At the annual meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society, Brown University graduate student Erik Taylor won the Graduate Student Extended Abstract Award for outstanding research. His submission, “Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Could Be Better than Antibiotics at Reducing Biofilm Produced by Staphylococcus Aureus” was considered by the committee strong enough to be only one of ten such awards presented.
This award consists of a certificate, a stipend of $500, and
complimentary registration for the 2011 BMES Annual Meeting. The certificate
was presented at the awards ceremony at the BMES Business Meeting on Thursday,
October 13, 2011, in Hartford, Conn. The award has been presented each year
since 1992 in recognition of outstanding biomedical engineering research.
Taylor, who was selected for a Fulbright Fellowship, will be
leaving for India next semester to work on biofilm research and anti-infection
strategies at IIT-Bombay in Mumbai for nine months. He will be working with Dr.
Rinti Banerjee from IIT-Bombay through the Indo-U.S. Center for Biomaterials
for Healthcare, co-directed by professors Bikram Basu and Thomas Webster.