Kim’s research on chondroitin sulfate hydrogels as drug delivery systems has been published

Read the paper here: Controlling methacryloyl substitution of chondroitin sulfate: injectable hydrogels with tunable long-term drug release profiles

Coburn Lab holiday party

Lab holiday celebration at my house!

BMES 2018

Undergraduates representing WPI at BMES 2018: Jacob Boles (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship recipient) and Roisin Donnelly (WPI BME REU participant). Also, Kimberly Ornell’s work on antibody release from silk materials was presented. Way to go Coburn Lab!!!!

Carolina Villarreal receives a coveted Imagine IF award through Boston Scientific Company

Carolina Villarreal is a full time employee of BSC doing her PhD work in the lab. She received a prestigious Imagin IF award for her work on “EBUS for the delivery of immunotherapy”!!!

Natalia Vargas Montoya successfully defended her thesis today

Congrats to Natalia for successfully defending her MS thesis work on “Novel silk micro-particle fabrication technique for cancer therapy”.

FBL presented three posters at the 2018 WPI Graduate Research Innovation Exchange

Everyone did great presenting their work to the WPI community. Great to be showing everyone what the FBL does!!!!!

Kim presented her work at the 2018 Society for Biomaterials Meeting

We had a great time at SFB in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the Coburn Lab’s first presentation at a national conference!!!

Alycia presented her work at the WPI Soldier Science Research Symposium

2017 WPI AEMB Induction Ceremony

This is a long time coming, but better late than never. Congrats to everyone who was inducted (Fall 2017) into the WPI chapter of AEMB, the National Biomedical Engineering Honor Society. A special congrats to Stephanie Smieszek, Kimberly Ornell, Elizabeth Van Zyl (Elzani), and Alycia Abbott!!!  

BMES 2017

BMES was in Phoenix, AZ this year. An amazing time, lots of great talks. Megan Sanders, our Summer 2017 REU student, presented her work on characterization of lyophilized silk scaffolds.

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