Heilshorn Biomaterials Group

The Heilshorn group designs materials that mimic the nano- and micro-scale order found in nature for applications in regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, and energy.

WHO WE ARE

Our laboratory is a team of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral researchers advised by Prof. Sarah Heilshorn. Our group members come from many departments across campus including Materials Science, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, MD/PhD, and Mechanical Engineering. Check out the list of honors and awards our group members have received.


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WHAT WE DO (video)

RECENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

DEC

  • Shamik Mascharak, Patrick Benitez, Amy Proctor, Chris Madl, and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the journal Biomaterials.
  • Abbygail Foster and Laura Marquardt had a manuscript accepted to the journal Current Opinions in Chemical Engineering.
  • The Heilshorn lab celebrated the holidays with a party and a thrilling Yankee Swap!
  • Saba Atefyekta is visiting the Heilshorn lab from Martin Andersson's lab at Chalmers University in Sweden. Saba will be exploring in vitro culture of osteogenic cells on antimicrobial peptide containing surfaces. Welcome, Saba!
  • Nick Suhar passed his qualifying exams and advanced his PhD candidacy!

NOV

  • Karen gave two oral presentations at the Materials Research Society Fall Meeting in Boston, MA.
  • Dan, Chris M., Abby, Huiyuan, and Brad gave oral presentations and Chris L. presented a poster at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
    • Chris M. was awarded 1st place in the Biomaterials graduate student award session. Congratulations, Chris!
  • Nick was award an NIH training grant. Congratulations, Nick!
  • The Heilshorn lab had a terrific social hour with food and drink. Many laughs by all. Thank you to Karen and Dan for planning!
  • Laura was selected for the Rising Stars in Biomedical Research Workshop at MIT.
  • Shamik Mascharak, Patrick Benitez, Amy Proctor, Chris Madl, and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the journal Biomaterials.

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