We have had the privilege of collaborating with Pamela Vandevord and her group at Virginia Tech for a number of years looking at the role of hemostatic nanoparticles in blast trauma. In this work, we saw that not only did the particles improve survival and physiological outcomes following blast trauma, but they preserved neural tissue… Read More Our paper on blast trauma, brain injury, and hemostatic nanoparticles is published!
This is probably the most important paper of my career. It deals with not only designing a new particle that can stop internal bleeding but doing it without triggering an off-target complication where nanoparticles cause vessels to open up and bleeding to get worse. This work is the result of a fantastic team of people… Read More Our paper on large animal models of trauma is published!
Today, Sydney defended her Master’s proposal on the development of self healing resins for dental applications. It was one of the most thorough and thoughtful proposals I have ever had the honor of witnessing. Well done, Sydney! Congratulations!
Source: UMBC’s Erin Lavik receives National Eye Institute funding to create “living model of the human retina”
A proposal to create a living model of the human retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, won $90,000 in the National Eye Institute (NEI) 3-D Retina Organoid Challenge (3-D ROC). The NEI 3-D ROC is an initiative that seeks to design human retinas from stem cells. Erin Lavik, Sc.D., at the… Read More National Eye Institute awards prize for ‘Retina in a dish’ competition
Three of our amazing undergraduate researchers presented great posters on their Summer research at the Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Bryan, Chimdiya, and Eliana all rock!