Vis was awarded the CLP CAURS (Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium) Award. This award grants Vis special funds to pursue his research and enables him to present at an associated symposium in April 2019.
Amy Hong was just awarded the Fletcher URG Prize—an award for the most outstanding Summer URG projects, Through a highly competitive and rigorous process, Amy was selected as the top student in the natural science and engineering division this year. Congratulations, Amy!
Northwestern and the Center for Synthetic Biology will host the inaugural Central US Synthetic Biology Workshop on Sep 6-7, 2018. The goal of this event is to create a recurring workshop that brings together synthetic biology researchers and companies from institutions in the Central US. Visit the workshop site and read more here: www.centralsynbio.org
Our new collaborative project, which is joint with Neda Bagheri, will develop new experimental and computational tools for designing and building robust cell-based therapies. This project was funded in the first round of the NIH’s new synthetic-biology-specific funding mechanisms. Read more here, and a related article released by the Chicago Biomedical Consortium here.
Taylor Dolberg and Devin Stranford, each received the Outstanding Poster Presentation Award, given for the top presentation in each of their respective divisions at the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy!
This is the highest teaching award conferred by Northwestern University. Read more at the two stories below: