Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yang and Taylor earn STAR awards from the Society for Biomaterials

Lei Yang (co-advised by Professors Tom Webster and Brian Sheldon) and Erik Taylor (advised by Professor Tom Webster) were just selected for STAR awards from the Society for Biomaterials. They will give their award winning talks during the Society for Biomaterials' Annual Meeting April 21st - 24th in Seattle, WA. This is one of the highest honors for graduate students presenting at the Society for Biomaterials. Erik was chosen based on his abstract and research "Decreasing Biofilm Formation Through the Use of Magnetic Nanoparticles". Lei was chosen based on his abstract and research "Osteoblast Responses on Nanocrystalline Diamond Modified by Hydrogen, Oxygen, and Ammonium Plasmas".

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Collaborative project highlighted in premier neuroscience journal

The February issue of the journal Neuron features a cover story highlighting the joint work between Professors Arto Nurmikko and Barry Connors. Neuron is a premier journal in Neuroscience.

This is another illustration of the collaboration between Engineering and Biology and Medicine here at Brown. Arto Nurmikko's group has successfully led the initiative to bring the ‘optogenetics’ methodology to Brown.