Congratulations to Dr. Gavin Knight for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled, “Engineering Organotypic 2D CNS Tissues from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.”
Congratulations to Principal Investigator Randolph Ashton for receiving a NIH R33 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for $779,184 in support of our project titled “High-throughput Modeling of ALS Using iPSC-Derived Neural Tube Microarrays.”
The Ashton Group at UW-Madison in collaboration with other intra-University research groups, the University of Georgia, and the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez Campus, were awarded a $20 million NSF grant to start an Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies.
The Ashton Group also welcomes a new Undergraduate Research Assistant Siddhant Jain.
Dr. Randolph Ashton hosts the 2017 Advanced Biomanufacturing Conference at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Click here to view pictures from this years event.
Congratulations to Dr. Nisha Iyer for her acceptance to the 2017 NextProf Fall Engineering Workshop at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (Sept. 26-29, 2017).
Congratulations to Maria Estevez-Silva for her presentation of “Towards an In Vitro Model of the Human Posterior CNS” at ISSCR 2017 in Boston, MA. Congratulations to Alireza Aghayee and Kristen Lemke for publishing “Deriving, Regenerating, and Engineering CNS Tissues using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells” in the journal Current Opinion in Biotechnology.
Congratulations new graduates: Gavin Knight (PhD, BME), Maria Estevez-Silva (MS, BME), Akshitha Sreeram (BS, Neurobiology), Brady Lundin (BS, BME), and Kristen Lemke (BS, Chem Engineering)!
Congratulations to graduate students Maria Estevez Silva, Carlos Marti-Figueroa, Gavin Knight, Brett Napiwocki, and undergraduate Akshitha Sreeram for presenting their research at the 2017 Stem Cell Symposium and the 2017 UW Madison Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Congratulations to Carlos Marti-Figueroa for his research efforts and recent publication titled “The Case for Applying Tissue Engineering Methodologies to Instruct Human Organoid Morphogenesis” in the Journal Acta Biomaterialia.
Randolph Ashton was awarded a NSF CAREER Award February 23rd, 2017. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards in support of early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education and to lead advances in the mission of their department or organization. Activities pursued by early-career faculty should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research (click here to view Proposal Summary details).