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Sharon Gerecht Receives Award to Advance Graft Technology to Treat CAD and CCD

October 10, 2018

Sharon Gerecht, Director and core faculty member at INBT, Kent Gordon Croft Investment Management Faculty Scholar, and professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was awarded funding by The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commissions for her project, “Swine Study of Patient-Specific Small-Diameter Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Arterial Conduits.” Established by the governor […]

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An Goffin and Sakul Ratanalert

Goffin leaves ChemBE; Ratanalert arrives

September 19, 2018

An Goffin, senior lecturer and associate director of undergraduate studies, has left the department to move to Connecticut with her family. Sakul Ratanalert joined ChemBE as a full-time lecturer Aug. 1.

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ChemBE researchers win major NSF grant to build soft robots

September 7, 2018

  An interdepartmental team of Johns Hopkins engineers has received a $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to build and program tiny, soft robots. The robots are expected to respond autonomously to environmental and physiological cues, an important step toward building soft robots that could travel through human bodies or machines repairing infections or […]

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Measure for Measure: Steps toward standardization in the field of cell mechanics

August 17, 2018

A cell’s properties—the way it moves, its shape, its texture, and its stiffness—have an enormous impact on human development, the immune response, and the progression of cancer. But researchers studying those cell mechanics often wind up with different results from their colleagues’, leading to confusion and delaying potential breakthroughs in cancer treatment and immunotherapy.

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