7/12 - Congratulations to the following six Bioengineering PhD students who are recipients of the 2018-2019 NIH-funded UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) Pre-doctoral Education for Clinical and Translational Scientists (PECTS) Fellowship: Minhaj Alam, Martina Guidetti, Mohammed Khan, Daniel Lee, Yiming Lu and Michael Sun. As a PECTS trainee, they will be provided with full graduate student stipend for one year beginning August 16, 2018. They will also receive trainee-related expense support of $1000/yr for 2 years plus $1000 for travel to professional meetings/conferences (totaling $3000 over 2 years).
6/26 - BIOE Assistant Professor Tolou Shokuhfar, MIE Assistant Professor Sushant Anand, and MIE Professor Constantine Megaridis received a new National Science Foundation (NSF) award for their grant titled: "A Bottom-up Framework for the Nanoscale Origins of Ice Formation and Adhesion on Structured Surfaces"
6/08 - Researchers at the Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory published an article titled "Contact-free trans-pars-planar illumination enables snapshot fundus camera for nonmydriatic wide field photography" in Nature Scientific Reports
6/07 - Wei Tian received the Provost/Deiss Award for Graduate Research for their project "Study of Protein Pockets and Application in Computational Drug Design and Discovery"
5/31 - Associate Professor Salman Khetani with Greg Underhill from UIUC received a new NIH R01 grant: Elucidating chemo-mechanical determinants of human hepatocyte and stellate cell responses in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
5/30 - Ahmed Metwally, Bioinformatics Ph.D. student co-advised by Dr. Yang Dai and Dr. Perkins received the American Thoracic Society Conference Scholarship (ATS'18)
5/30 - Ahmed Metwally, Bioinformatics Ph.D. student co-advised by Dr. Yang Dai and Dr. Perkins received the NSF travel award for IEEE Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics (IEEE BHI'18)
5/30 - Ahmed Metwally, Bioinformatics Ph.D. student co-advised by Dr. Yang Dai and Dr. Perkins received 2nd place poster award at UIC Bioengineering Symposium, 2018
5/30 - Ahmed Metwally, Bioinformatics Ph.D. student co-advised by Dr. Yang Dai and Dr. Perkins received an honorable mention at UIC College of Medicine Research Forum
5/25 - Xincheng Yao of Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory selected as University Scholar