Highlights & Accomplishments
Team Building Exercises at Upper Limits Rock Climbing
(Photos by Austin McDonald)
2008 BioMedRAP Symposium a Success!
BioMedRapper Heads to Switzerland!
In March 2008, Kirsten Kepple participated in a student poster competition at the 2008 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society in New Orleans, LA. Her poster, entitled Neuronal Growth on Carbon Nanotubes, won 1st place in the Biomaterials division and 3rd best in show. As a result, she was awarded an all expenses paid trip to Lausanne, Switzerland to present her research (abstract below) at the 2008 Junior-Euromat conference. Congrats Kirsten!!!
Abstract: This undergraduate poster, submitted to the Nanostructured materials division of the 2008 Junior Euromat Conference, will discuss experiments with nanoelectrode arrays. Microelectrode arrays, interfaces that connect neurons and electrical devices, could hold the potential to reconnect severed neural pathways or at least help to interpret neural signals. In recent research performed by others, the creation of these devices using carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has produced great interest due to their many unique properties. In this experiment we show through scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and fluorescence imaging that PC-12 cells will attach to CNT substrates created via chemical vapor deposition (CVD) on a silicon wafer. Furthermore, we discuss cell attachment and growth under carbon nanotube functionalization with laminin-1 and poly-L-lysine.
Team Building Exercises for BioMed 08!!
A VERY Trusting Adam Canver falls into the waiting arms of his fellow BioMed Rappers
Teamwork and smiles!!
Norelle Wildburger, 2008 BioMedRAP class member, has had a first-author paper published in Molecular Neurodegeneration. For the full text of the paper go to http://www.molecularneurodegeneration.com/content/4/1/44. Congratulations Norelle!
David Dadey, Carlo Meija, Victor Ocasio, and Iboro Umana, 2008 BioMedRAP class members, were awarded for their poster presentations at the 2008 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), November 2008.
Adam Canver, 2008 BioMedRAP class member, was selected to present his poster at the 2008 Biomedical Engineering Society Conference (BMES) in October 2008.