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.

Welcome to rotation student Itay.

We are delighted to have another rotation student joining our group this month: Itay is a first-year PhD Student in the MIT Bioengineering Department. Welcome Itay!

Welcome to rotation students Catherine, Xining, and Brandon.

We are delighted to welcome three rotation students to our group this month: Catherine is a first-year PhD Student in the MIT Bioengineering Department; Brandon and Xining are first-year PhD Students in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences & Technology program.

VV Group holds our first socially distant picnic.

To celebrate Alex and Daniela’s graduation, the VV Group held its 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.

Daniela defends her thesis!

Congratulations to Dr. Daniela Espinosa-Hoyos on her successful thesis defence! Daniela’s thesis is entitled ‘Engineered myelination in vitro’.

Daniela and Anna’s paper is published in ‘Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience’.

Daniela and Anna’s paper, in collaboration with the Fossati Lab at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), has been published in ‘Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience’. The paper is entitled ‘Mechanosensitivity of Human Oligodendrocytes’, and you can read it here.

Krystyn gives a talk at the MIT Faculty Forum Online.

Krystyn gave a talk at the MIT Faculty Forum about her dual roles at MIT and about the group’s work on chemomechanical coupling. You can view the talk here.

Daniela gives a talk at the MIT Nano Explorations seminar.

Daniela gave a talk at the MIT Nano Explorations seminar on her thesis project entitled “Engineering myelination in vitro“. You can view the talk here.

Yen-Ting gives a talk at the MIT Nano Explorations seminar.

Yen-Ting gave a talk at the MIT Nano Explorations seminar, entitled “External field effects on defects in functional oxides: Experiments and simulations”. You can view a recording of the talk here.

Anna gives a talk at MIT IdeaStream 2020.

Anna gave a talk at the MIT IdeaStream about the group’s recent work in developing Artificial Axons. Her presentation was entitled “Artificial Axons as a Myelination Assay for Drug Screening in Neurological Diseases”, and you can view the talk here.