News & Awards

Ying Liu, a former postdoctoral fellowstarted as an assistant professor at Nanjing University in China (August 2015)

Dipali Patel and Qing Zhou received their PhD degrees (July 2015)

Pantea Gheibi has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which will provide full tuition and stipend for 3 years (June 2013)

Dong-Sik Shin, a former postdoctoral fellow, started as assistant professor at Sookmyung Women’s University, Republic of Korea (May 2015)

Jungmok You, a former postdoctoral fellow, started as a faculty member at Kyung Hee University, Republic of Korea (March 2015)

New lab member: Meruert Иманбекова (Visiting from Gumilyov Eurasian National University) (November 2014)

New lab member: Yusuke Sato (postdoctoral researcher) (June 2014).

Leif Anderson will be on a 3 month internship at Genentech starting June 2014.

Christian Siltanen will undertake a 6 month internship at Genentech starting June 2014.

Dong-Sik Shin publishes a paper in Angewandte Chemie describing development of photogels for capture, analysis and release of cell. (May 2014)

Christian Siltanen has been selected to receive an NIH training fellowship in biomolecular technology. This competitive fellowship will support Chris’ stipend and tuition for one year. (May 2014)

Pantea Gheibi has been awarded Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year, providing tuition and stipend (Feb 2014)

Dipali Patel accepted a  6-month BioAnalytical internship at Oncomed Pharmaceuticals (Redwood City). She will be working on the development and implementation of bioanalytical assays, including immuno-assays such as ELISA and cell-based bioassays for monoclonal antibody therapeutics. (June 2013)

Elena Foster was awarded Best Poster at the UC Systemwide Biomedical Engineering Conference in San Diego for her poster titled Making Hydrogel Sandwiches with Liver Cells. (June 2013)

James Enomoto graduated from our lab with a M.S. (June 2013)

Undergraduate researcher Pantea Gheibi graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  She will be promoted to graduate student in the summer. (June 2013)

Undergraduate researcher Arshia Ehsanipour graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering.  He has committed to UCLA’s bioengineering PhD in the fall.  (June 2013)

Christian Siltanen was awarded a highly competitive fellowship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute –  Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI IMBS) fellowship at UC Davis.  The fellowship is going to partially provide for Christians’ tuition and stipend for one year (June 2013)

New lab member: Ying Liu (postdoctoral researcher) (May 2013)

Ying Liu accepted a research scientist position at ReLIA Diagnostics. (May 2013)

Christian Siltanen was awarded a runner-up to the Best Oral Presentation at the 2013 Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group Student Research Day. (May 2013)

Timothy Kwa was awarded a fellowship renewal through the NIH for training in molecular imaging.  The fellowship is going to provide Tim’s tuition and stipend for 1 additional year. (April 2013)

New lab member: Ali Rahimian (research staff) (December 2012)

New lab member: Amranul Haque (postdoctoral researcher) (September 2012)

New lab member: Lydia Kwon (research staff) (August 2012)

Timothy Kwa was awarded Best Oral Presentation at the 2012 Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group Student Research Day. (May 2012)

Timothy Kwa was awarded a fellowship through the NIH for training in molecular imaging.  The fellowship is going to provide Tim’s tuition and stipend for 1 year. (April 2012)

New lab member: Christian Siltanen (graduate student) (April 2012)

New lab member: Yandong Gao (postdoctoral researcher) (March 2012)

New lab member: Kyungjin Son (graduate student) (March 2012)

New lab member: Jungmok You (postdoctoral researcher) (January 2012)

Jeong Hyun Seo accepted a research professor position at Pohang University of Science & Technology. (December 2011)

New lab member:  Zimple Matharu (postdoctoral researcher) (December 2011)

Michael Howland accepted a position at Genentech in regulatory affairs. (December 2011)

Alex Revzin has been selected as a Chancellor’s Fellow 2011-2012.  (October 2011)

New lab member:  Qing Zhou (graduate student).  (August 2011)

Alex Revzin was a finalist for the “Saving Lives at Birth:  A Grand Challenge for Development.”  See the “Blood Safety Microchip” (July 2011)

New lab member:  Su-A Park (postdoctoral researcher), and James Enomoto (promoted to graduate student).  (July 2011)

Timothy Kwa and Tijess Ahuja received training at the Biomedical Engineering Entrepreneurship Academy. (June 2011)

Dipali Patel was awarded a highly competitive fellowship through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute –  Integrating Medicine into Basic Science (HHMI IMBS) fellowship at UC Davis.  The fellowship is going to partially provide for Dipali’s tuition and stipend for one year (June 2011)

A team composed of Alex Revzin, Michael Howland, Timothy Kwa, and othershas received a 2011 Partnerships for Innovation Commercialization Plan Award. The award will support development of a commercialization plan for a new diagnostic tool for rapid detection of infectious disease.

Michael Howland and Timothy Kwa were part of a team that made it to the finals of the Big Bang! UC Davis Business Plan Competition (May 2011)

Sunny Shah graduated from our lab with a Ph.D. in 2011 and has accepted a senior scientist position at University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. (April 2011)

Jun Yan graduated from our lab with a Ph.D. in 2010 and has accepted a post-doc position at Massacheusetts General Hospital, Boston. (December 2010)

New lab members: Dong-Sik Shin (postdoctoral researcher), Tam Vu (Research Staff), Elena Foster and Priam Mukundan (Undergraduate Researchers) (November 2010)

Jun Yan and Michael Howland received training at the UC Entrepreneurship Academy. (September 2010)

Alex Revzin has his microfluidic HIV test featured in BioTechniques, International Business Times, and The Aggie. Lensfree Holographic Imaging of Antibody Microarrays for High-Throughput Detection of Leukocyte Numbers and Function Gulnaz Stybayeva, Onur Mudanyali, Sungkyu Seo, Jaime Silangcruz, Monica Macal, Erlan Ramanculov, Satya Dandekar, Anthony Erlinger, Aydogan Ozcan, and Alexander Revzin Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No. 9, May 1, 2010 3736–3744.

Sunny Shah received the UC Davis Dissertation Year Fellowship for 2010-2011.

Our lab will be contributing to an NIH RC4 project (Challenge Grant) awarded to Prof. Julie Sutcliffe in BME, UC Davis.  The project is entitled “High throughput design, synthesis and in vivo evaluation of targeted molecular imaging agents”.  Our role in this project will be to design strategies for screening peptide bead libraries against cell lines expressing desired imaging targets.  This project will carried out in collaboration with Profs. Sutcliffe, Qi and Cherry in the BME Department at UC Davis. (September 2010)

Jaime Silangcruz was awarded a fellowship through the NIH for training in molecular imaging. The fellowship is going to provide Jaime’s tuition and stipend for 1 year. (September, 2010)

Caroline Jones graduated from our lab with a Ph.D. in 2010 and is currently a post-doc at Massacheusetts General Hospital, Boston. (August 2010)

Sunny Shah received National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Insitute fellowship to conduct a 10-week research project at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. (June 2010)

Our lab was awarded a five year NIH (NIDDK) R01 grant entitled “Designing a microenvironment niche for liver-specific differentiation of hESCs”. This grant is supporting our efforts to develop micropatterned surfaces that mimic liver-specific stem cell niche and allow for differentiation of embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes.  In this project we will also be developing scaffolds/vehicles for stem cell delivery to the liver.  This project is carried out in collaboration with Prof. Mark Zern at UC Davis and Prof. Giyoong Tae at GIST, Republic of Korea. (April 2009)

JiYoun Lee accepted a research scientist position at NIST, Maryland. (April 2010)

Our lab received a four year grant from the National Science Foundation office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) entitled “Novel microsystems for manipulation and analysis of immune cells”.  Our project was one of twelve EFRI grants on the topic of Biosensing and Bioactuation awarded nationwide.  This grant will fund the development of novel tools and microdevices for real-time monitoring of immune cell function.  This project is being undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Pan and Van de Water at UC Davis and Prof. Chang at University of Notre Dame. (August 2009)

Jaime Silangcruz was awarded a fellowship through the NIH for the initiative to maximize student diversity (IMSD). The fellowship is going to provide Jaime’s tuition and stipend for 1 year. (August 2009)

Ji Youn Lee’s poster presentation entitled “Micropatterned Co-Cultures for Directing Hepatic Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells“ was selected as a Presidential Poster of Distinction at the Liver Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Nov 2008).

Jun Yan won the second place award at the Annual Cancer Research Symposium 2008 for poster presentation entitled “Use of Microarraying and Microfabrication for Detection of Extracellular Metabolites” (Sept 2008)

Sunny Shah won the first place award at the UC Systemwide Bioengineering Symposium 2008. His poster presentation was entitled “Assembly of Micropatterned Co-Cultures on Conductive and Optically Transparent ITO Substrates” (July 2008)

Sunny Shah was awarded a highly competitive fellowship through the Designated Emphasis in Biotechnology at UC Davis.  The fellowship is going to provide for Sunny’s tuition and stipend for 1 year. (Oct 2008)

Prof. Giyoong Tae and a graduate student Mihye Kim joined our laboratory on a one year sabbatical leave from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST).  Prof. Tae and Mihye are working on the development of heparin-based hydrogels for stem cell differentiation into hepatocytes. (Sept 2008)

James Zhu graduated from our lab with a Ph.D. in 2008 and is currently pursuing medical school at UCSD. (August 2008)

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