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Fall 2019

Dec 18, 2019

FTE Hosts Goal Setting Luncheon at Alumni Center

The Functional Tissue Engineering (FTE) Program hosted a luncheon for its full members on December 11, 2019 at The Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center.  Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker, Associate Directors of FTE gave a brief overview of their goals for the organization and then the floor was opened up to the… 

Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Matthew Fisher Receives 2020 ASME Y.C. Fung Early Career Award

Dr. Matthew Fisher, Head of the Musculoskeletal Group of the CMI Functional Tissue Engineering Program, was awarded the 2020 American Society of Mechanical Engineering  Y.C. Fung Early Career Award.    According to the ASME website, Y.C. Fung Early Career award was “established to recognize young investigators who are committed to pursuing research in the field of… 

Nov 25, 2019

CFAMP Hosts Dr. Harry Dawson

The Center for Allergy Modeling in Pigs (CFAMP), the newly formed center under the Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program of the CMI, hosted a seminar with Dr. Harry Dawson on November 19, 2019 in the RB101 CVM Research Building.  Dr. Dawson in a Senior Scientist in the Diet, Genomics and Immunology Laboratory of the United… 

Nov 12, 2019

Young Scholar Award Winners 2019-20

Six Young Scholar Proposals were selected as award winners this year. Chlamydia trachomatis immune response in primary porcine intestinal epithelial cells Mentors: Amanda Amaral, Cecilia Schaaf PI: Tobias Kaeser Co-PI: Liara Gonzalez Designer 3D matrices for hair follicle stem cell organoids Mentors: Kathryn Polkoff, Parth Chansoria PI: Jorge Piedrahita Co-PI: Rohan Shirwaiker Using decellularized ECM… 

Nov 6, 2019

New TPP Center Hosts Retreat

Center for Food Allergy Modeling in the Pig (CFAMP),  a new center under the Translational Pharmacology and Physiology Program, held a retreat on October 8, 2019.  It was a retreat to further establish a collaboration with the NC Center for Esophageal Pharmacoengineering (NCCEP). They are planning on submitting a National Institute Health R01 grant. The program… 

Oct 30, 2019

Young Scholar Awards Program 2019-20

Once a year, the CMI invites it’s Associate Members to submit research proposals (from interdisciplinary teams of associate members) for the Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI). Selected Associate Members will be named CMI Young Scholars and will serve as mentors for an undergraduate student in Spring/Summer of 2020. To facilitate the collaborative proposal development process an…