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Congratulations to Matthew and lab alums Xing, Peter, and Dena for their manuscripts being accepted for publication!

December 11th, 2014 by lrb5

Matthew had Multilayer three-dimensional filter paper constructs for the culture and analysis of aortic valvular interstitial cells accepted in Acta Biomaterialia

Xing had Integrating valve-inspired design features into poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel scaffolds for heart valve tissue engineering accepted in Acta Biomaerialia

Peter had Metabolic regulation of collagen gel contraction by porcine aortic valvular interstitial cells accepted in The Royal Society Interface

Dena had Differential Aortic and Mitral Valve Interstitial Cell Mineralization and the Induction of Mineralization by Lysophosphatidylcholine In Vitro accepted in Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology

Congratulations to our graduates!

April 30th, 2013 by grande

Congratulations to our lab members who will be graduating this May!

Hubert Tseng defended his PhD in March (way to go Hubert!) and is now a Senior Scientist at Nano3D Biosciences.

Bin Xu completed his MBE in December and will be entering the PhD program in BME at the University of Minnesota.

Salma Ayoub, Ana Estrada, Aditya Kumar, and Amanda Walborn are all graduating with their BS in Bioengineering and moving on to their next schools.  Salma, Ana, and Aditya will be entering the doctoral program in Bioengineering at UT Austin, UVA, and UCSD, and Amanda is entering the MD/PhD program at Loyola.

We are so proud of you all!  Good luck with your next steps!

New manuscripts!

January 11th, 2013 by grande

Congratulations to Hubert, Aditya, and Dena for their manuscripts being accepted for publication!

Hubert (and Eric Kim, Patrick, Salma, and Jay Shah) had The tensile and viscoelastic properties of aortic valve leaflets treated with a hyaluronidase gradient accepted for publication in Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology.

Hubert also had a paper accepted from his internship research at nano3D: Assembly of a three-dimensional multitype bronchiole co-culture model using magnetic levitation accepted to Tissue Engineering C.

Aditya and Dena are co-first authors on Gentamicin reduces calcific nodule formation by aortic valve interstitial cells in vitro, which was accepted to Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology.

Way to go!

New lab members – Fall 2012

September 28th, 2012 by grande

The lab welcomes 2 new members!  Varun Krishnamurthy is joining our lab as a postdoctoral  fellow. Varun recently defended his PhD from the University of Cincinnati.    Jeanine Buckens is a visiting scholar in the lab for the Fall of 2012.  Jeanine is a master’s student at TU/e, the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.  Jeanine is the third visitor from Eindhoven in the last few years and we have been so delighted to have this interaction between institutions.  Welcome Varun and Jeanine!

New students!

February 13th, 2012 by ht3

The lab welcomes our new students, Fergus Wong, Yan Wu, Andy Geiszler, Dan Puperi!

Congratulations Jane on winning the 2011 IBB Medical Innovations Award!

December 19th, 2011 by ht3

The IBB Medical Innovations Award funds new research collaborations between Rice and the Texas Medical Center. Jane, along with Dr. Dan Harrington of Rice and Dr. Henri Justino from Texas Children’s Hospital won for their project, “Testing A Pediatric Stent-Mounted Valve That Can Be Made to Grow.”

Brandi wins AAS Student Research Award

December 3rd, 2011 by ht3

Way to go Brandi Scully! Brandi was just named one of 6 winners of the Association of Academic Surgery student research award. Hooray!


Jane wins Established Investigator Award from AHA

December 1st, 2011 by ht3

Congratulations to Dr. Grande-Allen for winning the Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association to study the mechanical regulation of proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans and how they regulate other extracellular matrix components as well!

Professor Zannatul Ferdous

November 23rd, 2011 by ht3

Congratulations and best wishes to lab alumna Zannatul Ferdous as she begins her Assistant Professor career at the University of Tennessee!

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Donate to the Grande-Allen Lab Team for the AHA Heart Walk!

October 28th, 2011 by ht3

Please join or donate to the Grande-Allen Lab Team for the AHA Heart Walk on 11/5/11 at Sam Houston Park, in Houston, TX!