Rising Stars


 
Now accepting award applications - The deadline to submit an application is October 31, 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.

Award 
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 October 31, 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


2020
 
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

2019
 
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
 
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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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