This weekend Katie and I attended the inaugural Gulf Coast Vascular Research Consortium meeting. It was in Shreveport but brought people from Louisiana and Texas together to discuss research related to cardiovascular health and disease. We learned a lot about molecular mechanisms behind disease and shared our work on cardiac tissue engineering.
This summer undergraduate Demi Sandel participated in the Baylor SMART Program. She was able to conduct research in a medical environment, meet students from across the country, and volunteer at the hospital. Demi worked as a research assistant in Dr. Benny Kaipparettu's lab studying the role of CD24 in adipogenesis and how it is linked to breast cancer. She also volunteered weekly at Texas Children's Hospital and shadowed at Texas Children's and various Baylor clinics.
Today our paper was published online along with the graphical abstract created by our colleague in art, Mr. Nicholas Bustamante. A great interdisciplinary collaboration and great work by the students involved!
This morning we found out that our paper entitled "Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels with Tailorable Surface and Mechanical Properties for Tissue Engineering Applications" was accepted! The publication will be part of a special issue of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering on Advanced Biomanufacturing. Great work by all involved in this collaboration with me and Dr. Caldorera-Moore - specifically the student authors Nehal Patel (Master's student) and Katie Whitehead (undergrad and current Master's student).
Journal: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Manuscript title: "Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels with Tailorable Surface and Mechanical Properties for Tissue Engineering Applications"
Author(s): Patel, Nehal; Whitehead, Anna; Newman, Jamie; Caldorera-Moore, Mary
Dr. Jamie Newman
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences