Rising Stars

Now accepting award applications - The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2020.

Award Description 
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.

A certificate and a short talk at the 2021 Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Awards Symposia. A small honorarium may be established if funds can be secured. Additional details will be shared in November 2020.

Award Application Requirements
The deadline to submit an application is November 15, 2020. The 2021 CMBE Awards will be announced in early 2021 (date TBD) in a virtual format. Additional details will be shared in November 2020.

Submissions should contain the title, author names, author affiliations, and an abstract that is less than one page in length. The inclusion of a figure demonstrating key results in the abstract is encouraged. Additionally, authors should supply a NIH or NSF style biosketch. This information should be submitted as a single pdf file, with the abstract first. Files should be named with the following format (LastName_FirstName_RisingStars.pdf).  
Applications should be submitted to brenton.hoffman@duke.edu.

BMES CMBE Rising Star Award Recipients

Keyue Shen, University of Southern California

Timothy Downing, University of California, Irvine

Madeleine Oudin, Tufts University

Matthew Fisher, North Carolina State University

Xiaojun Lian, The Pennsylvania State University

Eunji Chung, University of Southern California

Stephanie Seidlits, University of California, Los Angeles

Gregg Duncan, University of Maryland

Ovijit Chaudhuri, Stanford University

Jonathan Rivnay, Northwestern University

Michael Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania

Patrick Cahan, Johns Hopkins University

Kelly Stevens, University of Washington

Rebecca Pompano, University of Virginia
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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