Dr. Tavana was awarded a grant from NSF to develop tumor models and study interactions of stroma and cancer cells. This project will also offer research opportunities to female high school students from Akron Public Schools.
New doctoral student
Astha Lamichhane joined our lab as a new PhD student. Welcome!
Our NIH/NCI grant in BMES blog
Our NIH/NCI grant was mentioned in the BMES blog:
Dr. Tavana was awarded a new R15 grant from the National Cancer Institute of the NIH to study how drug treatments lead to cancer drug resistance and to explore new treatment strategies!
Paper in tissue engineering journal
Ramila’s recent paper on stem cell colony interspacing effect on neural differentiation is accepted for publication in Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine!
NSF SBIR grant
Our startup company, OncoSolutions LLC, has just received a Phase I SBIR award from NSF to streamline cancer drug discovery using 3D cultures. Congratulations to our former student and the CEO of the company Dr. Stephanie L. Ham!
Summer camp for high school students
Sunil mentored female high school students from the UAkron’s summer camp. The group also presented their research on 3D culture of cancer cells!
Paper in ASME journal
Antonio’s paper on modeling lung airways and surfactant delivery was published in the ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering!
Ramila won the Joseph L. Verstraete Outstanding Graduate Student Award. Congratulations! This is the second year in a row that outstanding students from the Tavana lab win the award.