2018 Class of Rising Stars

Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group congratulates 2018 Class of Rising Stars

 

The BMES Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Special Interest Group brings together researchers with diverse scientific and clinical interests with a common goal of understanding and engineering molecules, cells, their interactions and microenvironments in the pursuit of controlling biological processes and improving the practice of medicine.

 

To maintain its multidisciplinary character and central research focus, the CMBE SIG is committed to supporting new investigators within the field. Towards this goal, the “Rising Star” award has been given to a select group of exceptional junior principal investigators each year. Awardees provide a podium presentation in a special session at the annual conference.

 

We congratulate our newest group of Rising Stars, who join a list of upcoming leaders in the CMBE field!

 

Liming Bian, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Sarah Calve, PhD, Purdue University

 

Daniel Conway, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Yizhou Dong, PhD, The Ohio State University

 

Akhilesh Gaharwar, PhD, Texas A&M University

 

Padmini Rangamani, PhD, University of California, San Diego

 

John Slater, PhD, University of Delaware

 

Jeremiah J. Zartman, PhD, University of Notre Dame

 

Previous Rising Stars

 

2011

 

Peter Butler, PhD, Pennsylvania State University

 

Roland Kaunas, PhD, Texas A&M University

 

Sanjay Kumar, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

 

Rob Mauck, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

 

Alisa Morss Clyne, PhD, Drexel University

 

 

2012

 

Eric Darling, PhD, Brown University

 

Nathan Gallant, PhD, University of Southern Florida

 

Charles Gersbach, PhD, Duke University

 

Jiro Nagatomi, PhD, Clemson University

 

Shelly Peyton, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 

Cindy Reinhart-King, PhD, Cornell University

 

Sihong Wang, PhD, City College of New York

 

 

2013

 

Randolph Ashton, PhD, University of Wisconsin

 

Nadeen Chahine, PhD, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in New York

 

Adam Feinberg, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

 

Doek-Ho Kim, PhD, University of Washington

 

Wendy Liu, PhD, University of California, Irvine

 

Krishanu Saha, PhD, University of Wisconsin

 

Leo Wan, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

 

2014

 

Pen-Hsiu Grace Chao, PhD, National Taiwan University

 

Brenton Hoffman, PhD, Duke University

 

Lucas Lu, PhD, University of Delaware

 

Corey Neu, PhD, Purdue University

 

Michelle Previtera, PhD, Setton Hall University

 

Ankhur Singh, PhD, Cornell University

 

Edward Sander, PhD, Iowa State University

 

Fan Yang, PhD, Stanford University

 

 

2015

 

Lauren Black, PhD, Tufts University

 

Ben Cosgrove, PhD, Cornell University

 

Guohao Dai, PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

Brendan Harley, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 

Nic Leipzig, PhD, University of Akron

 

Siva Vanapalli, PhD, Texas Tech University

 

 

2016

 

Umut Gurkan, PhD, Case Western Reserve University

 

Amit Pathak, PhD, Washington University, St. Louis

 

Shipla Sant, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

 

Jae-Won Shin, PhD, University of Illinois, Chicago

 

Feng Zhao, PhD, Michigan Technological University

 

Pinar Zorlutuna, PhD, University of Notre Dame

 

 

2017

 

Tzahi Cohen-Karni, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University

 

Kareen Coulombe, PhD, Brown University

 

Brandon DeKosky, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

 

Rong Fan, PhD, Yale University

 

Stephanie Fraley, PhD, University of California San Diego

 

Jianping Fu, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Penney Gilbert, PhD, University of Toronto

 

Jason Gleghorn, PhD, University of Delaware

 

Ngan Huang, PhD, Stanford University

 

Jenny Jiang, PhD, University of Texas at Austin

 

Allen Liu, PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

 

Megan McCain, PhD, USC

 

Evan Scott, PhD, Northwestern University

 

Chelsey Simmons, PhD, University of Florida

 

Qiaobing Xu, PhD, Tufts University

 

 

2018

 

Liming Bian, PhD, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

Sarah Calve, PhD, Purdue University

 

Daniel Conway, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Yizhou Dong, PhD, The Ohio State University

 

Akhilesh Gaharwar, PhD, Texas A&M University

 

Padmini Rangamani, PhD, University of California, San Diego

 

John Slater, PhD, University of Delaware

 

Jeremiah J. Zartman, PhD, University of Notre Dame