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.

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.