VV Group went on our summer outing this weekend! We kayaked nine miles down the Concord River and ended the day with ice-cream then dinner (in that order).
Krystyn and Ming gave a talk entitled ‘Growing the Cell Therapy Manufacturing Work Force: Virtual and Hands-on Upskilling’. You can learn more about the cell therapy manufacturing course we co-developed here. Thank you to CBI for the invitation to speak, and to all the collaborators who worked with us on this project.
MIT News published an article about SMART CAMP’s development of RApid DIgital Crispr Approach (RADICA) for quantifying nucleic acids. The technology can enable rapid detection of viral DNA/RNA in 40-60 minutes. You can read the full article here.
Anna was featured in MIT News’ 3 Questions. Read the full article here to learn about the group’s work on developing Artificial Axons for drug discovery.
Ming passed his Oral Qualifying Exam, administered through Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology. That makes two freshly minted PhD Candidates in VV Group this year!
VV Group had the first of our weekly summer lunches together. Here’s a picture of our group, sporting our (new!) matching picnic blankets.
Congratulations to Brandon and Cammie for receiving a Lemelson-Vest Innovation Grant. The grant will support Cammie and Brandon’s research in developing microcarriers for cell therapy manufacturing.
Anna gave a talk at MIT Deshpande Center’s IdeaStream 2021. The talk was entitled ‘Artificial Axons: Biofidelic Drig Screening Platform for Neurological Diseases’. You can watch the full version here:
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.
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 🙂