for Biomaterials (NJCBM) Symposium in Iselin, NJ on Pharmaceutical Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine : From Concept to Manufacturing. Dammy’s poster titled, “3D Printing with Peptide-Polymer Conjugates to Create Spatially Organized Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering” and Peter’s on “Determination of Mechanical Properties for 3D-Printed Microfibers” illustrates the multidisciplinary work going on in the Chow Lab in collaboration with the Dailey Lab at Lehigh. Great symposium showing all the cool science going on in biomaterials.

Well done, Dammy and Peter!

Kelly Seims and Divya Patel at BMES 2017!

Earlier this month, our awesome undergrad researchers Kelly Seims and Divya Patel presented their work at BMES 2017 in Phoenix, AZ. Kelly gave a talk titled, “Spatial Organization of Peptides by 3D Printing with Peptide-Polymer Conjugates” and Divya presented a poster titled, “3D printing with Peptide-Polymer Conjugates to Control Scaffold Functionalization and Porosity”.

Thanks for representing the Chow Lab and Lehigh Bioengineering so well!

The Chow Lab welcomes new PhD student Paula Camacho!

Paula Camacho joined our lab in August 2017 as a PhD student in Bioengineering. She received her DVM degree in Veterinary Medicine from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and was previously at Virginia Polytechnic and State University in Biomedical and Veterinary Science. Welcome, Paula!

Lehigh establishes new Department of Bioengineering

As of July 1, 2017, Lehigh has officially established a new Department of Bioengineering in the P.C.┬áRossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. This department emerges from our strong Bioengineering Program and will be led by Professor and Founding Chair Anand Jagota, our long-time director of the program. Congratulations to Prof. Jagota and fellow colleagues! The Chow Lab is excited to be a part of the team and can’t wait to see our department grow.