Krystyn is appointed a Co-Chair of the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space

Krystyn was appointed a Co-Chair of the Decadal Survey on Biological and Physical Sciences Research in Space. You can read more about this role here.

VV Group goes on a Patriot’s Day Outing

To celebrate Patriot’s Day Weekend, VV Group went for a picnic and bike ride along the Minuteman Trial. Here’s a picture of our group sporting our tricorn hats 🙂

Ming receives the Angela Leong Fellowship

Ming received the 2021-2022 Angela Leong Fellowship, which supports two MIT graduate students each year. We are grateful for the support of the Leong Family and MIT’s Office of Graduate Education.

Alex’s paper is published in the Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Alex’s paper ‘Localized characterization of brain tissue mechanical properties by needle induced cavitation rheology and volume controlled cavity expansion’ was published. Read the paper here.

Cammie passes her thesis area examination

Congrats to Cammie for passing her thesis area examination in Materials Science & Engineering – Cammie is now officially a PhD Candidate! Woohoo 🙂

VV Group officially welcomes Brandon and Itay

We’re delighted to officially welcome our newest PhD Students, Brandon Krupczak and Itay Fayer. Check out the ‘People‘ page to learn more about Itay and Brandon.

Ee Xien’s microcarrier paper is highlighted in MIT News

Ee Xien’s recent paper about gelatin-based microcarriers was featured on MIT News. Click here to read the article in the MIT News, and click here to read the paper.

Krystyn moderates a panel at the MIT Climate Symposia

Krystyn moderated a panel (“MIT’s low carbon campus and test bed”) at MIT’s fifth Climate Action symposia. You can read more about the symposia here.

Ee Xien’s paper is published in Biotechnology Journal

Ee Xien’s paper, entitled ‘Dissolvable gelatin-based microcarriers generated through droplet microfluidics for expansion and culture of mesenchymal stromal cells’, has been published in Biotechnology Journal. You can read it here.

VV Group holds our first socially distant picnic

To celebrate Alex and Daniela’s graduation, VV Group held our first socially distant picnic. Alex has accepted a postdoctoral position at Brown University, and Daniela will be joining Sanofi as a research scientist. Congratulations to both – we’ll miss you.