IGERT fellow Megan Chrobak Interns at Boston Scientific

February 2, 2017

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IGERT fellow Megan Chrobak Interns at Boston Scientific

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Megan Chrobak recently completed an internship at Boston Scientific and found that the position afforded a unique perspective while working through her PhD. Megan worked with the Corporate Research team, whose focus is on “white space” research. This research requires the team to understand up and coming technologies, and provides them with an influential role […]

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January 30, 2017

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IGERT Fellow Gershlak Acts as Rapporteur at National Academies Meeting

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IGERT Fellow Gershlak Acts as Rapporteur at National Academies Meeting

IGERT Fellow Joshua Gershlak recently acted as rapporteur at the National Academies meeting on November 7, 2016. The meeting was the semi-annual roundtable meeting on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications (BEMA), where the roundtable was focused on biofabrication. Speakers included leaders in the field of biofabrication in academia, industry, and government. During the meeting, Gershlak […]

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January 30, 2017

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IGERT Fellow Dan Lawler expands his research at MRC, Cambridge, England

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IGERT Fellow Dan Lawler expands his research at MRC, Cambridge, England

IGERT Fellow Dan Lawler spent his summer expanding his research on sleep in C. elegans with Dr. William Schafer at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology (MRC) at the University of Cambridge England. He began behavioral screens to assess sleep of adult C. elegans containing mutations affecting neuromodulators in C. elegans. This includes the […]

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January 17, 2017

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Frank Benesch-Lee conducts research at Novartis

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Frank Benesch-Lee conducts research at Novartis

Frank Benesch –Lee completed a summer internship at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR) in Cambridge, MA. The objective was the development of a functional research model to evaluate the effects of compounds on human skeletal muscles with Fascioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). Fundamentally based on previous work performed in his startup company, this collaboration is […]

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January 17, 2017

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David Dolivo completes an internship at the NIH Clinical Center

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David Dolivo completes an internship at the NIH Clinical Center

David Dolivo is thankful for the opportunity his summer internship provided him, which was, the opportunity to experience what it’s like to do research at the largest research hospital in the nation, the 3.4 million square foot National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. There, he worked under Dr. Levine and was able to […]

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January 12, 2017

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IGERT fellow Anthony D’Amico conducts research at University of Sheffield

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IGERT fellow Anthony D’Amico conducts research at University of Sheffield

Investigating Degree of Particle Melt at the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) Over this past summer IGERT fellow Anthony D’Amico work in the Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM) at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, UK. Selective laser sintering (SLS) which is a widely commercially available additive manufacturing (AM) method applicable to both […]

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July 7, 2016

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Todd Alexander and Lindsay Lozeau win the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize

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Todd Alexander and Lindsay Lozeau win the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize

The Foisie School of Business hosted the inaugural Hitchcock Innovation Prize this spring.  The Prize, founded by Jeremy Hitchcock ’04 and Elizabeth Cash Hitchcock ’02, provides a $20,000 stipend to support further business concept development of a new product, service or technology, or new technology-based businesses or social ventures, created by WPI students possessing the entrepreneurial […]

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July 7, 2016

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IGERT fellow Josh Harvey conducts research at City University, London

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IGERT fellow Josh Harvey conducts research at City University, London

Josh is spending three months in London working on his research with Professor Panayiotis Kyriacou. In his research Josh uses Photoplethysmography (PPG) which is a simple, low cost, and non-invasive optical technique for monitoring cardiopulmonary function. Current interest in this technology has extended beyond conventional heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring. Many researchers have shown correlations between […]

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May 13, 2016

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IGERT program has it’s first two graduates

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IGERT program has it’s first two graduates

Congratulations to Sarah Hernandez and Heather Cirka who received their Doctorate degree on May 12, 2016 during WPI’s first Graduate Student Commencement.

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May 5, 2016

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IGERT fellows win big at the GRIE poster competition and i3 pitch contest

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IGERT fellows win big at the GRIE poster competition and i3 pitch contest

In April , WPI’s graduate research held its annual Graduate Research Innovation Exchange (GRIE) poster competition where more than 60 finalists faced off in in a chance to win cash prizes. This was followed by the i3: Investing in Ideas with Impact pitch contest where 11 master’s and PhD candidates had just three minutes to […]

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