Brown University School of Engineering


Graduate Student Award

Sara Kadkhodaei Wins Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award

Sara Kadkhodaei, a fifth year doctoral student in the mechanics of solids group at the Brown University School of Engineering, has won the Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award for a presentation on Mathematical and Computational Aspects of Materials Science at the MRS 2014 Fall Meeting in Boston. The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high order of excellence and distinction.

New technique reveals immune cell motion through variety of tissues

Cell movement in 3-D tissue:
Neutrophils, cells recruited by the immune system to fight infection, need to move through a great variety of tissues. New research shows how neutrophils move through confined spaces in the body. A new system can mimic tissues of different densities and stiffness, enabling improved development and testing of drugs.

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