BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

BME Weekly

November 30, 2020

bme in the news

Frugal science @ UDAILY

Features Dr. Jason Gleghorn and his lab

BME Seminar Series

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

BME Department News

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & learning research group needs human subjects for vr/robotics study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

Grad Virtual Calendar, A UD BME Exclusive

Zoom Meeting Overload!? Looking for something to boost your resume? You see an interesting event but you’re too busy to put it onto your calendar? We hear you!

Don’t forget that all those awesome opportunities are being organized for you on the GRAD VIRTUAL calendar. All you need to do is to is 1) Click on the event 2) Click on the three vertical dots and 3) Copy to your calendar. You can also see today’s events on the opportunities page (bme.udel.edu/opportunities/) just click on the Grad Virtual Calendar tab, click on an event and add it to your calendar.

If you have an event you would like to share, please let Michelle P, mperge@udel.edu, know to add it for all as well. BME exclusive events will be colored PEACOCK. International exclusive events will be colored FLAMINGO, BME Seminar Series events will be YELLOW.

Postdoc Opportunities @ Syracuse University’s Moz Lab

Davoud Mozhdehi is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Syracuse University, and he is reaching out to advertise two open positions for postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. Both positions are funded for a minimum of two years. 

Moz Lab currently has two open postdoc positions:

Position 1. The research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of genetically encoded hybrid biomaterials. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, or a relevant field with a strong emphasis in synthetic biology and microbiology is required. Experience with soft matter characterization techniques— scattering, rheology, and imaging (TEM, SEM)— is desirable.

Position 2. The research mainly focuses on the synthesis and characterization of active and adaptable synthetic materials. This research will entail synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and soft-matter characterization. Experience with the manipulation of air-sensitive compounds using Schlenk-line, polymer synthesis, and characterization is required.

He is looking for candidates who are team-oriented, creative, self-motivated, and enthusiastic, with diverse disciplinary experience and background. Both positions start immediately. Please send your CV, representative publications, and a one-page research summary in one PDF file to his email address (dmozhdeh@syr.edu) for consideration.

For relevant publications, see: Chem Commun (2020), ACS. Macro Letter (2020), Biomacromolecules (2019), JACS (2019), Nat. Chem (2018), Angew. Chem. (2017)

postdoc opportunities @ cold spring harbor laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

BME Undergraduate News

McNair Scholars Program Application Now Open

The McNair Scholars Program was established to support low-income, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in their preparation for graduate school. You can learn more about the program here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/

To apply to be a McNair Scholar, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed 60 college credits by May 31st
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (sophomore), 3.0 (junior)
  • Be a first generation college student, or a student who is defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education, or of a background that is underrepresented in graduate education. Underrepresented McNair Participants are defined as: African-American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2021, however, this year, the McNair program is implementing a rolling deadline for admissions.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The online McNair application can be found here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/applicants/

Career Corner

UD Internship Grant Program

The UD Internship Grant Program is an initiative of the Career Center established to support University of Delaware students participating in unpaid internships. The grant is intended to provide a funding source for undergraduate students who have accepted (or are working on obtaining) an unpaid internship or professional experience in an industry that traditionally does not pay their interns. The grant is intended to support students with their needs in completing a professional opportunity by funding budget items like housing (as needed for the experience), food, travel, etc.

The UD Internship Grant Program may provide funding of up to $3,000 for summer experiences and up to $1,500 for winter experiences based on estimated need. The grant does not provide funding to supplement income lost in spending less time in a paying position as the funding is only available for expenses incurred as part of participating in the professional experience described.

Students can determine eligibility and priority for the program by visiting the Career Center’s webpage at https://www.udel.edu/students/career-center/students/internship-grant/

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Updated November 30, 2020.

Other Department Seminars

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Ilya Kuprov @ University of Southhampton presents “Training and reverse engineering neural nets on magnetic resonance simulations”
Wednesday, December 2 at 4:00pm via Zoom: https://udel.zoom.us/j/98093174367

CBE’s News of the Week

 

 

 

November 16, 2020

bme in the news

Frugal science @ UDAILY

Features Dr. Jason Gleghorn and his lab

BME Seminar Series

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

BME Department News

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & learning research group needs human subjects for vr/robotics study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

Grad Virtual Calendar, A UD BME Exclusive

Zoom Meeting Overload!? Looking for something to boost your resume? You see an interesting event but you’re too busy to put it onto your calendar? We hear you!

Don’t forget that all those awesome opportunities are being organized for you on the GRAD VIRTUAL calendar. All you need to do is to is 1) Click on the event 2) Click on the three vertical dots and 3) Copy to your calendar. You can also see today’s events on the opportunities page (bme.udel.edu/opportunities/) just click on the Grad Virtual Calendar tab, click on an event and add it to your calendar.

If you have an event you would like to share, please let Michelle P, mperge@udel.edu, know to add it for all as well. BME exclusive events will be colored PEACOCK. International exclusive events will be colored FLAMINGO, BME Seminar Series events will be YELLOW.

LAST CHANCE: NIH loan repayment programs (lrp) application cycle deadline is 11/20/2020

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.  Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 20th.  Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

Postdoc Opportunities @ Syracuse University’s Moz Lab

Davoud Mozhdehi is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Syracuse University, and he is reaching out to advertise two open positions for postdoctoral fellows in his laboratory. Both positions are funded for a minimum of two years. 

Moz Lab currently has two open postdoc positions:

Position 1. The research focuses on the synthesis and characterization of genetically encoded hybrid biomaterials. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Bioengineering, or a relevant field with a strong emphasis in synthetic biology and microbiology is required. Experience with soft matter characterization techniques— scattering, rheology, and imaging (TEM, SEM)— is desirable.

Position 2. The research mainly focuses on the synthesis and characterization of active and adaptable synthetic materials. This research will entail synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and soft-matter characterization. Experience with the manipulation of air-sensitive compounds using Schlenk-line, polymer synthesis, and characterization is required.

He is looking for candidates who are team-oriented, creative, self-motivated, and enthusiastic, with diverse disciplinary experience and background. Both positions start immediately. Please send your CV, representative publications, and a one-page research summary in one PDF file to his email address (dmozhdeh@syr.edu) for consideration.

For relevant publications, see: Chem Commun (2020), ACS. Macro Letter (2020), Biomacromolecules (2019), JACS (2019), Nat. Chem (2018), Angew. Chem. (2017)

postdoc opportunities @ cold spring harbor laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

BME Undergraduate News

McNair Scholars Program Application Now Open

The McNair Scholars Program was established to support low-income, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in their preparation for graduate school. You can learn more about the program here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/

To apply to be a McNair Scholar, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed 60 college credits by May 31st
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (sophomore), 3.0 (junior)
  • Be a first generation college student, or a student who is defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education, or of a background that is underrepresented in graduate education. Underrepresented McNair Participants are defined as: African-American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2021, however, this year, the McNair program is implementing a rolling deadline for admissions.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The online McNair application can be found here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/applicants/

Career Corner

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Updated November 16, 2020.

DENIN Workshop: “Skills and Tips for Building a Unicorn Career” with Alaina Levine (on Grad Virtual Calendar too), 11/19

Are you interested in building a career that is interdisciplinary, trailblazing, and unique?

The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Environmental Fellows are hosting a workshop on Thursday, November 19th from 2 to 5:30 PM where you will learn the skills and secret sauce for crafting your dream career from three experts.

Register Here: http://www.udel.edu/007813. A Zoom link will be sent later to all registered participants.

Alaina G. Levine will be the keynote speaker at this event. Alaina is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today.

Alaina’s workshop is titled “Crafting Your Unicorn Career: How to Explore, Design, Launch, and Land your Unique Career and Job.” There will be two other speakers at this event including Amber Ridgeway, UD’s Career Counselor for students seeking career opportunities within the Agriculture & Environment sector as well as Health & Science industries. Amber will share best practices on company-specific CVs and cover letters. Marian Young, a sustainability entrepreneur and founder of BrightFields, Inc will also be speaking at this event providing unique perspectives on the entrepreneurial approach to your dream career.

This event is brought to you by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) and DENIN Environmental Fellows with co-funding from the NSF Coastal Critical Zone Network and the NSF Project WiCCED. 

Other Department Seminars

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Dr. Florian Schur @ Institute of Science and Technology, Austria presents “A subnanometer cryo-electron tomography structure of the Arp2/3 complex in cells reveals new insights into actin filament branch junctions”

Wednesday, November 18 at 4:00pm via Zoom: https://udel.zoom.us/j/98093174367

CBE’s News of the Week

 

 

 

November 9, 2020

BME Seminar Series

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Thank you Dr. Eric Perrault from Northwestern Engineering for having us on Friday 11/6!

BME Department News

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & learning research group needs human subjects for vr/robotics study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

Grad Virtual Calendar, A UD BME Exclusive

Zoom Meeting Overload!? Looking for something to boost your resume? You see an interesting event but you’re too busy to put it onto your calendar? We hear you!

Don’t forget that all those awesome opportunities are being organized for you on the GRAD VIRTUAL calendar. All you need to do is to is 1) Click on the event 2) Click on the three vertical dots and 3) Copy to your calendar. You can also see today’s events on the opportunities page (bme.udel.edu/opportunities/) just click on the Grad Virtual Calendar tab, click on an event and add it to your calendar.

If you have an event you would like to share, please let Michelle P, mperge@udel.edu, know to add it for all as well. BME exclusive events will be colored PEACOCK. International exclusive events will be colored FLAMINGO, BME Seminar Series events will be YELLOW.

ON NOW: November INBRE Meeting, 9/9 to 9/12

The MDI Biological Laboratory and the Maine INBRE program are hosting the “MINOTA: Maine-INBRE Non-model Organism Transcriptome Analysis” workshop online this November 9-12. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a community of INBRE researchers and students who are focused on transcriptome analysis of non-model organisms. The workshop will include prerecorded lectures, live video conference discussion sections, and a shared remote cloud computing workspace that will allow for shared analysis of large-scale transcriptome data sets.

Attendance is open to researchers and students and is limited to 20 attendees from Northeast Regional INBRE partner institutions, so apply as soon as possible: https://labcentral.mdibl.org/programs/view/298. Please also distribute at your institutions to those who may benefit from this workshop. There is no workshop fee for our INBRE partners.

Please reach out to Chris Smith (cmsmith@mdibl.org) or Joel Graber (jgraber@mdibl.org) if you have any questions.  Thank you, and have a great day!

NIH loan repayment programs (lrp) application cycle open, deadline to apply is 11/20/2020

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.  Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 20th.  Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

postdoc opportunities @ cold spring harbor laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

BME Undergraduate News

THIS WEEK: SGA Town Hall

I hope you’re all staying healthy and doing well. My name is Mia Carbone, and I am your student body president.

Spring semester is quickly approaching, and we all have questions about what it will look like, how the university will handle Covid-19 moving forward, and more. That’s why the Student Government Association is hosting a Town Hall on Wednesday November 11th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. EST to answer your questions about the university’s plans on handling Covid moving forward, and any questions you have about the Spring semester. To answer your questions, we will have Dr. José-Luis Riera (VP of Student Life), Dr. Robin Morgan (Provost), Dr. Tim Dowling (Director of Student Health Services), and a representative from Student Financial Services.

There will be time for open questions, however we encourage you to submit questions beforehand, and you can do so here. Closer to the event, we will send out a link to the meeting so you all can join.

We hope you all will attend and have your questions answered. Don’t forget to stay connected with us on Instagram @udelsga. Our website is https://sites.udel.edu/sga, there you can find out info about SGA and ask us any question you may have.

Stay safe and stay healthy, Blue Hens!

McNair Scholars Program Application Now Open; This Week Open House on 11/12

The McNair Scholars Program was established to support low-income, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in their preparation for graduate school. You can learn more about the program here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/

To apply to be a McNair Scholar, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed 60 college credits by May 31st
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (sophomore), 3.0 (junior)
  • Be a first generation college student, or a student who is defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education, or of a background that is underrepresented in graduate education. Underrepresented McNair Participants are defined as: African-American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2021, however, this year, the McNair program is implementing a rolling deadline for admissions.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The online McNair application can be found here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/applicants/
 
McNair Virtual Open House
Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM.

This event will provide UD students with information about the McNair Program and how to apply. This is a great opportunity for students to meet the McNair staff, current scholars, and alumni scholars.

University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering Graduate Open House, This Friday 11/13

Bioengineering Graduate Programs Open House

Friday, November 13  |  3:00 p.m. EST

https://pitt.zoom.us/j/91213816741   |   Meeting ID: 912 1381 6741  |  Passcode: 634054

Join us on November 13 for a discussion about our University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering Graduate Programs including:  

PhD, MD/PhD, and DPT/PhD

Research MS, Professional MS-Medical Product Engineering, Professional MS-Neural Engineering, and MS/MBA, Certificate in Medical Product Innovation

Meet our Faculty

Along with our current Pitt MS and PhD students to discuss their Pitt experience and our graduate staff administrators available to answer questions about the admissions process.

Dr. Neeraj Gandhi, Graduate Program Director and MS-NE Program Coordinator Dr. Jonathan 
Vande Geest
,
Director of Graduate Recruitment
Dr. Kilichan Gurleyik, Graduate Coordinator, MS-MPE program

 

Pitt BioE Focus Areas

– Bioimaging and Signals
– Biomechanics
– Medical Product Engineering
– Molecular, Cellular and Systems Engineering
– Neural Engineering
– Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Four NIH Training Grants

– Cardiovascular Bioengineering Training Program, CBTP
– Biomechanics in Regenerative Medicine, BiRM
– Bioengineering in Psychiatry, BiP
-Cellular Approaches to Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, CATER

Learn More about Graduate Admissions and Apply:
https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/GraduateApplication/

Send inquiries about our programs to: bioegrad@pitt.edu

Career Corner

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Updated November 6, 2020.

DENIN Workshop: “Skills and Tips for Building a Unicorn Career” with Alaina Levine (on Grad Virtual Calendar too), 11/19

Are you interested in building a career that is interdisciplinary, trailblazing, and unique?

The Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) Environmental Fellows are hosting a workshop on Thursday, November 19th from 2 to 5:30 PM where you will learn the skills and secret sauce for crafting your dream career from three experts.

Register Here: http://www.udel.edu/007813. A Zoom link will be sent later to all registered participants.

Alaina G. Levine will be the keynote speaker at this event. Alaina is an award-winning entrepreneur, STEM career consultant, science journalist, professional speaker, and corporate comedian. Her book, Networking for Nerds (Wiley, 2015), beat out Einstein (really!) for the honor of being named a Top 5 Book of 2015 by Physics Today.

Alaina’s workshop is titled “Crafting Your Unicorn Career: How to Explore, Design, Launch, and Land your Unique Career and Job.” There will be two other speakers at this event including Amber Ridgeway, UD’s Career Counselor for students seeking career opportunities within the Agriculture & Environment sector as well as Health & Science industries. Amber will share best practices on company-specific CVs and cover letters. Marian Young, a sustainability entrepreneur and founder of BrightFields, Inc will also be speaking at this event providing unique perspectives on the entrepreneurial approach to your dream career.

This event is brought to you by the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN) and DENIN Environmental Fellows with co-funding from the NSF Coastal Critical Zone Network and the NSF Project WiCCED.

Other Department Seminars

SIG Bioinformatics Seminar, 11/12/2020 (on Grad Virtual Calendar)

Prof. Oliver Kohlbacher @ University of Tuebingen & the Max Planck Institute – Recent Topics in Computational Design
Thursday November 12, 12:30 PM via Zoom, passcode is Bioinf

CBE’s News of the Week

November 2, 2020

BME in the News

Congrats to omar banda on a successful dissertation defense 

Omar Banda defended his dissertation, “Reference-free Traction Force Micropscopy to Investigate Cell Adhesion and Mechanotrasduction,” on Thursday, October 29th. Omar’s advisor is John Slater with committee members Dawn Elliott, Jeffrey Caplan, and Darrin Pochan.

ORS JOR Editor’s Pick Article, features Dr. Khandha and Dr. Buchanan

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research® (JOR) is an official journal of the ORS. This article, selected by JOR Editors, is available in the March 2020.

Slower Walking Speed Is Related to Early Femoral Trochlear Cartilage Degradation After ACL Reconstruction

Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 645 – 652, March 2020

Jacob J. Capin, Jack R. Williams, Kelsey Neal, Ashutosh Khandha, Laura Durkee, Naoaki Ito, Joshua J. Stefanik, Lynn SnyderMackler, Thomas S. Buchanan

BME Seminar Series

Eric Perrault, Ph.D. @ Northwestern, Chair of Biomedical EngineeringThe Mechanics of Human Limbs: How They are Regulated by the Nervous System and How They Influence Neural Control
Friday November 6, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Thank you Dr. Cynthia Reinhart-King from Vanderbilt BME for having us on Friday 10/30!

BME Department News

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & learning research group needs human subjects for vr/robotics study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

gRAD VIRTUAL CALENDAR, A ud BME EXCLUSIVE

Zoom Meeting Overload!? Looking for something to boost your resume? You see an interesting event but you’re too busy to put it onto your calendar? We hear you!

Don’t forget that all those awesome opportunities are being organized for you on the GRAD VIRTUAL calendar. All you need to do is to is 1) Click on the event 2) Click on the three vertical dots and 3) Copy to your calendar. You can also see today’s events on the opportunities page (bme.udel.edu/opportunities/) just click on the Grad Virtual Calendar tab, click on an event and add it to your calendar.

If you have an event you would like to share, please let Michelle P, mperge@udel.edu, know to add it for all as well. BME exclusive events will be colored PEACOCK. International exclusive events will be colored FLAMINGO, BME Seminar Series events will be YELLOW.

November inbre meeting, 9/9 to 9/12

The MDI Biological Laboratory and the Maine INBRE program are hosting the “MINOTA: Maine-INBRE Non-model Organism Transcriptome Analysis” workshop online this November 9-12. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a community of INBRE researchers and students who are focused on transcriptome analysis of non-model organisms. The workshop will include prerecorded lectures, live video conference discussion sections, and a shared remote cloud computing workspace that will allow for shared analysis of large-scale transcriptome data sets.

Attendance is open to researchers and students and is limited to 20 attendees from Northeast Regional INBRE partner institutions, so apply as soon as possible: https://labcentral.mdibl.org/programs/view/298. Please also distribute at your institutions to those who may benefit from this workshop. There is no workshop fee for our INBRE partners.

Please reach out to Chris Smith (cmsmith@mdibl.org) or Joel Graber (jgraber@mdibl.org) if you have any questions.  Thank you, and have a great day!

Nih loan repayment programs (lrp) application cycle open, deadline to apply is 11/20/2020

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.  Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 20th.  Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

postdoc opportunities @ cold spring harbor laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

BME Undergraduate News

SGA Town Hall

I hope you’re all staying healthy and doing well. My name is Mia Carbone, and I am your student body president.

Spring semester is quickly approaching, and we all have questions about what it will look like, how the university will handle Covid-19 moving forward, and more. That’s why the Student Government Association is hosting a Town Hall on Wednesday November 11th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. EST to answer your questions about the university’s plans on handling Covid moving forward, and any questions you have about the Spring semester. To answer your questions, we will have Dr. José-Luis Riera (VP of Student Life), Dr. Robin Morgan (Provost), Dr. Tim Dowling (Director of Student Health Services), and a representative from Student Financial Services.

There will be time for open questions, however we encourage you to submit questions beforehand, and you can do so here. Closer to the event, we will send out a link to the meeting so you all can join.

We hope you all will attend and have your questions answered. Don’t forget to stay connected with us on Instagram @udelsga. Our website is https://sites.udel.edu/sga, there you can find out info about SGA and ask us any question you may have.

Stay safe and stay healthy, Blue Hens!

mcnair scholarS program application now open

The McNair Scholars Program was established to support low-income, first-generation college students and students from underrepresented groups in their preparation for graduate school. You can learn more about the program here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/

To apply to be a McNair Scholar, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have completed 60 college credits by May 31st
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (sophomore), 3.0 (junior)
  • Be a first generation college student, or a student who is defined as low-income by the U.S. Department of Education, or of a background that is underrepresented in graduate education. Underrepresented McNair Participants are defined as: African-American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.

The application deadline is February 12th, 2021, however, this year, the McNair program is implementing a rolling deadline for admissions.  Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

 
The online McNair application can be found here: https://mcnair.udel.edu/applicants/
 
McNair Virtual Open House
Thursday, November 12th, 2020 from 6:30 PM -8:00 PM.

This event will provide UD students with information about the McNair Program and how to apply. This is a great opportunity for students to meet the McNair staff, current scholars, and alumni scholars.

Career Corner

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Updated October 30, 2020.

Other Department Seminars

Till Boecking, Ph.D. @ USNW SydneySingle Molecule Analysis of Molecular Machines Involved in Infection
Wednesday November 4, 4 PM via https://udel.zoom.us/j/98093174367

CBE’s News of the Week

October 26, 2020

BME in the News

ORS JOR Editor’s Pick Article, features Dr. Khandha and Dr. Buchanan

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research® (JOR) is an official journal of the ORS. This article, selected by JOR Editors, is available in the March 2020.

Slower Walking Speed Is Related to Early Femoral Trochlear Cartilage Degradation After ACL Reconstruction

Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 645 – 652, March 2020

Jacob J. Capin, Jack R. Williams, Kelsey Neal, Ashutosh Khandha, Laura Durkee, Naoaki Ito, Joshua J. Stefanik, Lynn SnyderMackler, Thomas S. Buchanan

BME Seminar Series

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D. @ Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical EngineeringPowering Tumor Cell Migration through Heterogeneous Microenvironments
Friday October 30, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Eric Perrault, Ph.D. @ Northwestern, Chair of Biomedical EngineeringTask-Dependent Regulation of Human Limb Mechanics and the Implication for Designing Rehabilitation Interventions
Friday November 6, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

BME Department News

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & Learning Research Group Needs Human Subjects for VR/Robotics Study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

November INBRE Meeting, 9/9 to 9/12

The MDI Biological Laboratory and the Maine INBRE program are hosting the “MINOTA: Maine-INBRE Non-model Organism Transcriptome Analysis” workshop online this November 9-12. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a community of INBRE researchers and students who are focused on transcriptome analysis of non-model organisms. The workshop will include prerecorded lectures, live video conference discussion sections, and a shared remote cloud computing workspace that will allow for shared analysis of large-scale transcriptome data sets.

Attendance is open to researchers and students and is limited to 20 attendees from Northeast Regional INBRE partner institutions, so apply as soon as possible: https://labcentral.mdibl.org/programs/view/298. Please also distribute at your institutions to those who may benefit from this workshop. There is no workshop fee for our INBRE partners.

Please reach out to Chris Smith (cmsmith@mdibl.org) or Joel Graber (jgraber@mdibl.org) if you have any questions.  Thank you, and have a great day!

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle is Now Open! | Deadline to apply is 11/20/2020

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.  Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 20th.  Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program!

Postdoc Opportunities @ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

BME Undergraduate News

SGA Town Hall

I hope you’re all staying healthy and doing well. My name is Mia Carbone, and I am your student body president.

Spring semester is quickly approaching, and we all have questions about what it will look like, how the university will handle Covid-19 moving forward, and more. That’s why the Student Government Association is hosting a Town Hall on Wednesday November 11th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. EST to answer your questions about the university’s plans on handling Covid moving forward, and any questions you have about the Spring semester. To answer your questions, we will have Dr. José-Luis Riera (VP of Student Life), Dr. Robin Morgan (Provost), Dr. Tim Dowling (Director of Student Health Services), and a representative from Student Financial Services.

There will be time for open questions, however we encourage you to submit questions beforehand, and you can do so here. Closer to the event, we will send out a link to the meeting so you all can join.

We hope you all will attend and have your questions answered. Don’t forget to stay connected with us on Instagram @udelsga. Our website is https://sites.udel.edu/sga, there you can find out info about SGA and ask us any question you may have.

Stay safe and stay healthy, Blue Hens!

Career Corner

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Updated October 27, 2020.

Other Department Seminars

Robert Butera, Ph.D. @ Laboratory for Physical SciencesHalogen-based Chemistry for Atomically Precise Device Fabrication
Wednesday October 28, 4 PM via https://udel.zoom.us/j/98093174367 

CBE’s News of the Week

October 19, 2020

BME in the News

Thanks to all who attended BMES 2020! Virtual booth, panels, research talks, and our outgoing BMES President Dr. Dawn Elliott… So many highlights from last week’s conference. Cheers to all and maybe we’ll get together for Orlando in 2021!

Welcome to our new lab coordinator, Melanie Smith!

She will be reaching out to graduate labs and making her rounds about the buildings we inhabit on campus. Give her a wave when you see her!

ORS JOR Editor’s Pick Article, features Dr. Khandha and Dr. Buchanan

The Journal of Orthopaedic Research® (JOR) is an official journal of the ORS. This article, selected by JOR Editors, is available in the March 2020.

Slower Walking Speed Is Related to Early Femoral Trochlear Cartilage Degradation After ACL Reconstruction

Volume 38, Issue 3, pages 645 – 652, March 2020

Jacob J. Capin, Jack R. Williams, Kelsey Neal, Ashutosh Khandha, Laura Durkee, Naoaki Ito, Joshua J. Stefanik, Lynn SnyderMackler, Thomas S. Buchanan

BME Seminar Series

Cynthia Reinhart-King, Ph.D. @ Vanderbilt, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Biomedical EngineeringPowering Tumor Cell Migration through Heterogeneous Microenvironments
Friday October 30, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Eric Perrault, Ph.D. @ Northwestern, Chair of Biomedical EngineeringTask-Dependent Regulation of Human Limb Mechanics and the Implication for Designing Rehabilitation Interventions
Friday November 6, 10:30 AM via Zoom

Takashi Kozai, Ph.D. @ Pitt, Assistant Professor of Biomedical EngineeringBlending Science and Engineering at the Brain-Computer Interface
Friday December 4, 10:30 AM via Zoom

BME Department News

LAST CALL: ASCB Inclusion Grants for Diverse Attendance at Cell Bio Virtual 2020 | Deadline is 10/21/2020

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is offering grants to promote inclusivity of diverse populations in STEM by providing funding to undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and junior faculty looking to attend the Cell Bio Virtual meeting. The grants will provide reimbursement of ASCB membership fees (allowing individuals to attend the meeting free of charge) and fees associated with abstract submission to present a poster if desired, although abstract submission is not required. The deadline to apply for the grant is Oct. 21.

Inclusivity grants are available to undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented minorities (defined by the NIH as: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders AND individuals with disabilities, who are defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life activities).

Underrepresented minorities in these career stages, as well as junior faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions or faculty at minority-serving institutions in the United States can apply for these grants. Since actual travel is not required to attend the meeting, the grants will provide reimbursement of both membership dues and abstract fees. Membership and abstract fees must be submitted in advance of the grant application.

These grants are made possible through ASCB’s Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant from the National Institutes of Health.

ASCB is also offering grants to offset the cost of childcare for scientists with dependent children who wish to attend Cell Bio Virtual 2020.

Go here for more information and to apply.

Dr. Cashaback’s Neuromechanics & Learning Research Group Needs Human Subjects for VR/Robotics Study

See details here; the study will take place at STAR Campus! Email cashabacklab@gmail.com to register or for any questions.

BME Graduate News

November INBRE Meeting, 9/9 to 9/12

The MDI Biological Laboratory and the Maine INBRE program are hosting the “MINOTA: Maine-INBRE Non-model Organism Transcriptome Analysis” workshop online this November 9-12. The goal of this workshop is to bring together a community of INBRE researchers and students who are focused on transcriptome analysis of non-model organisms. The workshop will include prerecorded lectures, live video conference discussion sections, and a shared remote cloud computing workspace that will allow for shared analysis of large-scale transcriptome data sets. 

Attendance is open to researchers and students and is limited to 20 attendees from Northeast Regional INBRE partner institutions, so apply as soon as possible: https://labcentral.mdibl.org/programs/view/298. Please also distribute at your institutions to those who may benefit from this workshop. There is no workshop fee for our INBRE partners.

Please reach out to Chris Smith (cmsmith@mdibl.org) or Joel Graber (jgraber@mdibl.org) if you have any questions.  Thank you, and have a great day!

NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) Application Cycle is Now Open! | Deadline to apply is 11/20/2020

Have you thought about applying for an NIH LRP award? Do you know someone that should?

Awardees can receive up to $100,000 of qualified educational debt repayment with a two-year contract.  Help us share this valuable information with your colleagues!

The LRP application cycle closes on November 20th.  Go to www.lrp.nih.gov to learn more about eligibility requirements, application dates, and many benefits of the program! 

Postdoc Opportunities @ Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See here for all of the recent Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities here at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. For any students or alumni who’d like to be considered, the flyer includes a link to our CSHL Post Doc Careers page  where they can create an account and apply directly to the opening.  They can contact me afterwards and I’d be happy to send their application to the Principle Investigator for review.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing these opportunities with your students and alumni or redirecting this email to another individual at your institution who would be able to distribute the flyer.  If you have a bulletin board where the flyer could be added, that would be great!

If you or your students have any questions, I may be reached at toner@cshl.edu.

Career Corner

Job Opportunities

We have moved this to the Opportunities section of the website. Next update coming by October 24, 2020!

CBE’s News of the Week