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.
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, 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 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 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 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 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.
Congratulations to Dr. Alex Mijailovic on his successful thesis defense! Alex’s thesis is entitled ” Measurement and modeling of brain tissue and engineered polymer response to concentrated impact loading”.