Congratulations to Madison Bates for receiving the 2021 Gerald E. Miller Award for Excellence in the BME Undergraduate Program. The Miller Award is awarded to undergraduates that demonstrate impressive academic accomplishments, research achievements, and dedicated service to the BME program and community! Well done Madison!!!
Congratulations to undergrad Saagar Sheth for being awarded a Undergraduate Fellowship from the VCU Center for Clinical and Translational Research (CCTR) for his work investigating cell localization and differentiation in ligament-to-bone enthesis engineering. Using a novel culture system we have previously shown to drive zonal enthesis tissue formation, Saagar is investigating whether ligament fibroblasts seeded into out culture system localize to specific zones of the enthesis, or whether the tensile-compressive culture environment drives their differentiation. Congrats Saagar!!