The BEST Lab recently welcomed five new students to the lab interested in pursing musculoskeletal research. Camilla Meroni, a visiting Ph.D student from Italy, and undergraduates: Preston Lofgran, Katherine Kloecker, Ushna Arora, and Nikki Yadav.
Christopher Brunkhorst a BME undergraduate was awarded the Amgen Scholarship. Through this scholarship Chris will conduct research in the fields of biomaterials and bioelectronics over 9 weeks at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ravi Shankar accepted a UROP grant through Virginia Commonwealth University. This grant enables Ravi to continue research on varying substrate topography and the efficiency of hydroxyapatite and other synthetic coating on cell proliferation and osteogenic ability.