Hoffman-Kim Lab Publishes in Tissue Engineering: Part C

In a new paper in Tissue Engineering: Part C, members of Dr. Diane Hoffman-Kim's lab describe a relatively accessible method for making a working – though not thinking – sphere of central nervous system tissue. The advance could provide an inexpensive and easy-to-make 3-D testbed for biomedical research.

(Distributed October 2, 2015)

HHMI's Expanded Gilliam Program Awards 30 Fellowships

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s newly expanded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study Program has awarded 30 fellowships to outstanding students who are pursuing a PhD in the life sciences and who are committed to increasing diversity among scientists.

(Distributed August 14, 2015)

MPP Ph.D. Candidate Valerie Zabala Featured

A research rapport:

On the path to a doctoral program at Brown, Valerie Zabala had guidance from mentors along the way. With a Gilliam fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, she’ll gain the training to become a mentor, too.

Read the full article about Valerie's journey from mentee to mentor here.

(Distributed August 12, 2015)

Optogenetics Project receives $1 Million Grant from W.M. Keck Foundation

Beyond fiber: Bioluminescence:

Dr. Julie Kauer, MPPB Professor, is part of a team of Brown University and Central Michigan University scientists that just received a 3-year, $1 Million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for the Optogenetics Project that will strive to make optogenetics even more powerful in the brain and beyond.

(Distributed July 17, 2015)

MPP Student Awarded an AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

MPP Graduate Student Nedyalka Valkov has been awarded an American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship for two years starting on July 1, 2015. Congratulations Nedyalka!

(Distributed May 21, 2015)
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