Heilshorn Biomaterials Group

Group Highlights



MAR

  • The Heilshorn Lab is looking forward to working with Helia Saffaee, Bauer LeSavage, and Alex Berry, as they officially join the lab. Welcome!
  • Rebecca DiMarco, Dan Hunt, and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript published in Biomaterials.
  • Huiyuan Wang had a manuscript published in Biomaterials in collaboration with Fan Yang.

FEB

  • Chris Madl's recent publication in Bioconjugate Chemistry was selected as the cover article. Congratulations!
  • Post-doc Mike Kratochvil has had two papers published recently in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces and ACS Infectious Diseases from his work at the University of Wisconsin. Great work, Mike!.

JAN

  • Chris Madl had a manuscript accepted to the journal Bioconjugate Chemistry.
  • The Heilshorn lab welcomes Alexis Seymour and Alex Berry (again!) as rotation students!

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.

OCT

  • Laura, Abby, and Chris M. gave oral presentations and Ruby presented a poster at the 2016 BMES Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lei Cai, and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials.
  • Diana Gong is an After College STEM Inclusion Scholarship recipient.

SEP

  • The Heilshorn lab welcomes Alex Berry, Bauer LeSavage, and Helia Safaee as rotation students.
  • Karen Dubbin, Yuki Hori, and Kaz Lewis had a manuscript accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials.
  • Chris L. was awarded a 2016 Kodak fellowship. Congratulations, Chris!
  • Sarah welcomed researchers from around the globe as host of the Bio-X/ADATE Tissue Engineering Symposium.
    • Huiyuan presented a poster and was selected for a poster award!
    • Chris M. presented an oral presentation and was selected for an oral presentation award!
  • Chris M. was named to the Siebel Scholars Class of 2017. Congratulations, Chris!

AUG

  • Andreina Parisi-Amon and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the journal ACS Biomaterials.
  • Lei accepted a R&D Manager Position at GQC TECH in Columbus, Ohio. Best of luck and you will be missed!


  • Chris M. and Sarah published an editorial in Chem.
  • The lab family grew by one member as Abby and Andrew Foster welcome a new baby boy! Congratulations to the new parents!
  • Chris Lindsay and Ali Sevenich celebrated their marriage! Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay!
  • Dr. Michael Kratochvil has joined the Heilshorn lab as a new postdoctoral fellow. Mike completed his PhD at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, working together with Prof. David Lynn on nonfouling, porous coatings. Mike has been awarded a ChEM-H Mechanobiology Posodoctoral Fellowship to support his research. Welcome, Mike!
  • Anthony won the best oral presentation award for his work with the Stanford Summer Research Program on 3D bioprinting. Congratulations, Anthony!

JUL

  • Adi de la Zerda has joined the group and is finishing her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Welcome Adi!
  • Laura Marquardt and Sarah Heilshorn published a review article in Current Stem Cell Reports.

JUN

  • The Heilshorn Lab goes to New England! Sarah was the Vice Chair of the Signal Transduction by Engineering Extracellular Matrices Gordan Research Conference (STEEM GRC) in Biddeford, ME.
    • Ruby, Huiyuan, Laura, Chris M. and Matt all presented posters at the STEEM GRC.
    • Chris M. co-chaired the STEEM Gordan Research Seminar and won a best poster award!
  • Sarah hosted a baby shower for Abby! Many games were played, and baby Foster received plenty of hand-customized onesies from fellow lab members.
  • Anthony Tabet, from the University of Minnesota and Audrey Zhu from Stanford joined the Heilshorn lab as undergraduate researchers for the summer. Welcome!
  • Bryan Nase, a local teacher, has joined the Heilshorn lab as part of the IISME program. Bryan is a biology teacher at Westmoor High School. Welcome, Bryan!
  • Blanca Jaime has joined the lab as a RISE high school intern. Blanca is a rising senior, and we look forward to working with her!
  • Huiyuan will be spending the summer in Rochester, NY as an intern with Kodak Research Laboratories.

MAY

  • Huiyuan gave an oral presentation and presented a poster at the NAMSED All-Site Meeting at the University of Michigan.
  • Karen was awarded a Bio-X travel award to attend the World Biomaterials Congress in Montreal, QC, where she presented an oral presentation.

APR

  • The Heilshorn Lab welcomes Nick Suhar as a new PhD candidate! Nick joins us from the Materials Science and Engineering Department.
  • The Heilshorn Lab was award pilot funding from the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation and Training (AR3T) for the project "Protein-engineered nerve guidance conduits for peripheral nerve injury recovery and rehabilitation".
  • Jordan Raphel had a review accepted to the journal Biomaterials.

  • MAR

    • Sarah returned from her sabbatical at the University of Chicago and University of Sydney. Welcome back, Sarah!

    FEB

    • Chris Madl and Lily Katz had a manuscript accepted to the journal Advanced Functional Materials.
    • The lab enjoyed two social outings; Annika Enejder hosted a pizza social, and the lab went out for happy hour at Nola in Palo Alto.

    JAN

    • Jordan Raphel, Chris Lindsay, and Matthew Haugh had a manuscript accepted to the journal Biomaterials.

    DEC

    • Huiyuan Wang presented two oral talks at the Materials Research Society Meeting in Boston, MA.
    • Patrick Benitez, Shamik Mascharak, and Amy Proctor had a manuscript accepted to Integrative Biology
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    • The Heilshorn lab traveled to San Francisco for an all-lab brunch!

    NOV

    • Lei Cai presented an oral talk at the American Institute for Chemical Engineers 2015 Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the American Institute for Chemical Engineers 2015 Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    OCT

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Vascular Biology 2015 Conference, hosted by the North American Vascular Biology Organization.
    • Karen Dubbin won best poster at the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Retreat. Congrats, Karen!

    SEP

    • Huiyuan Wang received a BioX Travel Grant to support her travel to the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA this coming November. Congrats, Huiyuan!
    • Abbygail Foster was selected to attend the 3rd Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine symposium at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) this coming December. Congrats, Abby!
    • Sarah Heilshorn began her sabbatical as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M.
    • Karen Dubbin and Laura Marquardt presented oral talks at the TERMIS World Congress.

    AUG

    • Huiyuan Wang and Sarah Heilshorn's recent review of adaptable hydrogels for Advanced Materials was highlighted in a Materials Views article.
    • Karen Dubbin received a travel award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to support her attendance at the TERMIS World Congress in Boston this coming September. Congrats, Karen!
    • Matthew Haugh was selected as student co-chair for the session on "Engineering biointerfaces to control cellular behavior" at the TERMIS World Congress in Boston this coming September. Congrats, Matt!

    JUL

    • Abbygail Foster has been awarded a postdoc training fellowship through the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Congrats, Abby!
    • Laura Marquardt received a travel award from TERMIS to support her attendance at the TERMIS World Congress in Boston this coming September. Congrats, Laura!
    • Christopher Madl presented a poster at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering in Girona, Spain.

    JUN

    • Becky DiMarco and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the journal Biomaterials Science.
    • The Heilshorn lab had three graduates participating in commencement this year. Congratulations to the graduates!


    • Jordan Raphel successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Congratulations Dr. Raphel!
    • Shamik Mascharak was awarded the Firestone medal for excellence in undergraduate research. Congrats, Shamik!
    • Brad Krajina was awarded a Stanford Bio-X Fellowship to support the next three years of his thesis research. Congrats, Brad!

    MAY

    • Sarah Heilshorn was named the Lee Otterson Faculty Scholar in the Stanford School of Engineering.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar at the University of California Santa Barbara for their Center for Bioengineering.
    • Huiyuan Wang has received a travel grant from the Area of Advance in Materials Science at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. This will support Huiyuan during a 2.5-month research visit to Prof. Annika Enejder's laboratory over the summer quarter. During her visit, Huiyuan will work on a research project entitled "Exploring the Microstructure of Thermo-responsive ELP Hydrogels using CARS microscopy".
    • Cong Dinh, an undergraduate in the lab, will be matriculating at UCSD for their M.D.-Ph.D. program this Fall! Congrats, Cong!

    APR

    • Sarah Heilshorn was co-organizer and Huiyuan Wang was the student assistant for a symposium on peptide-based materials at the Materials Research Society meeting.
    • Lei Cai presented his research at the Materials Research Society meeting.
    • Karen Dubbin won a poster prize and Sarah Heilshorn gave a talk at the Drexel University Symposium on Engineering Complex Tissues in Philadelphia.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar to the NanoBioMatter Program at the University of Stuttgart in Germany.
    • Cong Dinh presented a talk and Shamik Mascharak won a poster prize at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Charlotte, NC. Shamik was also presented with the C. William Hall Fellowship at the conference. One student is selected nationally each year for this honor based on excellence of undergraduate research.
    • Huiyuan Wang had a manuscript accepted to the journal Advanced Materials.
    • Shamik Mascharak, an undergraduate in the lab, received the Terman Award for academic excellence from the Stanford School of Engineering.

    MAR

    • The group welcomes two new PhD students: Daniel Hunt from Chemical Engineering and Chris Lindsay from Materials Science & Engineering.
    • Dr. Abbygail Foster joined the lab as a new postdoctoral fellow. Abby completed her PhD at the University of Delaware working with Prof. Millicent Sullivan on gene delivery. Abbygail will focus on protein-engineered hydrogels for gene delivery and cell transplantation.
    • Christopher Madl was selected to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Additionally, Christopher was also awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship through the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). Congratulations Christopher!
    • Chris Madl had a manuscript accepted to the journal Neural Regeneration Research.
    • Meghaan Smith and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the journal Integrative Biology.

    FEB

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia.

    JAN

    • Laura Marquardt, PhD from Washington University, has joined the lab as a new postdoc. Laura was awarded a GLAM Postdoctoral Fellowship to support her research. She will focus on the design of new biomaterials for spinal cord injury in collaboration with Prof. Giles Plant in Neurosurgery.
    • Laura was selected for a Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials Postdoctoral Fellowship, which will provide support for her postdoctoral research. Congratulations Laura!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar to the Biomedical Engineering Department at Oregon Health & Science University.

    DEC

    • Lei Cai and Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted in Advanced Functional Materials.
  • Lei Cai was selected for a Stanford Neurosciences Institute Interdisciplinary Scholars Award, which will provide support for his postdoctoral research.

  • NOV

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a short lecture on the future of biomaterials research to Stanford alumni. View the video here.
    • Sarah Heilshorn and Lei Cai presented talks at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers conference in Atlanta, GA.

    OCT

    • Nicole Romano and Christopher Madl had a manuscript accepted by Acta Biomateriala.
    • The laboratory was awarded an NIH R21 grant entitled Engineered Intestinal Microenvironments as Preclinical Drug Screening Platforms.
    • Sarah Heilshorn and faculty colleague Yi Cui were interviewed on the cable TV show Future Talk. Watch the show here.
    • Sarah Heilshorn and Dr. Ute Grieshammer from CIRM presented a public lecture for Stem Cell Awareness Day at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, CA.

    SEP

    • Sarah Heilshorn agreed to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board for the new ACS journal Biomaterials Science and Engineering.
    • Meghaan Smith successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in the Chemical Engineering Department. Congratulations Dr. Smith!
    • Jordan Raphel was selected as an Accel Innovation Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year. Congrats Jordan!
    • Patrick Benitez successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis in the Bioengineering Department. Congratulations Dr. Benitez!
    • Sarah Heilshorn, Giles Plant and Andy Spakowitz were awarded a Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives grant. Read about their proposed work in the Stanford Report.

    AUG

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the 5th Symposium for Design and Application in Tissue Engineering (ADATE) in Sydney, Australia.
    • Sarah Heilshorn agreed to serve as co-organizer for the 2016 6th ADATE Symposium at Stanford University.
    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin presented a poster at the Gordon Research Conference on Drug Carriers in Medicine & Biology in Waterville Valley, NH.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the 3rd International Supramolecular System Symposium in Changchun, China.
    • Kelly Huggins, Alia Schoen and M.A. Arunagirinathan had a manuscript accepted to Advanced Functional Materials.
    • Sarah Heilshorn, Lei Cai, Cong Dinh, and Amy Proctor teach a module on materials science and engineering to the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy participants.
    • Huiyuan Wang and Lei Cai had a manuscript accepted to Biomacromolecules on a collaborative project with Alexandra Paul and Annika Enejder at Chalmers University in Sweden.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the American Chemical Society Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    JUL

    • Matthew Haugh and Lei Cai presented posters at the Gordon Research Conference on Signal Transduction from Engineered Extracellular Matrices (STEEM) in Waltham, MA. Lei won a Best Poster Award. Congratulations, Lei! 
    • Sarah Heilshorn was elected to be the 2016 vice-chair and 2018 chair for the STEEM Gordon Research Conference. Congratulations, Sarah! 
    • Nicole Romano, Kyle Lampe, Hui Xu and Megaan Smith had a manuscript accepted in the journal Small.

    JUN

    • The Heilshorn lab had six graduates participating in commencement this year. Congratulations to the graduates!


    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in the Bioengineering Department. Congratulations Dr. Greenwood-Goodwin!
    • Becky DiMarco successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in the Bioengineering Department. Congratulations Dr. DiMarco!
    • Alia Schoen had a manuscript accepted in Soft Matter on a collaborative project with Prof. Andrew Spakowitz in chemical engineering and Prof. Nick Melosh in Materials Science and Engineering.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Summit in Aesthetic Medicine 2014 Meeting in Dana Point, CA.
    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin and Eric Teasley had a manuscript accepted to Biomaterials Science.
    • The group welcomes several summer undergraduate students to the laboratory: Cong Dinh, Sandra Sanchez, Sharon Chen, Roberto Pimienta and Aheli Chattopadhyay.

    MAY

    • Nicole Romano successfully defended her Ph.D. thesis in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. Congratulations Dr. Romano!
    • Becky DiMarco had a manuscript accepted in Otology & Neurotology on a collaborative project with Dr. Alan Cheng from the Stanford School of Medicine Department of Head and Neck Surgery.
    • Widya Mulyasasmita, Lei Cai, Ruby Dewi, and Sabrina Ullmann had a manuscript accepted to the Journal of Controlled Release. The article is a collaboration with Prof. Huang from the Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Dr. Luong  from the Stanford Veterinary Services Center.

    APR

    • Sarah Heilshorn is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Congratulations Prof. Heilshorn!!!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA.
    • Hui Xu and Meghaan Smith had a manuscript accepted to Lab on a Chip.
    • The Heilshorn lab hosts visiting scientists Prof. Kwangwoo Nam and Prof. Tsuyoshi Kimura from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and Prof. Masaya Yamamoto from Kyoto University.

    MAR

    • Sarah Heilshorn receives the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Congratulations Prof. Heilshorn!
    • Huiyuan Wang receives a Kodak Fellowship. Congratulations Huiyuan!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the American Chemical Society (ACS) Spring Meeting in Dallas, TX.
    • Sarah Heilshorn and collaborator Giles Plant, from the Department of Neurosurgery, receive a Coulter Award to pursue translational research on therapies for spinal cord injury.
    • Sarah Heilshorn was co-guest editor with Tom Barker (Georgia Tech) for a special issue of Acta Biomaterialia. Read the issue here
    • Brad Krajina, a PhD candidate from the Chemical Engineering Department, joins the lab. He is co-mentored with collaborator Andy Spakowitz.

    FEB

    • Sarah Heilshorn, Meghaan Smith, and Ruby Dewi presented their research at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Global Congress on Nanoengineeing for Medicine and Biology in San Francisco, CA.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
    • Sarah Heilshorn visited the Bioengineering Department at the University of Maryland as their first annual student-selected speaker.
    • Hui Xu had a manuscript accepted in Integrative Biology describing a collaborative project with Denise Monack.

    JAN

    • Welcome to our visiting scientist Matt Haugh! Matt is a visiting postdoc from Prof. Fergal O'Brien's laboratory at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
    • Welcome to our visiting PhD student Wenxiao He. Wenxiao is visiting us from Dr. Martin Andersson's laboratory at Chalmers in Sweden.
    • Welcome to visiting professor and Marie Curie Fellow Annika Enejder! Annika is visiting us from Chalmers in Sweden.
    • Lei Cai and Cong Dinh had a manuscript accepted to Biomaterials Science.

    DEC

    • Jordan Raphel presented his research at the Material Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting in Boston, MA.
    • Sarah Heilshorn, Jordan Raphel, and Lei Cai attended the Stanford-Chalmers Workshop on Advancing Materials Innovatively (SCHWAMI) in Sweden.
    • Chris Madl had a manuscript accepted to Biomacromolecules in collaboration with David Mooney
    • Lei Cai had a review article accepted in Acta Biomaterialia.

    NOV

    • Kyle Lampe accepted a position as Assistant Professor inin the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Virginia. Congratulations Kyle!
    • Kyle Lampe gave a podium presentation on his reserach at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Conference in SanFrancisco, CA.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk and Ruby Dewi presented a poster on her research at the Tissue Engineering & Regerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
    • Widya Mulyasasmita had a manuscript accepted to Tissue Engineering Part A.
    • Rebecca DiMarco and James Su had a manuscript accepted in Integrative Biology, and their article was selected to be featured on the front cover of the issue.

    OCT

    • Alia Schoen and Kelly Huggins had a manuscript accepted to the Journal of Materials Chemistry B.
    • Lei Cai and Shamik Mascharak both gave podium presentations on their research at the American Chemistry Society (ACS) Western Regional Meeting in Santa Clara, CA.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at the Nano Drug Delivery Symposium (NanoDDS) in LaJolla, CA.

    SEP

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at the Materials for Tomorrow 2013 conference held at Chalmers University for Technology in Sweden.

    AUG

    • Andreina Parisi-Amon defended her PhD thesis work in the Bioengineering Department. Congratulations, Dr. Parisi-Amon!
    • Ruby Dewi had a manuscript accepted to the American Journal of Translational Research that describes her collaborative work with Prof. John Cooke (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford)
    • Becky DiMarco was named to the 2014 Class of Siebel Scholars, which will provide a fellowship for her final year of PhD study. Congratulations!.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at the NSF-sponsored Workshop on Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine held in Cambridge, MA.

    JUL

    • The lab welcomes Payton Marshall to the group. Payton is a new MD/PhD student doing a summer rotation in the group.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at the Gordon Research Conference on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering.
    • Widya Mulyasasmita defended her PhD thesis work in the Bioengineering Department. Congratulations, Dr. Mulyasasmita!
    • Cindy Chung had a manuscript accepted to Biomaterials Science that describes her collaborative work with Prof. Beth Pruitt (Mechanical Engineering, Stanford).

    JUN

    • Alia Schoen received the California Science and Technology Policy Fellowship. Congratulations Alia!
    • Karen Dubbin was awarded a Stanford Bio-X Fellowship to support the next three years of her thesis research. Congratulations, Karen!
    • Welcome to our summer undergraduate researchers, Sarah Cabreros and Cong Dinh (winners of Materials Science Undergraduate Research Fellowships) and Shamik Mascharak (winner of a Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Research Fellowship).
    • Meghaan Smith and Amir Shamloo had a manuscript accepted to Integrative Biology that describes their collaborative work with Prof. Ken Weinberg (Pediatrics, Stanford).
    • Sarah Heilshorn helped to organize a workshop at the NSF for recent CAREER awardees in the Division of Materials Research.
    • The Heilshorn lab had four graduates participating in commencement this year. Congratulations to the graduates!

    MAY

    • Alia Schoen had a manuscript accepted to Soft Matter that describes her collaborative work with Prof. Andy Spakowitz (Chemical Engineering, Stanford)
    • Alia Schoen defended her PhD thesis work in the Materials Science Department. Congratulations, Dr. Schoen!
    • Kyle Lampe accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia. Congratulations, Dr. Lampe!

    APR

    • Andreina Parisi-Amon was selected for the Centennial TA Award by the Stanford School of Engineering. Congratulations, Andreina!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans

    MAR

    • Alia Schoen had a manuscript accepted to Soft Matter that describes her collaborative work with Dr. Mirjam Leunissen at FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin and Nicole Romano presented talks at the Spring MRS Meeting, and Nicole also won a symposium abstract award
    • Sarah Heilshorn co-chaired a symposium on "Design of Cell-Instructive Materials" at the Spring MRS Meeting in San Francisco
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the NSF-sponsored US-Korea Workshop on Nanotechnology for the Environment at Yonsei University in South Korea
    • Welcome to new postdoctoral researcher Yuki Hori. Yuki completed her graduate studies with Darrell Irvine at MIT and was most recently working with Medtronic in Japan
    • Sarah Heilshorn gave an invited talk at a joint symposium hosted by RSC Publishing and the Institute for Integrated Cell-Materials Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University in Japan
    • Welcome to transfer student Eric Teasley (MD/PhD Bioengineering)
    • Welcome to new first year PhD students Huiyuan Wang (Materials Science), Chris Madl (Bioengineering), and Amy Proctor (Chemical Engineering)

    FEB

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Materials Science

    JAN

    • The Heilshorn lab celebrated the New Year with dinner out at Celia's in Palo Alto and a white elephant gift exchange.

    DEC

    • Alia Schoen had an article on protein-enabled nanoparticle synthesis published in Chemical Engineering Progress   Read the article here

    NOV

    • Sarah Heilshorn gave an invited talk at the MRS meeting.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Regeneration, Repair and Restoration of Function after Spinal Cord Injury Symposium.
    • Alia Schoen presented two talks and Jordan Raphel presented a poster at the MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, MA
    • Alia Schoen received a BioX Travel Grant to support her travel to the MRS meeting
    • Cindy Chung and Kyle Lampe had a manuscript accepted to Biomacromolecules
    • Karen Dubbin, Jordan Raphel, Nicole Romano, and Alia Schoen presented posters at the Stanford Chalmers Workshop on Advancing Materials Innovatively 
    • Kelly Huggins and Alia Schoen presented posters at the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES) DoE program review
    • Congratulations to Debanti Sengupta who successfully defended her thesis in the Chemistry Department!

    OCT

    • Sarah Heilshorn delivered the Allan P. Colburn Memorial Lecture at the University of Delaware, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a research update at the NIH workshop "New Strategies for Growing 3D Tissues."
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar at the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Cornell University.
    • Kyle Lampe had a manuscript accepted to Acta Biomaterialia
    • Sarah Heilshorn, M.A. Arunagirinathan, Alia Schoen, and Meghaan Smith presented talks, and Kyle Lampe presented two talks at the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA
    • Kyle Lampe, M.A. Arunagirinathan, and Alia Schoen presented posters in the Meet the Faculty Candidate poster session at the American Institute for Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA
    • Meghaan Smith received a BioX Travel Grant to support her travel to the BMES and AIChE conferences
    • Kyle Lampe presented a poster in the Meet the Faculty Candidate poster session at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA
    • Becky DiMarco, Widya Mulyasasmita, and Meghaan Smith presented talks, and Patrick Benitez and Kyle Lampe presented posters at the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA

    SEP

    • A late welcome to our rotation students, Chris Madl and Aaron Mitchell!
    • Kyle Lampe was selected as the School of Engineering recipient of the Stanford University Postdoctoral Association Postdoc Research Award 
    • Hui Xu had a manuscript accepted to Small
    • Sarah Heilshorn joins the Editorial Board of Biomaterials Science, a new journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk for the Chemical Engineering Department at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at a symposium on Nature-Inspired Materials organized by the Karolinska Institute, Rockefeller University, and the Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences held at the Nobel Forum in Stockholm, Sweden
    • The lab welcomes new postdoctoral scholar Lei Cai who completed his PhD with Prof. Shanfeng Wang in Materials Science at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    • Andreina Parisi-Amon, Widya Mulyasasmita, and Cindy Chung had a manuscript accepted to Advanced Healthcare Materials
    • Alia Schoen attended the Future Faculty Workshop for Underrepresented Postdocs and Late Stage PhD Students at Rice University in Houston, TX

    AUG

    • Widya Mulyasasmita was selected as one of the two representatives from the Americas to serve on the Tissue Engineering Young Investigator Council. In this role, she'll work with the other five council members and the Tissue Engineering board members and editors to review manuscripts and organize a special issue of the journal.
    • Widya Mulyasasmita was named to the 2013 Class of Siebel Scholars, which will provide a fellowship for her final year of PhD study
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the annual meeting of the Australian & New Zealand Orthopaedic Research Society
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at a symposium hosted by the Sydney University Tissue Engineering Network
    • Cindy Chung had a manuscript accepted in Soft Matter
    • Patrick Benitez had a manuscript accepted in Advanced Healthcare Materials
    • The Heilshorn Group enjoyed a weekend retreat in Kelseyville, California
    • Welcome to new rotation student Ariane Tom, PhD student in Bioengineering

    JUL

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk and Patrick Benitez, Cindy Chung, Kyle Lampe, and Widya Mulyasasmita presented posters at the Gordon Conference on Signal Transduction from Engineered Extracellular Matrices in Biddeford, ME
    • Kyle Lampe served as co-chair of the Gordon Research Seminar for trainees in Biddeford, ME
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials in Singapore
    • Becky DiMarco had a manuscript accepted in Advanced Materials
    • Welcome to Dr. David Chang, a resident in Otolaryngology at the Medical School who has recently joined the lab. Dr. Chang has initiated a new project in collaboration with Prof. Alan Cheng on the culture of cochlear progenitor cells on biomaterials
    • Welcome to our two summer undergraduate research assistants, Wilson Torres and Victoria Robles
    • Welcome to new rotation students Karen Dubbin and Adi de la Zerda, PhD students in Materials Science & Engineering

    JUN

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium
    • Sarah Heilshorn participated in an invitation-only workshop at the National Science Foundation on the future of biomaterials research in the United States
    • Congratulations to Kyle Lampe who received 1st place in the Best Poster Competition at the ICBN Meeting!
    • Patrick Benitez and Widya Mulyasasmita gave talks at the International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Berkeley, CA
    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin, Kyle Lampe, Alia Schoen, and Hui Xu presented posters of their work at the International Conference on Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Berkeley, CA
    • Kelly Huggins and M.A. Arunagirinathan presented posters at the 2012 Bioinspired Materials Gordon Research Conference in Davidson, NC
    • Kelly Huggins received a Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship to support her participation in the Bioinspired Materials Gordon Research Conference
    • Alia Schoen presented a poster of her work at the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES) Advisory Council meeting 

    MAY

    • Alia Schoen received an ARCS Scholar Award from the Achievement Rewards for College Students Foundation
    • Andreina Parisi-Amon presented a seminar at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany
    • Debanti Sengupta had a manuscript accepted for publication in Advanced Healthcare Materials

    APR

    • Congratulations to Alia Schoen who received an MRS Graduate Student Gold Award at the MRS Spring Meeting!
    • Congratulations to Andreina Parisi-Amon who received an MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at the MRS Spring Meeting!
    • Congratulations to Becky Snyder who was a finalist for Best Poster Competition at the MRS Spring Meeting!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented one invited talk titled "Engineering 3D microenvironments to promote vascular sprouting morphogenesis" and one contributed talk titled "Materials strategies to prevent mechanical disruption of stem cell membranes during transplantation by direct injection" at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA
    • Andreina Parisi-Amon and Alia Schoen presented talks, and Kelly Huggins and Becky Snyder presented posters at the MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, CA
    • Patrick Benitez was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Predoctoral Fellowship through the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    • Jordan Raphel and Andreina Parisi-Amon had an invited manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Materials Chemistry

    MAR

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar to the Departments of Bioengineering and Pharmacology at the University of Utah
    • Kelly Huggins, M.A. Arunagirinathan, and Debanti Sengupta presented talks at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Diego, CA
    • Kyle Lampe presented a talk, and Debanti Sengupta and Nicole Romano presented posters at the Annual Hilton Head Workshop on Regenerative Medicine in Hilton Head, SC
    • Kyle Lampe attended the 2012 National Institute of General Medical Sciences Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions

    JAN

    • Kyle Lampe had an invited review accepted for publication in Neuroscience Letters
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Tissue Engineering Workshop hosted by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
    • The lab welcomes visiting scientist Prof. Annika Enejder from the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Sweden. Prof. Enejder is funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship from the European Union
    • The lab welcomes visiting student Sabrina Ullmann from RWTH Aachen University. Sabrina is funded by a Bayer Fellowship

    DEC

    • Andreina Parisi-Amon presented a talk and Kyle Lampe and Widya Mulyasasmita presented posters at the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) retreat
    • Hui Xu presented a talk at the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Conference

    NOV

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited lecture at the Harrington Symposium on Advances in Biomedicine hosted by the University of Texas at Austin
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar to the Department of Surgery at the University of Chicago
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the Materials Research Symposium in Boston, MA

    OCT

    • Alia Schoen presented a poster at the Department of Energy Biomolecular Materials Contractors' Meeting in Annapolis ,MD
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a seminar to the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT
    • The lab welcomes new member Meghaan Smith, a PhD student in Chemical Engineering
    • Kyle Lampe presented two talks on his research at the national meeting of the American Institute for Chemical Engineers in Minneapolis, MN
    • Brian Aguado, Widya Mulyasasmita, James Su, and Kyle Lampe had a manuscript accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Polymer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Cindy Chung presented her research at the MicroTAS conference in Seattle, WA
    • Alia Schoen, David Schoen, Kelly Huggins, and M.A. Arunagirinathan had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Chemical Society

    SEP

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Materials Science Department at the University of California, Berkeley
    • The lab welcomes visiting student Johan Karlsson and visiting scientist Prof. Martin Andersson, both from Chalmers University of Technology
    • Widya Mulyasasmita and Ji Seok Lee had a manuscript accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules
    • Amir Shamloo and Hui Xu had a manuscript accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering
    • The lab welcomes Jordan Raphel, a PhD student from Materials Science & Engineering

    AUG

    • The lab was awarded a new, collaborative R21 grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute together with the Helen Blau laboratory
    • Sarah Heilshorn, Kyle Lampe, and Debanti Sengupta taught a module on Materials Science to the Stanford Summer Engineering Academy
    • The lab welcomes Ruby Eka Dewi, our new Lab Manager and Research Assistant

    JUL

    • Prof. Annika Enejder from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden was awarded a European Marie Curie Fellowship to initiate a three-year collaborative project with the Heilshorn laboratory
    • Becky Snyder gave a talk and Alia Schoen presented a poster at the Bio-X Fellows Symposium
    • Alia Schoen presented a seminar at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    JUN

    • Kyle Lampe was awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship through the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
    • Congratulations to Ji Seok Lee and Katie Dwyer who graduated with MS degrees in Materials Science & Engineering
    • The lab hosted Prof. Krishna Prasad Chennazi from Amrita Medical School in Cochin, India

    MAY

    • Sarah Heilshorn gave an invited talk at the 4th International Conference on Tissue Engineering
    • The lab welcomes Praveen Govindh as a visiting graduate student from Amrita Medical School in Cochin, India

    APR

    • Alia Schoen will be spending three months at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to study peptide-mediated self assembly
    • Kyle Lampe and Sarah Heilshorn presented talks at the Materials Research Society Conference in San Francisco, CA. Sarah also co-organized a symposium on Engineering Polymers for Stem-Cell-Fate Regulation and Regenerative Medicine
    • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited participant in the US-China Young Researchers Collaboration Workshop hosted by Northwestern University's Materials Research Institute and the NSF
    • Sarah Heilshorn, James Su, Widya Mulyasasmita, Debanti Sengupta, and Cindy Chung presented their work at the Society for Biomaterials Conference in Orlando, FL

    MAR

    • Sarah Heilshorn gave a talk and Alia Schoen and Becky Snyder presented posters at the Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at a joint NSF-German DFG workshop on bio-inspired materials
    • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited participant in the 2011 China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium organized by the National Academy of Engineering
    • Becky Snyder was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Student Fellowship

    FEB

    • The Heilshorn laboratory hosted a visit from Annika Enejeder from Chalmers University, Sweden
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Department of Chemistry at Emory University
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech
    • The lab welcomes new postdoc M.A. Arunagirinathan, who will lend his cryo-electron microscopy expertise to our protein self-assembly projects
    • The Heilshorn laboratory was awarded a research grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to develop new tools and technologies to improve the efficiency of stem cell transplantation therapies      Read the Stanford Report article     Read the press release 
    • The lab welcomes Speranta Puiac, a visiting student from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, who will be learning how to use our microfluidic chemotactic chambers

    JAN

    • Andreina Parisi-Amon was awarded a Joshua E. Neimark Memorial Travel Assistance Endowment to support her travel to the national AAAS annual meeting
    • Patrick Benitez will be spending the winter quarter at the Amrita Center for Nanosciences in India to initiate a collaboration on the electrospinning of protein engineered polymers. This exchange was funded by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum
    • The lab welcomes Cody Simmons, a visiting student from Brown University, who will be completing his master's thesis with the group
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented two invited seminars and taught two workshops at the Amrita Center for Nanosciences in Cochin, Kerala, India. This visit was funded by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum

    DEC

    • The lab welcomes new postdoc Kelly Huggins who comes to us from Niels H. Andersen's lab at the University of Washington. She will be working on the biotemplating project
    • Our joint Soft Matter manuscript with Theo Palmer, Mu-ming Poo, and Luke Lee was selected as the cover article

    NOV

    • The Heilshorn laboratory hosted Doug Lauffenburger from MIT as the featured Bio-X Frontiers in Interdisciplinary Biosciences speaker
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited talk at the national meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in Salt Lake City, UT

    OCT

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at Rice University in the Department of Bioengineering
    • Sarah Heilshorn gave guest lectures at the Medical Nanoscience Center at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden and at the Chalmers Institute of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden
    • Amir Shamloo's joint manuscript with members of Calvin Kuo's laboratory was accepted for publication in Science
    • A joint manuscript with Theo Palmer, Mu-ming Poo, and Luke Lee was accepted for publication in Soft Matter
    • Amir Shamloo's recent manuscript in Lab on a Chip was selected as the cover article

    SEP

    • Midori Greenwood-Goodwin was selected as a fellow for the Stanford NIH Biotechnology Training Grant Program
    • Sarah Heilshorn attended the Gordon Conference on Biointerfaces in Les Diablerets, Switzerland
    • Sarah Heilshorn attended the NIH Director's Pioneer and Innovator Awards Symposium in Bethesda, MD
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar to the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University

    AUG

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented one invited talk and one refereed talk at the American Chemical Society meeting in Boston, MA
    • Hui Xu was awarded a Postdoctoral Training Fellowship through the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute
    • Congratulations to Amir Shamloo who successfully defended his thesis in the Mechanical Engineering Department!
    • Alia Schoen attended the 19th International Materials Research Congress in Cancun, Mexico funded by an MRS/NSF Apprentice Science Reporter Award
    • Cindy Chung presented a talk at the World Congress on Biomechanics in Singapore

    JUL

    • Amir Shamloo had a manuscript accepted for publication in Lab on a Chip
    • Nicole Romano, Debanti Sengupta, and Cindy Chung had a review accepted for publication in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - General Subjects
    • Sarah Heilshorn is co-PI on a new joint Indo-US Center on "Cell Targeted Diagnostics and Therapy using Nanomaterials" - Lead PI's are Shanti Nair of Amrita Center for Nanoscience (Kochi, India) and Tony Mikos of Rice University (Houston, TX). The Center will facilitate the scientific exchange of faculty, postdocs, and students between Indian and US research laboratories to encourage the development of collaborative projects

    JUN

    • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited speaker at the Gordon Conference on Signal Transduction from Engineered Matrices held at Biddeford, ME. Kyle Lampe and Sarah Heilshorn both presented posters on the group's research projects   
    • Nicole Romano attended the 60th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany
    • The group welcomes several summer interns to the laboratory: high school students Fatima Fernandez, Hector Lopez, and Kyle Tessier-Lavigne, undergraduate students Wyatt Ratliff and Jeff Sweet, and master's student Cody Simmons
    • Alia Schoen and Becky Snyder presented posters of their work at the Stanford Bio-X Fellows Symposium
    • The group welcomes two new PhD students: Becky Snyder and Midori Greenwood-Goodwin, both are first year students in the Bioengineering Department
    • Congratulations to our recent graduates: Alex Mo received his master's degree in Materials Science and will be continuing his PhD studies at UC San Diego. Brian Aguado received his bachelor's degree in Biomechanical Engineering and will be continuing PhD studies at Northwestern University
    • Debanti Sengupta's article in Tissue Engineering was selected by the editors to be featured on the front cover and as the highlighted article for the issue

    MAY

    • Cindy Chung was awarded an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Sarah Heilshorn attended a workshop for grant awardees from the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative in Chicago, IL
    • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited lecturer at the Smart Polymers workshop in Atlanta, GA
    • Congratulations to Brian Aguado who presented a poster at the 2010 Bio Mechanical Engineering Conference at Stanford and won 2nd place in the Best Poster Competition!

    APR

    • Debanti Sengupta and Amir Shamloo presented talks at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in Seattle, WA
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a talk at the Society for Biomaterials meeting in Seattle, WA
    • Nicole Romano and Alia Schoen presented talks at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting in San Francisco, CA. Alia Schoen also contributed to the MRS Meeting Scene
    • Congratulations to Alex Mo who presented a poster at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting in San Francisco, CA and was a finalist for the Best Poster Competition!
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a talk at the Materials Research Society Spring meeting in San Francisco, CA

    MAR

    • Widya Mulyasasmita, Andreina Parisi-Amon, Nicole Romano, Alia Schoen, and Debanti Sengupta presented talks at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented three talks at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA
    • Congratulations to Brian Aguado who presented a poster at the American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco and won Best Poster Presentation in the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science symposium!
    • Sarah Heilshorn gave a presentation at the American Physical Society meeting in Portland, OR
    • Cindy Chung presented a poster at the National Science Foundation - Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation Workshop

    FEB

    • The group spent the weekend in Lake Tahoe skiing, snowboarding, and relaxing
    • Congratulations to Nicole Romano for successfully passing her PhD oral qualifying exams in the Materials Science & Engineering Department!
    • Brian Aguado received a travel award to the national American Chemical Society meeting in San Francisco, CA from the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science symposium within the POLY division
    • Amir Shamloo presented two posters at the national Biophysical Society Conference
    • Cindy Chung and Widya Mulyasasmita presented posters at the Caltech Workshop on Soft Biomaterials
    • Sarah Heilshorn presented an invited seminar at the Caltech Workshop on Soft Biomaterials

    JAN

    • Todd Ostomel and Alia Schoen presented posters of their work at the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES) Advisory Council meeting
    • Congratulations to Alia Schoen for successfully passing her PhD oral qualifying exams in the Materials Science & Engineering Department!
    • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to speak at UC Riverside by the Bioengineering Department
    • The lab welcomes new postdoc James Su who comes to us from Christine Wildsoet and Kevin Healy's labs at UC Berkeley

    DEC

    • The Heilshorn lab sucessfully initiated use of our new 75-L fermentor. Congratulations Widya and Andreina! (Right: Widya holds up a pellet of E. coli from the first successful run of the new fermentor)
    • The lab welcomes new postdoc Kyle Lampe who comes to us from Melissa Mahoney's lab at the University of Colorado
    • The lab welcomes new postdoc Todd Ostomel who comes to us after receving his JD at UC Davis. Prior to law school, he did his graduate work in Galen Stucky's lab at UC Santa Barbara
    • The lab welcomes new postdoc Hui Xu who comes to us from Michael Shuler's lab at Cornell University
    • Debanti Sengupta had a review accepted for publication in Tissue Engineering

    NOV

    • The Heilshorn lab hosted Dr. Richard Oreffo as part of a UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award, British Consulate
    • Alia Schoen, Debanti Sengupta, and Amir Shamloo presented talks at the American Vacuum Society Symposium in San Jose, CA

    OCT

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented a talk at the Department of Energy-sponsored Biomolecular Contractors' Workshop

    SEP

    • Sarah Heilshorn gave an invited talk in the Tissue Engineering session at the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology conference in Minneapolis, MN
    • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited speaker at the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Karin Straley presented an oral paper at ICAM in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    AUG

    • The lab welcomes new postdoc Cindy Chung who comes to us from Jason Burdick's lab at the University of Pennsylvania.
    • Sarah Heilshorn received a Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society
    • Sarah Heilshorn co-chaired a session on Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and presented a talk at the ACS conference in Washington, D.C.
    • Karin Straley had a manuscript accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurotrauma
    • The lab ventured out to Palo Alto Bowl for an evening of friendly competition
    • Brian Aguado, Widya Mulyasasmita, and Alia Schoen presented posters of their work at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium

    JUL

    • Sarah Heilshorn, along with Eric Chiao at Stanford's Stem Cell Institute, was awarded a seed grant from the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute for Vascular Tissue Engineering with Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Designer Protein-based Scaffolds
    • Sarah Heilshorn gave a talk at the 2009 European Biophysics Congress in Genoa, Italy

    JUN

    • Sarah Heilshorn received an NSF CAREER Award - CAREER awards are highly selective grants that the National Science Foundation awards to junior faculty members who are likely to become academic leaders of the future
    • Amir Shamloo gave a presentation at the 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials
    • Karin Straley had a manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers in Neuroengineering
    • Karin Straley had a manuscript accepted for publication in Advanced Materials which was also featured on the cover (read the press release)

    MAY

    • Alia Schoen was awarded a Stanford Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship
    • Brian Aguado was awarded a Stanford Bio-X Undergraduate Research Fellowship and a VPUE Individual Student Grant
    • The lab welcomes first year Bioengineering graduate student Andreina Parisi-Amon 

    APR

    • Sarah Heilshorn presented three talks at the Spring MRS meeting and was featured in the MRS newsletter, Meeting Scene
    • Undergraduates Vir Choksi, Kyle Johnson, and Ashley Seni will join the lab this summer as participants in the Materials Science & Engineering Department's VPUE undergraduate summer research program
    • The lab welcomes first year graduate students Widya Mulyasasmita (Bioengineering) and Nicole Romano (Materials Science & Engineering)

    MAR

  • Sarah Heilshorn gave a guest lecture at UC Berkeley as part of the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute seminar series

  • FEB

  • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited speaker at the Nanobio 2009 Conference organized by the Amrita Centre for Nanosciences in Kochi, India. Her talk was entitled "Protein Engineered Scaffolds: Soft Biomaterials with Nanoscale Precision"

  • JAN

  • Sarah Heilshorn was featured in the 2007-2008 School of Engineering Annual Report. Read the article here.
  • DEC

  • Sarah Heilshorn gave a talk entitled "Engineered hydrogels for neural stem cell transplantation" at the Tissue Engineering & Regnerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Conference in San Diego, CA.

  • Karin Straley successfully defended her thesis in the Chemical Engineering Department. Congrats, Karin!

  • NOV

  • Alia Schoen and Sung Yeon Hwang presented a poster at SLAC for the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Sciences (SIMES) DoE program review

  • Going away party at Prof. Heilshorn's home for Tsuyoshi Kimura, who is returning to Japan. We'll miss you Tsuyoshi!

  • Cheryl Wong Po Foo was awarded a 2008 UK-US Stem Cell Collaboration Development Award. She will be spending 3 weeks in Prof. Molly Stevens's lab at Imperial College, London next term.

  • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to attend the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Complex Systems in Irvine, CA

  • OCT

  • Alia Majeed was married in her hometown near Chicago. Congrats Mrs. Schoen!

  • SEP

  • Sarah Heilshorn was an invited speaker at the German Ophthalmological Society conference in Berlin. Her talk was entitled "Designing a new generation of tissue engineering scaffolds."

  • Heilshorn Group was awarded a Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Program Grant together with Prof. Chris Zarins (Medical School) and Prof. Ellen Kuhl (Mechanical Engineering). The goal of the project is to develop new therapies for heart attack patients using stem cell transplantation within biomaterials.

  • The lab welcomes first year Materials Science & Engineering graduate student Alia Majeed

  • Karin Straley had a manuscript accepted for publication in Soft Matter

  • JUL

  • Heilshorn Group Outing to the Mystery Spot, the Santa Cruz boardwalk, and the Roaring Camp Railroads


  • MAY

  • Summer students Christina Kratschmer, Wesley Hong, and Katie Pickrell join the lab through the Stanford Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) Summer Research Program

  • Sarah Heilshorn was named a faculty affiliate in the Bioengineering Department

  • Amir Shamloo had a manuscript accepted by Lab on a Chip 

  • The Heilshorn Group was awarded a grant from the Department of Energy to study protein self-assembly into nanostructures and biotemplating inorganic structures from these materials for use in energy applications

  • Sarah Heilshorn participated in Ask the Expert, an online Q&A through Stanford University's School of Engineering

  • APR

  • The Heilshorn Group was featured in the Stanford Daily

  • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to speak at UC Irvine by the Materials Science Department

  • MAR

  • Sarah Heilshorn received a Young Investigator award at a Biomedical Nanoscience conference at USC co-funded by the National Insitute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (part of the NIH) and the National Science Foundation





  • FEB

  • Sarah Heilshorn gave a lecture on "Materials to Heal and Rebuild the Human Body" as part of Stanford University's Brainstorms lecture series
  • DEC

  • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to speak at the University of Michigan by the Materials Science Department

  • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to give a talk by the MIT Program in Polymer Science and Technology

  • OCT

  • Congratulations to Amir Shamloo for successfully passing his Ph.D. oral qualifying exams in the Mechanical Engineering Department!

  • SEP

  • A multi-disciplinary team that includes the Heilshorn laboratory along with four other Stanford research groups has been awarded a new type of research grant through the National Science Foundation Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation program. Read the press release here.

  • JUL

  • Cheryl Wong Po Foo and Sarah Heilshorn both presented posters at the Biomaterials Gordon Research Conference in Holderness, NH

  • Karin Straley was awarded a Bio-X travel Grant to support her trip to the American Chemical Society conference

  • Larry Wang was awarded a Bio-X Graduate Student Fellowship to support his Ph.D. research

  • MAY

  • Lucas Hughes and Andrew McIntyre have been selected by the Materials Science and Engineering Department as participants in the "Science and Technology at the Nanoscale" summer undergraduate research program

  • Karin Straley has been selected to present her work "Synthesis and characterization of engineered proteins with controllable properties for use in spinal cord nerve regeneration" at the 2007 National Meeting of the American Chemical Society

  • APR

  • Prof. Heilshorn was part of two selected grant proposals awarded by the National Acadamies Keck Futures Initiative to fund research that will enable the design of "smart prosthetics." Read the news release.

  • MAR

  • Sarah Heilshorn was a guest lecturer for the Biotechnology Training Grant Program at Northwesten University
  • NOV

  • Sarah Heilshorn was invited to attend the National Acadamies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Smart Prosthetics in Irvine, CA