News Archive from December, 2019

Biotechnology trainer and Graduate Program Director, Jeff Morgan, featured for his research on predictive, cell based human models

Brown researchers are creating lab-grown microtissues as an alternative to animal testing. “It's kind of in our DNA,” Morgan says. “And it's in the context of translating these results into real-world solutions.” 

Congratulations to Biotech ScM students Jaclyn Alois (2019) and Jake Newberry (2019) for publishing their thesis research!

Alois, J., Bellamkonda, S., Campolettano, E. T., Gellner, R. A., Genemaras, A., Beckwith, J. G., Greenwald, R. M., Smith, E., Rowson, S., Duma, S. M., & Crisco, J. J. (2019). Do american youth football players intentionally use their heads for high-magnitude impacts? Am J Sports Med, 363546519882034. doi:10.1177/0363546519882034

Biotech trainers Trey Crisco, Greg Jay, and Eleftherios Mylonakis each receive more research funding

Joseph Crisco, Orthopaedics, RIH, received $134,651 for “Additive Manufactured PEKK Implants for Small Bone Arthroplasty,” a sub-award from Oxford Performance Materials, Inc. through the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

Gregory Jay, Emergency Medicine, RIH, received $49,995 for “PRG4 as a Novel Treatment in Sepsis by Inhibition of NLRP3 in a CD44 Dependent Manner and via Antagonism of TLR” from Brown Physicians, Inc.

Winners of the RI Elevator Pitch!

 Congratulations (left to right) to Anqi Zhou, 1st place, Biotechnology ScM, Joshua Daniel, 4th place Biomedical Engineering ScM and Hadley Witt, 3rd place Pathobiology  PhD who are three of the five winners in the 14th Annual 2019 Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Competition! All were enrolled in BIOL 2089: Importance of Intellectual Property in Biotechnology.