CBI members are doing incredible things! Congratulations to the professors, students, and labs recently in the news for their achievements...
We are excited to announce that Sandra Gross has joined CBI as the new Program Coordinator! Sandra can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 545-2059, and her office is located in LGRT 845; please stop by to introduce yourself and welcome Sandra to the program!
The CBI NIH grant was renewed!! Our new project period will begin July 1, 2016, and will last for five years. And the proposal was approved for 8 trainee slots for 2016! Thanks to NIH and UMass for their continued support, and to everyone who worked so hard on the proposal, and to all who contribute to our program to make it so great!
Congratulations to the new trainees: Elizabeth Brooks, Derrick Deming, Yingying Geng, Hui-Hsein Lin, Molly Shave and Rilee Zeinert; and to the renewing trainees: Coralie Backlund, Joseph Hardie, Kris Kolewe, Derek MacPherson, Mac Serrano and Joe Tilitsky!
Celia Frieler (Thai Group) was featured in a Lab TV interview about her research developing protein carriers for nutrition and the treatment of disease, and about opportunities to explore science as a potential career. (February 2016)
Min Chen received an R01 grant award from NIH for her work on the OmpG nanopore for single molecule protein sensing. (February 2016)
Richard Vachet and Vince Rotello have received a $400,000 NSF grant to develop new methods to image the stability of nanoparticles in biological tissues.
Lauren Jansen and the Department of Chemical Engineering hostedProfessor Darrell Irvine(MIT) for the final seminar in the CBI birthday series. Professor Irvine presented on "Engineering immunity with hitchhiking therapeutics." More information about the student-invited seminars can be found on the CBI Special Seminar page. (December 2015)
Brittany deRonde hostedProfessor David Mooney (Harvard) as the Polymer Science seminar speaker in the CBI Birthday Seminar Series. Professor Mooney presented on "Biomaterial-based therapeutic cancer vaccines." More information about the student-invited seminars can be found on the CBI Special Seminar page. (September 2015)
Sarah Perry was quoted in Chemistry World in an article about efforts to find new ways to deliver nutraceuticals in processed foods. (September 2015)
The CBI Program welcomes a new faculty member: Sloan Siegrist! More about Professor Siegrist's research can be found here. (August 2015)