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Fall 2019

Oct 29, 2019

Fall 2019 Seminar Speakers

The Comparative Medicine Institute hosted three seminar speakers this semester: Dr. Carl Imhauser was hosted by the Functional Tissue Engineering Program on September 17.  He spoke on the “Knee Biomechanics in a Hospital Setting: Translating Basic Knowledge to Improve Patient Care.”   HSS is the leading institution for orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care in the United States.… 

Oct 22, 2019

Functional Tissue Engineering Program’s New Leaders

The Functional Tissue Engineering Program (FTE) is welcoming new leadership.  Dr. Binil Starly will be stepping down and Dr. Lauren Schnabel and Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker will become co-Associate Directors.  Dr. Matthew Fisher will be heading the Musculoskeletal Group under the purview of the FTE. Dr. Lauren Schnabel is an Associate Professor of Equine Orthopedic Surgery… 

Sep 19, 2019

2019 BaM Project Reports

The five teams of Master of Microbial Biotechnology Program gave their final reports on September 19, 2019 at Stephens Room 3503 Thomas Hall. The project titles and teams were: Minimizing the PainPoints: Revolutionizing Point of Care Diagnostics CMI PI: Dr. Michael Daniele MMB Team Members: Emily Vernon (Team Lead), Karly Dugan, Jamal Koledoye, Leslie Shannon,… 

Sep 11, 2019

Amanda Ziegler Receives NIH K Award

Dr. Amanda Ziegler has been awarded an Office of the Director/Office of Research Infrastructure Programs (OD/ORIP) Special Emphasis Research Career Award (SERCA).  Her grant, Postnatal Development of Intestinal Barrier Repair is specifically awarded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to veterinarians beginning their careers.  The goal of this study is to examine postnatal development of… 

Sep 5, 2019

CMI Annual Research & Innovation Summit 2019 – CMI Impact

On August 26, the Comparative Medicine Institute held its Annual Research & Innovation Summit in the Talley Center. The all day event began with a welcome and state-of-the-institute address by the CMI Director, Jorge Piedrahita.  The overall theme of the day was CMI Impact.  The morning agenda included program summaries from each of the Associate… 

Aug 29, 2019

CMI SIRI Poster Award Winners

The Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) Summer Interdisciplinary Research Initiative (SIRI) had seventeen undergraduate students doing summer research in various collaborative labs across the campus.  The program culminates in a poster competition at the CMI Annual Research & Innovation Summit.  The SIRI students presented posters and were judged not only on their research but also on…