Ekta and SMART CAMP Collegues Publish a Paper in Plos One

Ekta Makhija and collegues recently published a paper titled: ‘Topological defects in self-assembled patterns of mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro are predictive attributes of condensation and chondrogenesis’. Read the paper in Plos One here

Julia Dias joins the group as Lab Manager

Julia Dias joins the VVGroup as laboratory operations manager. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University and has experience working as both an undergraduate research assistant as well as a clinical research coordinator. Welcome Julia!

The Lab Moves to NYC

The time has finally come for the lab to make its move! All equipment and other belongings were packed up and moved from its former home at MIT to its new base at Cornell University campuses in New York City. Looking forward to what the future has in store for the VVGroup in New York City!

The Team Visits NYC

The team makes its way to New York City to visit the lab’s future home. Together, we toured the two new lab spaces: one situated west of the East River at Weill Cornell Medical Campus, and the other located on Roosevelt Island at Cornell Tech campus. We are excited for our lab group’s establishment and growth within Cornell University!

Our Paper is Published in Scientific Reports

Our paper: ‘Artificial axons as a biomimetic 3D myelination platform for the discovery and validation of promyelinating compounds’, was published! Read the paper here

Cammie Graduates

Congratulations to Cammie for graduating this spring! We are grateful for all of your contributions to the lab, and wish you the best in your future endeavors!

Ming Receives Fellowship Renewal

Ming received a renewal of his Hugh Hampton Young Fellowship! We are grateful to the Hugh Hampton Young Memorial Fund and MIT’s Office of Graduate Education for their continued support.

Krystyn is Named Vice President for Research & Innovation at Cornell

Principal Investigator, Dr. Krystyn Van Vliet, who is now serving as associate provost and associate vice president for research at MIT, will soon join Cornell University as vice president for research and innovation. With this new position, the Van Vliet Group will also experience a move from its current lab space at MIT, to a new home in New York City. Congratulations to Krystyn for this great accomplishment and exciting appointment!

Our Paper is Published

Our new paper: ‘Additive manufacturing of high aspect-ratio structures with self-focusing photopolymerization’ was published in Light: Advanced Manufacturing. Read the paper here

Camille receives the Takeda Fellowship

Camille is one of the recipients of the 2022-2023 Takeda Fellowship. We are grateful for the support of the Takeda and MIT’s School of Engineering. Congratulations, Camille!