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).
September – December 2016
The Ashton Group welcomes Nikolai Fedorchak (Lab Manager/Research Specialist), Nisha Iyer (Postdoctoral Research Associate, from Prof. Sakiyama-Elbert lab at Washington University in St. Louis), and Andrew Baldys, Frank Seipel, Alexandra Doersch, and Stephanie Cuskey as new Undergraduate Research Assistants.
Randolph Ashton is awarded a “Creative Community Innovation Grant” from UW Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement to help further advance the Biomedical Engineering Department’s Diversity Outreach Program.
Congratulations to Gavin Knight and Carlos Marti-Figueroa for successful research talks at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
Congratulations to Brady Lundin for a successful poster presentation at the Biomedical Engineering Society’s 2016 Annual Meeting.
Brady Lundin & Akshitha Sreeram begin their research projects as 2016 Hilldale Undergraduate Research Scholars!